Friday, November 4, 2011

Dirty Hair.

I'm a huge fan of dry shampoos!  They are a great brilliant way to freshen up your 'do without having to lather rinse, repeat, blow dry and style.  That takes a long time!  So especially on the weekends or when you wake up 30 minutes past your alarm clock, it's great to look good with minimal effort involved.

That said, I was ecstatic when I saw a new commercial for Suave dry shampoo in an aerosol can.  The excitement came mainly from Suave's reputation for lower than reasonable pricing.  But the Pinterest-lover in me thought, "I bet I can make that."  So I went to to check out the ingredients.

And that's where my love for Suave dry shampoo ends.  Here's the list of ingredients.  Note that is starts out with a propellant for the aerosol called isobutane and second on the list: PROPANE.  Seriously.

Isobutane,Propane, SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat.), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butane, Fragrance (Parfum), Isopropyl Myristate, Silica

But the truth is, I can make dry shampoo.  And in a much more organic fashion than using the same material that lights up my grill.  Of course, Pinterest connected me to a couple great blogs for a recipe.  But in a pinch, plain corn starch or baby powder work too!

Organic Hair Powder:

2 Tablespoons Organic Arrowroot Powder

2 Tablespoons Kaolin Clay
1 Teaspoons Organic Horsetail Powder
6 drops Essential Oil of choice (more or less depending on the oil and your preference)

Mix in a medium bowl and then sift into a fine powder to remove any clumps.  Voila!

Natural Dry Shampoo:

2 Tablespoons Cornstarch 
2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Cornmeal
2 Tablespoons Ground Oatmeal

Grind all in a blender and sift!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


So I couldn't live in the Buckeye state without at least one visit to the Shoe.  Saturday was the day... and with some calculated coincidence, It was my Badgers in town for a visit.  Yay!

Kubes and I made the trip down to Columbus with two student tickets waiting for us and a lot of expectation for a Badger victory.  And although I was sporting my Badger gear, most of our red and white was covered with winter jackets, hats, mittens, boots, and every piece of winter gear we could find!

Of course, the Badgers did not come out with a victory, but the game was so exciting!  It was definitely worth the trip... and awesome to see how other student sections measure up to mine at Camp Randall.  I may be a little biased, but I think Wisconsin takes the cake... by a landslide... with the more enthusiastic crowd.

All in all... a great time.  Congrats, Bucks!  :(