I can already tell that me and dry shampoo are going to be BFF’s now that school has officially started. I went crazy and went from no school for eight years to nearly a full load. Go big or go home, right?
My brain feels like it’s exercised parts and stretched muscles that have laid dormant for years. Someone told me that if I’m good at memorizing then A&P would be a little easier for me. I almost laughed at myself when I thought about it later, because the truth is I don’t know what I’m good at anymore. Waking up at midnight with a bucket and cough syrup to the rescue? Toilet training (this is laughable actually)? Making a mean pile of pancakes for dinner? I have no idea, but it has already been an adventure finding out that I still love studying, love school supplies like a 3rd grader with pig tails, and love school it’s actually embarrassing. And this time, I have more experience than I’d ever hoped for by being simply being a mother, possibly the most undervalued researcher and student in the world.
That being said, this go around will come with new obstacles, new challenges, BUT washing my hair doesn’t have to be one of them, thanks to Dry Shampoo!
The idea is that dry shampoo can buy you some time, and still effectively clean your hair. This isn’t a tactic you might want to use if you’ve been sweating or in a situation that you hair is actually pretty dirty. This is GREAT though, for those mornings where you need your hair to look good one more day, and it isn’t really dirty, it’s just greasy. The ingredients absorb that extra grease and you brush it out all out. Dry shampoo, done correctly, literally gives the illusion that you’ve just given your hair a fresh blowout.
Dry Shampoo Recipe
For brunettes: ½ tsp of organic corn starch, 1 tsp cocoa powder + a dash of cinnamon
For blondes: 1 tsp of organic corn starch + a dash of cinnamon
Adding 2-3 drops of essential oils is the best part because your hair feels and SMELLS clean! Lavender, Rosemary, Chamomile, Geranium & Clary Sage all promote healthy, shiny hair and growth.
How to Use: Sprinkle the powder throughout your scalp, rub it in (especially on the top of the head and hair line, where most greasiness appears), and next brush it out with a clean brush.