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March 18, 2013

DIY Dry Shampoo: Making My Own Reader Request

Let's talk about hair. 
We all have it, and usually have a love/hate relationship with our hair, right? My hair would fall into the normal to oily category, because it starts out normal and as the day goes on, it gets oily! It was AWFUL in middle school and high school when the hormones were raging. I had my hair about chin length, and by lunch time the top half of my hair looked wet, it was that oily. Ugh. That's why my sophomore year i decided to be brave and chop all my hair off. I haven't gone back to long hair since.
Now that I'm older it doesn't get as oily as quick, but i have to wash it every day or it looks flat and gross. So when Sammi  gave me a suggestion for my next Making My Own recipe, I had to try it out. The recipe is for dry shampoo. I had never even heard of such a thing until now (you can tell how into beauty supplies and stuff i am!), and was intrigued by the concept. You mean, I can spray something on my hair, blow dry it and look like I've already showered without going through the whole process? Awesome! We've all had days that get away from us, or we just don't have time, but need to look nice.
So the exact measurements for the dry shampoo can be found here at One Good Thing by Jillee, but all you need is water, rubbing alcohol and cornstarch. Mix in a spray bottle, work it through your hair, blow dry and see your results.
I'll admit, I was skeptical, and a little bit scared to put this on my hair, but pictures speak a thousand words, and here's my before and after"
The before was what my hair looked like right after I woke up (sorry to make you look at that), and the after really speaks for itself. Same lighting, no photoshop tricks, just less oily hair! It even had a lot more volume than it usually does even when i use regular shampoo.
The verdict? It obviously works. In a pinch I would use this if my hair was super gross and i needed to go somewhere fast. The only con was that my hair felt weird (just thicker and a bit heavy), so i might end up touching it a lot and make my hair oily again, lol! Thanks Sammi for the challenge-- it was an awesome experience and quite the eye opener.
Any more requests for me?
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