Welcome to our Series, Clean Enough to Eat. Super simple natural beauty tricks with ingredients found in your own kitchen. This quick recipe is for a dry shampoo powder which smells lovely and could not be more simple to make.
Seriously. Could not be easier.
I first learned this trick in a post by Erin on Design for Mankind, last year.
It really works. One crazy week full of deadlines, I skipped not one day with a regular shampoo, as is my habit, but two. I push out my washing every other day more for scalp health than because it looks great. Normally my fine hair can look greasy pretty fast. Dry shampoo to the rescue! I saw a friend later on the second no-wash day and she complimented how healthy and voluminous my hair was looking. All for pennies! And without the heavy fragrances in typical aerosol dry shampoo products. Win!
Intrigued? This is how you make it:
- Place equal parts cocoa powder and powdered arrowroot (or cornstarch) in a jar. The mixture works for a wide range of hair tones, but if your hair is particularly blonde or dark, adjust the ratio of ingredients accordingly.
- Replace lid and shake, shake, shake.
- Apply to greasy hair.
- Move on with your (better) hair day.
I like to use a kabuki brush for application to more lightly and evenly spread the powder. Be sure to tap the excess from the brush back into the jar to avoid the powdered wig look if you use this method. Alternatively, you can put it into a jar with a shaker top and sprinkle it directly onto your roots. However you apply it, brush your hair thoroughly to distribute the powder throughout the hair.
Do you use dry shampoo? Have you heard of this method? What do you think?
P.S. If you’re one of the people down this week with whatever viral illness making the rounds, check out more quick natural tips in our article for fighting illness abroad (or at home).