Clean Living; DIY Dry Shampoo

June 26, 2013

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If you know me well you will know I hate washing my hair (okay I know that sounds so gross, I still shower, just keep my hair dry!), my curly texture works so much better the second or third (okay.. sometimes fourth) day after washing. However naturally, this makes the oils at my roots work up. That's where dry shampoo comes in! Unfortunately all the store bought ones come in aerosol containers and are laden with chemicals. They literally dry out your hair as opposed to soaking up the oils. Not good! I know a lot of people use baby powder, but that spell is just so not for me. So this DIY Dry Shampoo tutorial fits perfectly into place.

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For Light Hair;
1/2 cup Corn Starch
2 tablespoons Baking Soda
A few drops of Essential Oil (optional)

Oh and brunettes, hate that chalky dusty look at your roots? This is for you.

For Dark Hair;
1/2 cup Coco Powder
2 tablespoons Corn Starch
A few drops of Essential Oil (optional)
(you may want to work the ratios for a perfect match to your color)

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Combine your ingrients in a bowl and use a spoon to tranfer them to your contianer.
For a container I re used an old plastic spice container. To get the label off of the container, wrap a vegetable oil soaked papertowel around and let sit  for two hours then scrub off. If you can, use one that held a mild smelling spice (salt!) if not, the best thing to get odors out is shampoo! I used Head and Shoulders Apple scent (okay I know, not clean living appropriate, but I'm working to a clean living life style slowly but surely). I then spray painted the cap grey (it was originally a horrible green color) Using a spice container is perfect because you can just shake it onto your hair! Just sprinkle your dry shampoo on, let sit to soak up the oils and either massage in a bit or comb out. (And remember this is not in place of your regular shampoo!) Perfect for everyday use in between washings and especially wonderful for travel!

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xo, Stay Infinite


  1. This is a great DIY shampoo idea! I'm definitively going to try!

  2. So awesome! I want to try this, thanks for sharing :)

  3. Awesome DIY! It's cheaper yet effective! Thank you for this DIY post Ms. Juliette! ^^

  4. wow sounds great!

  5. I'm definitely going to have to try this out! I really like your blog! Glad I stumbled across it:)

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth

  6. Nice blog! follow my blog -> XOXO

  7. more of the diy stuff! :)

  8. This is great! And I love the adorable packaging too. With thick hair it's a real drag to wash it so often, so this might be on my to-do list this summer!

  9. This sounds great, will have to try it! thanks :)

  10. I love this! I also love that it's DIY! How fun and I hear ya girl! At least you actually shower lol!


  11. Great tips!!! love it!

  12. oh my goodness, this is such a great idea. Thanks, love. If you have a moment, I'd love if you'd check out my latest photo diary. :) xo

  13. such a great DIY! I think I'll try to make this!

    Drawing Dreaming

  14. What a fantastic idea! I might have to try this out one day, I find dry shampoos can be quite pricey for what they are and these ingredients are simple things that can be found in the house. Thank you for sharing!

    xo Natasha
    The Night is Wild

  15. This is so awesome, I am def going to try this! I have yet to find a good dry shampoo that works for me so hopefully this is my solution :-)

  16. Great idea! I hate washing my hair too, and will have to try this!


  17. Add a bit of cinnamon to the brunettes one. I helps trust me. Check out mine


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