DIY Your Own Dry Shampoo With Common Kitchen Ingredients

by , 12/10/14   filed under: DIY Eco-Fashion, Eco-Friendly Beauty

Mercedes Parrilli, DIY dry shampoo, DIY shampoo, dry shampoo, DIY beauty, DIY recipes, DIY tutorials, eco-beauty, eco-friendly beauty, sustainable beauty, eco-friendly personal care, sustainable personal care, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, cornstarch, cocoa powder

Photo by Shutterstock

Wash and dry your hair every morning? Ain’t nobody got time for that. Enter dry shampoo, a follicle cleanser that soaks up oil and refreshes your tresses without a single drop of agua. But dry shampoo, like its wetter counterpart, can harbor a raft of toxic chemicals, such as propane or isobutane. Mercedes Parrilli, international artist for George the Salon in Chicago, has a better solution: your kitchen. “Your cupboards hold everything you need to make your own dry shampoo,” she says. “Grab cornstarch, which is more natural compared to baby powder and baking soda, and it is oil-absorbing.”

Mercedes Parrilli, DIY dry shampoo, DIY shampoo, dry shampoo, DIY beauty, DIY recipes, DIY tutorials, eco-beauty, eco-friendly beauty, sustainable beauty, eco-friendly personal care, sustainable personal care, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, cornstarch, cocoa powder

Photo by Shutterstock

DRY ANOTHER DAY

For brunettes, or those with darker hair, Parrilli suggests combining cornstarch with unsweetened cocoa powder. If you’re a redhead, mix equal parts cornstarch with cinnamon powder. Blondes don’t need fancy add-ins. Just add a few drops of essential oil to your cornstarch for fragrance.

RELATED | Restore Dull, Tired Locks With LUSH’s DIY Avocado Hair Mask

To use, apply your concoction to your roots using a large cosmetics brush or salt shaker. After application, Parrilli recommends rubbing it in thoroughly so it can work its magic.

“Dry shampoo made at home is fast-acting and your hair will feel, look, and smell amazing,” she says. Parrilli has just one caveat. Although dry shampoo can be a lifesaver for second- or third-day unwashed hair, it’s equally important to wash your scalp the old-fashioned way.

“Cleansing the scalp keeps hair follicles stimulated for healthy hair growth,” she adds.

Related Posts

Leave a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments.

Please note that gratuitous links to your site are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments.

Add your comments

NEW USER


Do you live in Canada? Register here

I agree to receive emails from the site. I can withdraw my consent at any time by unsubscribing.

You must agree to receive emails from this site to subscribe.

CURRENT USERS LOGIN

Lost your password?