So dry shampoo is all the rage right now... and heck - whynot? It's essentially a cleaner version of the grunge phase...and I'm sure we all loved the grunge phase of our youths! Dry shampoos let you go one more day without washing though you don't want to use it everyday. It is a good option because it doesn't strip the moisture from your hair leaving it dry the way most chemical shampoos do.
Dry shampoos range from $5 upwards to $25 per bottle. It can be a bit costly, but it doesn't have to be because you can make it at home on the cheap!
I would also urge you to read the ingredients of some of these dry aerosol spray shampoos...
I took a look at "Batiste" Dry shampoo today at my local pharmacy and I was surprised and then appalled to read that it contains: "Butane, Isobutane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Propane, Alcohol Denat, Parfume, Limonene, Linanool, Geranol, Benzyl Benzoate, Distearyldimonium, Cetrimonium Chloride". Please re-read the first ingredient! Butane?!
Ask yourself would you ever knowingly put something that contains butane or propane on your head or anywhere on your body for that matter? And why bother when you can make something better and that isn't even a little toxic?!
So here's the deal.
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
2 tablespoons of baking soda
2 drops of optional essential oil
If you want to make your dry shampoo scented, add two drops of essential oil to the cornstarch and mix it until it dissolves into the powder without clumping, then add the baking soda and mix again.
You just need a little... dab your finger in the mixture and then dab just a little onto the oily parts of your hair. Gently massage into the oily parts of your hair and scalp, and let sit for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Then gently brush your hair. This will add texture to your hair, add a little volume, matte and let you go one more day without washing. Sure beats putting propane on your hair!!