I’ve been watching lots of hair tutorials on YouTube lately, and I can’t help but notice how many of them use dry shampoo to achieve a bit of added texture and volume for updos. So, a few weeks ago when I was wandering the aisles of Costco a pack of Batiste dry shampoo caught my eye. The ingredients were simple enough—mostly rice starch, and then a lot of things that ended in “-ane”. Butane, propane… hold on, don’t those things fuel my BBQ? A quick check on Skin Deep confirmed my worries—most of those “-ane” ingredients are pretty harmful with concerns like immunotoxicity, irritation, and organ system toxicity (!). So I made my own natural dry shampoo spray, of course.
I’ve written before about my super easy, all natural dry shampoo recipe. It’s pretty great. It has two ingredients, and that alone is amazing, before you consider that it works. However, it has been brought to my attention that it’s not ideal for those with more enthusiastically oily scalps. So I set out to create something better.
So, somewhat unfortunately (though it makes sense), this deluxe dry shampoo has a few more ingredients. About three times as many, actually. But it sure seems to do the trick. Here are some of the ingredients I added, and why. (more…)
This is the easiest way possible to make your hair look clean when it isn’t. It’s also cheap. And smells like chocolate. What more could you want?
This is best for brunettes and dirty blondes. Just mix equal parts cornstarch and cocoa powder. Apply it to greasy roots with a big, poofy brush (make sure to tap it until there is almost nothing left on the brush). Dust it in thoroughly, and off you go with a scalp that smells like hot cocoa. Yum.