Wednesday, May 07, 2014

a recipe for dry shampoo


Now that my hair is long, I don't like to wash it everyday. And so I am a firm believer in dry shampoo. Are you? I used to use Suave, even though I never liked the smell. But then I noticed that my scalp burned each time after I used it. And my hair was falling out at an alarming rate. That might be totally unrelated, but I decided to stop using it anyway, just in case.

Instead, I mix 1/4 cup of cornstarch with 1 tablespoon of baking soda in an old spice jar. I read that you can add unsweetened cocoa to darken it a bit for brown hair, if you'd like. But here's the trick: before I go to bed, I sprinkle a little on my palms and gently rub my hands together. Then I sweep my hands through my hair, concentrating on my roots. I do this a few times, making sure to hit the areas most prone to grease. Then I brush my hair to distribute the powder. When I wake up in the morning, my hair is fresh and clean, without a trace of the powder, and with a lot more body. I don't know what I would do without it.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good idea :) I can't wait to try it!!

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  2. Do you dry shampoo every night? Are there days that you wash in the shower?
    Your hair looks so beautiful so it must work!

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  3. You look so pretty. Love you!

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  4. can we talk about this model shot of yours? gorgeous! and lucy has been having "greasy" hair problems, despite the washings and washings, so definitely going to try this!

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  5. I have long thick hair, so I don't like washing it too often either. This sounds like a great idea! : )

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  6. just pinned it! thanks for the recipe. :)

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  7. I, too, have been using similar dry shampoo on my hair, but I never thought about using it at night. That is a great idea!

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  8. LOVE!!! I've been looking for something like this for my little girl with long, red hair. She has the same issues. We are SO trying this! Thank you!

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