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DIY Dry Shampoo for Light and Dark Hair

Going Zero Waste

Who doesn’t love getting to sleep in an extra few minutes, skipping the shower, and sprinkling on some dry shampoo??

A lot of dry shampoos come in aerosol cans or plastic containers which aren’t super ideal when you’re trying to cut down on your waste.

And, let’s be honest… the ingredients in drug store dry shampoo can be questionable. Here’s the ingredients from Dove’s dry shampoo.

“Isobutane, Propane, Sd Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butane, Fragrance (Parfum), Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Cyclopentasiloxane “

I’m assuming alcohol is high on the list because it’s drying and will help absorb grease, but alcohol really dries out your hair and can cause damage over an extended period of time.

The other ingredient that always makes me wary is Fragrance. Fragrance is considered a trade secret… so you’re allowed to put anything in it and you’re not legally required to disclose what’s inside. Pretty crazy, right?

Here’s more info from EWG Skin Deep on the product, if you’re curious.

All of this to say, a lot of dry shampoos aren’t super great from a personal health standpoint or an environmental standpoint. And, to be honest, they’re not super good on the $$$ standpoint either.

If you’re using dry shampoo (like I am) it can really add up!

This DIY is easy, super inexpensive, and A-OK for you health and the health of the planet! After all, that’s what this blog is all about.

Health of self - health of planet.

I like to store my dry shampoo in a salt and pepper shaker for easy application. I just sprinkle the mixture straight onto my hair. If you’re looking for a little more control though, you can always use a makeup brush!

Read the full and original article at Going Zero Waste

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