How to Make & Use Dry Shampoo

How to Make and Use Dry Shampoo via @poorandpretty ft

How to Make and Use Dry Shampoo via @poorandpretty

At the Bridgeport Arts Fest last weekend, I had a really great conversation with a shopper about natural haircare, and the pains of having super thick, unruly hair. “I want to wash my hair every other day, because I know that’s healthier for it, but it can get pretty oily on non-washing days.” Ah yes, I used to have this problem too! Then, I started making my own dry shampoo. I shared this recipe with her, and now I’ll share it with you! It’s very easy and I bet you have these ingredients in your kitchen already:

Dry Shampoo Recipe for Dark Hair:

  • 2 tbs cornstarch
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • ½ tbs cinnamon
  • 2-3 drops of essential oil (optional)

Dry Shampoo Recipe for  Light Hair:

  • 4 tbs cornstarch
  • ½ tbs cinnamon
  • 2-3 drops of essential oil (optional)

Not sure how exactly to use it? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered there too:

How to Make and Use Natural Dry Shampoo via @poorandpretty


Oscar Night party DIY decor, games, snacks, and more!

The 85th Academy Awards are Sunday! I’m psyched to be dressing up for my cousin’s Red Carpet party {vote for my dress if you haven’t already}! If you’re hosting your own party, here are some fun game & DIY ideas.

Oscar Party DIYs Poor & Pretty

1 & 2. Download this year’s Oscar ballots and 20 different Bingo cards for free from How About Orange.

3. Put together a gold sequin photo booth in lieu of a red carpet for memorable photos of you & your snazzy guests! This one is from Oh Happy Day.

4. Wrap fake candles with old film rolls and put them on your table. You can also do this with glass votives. Via Know and Tell and How About Orange.

Oscar Party DIYs 2 Poor & Pretty

5. What’s a movie awards show without popcorn? I love Red Hats Society’s idea of mixing in edible star glitter for a “star studded” look. Put them in these DIY popcorn bags from Twig & Thistle.

6. Maybe you can give away Oscar statue-shaped cookies to the guests who guess the most winners? Via Bakerella.

7. Food Network suggests folding your napkins into winning envelopes for an easy way to dress up your dinner place settings.

8. Make your drinks sparkle with these adorable & easy gold pom swizzle sticks from Camille Styles.

Need more ideas? Check out The Academy’s comprehensive Oscar Party Kit, and get even more food & drink ideas from Epicurious. Happy partying!