Want to know a random fact about me? I hate the “getting ready” process. The only think I like about it is the hot shower, well….and the clean feeling afterwards. But you see, I have thick, kind of long, hair & it takes FOREVER to dry. As in 15 minutes forever. Now I realize 15 minutes is not actually forever, but when you wake up at 5:15am every morning, every single minute counts.
So it is for this reason, that I am going to admit to you, my friends, that I don’t wash my hair everyday. Anyone out there with me?
Now, just because I don’t like getting ready, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to look presentable. I can’t go to work looking like I just walked off Survivor (any other fans out there?) and brought the greasy braided hair and unshaven armpits with me. So, I have a solution for those days where I choose to spend an extra 15 minutes sleeping instead of drying my hair. And that my friends is my very own dry shampoo mix. And I am going to share the secret for how to make dry shampoo for dark hair with you! I used to go the baby powder route, but when you have dark brown hair sometimes you just look like you aged 20 years and need to touch up your gray roots. So instead I use this formula perfect for dark hair!
“Ingredients:” 2 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp cocoa, dash of cinnamon or a few drops of a complimentary essential oil
You can use liberty in your amount of cornstarch and cocoa….a little more cornstarch if you want it lighter, or more cocoa for darker. I had cinnamon on hand so I used that to spice up the smell, but I’ve also read after a little research that you can use a few drops of essential oil.
To use apply a small about to a make-up brush, shake of the extra. Then tap right into your hair at the roots. Finally run a brush through and you’ll be looking like you spent those 15 minutes with your hair dryer instead of your pillow!
Enjoy! Oh, and here is a recipe for my light haired friends…
Happy Monday! Starting the beginning of the week off right with a few of my favorite friends!