It is SA Fashion Week and we’re running from show to show. Often there’s no time to get to the hairdresser to restyle my hair between show days, so I rely heavily on refreshing it with dry shampoo to save time.
My go-to dry shampoo is by eco-friendly brand Davines, available at our favourite salon, Wyatt Hairdressing, and also at Carlton Hair.
MAKE YOUR OWN DRY SHAMPOO
I was in a jam recently, I’d run out of my Davines product and I was on my way to an event. My hair looked fine other than some slightly oily roots. So I grabbed a book by my friend, Conny The Cosmetics Chef, and made my own.
Conny’s been in cosmetic research and development for over 20 years and is a qualified Cosmetic Chemist. After years of working in cosmetics companies and later opening her own consultancy, she’s written and self-published an amazing book that shares her insider knowledge of the industry. Her “recipe book” has over 50 natural skincare, haircare, household and lifestyle products that you can make yourself in your own home!
Here’s her simple dry shampoo recipe:
60g Corn Starch
20g Baking Soda
For dark hair only:
10g Cocoa Powder
Mix together well in a bowl (use a beater if necessary) and pack into a container.
Use a powder brush to dust a little onto your greasy roots and gently massage in.
I used the dry shampoo without the added cocoa power since I have very light hair.
Advice from Conny: “Dry shampoo is a great way to absorb a little excess oil. The cocoa powder helps make the powder darker for [people with] dark hair. Otherwise the white powder can make hair look greyish. It is not advisable to rely on dry shampoo too much. The baking soda has a very high pH, which is not good for hair in the long-term. ”
Get more amazing home beauty recipes in Conny’s book, The Cosmetics Chef. It also makes a great gift!
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