Monday, 19 May 2014

Jan's recipe for dry shampoo that smells good enough to eat!

I doubt there's anyone, women in particular, who hasn't used, or at least know of, dry shampoo. Its great when your hair is just a bit blah and greasy, or if you want to add a bit of volume and texture. Trouble is, the ones you buy in the shops are full of chemicals which are bound to mess up your hair and scalp. Plus, they end up adversely affecting your bank balance. So, following on from the story of my 'no 'poo' adventure, here is a great recipe for dry shampoo...using yummy smelling stuff you would find in a kitchen!

Now I have very dark hair, but I will give you two recipes, one for light hair and one for dark.

For dark hair

What you'll need

Unsweetened cocoa powder
Arrowroot powder or corn starch
Vanilla pod
Powder brush or some form of shaker for the application
Bicarbonate of soda (not strictly necessary but if your hair gets really greasy it can help eliminate the extra oil/smell)

I'm not really a measurey girl, but just use common sense when adding stuff together. The arrowroot/cornstarch is the base, this is what will soak up the oil. The cocoa is to help the powder blend in with your dark hair. Be careful, however, because if you put too much in you'll end up looking grey! I tend to put it in my hair at night, by the time I wake up all the powder has gone and my hair looks great! The cinnamon can add a red tint, which will compliment most dark hair, plus it smells great! If you have red hair you could always add a little more cinnamon and a little less cocoa. Entirely up to you! The vanilla pod is purely for fragrance. All you need to do is combine the ingredients until you reach a colour you are happy with. For application you could use a large powder brush, a shaker or simply scoop a small amount into your hands and smooth it over your hair. This stuff smells great, well it would with those ingredients, and it lasts for ages. Don't apply it anywhere that you don't want a lovely dusting of cocoa coloured powder mind....

For fair hair

What you'll need

Arrowroot or cornstarch
Bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) if desired

Mix and voila! Much easier for blondies!

Any questions just leave it in the comments and I'll try to help!

Thanks for popping by!


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