Monday

Homemade Dry Shampoo // Clean Living


In the midst of traveling, this clean living project is proving to be quite the handy little product. I've used a lot of different dry shampoo products, but with being a brunette, they always leave my hair with a white dusty look on the roots. The great thing about this particular project is that it's perfect for blending in for us gals with darker hair. Here's how it's done!
Ingredients:

For Dark Hair:
2 tablespoons corn starch
 1/3 cup cocoa powder
old makeup brush
a few drops of essential oil *optional

For Light Hair:
1/3 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoons baking soda
a few drops of essential oil *optional

Simply combine all of the ingredients together in a small container with a lid. To apply, dust a little onto the makeup brush and brush it onto oily parts of your hair. If it has a dusty look, massage it into your scalp until you can no longer see the powder. Enjoy!


57 comments:

  1. When I first started using dry shampoo my grandmother asked if I was going grey because of the residue it left! Newbie fail, haha. I have mostly been using baby powder massaged through the roots lately, but have wanted to try the cocoa powder option. Thanks for the tip about the makeup brush!

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  2. Such a great idea for a DIY, I have pretty light hair and could notice some greyness the last time I used dry shampoo! Definitely a good idea with the cocoa powder :)

    ♥Brooke
    You're In Brookelynn

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  3. Love dry shampoo, I use it all the time so good on those inbetween days. I just recently started making my own also.


    Zoe x
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. looks great! for those who want to avoid genetically modified corn starch, arrowroot powder is a safe alternative. they sell it at most health food stores.

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  5. I use this same recipe for darker hair. My trick is to put it on at night before I go to bed. Sleeping on it gets it all blended in better I find, and my hair looks great the next morning. The only thing that drives me crazy, maybe you have a solution, is that my scalp where my part is gets brown from it as well. Any ideas?

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  6. oh my gosh, I have dark hair and I never knew it could be this easy to make my own dry shampoo!! Will be giving this a try for sure!

    Jenn - http://pinkdiary.org

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  7. Love homemade dry shampoo! I made my first batch a few months ago and it's so much nicer than the store bought ones. Those have such a terrible chemical smell.

    http://www.sequindoll.com/

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  8. This is so easy! Thanks so much for posting. I def need this for my gym workout days.

    Cyntiae.blogspot.com

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  9. Thank you for sharing, I have heard about using cocoa powder for darker hair, but haven't actually tried it. Seeing how easy it is to put together, I'll have to try it.

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  10. thank youu sooo much for sharing this! :D

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  11. I love this! You are so creative. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  12. I have never used dry shampoo but have wanted to try in preparation for summer.
    Maybe I will make this one weekend with some of my girlfriends and see how it goes!

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  13. really dig your clean living series. i have recently discovered the wonders of baking soda, its pretty magical for everything.

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  14. Perfect! My hair doesn't bode well if I wash it often, so this is perfect for little touch ups between washes!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  15. Love it! I've been meaning to find a dry shampoo but like you said, most leave a weird white flakey-ness. I'll definitely be trying this!

    -Ashley
    http://callmehare.blogspot.com

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  16. wow this is so interesting , I have to try it .

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  17. I will be trying this!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  18. Awesome!! I can't wait to try this.

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  19. What a great idea! I am always trying to figure out how to blow dry away the whiteness! I am going to have to try this. Thanks so much for the idea!

    Xoxo,
    Corazón

    http://llipstickwithcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  20. Oh wow, will definitely have to try this! You're a genius!

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  21. Coconut oil is the best! I need to try this!

    Mary
    http://balancingitblog.com

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  22. Thank you sooooo much for this! I have the same problem with my dark hair...been looking for a DIY for a long time! xo

    http://paperandpretties.wordpress.com

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  23. I love this! I use dry shampoo from time to time (especially when traveling) and I think I just might have to try this out! :)

    xoxo,
    Nat
    Modern Buttercup

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  24. This looks great thank you!
    But I don't have any corn starch or arrow root?
    Do you have a good substitute that you would find at home?
    xx www.jolifashion.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't know of any product that would be a good substitute, but they are a really cheap product so it would be worth getting one of them!

      Kinsey

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  25. Thank you for sharing. I think I will be trying this on Saturday and will let you know how I get on. I will recommend this to my readers as well. :)

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  26. oh thanks for the great tip! i have blondish hair but have never wanted to try paper powder since it's so unatural. def will be mixing this up soon!

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  27. This. Yessss. Camping for two weeks in Moab, Utah, while taking a class- Wilderness First Responder- which is pre-hospital medicine for remote areas. That means no showering and lots of close contact with classmates as we act out medical emergency scenarios. thus, nice to have less greasy hair.

    I did sub arrowroot for cornstarch, like someone mentioned above. The health food store here in Moab had bulk arrowroot and cocoa, so I was able to buy only exactly how much i need- perfect since I traveled by air here. Okay, we got a little extra cocoa to make some delicious hot beverages for those chilly desert mornin's.

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  28. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I have recently started the "no poo" challenge. And, well frankly, not using traditional shampoo leaves your hair looking like poo when going through this detox period. I so hope this helps on my in between days. Thanks again sooo much. Wish me luck.

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  29. Can't wait to try! Cornstarch, a pinch or two rubbed into my hair give me great lift on my fine limp hair...

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  30. Can't wait to try! Cornstarch, a pinch or two rubbed into my hair give me great lift on my fine limp hair...

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  31. I added 1 tbsp. cinnamon to mine since my hair has a little red in it. I was also worried about the chocolate and cinnamon smell bothering me, but it's subtle.

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  33. I'm looking forward to giving this a try on my brown hair, but I'm not sure if I'll like my hair smelling like chocolate. Is there anything you'd suggest to substitute for the cocoa powder? If not, any ideas about essential oils that'd go well with the chocolate scent? Thanks!

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    1. Hmm.. A raspberry scent might be nice!

      Kinsey

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    2. I hadn't thought of that- I bet it would be nice. Thanks!

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  34. Would this leave any kind of residue on pillows when you go to sleep at night? I have really dark hair and the cocoa powder part is making me hesitant.

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    1. It should dissolve into your hair once applied. I've never had any sort of residue and would only imagine that being possible if you put too much dry shampoo on without rubbing it into your scalp. :)

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  35. Would the cocoa powder leave any kind of residue on the pillows when you go to sleep? I have really dark hair and I'm a bit concerned about that part. None of the blogs or youtube videos ever talk about the end effects of dry shampoo.

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  36. Great idea with the cocoa powder. Blondes may want to try chamomile powder (it is what I use). It is great for blonde hair. Great tip with the brush. Just tried it and it works perfectly

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  39. I tried this yesterday, I am very happy to say that it worked!! I have red highlights and can't wash my hair too often, and would rather not anyway. My hairdresser sold me a dry shampoo that I dislike, so I was searching for other options. My hair gets very oily. I used it on the 3rd day without washing, and am happy to say I am on the fourth day and didn't have to reapply! I will wash tomorrow:) thank you!!!!

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  40. I tried this yesterday, my 3rd day without washing (I have red highlights, so I can't wash too often and I'd rather not anyway) it worked great and I didn't have to reapply on the 4th day! My hair gets very oily. I will wash tomorrow :) thank you!!

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  41. I have fine, limp hair that has to be washed every day because of how greasy it gets. I'm going to have to try this approach and see if maybe I can cut back to washing every other day or less, that would be nice!

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  42. I have fine, limp hair that I tend to wash every day due to the grease. This gives me hope that maybe I can cut back on the washings and do my poor hair a favor.

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  43. I never realized that you were able to make your own dry shampoo, that would be so helpful for me. I have never used dry shampoo before and so I would like to just try it out and see how it works before I spend money to buy some. I am really glad that I came across this information and can't wait to try it out. http://www.lusetabeauty.com/shop-online/volume-reviving-dry-shampoo

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