In honor of this week’s release of The Great Gatsby, I bring to you my most treasured glam secret: DIY dry shampoo.
You may be asking what dry shampoo has to do with the 1920s, so let me make the connection. This was a time when women slipped into a pair of trousers, smoked cigarettes, boldly cut their hair short, and rocked finger waves. One of the best ways to achieve a head full of curls is with day-old (or even two-day-old) hair. This is where the dry shampoo comes in. With dry shampoo, you get the curls, but your bangs and hairline stay nice and clean. So go forth, dare to be unwashed, and try those 1920s hairstyles with confidence.
To create this recipe, you are going to need the following three ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- ¼ cup of cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder unsweetened (for brunettes) or baby powder (for blondes)
Simply mix the ingredients and then work the chalkiness into your hairline. Once your hairline is covered, then work the powder back into the rest of your scalp. Brush it out, and style as usual.
The baking soda deodorizes your hair, as the cornstarch helps soak up any oil that the baking soda may have left behind. My favorite part about this recipe is that as a brunette, I don’t have to worry about any white residue left in my hair after using it. As many of you fellow brunettes out there probably know, most store-bought dry shampoo leaves your hair looking dull and grey. The cocoa changes all of that! Not only does it make your hair look natural and brown, but you will smell like a chocolate cake! Honestly, a few weeks ago I had a stranger press her nose into the back of my head and ask what shampoo I use. For blondes, baby powder works just fine! If you want a little smelly goodness for your hair as well, try using lavender scented baby powder in this recipe. You can experiment with scenting this recipe by adding dried lavender, rose petals, or basil and rosemary.
Have your own dry shampoo recipe to share? Tell us all about it in the comments!