Raising kids. Keeping House. Choosing joy, every day.

DIY Dry Shampoo

Do you wash your hair every day? I don’t.

I have to admit that I use dry shampoo and love it. 

I have extremely thick hair and it takes me so long to dry.  So, washing my hair every other day saves me a lot of time. On the days when I don’t wash my hair, it gets a dry shampoo treatment.

Dry shampoo sales are soaring, because it is a great product! But, instead of paying $10 for an aerosol bottle of dry shampoo, I make my own with 2 simple ingredients:

1/2 cup baking soda

1/2 cup corn starch

Just mix it together in a glass jar. Voila!

To use sprinkle about 1/2 tsp into your hands and rub (like you are using hand cream or like a gymnast covers their hands with chalk)

Flip you head/hair over the sink and massage your roots with the mixture, starting at the base of your head and working towards your forehead. Then run your hands through the rest of your hair evenly. (If you have thick hair, like me, you might have to use a little more.)

Let sit for a minute or two while you put on your makeup.

Comb out with a fine comb. Style as usual.

You are good to go!

**Added tip from reader: If you put it in a shaker bottle you can just sprinkle it on the root area and rub it in. Awesome!

Do you shampoo every day? What hair products make your life easier? If you’ve blogged about it, feel free to share your links!

NEED FRUGAL CHRISTMAS TIPS? DOWNLOAD TWO FREE CHAPTERS OF OUR EBOOK MERRY CHRISTMAS, MEAGER BUDGET TODAY.