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DIY Dry Shampoo

Let’s face it, no one is washing their hair as much as they used to. Why would we? We’re working from home, social distancing, and spending a lot less time in public. The upside to this is that we’re saving water! The downside is that most people are in need of dry shampoo.


I had only ever used dry shampoo from a spray bottle filled with chemicals and wrapped in plastic. I hadn’t given it a second thought until I started seeing more posts from fellow bloggers who were all making their own homemade dry shampoo. It wasn’t a coincidence. None of us are washing our hair that often!


I filled an old candle jar with 3 tablespoons of cornstarch and about 5 tablespoons of cacoa powder. Most recipes for brunettes say to use equal parts of both ingredients. My hair is pretty dark so I needed a little extra cacoa powder! Blondes can replace the cocoa with turmeric, and women with light brown hair can replace it with cinnamon. It’s all unique to your hair color! Start small and adjust your recipe to the color you want.


I found an old, unused make up brush to apply the dry shampoo to my head. Others have used old salt shakers, I just didn’t have one on hand. This recipe is super easy and consists of ingredients that you may already have in your pantry. I love knowing exactly what’s going in and on my body! It’s also stuff that you can easily cook with and use in other ways. What’s more sustainable than that?


To watch a quick video of me making/applying the Dry shampoo, head over to my instagram!





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