After growing my hair for about a year – I got bored last week and went for the chop!
My favourite thing about having my hair longer is that I can get away with not washing it everyday because I can always just put it up! Washing hair everyday isn’t great for it – especially if you’re blow-drying it or using other heated styling things. In the past I contemplated joining the ‘no-poo’ revolution and not washing my hair at all! I quite quickly decided that wasn’t for me and my compromise is to just wash my hair a few times a week.
So I wanted something to use on the in-between washing days to keep my hair nice and dry shampoo seemed to be the answer.
I found various suggestions on Pinterest, and based mine on this recipe because it explained to me why you use each item!
I didn’t use essential oils in mine – instead I added cocoa. This is often suggested as a dry shampoo ingredient and makes my hair smell like chocolate! If you’re blonde – leave the cocoa out.
I used 2 tablespoons of each item and mixed them in a lovely flour shaker which I bought on ebay. Alternatively you could keep it in a bowl and apply to roots with a large make up brush.
One of the problems with Pinterest is that it has a lot of American recipes that don’t always convert directly to UK products. After a bit of research I worked out that American corn starch is corn flour in the UK. Some people on forums were arguing that it’s not the same – but for the purposes of adding volume to hair I think it’s close enough!
The Arrowroot powder/flour is for taking away the oils in your hair. This is a bit harder to find in the UK! I eventually located some tiny sachet’s with the home-baking stuff in a large supermarket.
The next suggested ingredient was baking soda. This is the thing that will actually clean your hair so quite important. After a bit of googling I decided that baking soda is the same thing as bicarbonate of soda here and opted for that.