We’ve all been there. You run your fingers through your hair and discover a sweaty oil slick where bouncy locks are supposed to be. No time for a shower? No problem. We’re unlocking the secret to the natural dry shampoo revolution.
Dry shampoo is a favourite of moms, midday yogis, and camping enthusiasts but it’s also at the core of a new approach called the No Poo movement. No, this is not for people who just don’t like fiber; it’s for people who just don’t believe that your hair needs scalp-drying, chemical-laden liquid soap – and they prefer to skip the shampoo cycle.
Whether you’re looking to join the No Poo gang or you just like to have an emergency solution for when your boss suddenly moves the big meeting to five minutes after the completion of your noon yoga class – while you’re in your yoga class – we’ve got you covered.
Kathrin Brunner from For the Love of Body is back to show us how to have fresh-out-of-the-shower looking hair in no time even when there aren’t any showers for miles.
Say Hello to Your Own DIY Natural Dry Shampoo
For this DIY project, you’ll need to get your hands on some organic cornstarch or arrowroot powder and some powder clay (try bentonite or kaolin). Plus, you’ll want something natural to help the dry shampoo match your hair colour. Try cocoa, cinnamon, green or pink clay work really well. Other than that, a spice jar to store it in and an old makeup brush for application. Boom! You’ve got your portable hair salon. Check out the links below for some online retailers that carry the ingredients you need.
Not sure what to do with the dry shampoo? No worries, Kathrin also covers how to apply dry shampoo in this video. You know we want to help you look good on your quest for balance and wellness.
Also, a special thanks to Kathrin for showing us this shower-free trick and to Loft 404 in Toronto for letting us use their funky kitchen.
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Online retailers for clay and other hard to find natural ingredients: