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DIY brunette dry shampoo recipe

Why buy dry shampoo when it's so cheap and easy to make this DIY brunette dry shampoo recipe


I love dry shampoo, it’s perfect for those mornings my hair needs a wash, but I just can’t be bothered or don’t have the time.  I can’t be the only one that sometimes just can’t face the wash, dry and style routine on busy school mornings.  Depending on the brand, dry shampoo can make you hair look a little white if you have dark hair like mine, and not exactly cheap to buy either.  Luckily, it’s super easy to make your own DIY brunette dry shampoo, that is both budget friendly and coloured so it doesn’t leave white marks in your hair.  You only need two ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, so you can make a bigger batch and keep it in the bathroom, or make it as you need it.


How to make DIY brunette dry shampoo


To make the dry shampoo, you will need:


  • Cornflour (or cornstarch if you are not in Australia)
  • Cocoa powder


The basic ration to make this dry shampoo is 2 parts cornflour to 1 part cocoa powder, but of course given that the cocoa powder is what colours the mixture, you could increase or decrease the amount of cocoa to better match your shade of brunette.  I made my dry shampoo using 4 tablespoons of cornflour and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder.  Add both of the ingredients together, give it a good mix and store it in an airtight container, and it’s ready to use.


How to use dry shampoo

All you need to apply this dry shampoo is a nice big makeup brush, I use the biggest brush in my makeup kit.  Dip the brush in the dry shampoo, and gently apply it to the roots of your hair, which is where the oil will be.  Let the shampoo sit for a few minutes to soak up those oils, then massage into your scalp, brush or comb through and style as usual.  It’s as easy as that!


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