Before becoming vegan, my top Girl Scout cookies were Samoas and Thin Mints. After going vegan I learned that, while sadly Samoas are not vegan, Thin Mints are!
Inspired by that scrumdiddlyumptious smell of Thin Mints, I created a wonderfully simple DIY dry shampoo. My Thin Mints dry shampoo copy-cats the smell of these delectable cookies while providing nutrients to your hair and scalp.
If you’re not a dry shampoo convert already, allow this DIY dry shampoo to be your gateway. Dry shampoo is a lifesaver when your hair needs a little freshening up or you’d like to extend the life of your blowout. Dry shampoo quickly absorbs excess oil around the roots of hair (it’s typically applied to the top-center of the scalp and along the edges of the face, two areas where oil naturally tends to build up). Dry shampoo is also great for building volume by providing a little invisible bulk to the root area, making it a staple for sexy updos.
Often, commercial dry shampoos are over-priced and laden with unnecessary chemicals, fillers, and fragrances. With this DIY dry shampoo, you’ll be saving money and protecting your scalp from any unsavory ingredients–all while reaping the benefits of these simple yet potent ingredients:
-Rich in magnesium – helps with hair loss
-High Antioxidant levels
-Activates blood circulation in the scalp
-Stimulates hair follicles
-Stimulates hair growth
-Helps the scalp with dryness and itching
-High in minerals (calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc)
-Contains up to 20 fatty acids, which may nourish the scalp
The following recipe is for hair on the blonde to brown spectrum. Please see directions below for color adjustments.
DIY Dry Shampoo For Brondes/Brunettes
- 2 Tablespoons Cacao Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Maca Powder
- 10-20 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil
1. In a small jar, combine cacao powder*, maca powder, and peppermint essential oil.
2. Dip clean fingers into the jar and put dry shampoo directly into the hairline. Massage along the hairline or in areas of the hair that are greasy.
*-For Bronder hair add 2 tablespoons cacao powder
-For Brown hair add 3-4 tablespoons cacao powder
-For Dark Brown hair add 5-6 tablespoons cacao powder
Store dry shampoo in a closed jar.
Have you tried DIY dry shampoo? What’s your favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe?
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