“I smell… chocolate!” my friend said, sniffing the air around me.
“Yeah, it’s my hair.”
Yes, my hair. I put cacao in my hair. Most people think I am crazy when I tell them, but it really does work!
You see, I have terribly thin hair and my hair is much more voluminous and easier to style when it hasn’t been washed for a few days. The problem with that however is that because my hair is so thin it also gets very oily when I don’t wash it–and nobody wants to be friends with a grease-head. For a while I bought dry shampoo and thought my life was saved, but at $10 a can (youch!) I just couldn’t justify buying it, especially since I would go through the cans very quickly.
Then I discovered Wellness Mama’s dry shampoo recipe. Life officially saved.
And the recipe is so simple:
- Mix together cornstarch or arrowroot powder and cacao until you have a colour suitable to your hair colour.
- Use a large mineral foundation brush (or something similar) to dip into the mixture and then dust off the excess.
- Dab the brush with powder all over the roots of your hair, leave for 30 seconds, and then brush out the excess powder. EDIT: I actually find I get the best results when I put the dry shampoo in and leave it in overnight.
You would think that it would actually look like I was making brownies in my hair, but it really doesn’t. Here is the proof:
So what are you waiting for? Quit spraying a bunch of chemicals and paying through the teeth to soak up the oil – instead go and make a batch of brownies in your hair!