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We all need some dry shampoo now and then. Maybe its because you spend all your time cooking all those super healthy meals or because you have ten kids or you just hate washing your hair.
If you have never tired it before, dry shampoo is the best thing ever. Take my word for it.
Why You Should Make Your Own
Depending on your hair color and type you might like certain brands better than others to meet your specific needs. Some dry shampoo is affordable and some is laughably expensive.
The dry shampoo I just ran out of was tinted a darker color so as not to leave that white powered look in your hair. I did really like that but I found it to be kind of gritty and when I touched my hair (accidental or on purpose) it made my hands feel dirty and sometimes they visibly looked dirty too.
How to DIY
So I made my own dry shampoo. Out of stuff I already had in my pantry. Equal parts corn starch and cocoa powder (or baking soda if you have light hair). Mix the two together. Optionally, you can add a few drops of essential oils to make it smell fresh. I added five drops of lavender to my 1/2 cup of corn starch and cocoa mixture.
I use a make brush to brush the powder onto the greasy parts of my hair. The reason I prefer this method is because I can control how much goes onto my hair unlike a sprayable.
Better for the Environment and Your Wallet
In addition to preferring this dry shampoo, I do not have to feel guilty for using an aerosol spray can as well as not creating any extra waste. I mixed the two ingredients I already had into a cup and when I run out I can wash out the cup or reuse it for more dry shampoo. No container that I have to hope actually gets recycled.
Since I already had the ingredients to make this, technically I spent no extra money. But even if I had to go out and buy corn starch and cocoa powder to make this, buying much more than I would need of the two ingredients would still have been much cheaper than a single can of sprayable dry shampoo.
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