No poo, it seemed like the way to go.
People reveled in the amazing benefits of washing your hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar. One of my friends even embraced only using water.
I jumped on the bandwagon years ago. At first it was amazing, I loved how my hair felt. It was less greasy and full of body, which is saying a lot for my straight, oil prone hair and scalp.
Sadly I was soon I was left with split ends from the top of my head to the roots. It took my hair over two years to recover from the damage. My friend Kristen over at Smithspirations wrote about her experience which mirrors mine.
I ditched “no-poo” for natural shampoo and slowly saw my hair recover. A couple years later I jumped back on the no-poo movement, this time with a twist.
I tried washing my hair with honey, tea, and eggs… yes you read that right, eggs. Just ask my friend who’s fiance met me for the first time when I admitted to having “scrambled” eggs in my hair. (Side note I still wash my hair with eggs once or twice a month.)
It was also around that time that I discovered the wonderful world of dry shampoo, thanks to the awesome Beth of Red and Honey.
This is the time is where the alternate title for this post comes into play, I could have titled it, “Hi, my name is Katie Mae and I wash my hair with chocolate.”
Do I sound a bit crazy yet? I you already knew I brushed my teeth with dirt so, tried washing my hair with eggs, so should chocolate really surprise you? If you didn’t think I was a crazy, crunchy lady before…. 😉
This simple DIY two ingredient dry shampoo is made with just arrowroot and cocoa powder. You mix them together, dab on your hair, brush, and move on with your day.
I agree that our hair needs a break from daily washing. Thanks to dry shampoo I am able to shower every other day and use the dry shampoo to liven up my hair a bit on the off days.
The base is arrowroot powder, cocoa powder is added to preference. The recipe below has the amount of cocoa powder that matches my light brown hair. Use more or less for your preference.
DIY Two Ingredient Dry Shampoo
Add both to a small jar. Screw on the lid and shake well. Allow the shampoo to settle before opening.
Methods of application:
- Pinch with your fingers and sprinkle on. Brush your hair to spread the dry shampoo evenly.
- Makeup Brush- Dip the brush in a jar, tap gently to remove access. Brush across your hair starting at the roots, covering any oily spot. Brush with your hair with your regular hair brush spread the shampoo evenly.