Today was one of those days where I wasn't having the best hair day. A hectic schedule left me with less than desirable hair in need of a major wash. Often times I'll find myself in this situation where I'm running from meetings to events so I knew I had to come up with a solution for dirty hair that didn't involve me having to rush back home to do the whole shampoo, condition + shower routine.
Lately, dry shampoo has become all the rage because of its ability to soak up excess oil without doing damage to your hair. It's such a great solution and gives you the appearance of clean hair even if you missed a wash day or two.
This easy and great smelling dry shampoo recipe will save you time, money and best of all will help you on those annoying 'Bad Hair Days' by adding a little extra volume to your otherwise (err...) greasy hair.
Cacao Mint Dry Shampoo
- 3 tablespoons of finely ground cacao or cocoa powder (we pulled Giddy Yoyo from our cupboard)
- 3 tablespoons of arrowroot powder (you can substitute corn starch, baking soda or combine all 3)
- 2 drops of our Aromablend Concentrate. If you don't have ours on hand, I'd suggest you use peppermint because it smells really good with the chocolate.
Tip: The trick to making dry shampoo easy to use is finding a way to apply it. Here we’ve used an old pepper shaker. Its resealable lid makes it easy to throw in your bag for easy use on-the-go.
Method: Mix the cocoa & arrowroot, then add the drops of oil. Funnel the mix into a resealable shaker. This one we found is great because the cap's small holes help apply a measured amount without making a mess.
Application: Shake the dry shampoo onto oil-prone areas and rub into your scalp - the arrowroot is great for absorbing natural hair oil, taking away the greasy look. The cocoa helps the arrowroot to colour blend naturally into brown and dirty blond hair.
Rub the dry shampoo into your scalp and brush through - I love the way it gives volume to my usual dead-straight hair.
Here's to getting away with dirty hair and still looking great! Let us know what you think of this recipe.
What are your tips for dealing with dirty hair?