Homemade Dry Shampoo
You Will Need:
1 tbsp of cornstarch
4 tbsp of water
1 tbsp of rubbing alcohol
Mix all the ingredients together then pour into a spray bottle. Spray on your scalp, in your hair and anywhere the your hair needs to be de-greased. You do not need to drench your scalp, just dampen it up. Run a comb or your fingers through your hair to distribute it evenly. Let it air dry or quickly blast your scalp with a hair dryer.
I sprayed it onto my roots and immediately noticed the white flecks.... yep, not going to end well.
The Verdict: I love it when my DIY projects prove me wrong and turn out to be a good thing.
|Before, complete with gray hair!|
|After, doing my best to hide the gray hairs|
My hair wasn't fresh out of the shower clean, but it was pretty close. I was able to style it like normal and my hair looked great the rest of the day.
Because of the alcohol, my hair was noticeably drier. If your hair isn't a fan of alcohol then this might not be a good idea for you. Fortunately my hair can bounce back from any beating I give it and it felt normal by the next morning.
The spray did leave little white specks all over my skin, but it wiped right off with a damp cloth.
I wouldn't use this all the time because of the alcohol in it, but I've used a few times in the last several months and have been very pleased with it each time. It's a great "Oh crap, I'm suppose to be out the door in 10 minutes and I'm still in my yoga pants" solution.