Thursday, August 16, 2012

From pinned to practice: dry shampoo

A while ago my friend Andrea started doing these weekly posts called "from pinned to pratice."  As you can probably guess from the name, she tries out different things she's pinned on Pinterest, and then blogs about how they turn out.  This seems to be quite a trend right now - people reporting on how well these "great ideas" actually turn out (or don't turn out!) - and so I'm jumping on the bandwagon. :)

I've actually tried out quite a few things that I've pinned (although I've pinned quite a lot more than I'll likely ever be able to do!), and the one that I'm going to write about today is DIY dry shampoo.

I found this recipe and made it a while ago and it works pretty well for me.  It came in particularly handy yesterday morning when I woke up to find that we had no running water!  Now, for as long as I can remember, I have started my day off with a shower.  Some people need coffee in the morning to get them going, I need a shower.  And I wash my hair every day, otherwise it's very greasy (I know, I know, if I didn't wash my hair so often, it wouldn't be so greasy - it's a vicious cycle, maybe one day I'll try to break it).  So I was glad to have this on hand yesterday.  I mostly just used it in my bangs and then put the rest of my hair back in a ponytail (sorry I don't have any pictures to show you :P).  My hair didn't look as good as if it had been washed, but it was a vast improvement over the alternative (being a grease ball).  I felt decent enough to go out and be seen in public.

A few tips - if you're looking for the ingredients, I found the rice flour and the arrowroot powder (also called arrowroot flour or arrowroot starch) at the Bulk Barn.  I used peppermint essential oil, but I think next time I'll leave it out.  It seems to make the mixture quite clumpy.  It does take a bit of "working in" to get the white powder to disappear, so I recommend putting this in your hair first and then styling (I tried to add a little extra after I had my hair done, and it was difficult to get it blended in without wrecking my style).  Another tip - don't apply while wearing a black shirt. ;)  The author of the blog also suggests adding a bit of cocoa powder into the mix if you have dark hair, so it's not so difficult to blend in (which I might try next time, even though my hair isn't that dark).

So there you have it - I actually do make use of those pins!  How about you?? Are you on Pinterest?  Do you practice what you pin? ;)

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Yay! This was great to read! I actually haven't seen any other bloggers do posts like this from things they've done on Pinterest...we obviously run in different blogging circles. :)

Oh, and I'm totally with you on showering in the morning to get myself going. AND washing my hair every single day!