Wednesday, July 15, 2020

DIY Dry Shampoo

A couple of years ago, when I went from washing my hair every other day to once a week, in the middle of the week, my scalp would become greasy. Instead of shampooing it, I wanted a dry shampoo.

I am rather picky about what I put on my hair and body, therefore I wanted to make my own if possible.

I searched Google and I discovered a DIY recipe.

I have been very happy with it and I will now share this awesome—and easy—recipe which not only works like a charm but is also safe of any chemicals.

A batch of the original recipe lasts me a long time as I seldom use a dry shampoo—I will, therefore, include directions on how to make a smaller amount.

1/4 cup arrowroot powder or cornstarch
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder for dark hair—omit if you have fair hair
Depending on how dark your hair is, you may need to add more cocoa powder until you are satisfied with the shade.
5 drops of the essential oil of your choice or none at all

Smaller Batch:
2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder or cornstarch
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder—omit if you have fair hair
5 drops of the essential oil of your choice

Mix all the ingredients until well combined, that's it.

I use an old makeup brush to apply. I liked to section my hair and put it all over my scalp but that is optional. 

You may also just apply it to your problem areas. I

It is perfectly acceptable to use this dry shampoo on a daily basis.

Yes, I keep my mixture in a plastic bag

This is just a simple makeup brush

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A Dressy Hairstyle

I love doing dressy hairstyles. 

I will do them for fun when I am at home as readily as when going out for a special occasion. I especially enjoy them when they can be cute, dressy, comfortable, easy, and hold well when I am doing a variety of activities. A tall order!

It is really hard for me to choose just one hairstyle so I am sure I will do more posts like this.

The hairstyle I am featuring in this post is one of my all-time favorites because it is everything I listed above.

With this hairstyle, you can do it in several different ways as well as different accessories to dress it up or down. It can also be done on shoulder blade length to knee length—my hair is currently at classic length.

For this style you will need:

Here is the video on how to do the simple basic style.

As I already mentioned above, you can dress this style up to the hilt with all kinds of accessories or just leave it plain—which is usually what I do for day to day things. 

In order to spiff this hairstyle, you follow the ideas in this video

I do like to add a headband by Lilla Rose, after I  have flipped my ponytail. Then I tug at parts of my hair to loosen it and give it a softer look. I have not tried the second look—in the video—but I do plan on trying it some point.