January 25, 2012

homemade dry shampoo

It's been over ten days since I went all hippy again, and apart from one or maybe two semi-bad-hair days, it's going well and I'm happy with it. Today though, I was driven to the kitchen to concoct another hair product by greasy hair at my roots. This is mainly a problem because of the length of my hair - I'm letting my bangs grow out, and they're too long to be bangs but not long enough to stay put with the rest of my hair. Therefore I push them to the side a million times a day, and this area ends up getting oily faster than the rest of my hair. I have a can of dry spray shampoo in the cupboard, but I've been steering clear of it for obvious reasons. Besides those, it stinks like fake fragrance. Solution: good old baking soda and some cornstarch.

Find a cute little jar and an old makeup brush, and you're set.  Here's my "recipe": 

1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cornstarch
some powdered rosemary (not sure why I did this, but it seemed like a good idea; feel free to omit)

Shake it up. Wait a day till your roots are oily. Dip the makeup brush in the powder, apply it to your roots, massage it around a little and then let it sit for a few minutes. Then all you have to do is use a natural bristle hair brush (I use one with wooden bristles because I have enough hair for two people, but a boar bristle brush would work too) to brush it through. Even though my hair is medium to dark brown, it completely disappeared and I'm completely happy with the results! Hooray!

Let me know what you think if you try it!

1 comment:

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