Tuesday, 10 March 2015

DIY Dry Shampoo

Hey all!

With the exam season going on, I'd bet you guys will be so busy studying, studying, and studying every second of the day you can spare, and for us girls with hair that's past shoulder-length (I'm so sorry for those girls with waist-length hair!), it's hell with not enough time to shampoo, condition, blow-dry, and fine-comb just to keep it manageable and out of your face when your study goal is 8 to 12 hours of cram time (at least for me). If you're like me, you'll positively despise oily, gritty locks sticking to the sides of your face especially when you have bangs or acne (or both... yikes!).

Or maybe you want your hair to stay clean 24/7, and are therefore washing it every morning. In this case, stop now. 
Your scalp produces natural oils over time, which the hair soaks up and makes it oily and look coarse and dirty. Every time you wash your hair, you strip it of all natural oils and clean it - but if you was it too often, your body thinks there's an abnormality going on and sends a heavy flow of oils - that means the more you wash it, the oilier it gets.

But did you know there's a solution, a simple, cheap, quick way to forgo tiring out your arms and wasting time? The magic is dry shampoo! The ingredients in it soak up the natural oils, making your hair shiny and silky without killing the hair or taking hours and hours.

I know you can find cheap aerosol spray cans at your local supermarket, but this DIY recipe has only two ingredients (one if you're blonde) and is super easy.

DIY Dry Shampoo

For auburn to blue-black hair:

2 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon (optional if you want a bit more fragrance)

For caramel-blonde to sandy:

3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon (again, optional)

For sandy to platinum:
Note: If you have platinum hair, firstly, I applaud you for this feat, and secondly, make sure you DO NOT mix absolutely anything into the cornstarch; this will make your hair look speckled and uneven. If your hair is a lighter sandy, a) I am jealous and b) you can use more or less cocoa, but make sure it matches your shade.

3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp cocoa powder (SEE NOTE)
(Sorry, no cinnamon here - but you can sub it for the cocoa (SEE NOTE))

Combine all ingredients and make sure everything is well combined using a small whisk.
Dust some of your solution throughout your hair and brush well (best done in sections).
Make sure that the powder has all been combined throughout your hair and hidden.
Style as usual!

Have fun!

Zoya <3

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