Though I have no idea how how to style my hair, I must say I’m quite proud of my unmanageable mane.
My thick jungle of hair gets washed about every three days with baking soda and vinegar, and occasionally moisturized with coconut oil straight out of the jar. But in this winter time of wearing hats I’ve found that my hair can become gross and greasy at the roots within less than a day of washing it. Who thought that I could be shamed by my hair?
If you have similar hair woes, fear not. You don’t have to give up your ban on everyday showering on account of winter! Introducing dry shampoo into your habits takes care of this oh so wonderfully, and this simple recipe works with your household ingredients: cornstarch and cocoa powder in equal measures. Put it in a spare salt shaker, and tada! The cornstarch sucks up the oil and the cocoa powder stops your hair from looking dull and gray from the whitish residue simple cornstarch leaves behind. Also, should fall victim to the zombie apocalypse, your head will be a tasty treat.
On a side note, remember that using ethically harvested cocoa makes a huge impact on the lives of the people who work to bring it to your lips, and treat yourself to some of the fair trade stuff.
And while we’re on the subject of winter and chocolate, here is one of my favorite chocolate recipes -also using that cornstarch: Spanish hot-chocolate.
Whisk some cornstarch (a teaspoon or less) into milk and bring it up to a simmer, add a lot of cocoa powder, mix in in well and stir on a medium heat setting, sweeten with sugar or alternative sweetener (as a crazy Canadian, I use maple syrup). Got a whole bunch of chocolate for the holidays? Resist the mad urge to rub it into your hair and instead, use it as a substitute to the cocoa powder and sweetener.
It takes a bit of time for the hot chocolate to really deliciously thicken, but I find that within 10 minutes, usually the chocolate is good to enjoy as a totally delinquent treat. After all, what else where you going to do with all that cornstarch and cocoa powder?