Page Nineteen: Homemade Dry Shampoo

This morning, without any context whatsoever, I asked my boyfriend, “Does my hair smell like chocolate?” He sniffed me, said “nope” and went on about his business.
This discourse makes me wonder what on earth it’s like to live with me if “does my hair smell like chocolate” doesn’t garner any further questions.

But I asked because this morning I decided to take my homemade dry-shampoo on a test run and, believe it or not, chocolate is a main and delicious component of this product.


I’ve spent an entire day with my unwashed, dry-shampoo’d hair and the results are in. The results are that I don’t notice any difference whatsoever between what I’m wearing right now compared with what I have been using. And the ingredients, all together (which will probably make enough DP for one person to use over the course of an entire year), costs a lot less than anything you can buy in an aerosol can at the drugstore.

The only difference is that an aerosol can, can spray right into your roots without having to pay much attention. You have to apply this stuff with an old make-up brush but it’s perfectly easy.


So what’s in it?
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 T. baking soda
1 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
And that’s it!! I sifted the ingredients together onto a piece of parchment and then scooped it into a small jar.


It was so easy. It was so cheap. I sense zero difference… why would I ever buy this stuff again?

But, your head might not smell like chocolate. Which is a small disappointment.

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