One day I was in Sephora desperately trying to find a dry shampoo for my "reddish" hair. I couldn't find a product I had once used, and the employee said, "Oh this one will work GREAT for you!" So I blindly trusted and bought it.
It ended up being just the clear kind that doesn't look all white and dusty but also wasn't for dark, brunette hair, and it did not work very well. This set me out to google to find an alternative, and I read that cinnamon with a starch could do the trick. You KNOW with all the pumpkin-baking going on in this household we have cinnamon! So I decided to try it.
Now also -- just to clarify -- there are indeed dry shampoos that exist for redheads. I just needed something that week for my labor hospital bag, and didn't have time or money to go order, test, and possibly be disappointed. So if you're in a pinch like me... keep reading!
I went to the pantry and got to mixin'! I started by mixing equal parts cinnamon and arrowroot, which -- if you remember from my homemade deodorant recipe -- is lighter than fairy dust. So be dainty with it!
By now it's about the color of a barely-tan girl's foundation or powder...much darker than the ghost-white make-up shade of most redheads who might be reading this.
So depending on how brunette/auburn your shade of red is, stir in bits of nutmeg to deepen the shade. Mine landed on this shade of -- um, gingerbread? That works.
The nutmeg was also more grainy so it helped with the light, dustiness of the cinnamon and the arrowroot. Remember the "cinnamon challenge"? You don't want to be coughing up a storm while trying to use this stuff!
I actually use the mixture with an old make-up brush, and that works pretty well!
In addition to the cinnamon dry shampoo, I always have coconut oil for a moisturizer and make-up remover and lavender deodorant. We also just bought some David's toothpaste, and it's awesome!
It also came with a bamboo toothbrush that is basically too cute to ever even use.
So that's that! Has anyone ever tried a similar recipe? Or which store-bought dry shampoo is your favorite? I'd love to know... especially if you're a ginger! :) Dear future probably-redhaired daughter (who doesn't even exist yet), YOU'RE WELCOME!