Homemade Dry Shampoo

Confession...I don't wash my hair everyday.  Yup, I jumped onto that bandwagon.  I read everywhere how bad it was for your hair to wash it everyday, but mine would look so gross on the second day, that I would always wash it anyways.  That was until I discovered dry shampoo!  Now I'm a total convert, and I can go two, sometimes even three days without washing my hair.  (Don't worry, I do wash myself, so it's not like I'm dirty and smelly!!!)

When I moved back to Japan I figured it would be easy to find dry shampoo, since it's Japanese culture to bathe at night and not in the mornings.  You would think they all used the stuff before starting their day, but oh no...it doesn't exist here.   

I made it through the first 9 months by having B bring me cans of dry shampoo when he came to visit, and had stocked up while I was in the UAE with enough to get me through the end of my contract.  I left my cans of dry shampoo with him while I was in the States because I just didn't see the reason in lugging them all the way there and back.  The plan was to collect my checked luggage in Dubai and repack for the trip to Japan, but the airline had other ideas...

Emirates took it upon themselves to check my bags all the way through to Osaka, even though I gave specific instructions for them to only go to Dubai!  I was not happy, but I'm over it now. 

Among other things, this meant that I couldn't pack all of my dry shampoo!!!  Disaster.

Last weekend I decided to do a little DIY and researched some different homemade dry shampoo recipes I had seen on Pinterest.  I finally settled on this one from Sincerely, Kinsey. I made the recipe for light hair since I'm blonde, but she has a recipe for dark hair dry shampoo as well.

I already had all of the ingredients, so I owed it to my hair to give it a try!! I picked up a little container and a cheap makeup brush from the 100 yen shop and mixed it all up. 

Of course I got super-crafty and made a label using alphabet stamps and washi tape!  Now it sits right on my shelf, along with other essentials: nail polish, chapstick and kairo pads (stick on heat pads!).

So far I am pleased with the results.  Supposedly it's all natural and clean living and all that, which is great I guess!  I really should try to get into that lifestyle... As far as I'm concerned, this isn't a replacement for the spray can dry shampoo, but I think it's going to be a great substitute while I'm here in Japan!

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