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Arrowroot powder/ cornstarch dry shampoo

peachespeachespeachespeaches Posts: 44Registered Users
Has anyone tried this? I'm afraid to try cornstarch as I have had an allergic reaction to it in natural products. I've heard arrowroot powder can have the same effect.

If you have tried it, how do you get the powder out without brushing? I only have experience with the aerosol dry shampoos.

And the main question- did it work for you? :)

Comments

  • curlytwirlykatecurlytwirlykate Posts: 142Registered Users
    It used to work really well for me when I was straightening my hair, and could brush it out. I've tried it once or twice with curly hair but have never had any luck getting it out of my hair. Now, because my hair is light, it's okay. But I imagine that if I had darker hair it would look like a disaster!

    My application process is to dip my fingertips in the starch (I use either... whatever comes out of the pantry when I reach in there!), and then gently rub them into the greasy areas. It's okay, but certainly not great!
    3A/2C | fine | high-po length, low-po roots | medium density | shoulder-length

    Shower Time!
    Treat: EVCO
    Co-Wash: DE Unscented Condish with added lavender and tea tree EOs
    Condish: DE Coconut Condish with added local honey

    Styling
    After Shower: Homemade FSG with added gelatine

    + bi-weekly protein DIY treatments (gelatin and egg yolk)
    + mindful nutrition
  • peachespeachespeachespeaches Posts: 44Registered Users
    Just in case anyone was curious, I tried it yesterday with success! I just sprinkled some on my part and crown area and let it sit while I did other things, then I sort of brushed and fluffed with my fingers. First time I ever had third day hair!
    Arrowroot worked fine for my dark blonde hair- after I finger brushed you couldn't tell it was there. I heard if you need something darker you can mix this or just use straight cocoa powder and redheads can use cinnamon (plus you'll smell wonderful!). I also heard applying it with a makeup brush is pretty easy.
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users
    I get the excess of regular dry shampoo out by gently wiping with a microfibre towel.
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • curlytwirlykatecurlytwirlykate Posts: 142Registered Users
    Wow! I didn't think it was possible with curls. I'm gonna give it a shot!
    3A/2C | fine | high-po length, low-po roots | medium density | shoulder-length

    Shower Time!
    Treat: EVCO
    Co-Wash: DE Unscented Condish with added lavender and tea tree EOs
    Condish: DE Coconut Condish with added local honey

    Styling
    After Shower: Homemade FSG with added gelatine

    + bi-weekly protein DIY treatments (gelatin and egg yolk)
    + mindful nutrition