i’ve been asked a lot about the whole “oily” side of the no-‘poo world. of course, the transition period will be oily and that’s unavoidable, but sometimes you just need a good ol dry shampoo, right? whoever created the concept of dry shampoo is a genius. pure genius. however, whoever decided that dry shampoo should be laden with chemicals is NOT.
i’ve noticed the “pssst” dry shampoo has gotten pretty popular… well, i hate to break it to ya, but it’s rated a 6/10 on the EWG’s hazard scale for cosmetics, meaning it’s a moderate hazard (one point away from a high hazard actually) to your health! SCARY. the fragrance in it alone is rated an 8/10, high hazard! its other ingredients contain things like butane, propane, and aluminum… uhm, HELLO!! i just don’t understand how people knowingly pollute their bodies. i just don’t get it lol.
here’s a super dooper easy “dry shampoo” that’s safe and gets the job done –
- 1 part baking soda
- 1 part corn starch
- (cocoa powder can be added based on how dark your hair is. shout out to you, fellow brunettes!)
that’s it! just mix, sprinkle it on in various places all over your scalp, and rub, rub, rub! easy peasy! scouts honor.
i’d also suggest brushing right after to get some of the excess powder outta your hair.
(i keep mine in a glass cheese shaker. hey, it works!)
i’ve noticed my hair has more body when i use this, too. double score 🙂
lemme know if you try it and how ya like it!