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This DIY Dry Shampoo With “Thin Mints” Scent Is Almost Good Enough To Eat


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.

This DIY Dry Shampoo With "Thin Mints" Scent Is Almost Good Enough To Eat

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:

Cacao powder
-Rich in magnesium – helps with hair loss
-High Antioxidant levels
-Activates blood circulation in the scalp
-Stimulates hair follicles
-Adds vibrancy
-Adds volume

Peppermint Oil
-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

DIY Thin Mints Scented Dry Shampoo

  • 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.

This DIY Dry Shampoo With "Thin Mints" Scent Is Almost Good Enough To Eat

Have you tried DIY dry shampoo? What’s your favorite DIY dry shampoo recipe?

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Bella Gadsby

Bella Gadsby

Contributor at Peaceful Dumpling
Bella is a writer and actor based in LA. She was raised vegetarian and, after two failed attempts at being vegan, the conversion finally stuck in 2015 when she realized not all chocolate contained dairy. After this discovery, Bella fell deep down the endless rabbit hole of vegan cooking, she may or may not have been seen since. Follow Bella on Instagram @thegreatbgadsby.
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