Do you know that the latest way to clean your hair is ‘not wash it at all’!
Well, that’s absolutely right, we are asking you to stop washing your hair with the regular shampoo and water, instead consider using dry shampoos. I am pretty sure you must have heard about dry shampoos available in the market, but owing to their sky-high price; you must be hesitant in getting one of those expensive ones (except for the ones that you can get by using Purplle offers).
How Dry Shampoos Work:
Well, not all good things have to be expensive. You can make your own dry shampoo at home using simple ingredients from your kitchen shelf and do your hair a big favour. But before we hop on to the different dry shampoo recipes, let’s understand how they work and why they are better than conventional wet shampoos:
Well, let’s start with the most fundamental question: why do we wash our hair? To get rid of oil and dirt, right. Absolutely, but using wet shampoo very often can strip your hair of all the natural oil which is crucial for the optimum growth of your hair.
Dry Shampoos can be a saviour when you’re running late and definitely, cannot invest time in washing, conditioning and drying of your hair before stepping out. I am sure; you will agree with me that all that travel (through a train, bus or even flights) suddenly make hair go crazy. And if you are short of time, or do not have a place to wash your hair in a conventional way, then only dry shampoo can save you the embarrassment.
How to Make Your Dry Shampoo At Home
1. Baby Powder
I am pretty sure that you must have heard about sprinkling some baby powder on your scalp and brush your hair well or just sprinkle some powder on your comb and brush through your hair to get rid of greasiness and dirt.
2. Corn starch
For Light Hair:
For Dark Hair:
Corn starch (arrowroot) – ¼ cup
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder – ¼ cup
Essential Oil – ¼ tsp. (optional)
Mix well all the ingredients and start applying on your roots where all the oil and maximum dirt resides. Let it stay for about 5-10 minutes and then brush out the powder for instantly clean and smooth hair.
3. Baking Soda and Oatmeal Dry Shampoo
Oatmeal – 1 cup
Baking Soda – 1 cup
Mix both the ingredients well and store in an airtight container in your bathroom. On the days when you don’t feel like washing your hair, just work up a little quantity of this mixture and apply to your roots and then brush it out.
4. Cheesecloth Dry Shampoo
Well, this method doesn’t really require any ingredients. Just, wrap a piece of cheesecloth around a wide toothed comb and brush your hair as usual. The cheesecloth will remove all the oil and dirt from your hair like magic.
5. Dry Shampoo Spray
Those with really dark (almost black) hair must go for this dry shampoo spray:
Water – ½ cup
Cornstarch – 2 tbsp.
Vodka or rubbing alcohol – 2 tbsp.
Essential Oil – few drops (optional)
Unsweetened Cocoa powder – 1 tbsp. (for dark hair)
Combine all the ingredients well and transfer to a spray bottle. Spray on the roots of your hair, holding the bottle almost 6-inches away from hair. Then, blast the roots with a hair dryer while running fingers through your hair. You can also use a brush while blow drying.
Few Points To Remember:
As a word of caution, use the baby powder only sparingly to avoid that ghostly residue on your hair.
Do not spray the dry shampoo from a very close distance, as this can also lead to a white residue.
Ensure that the cocoa powder is unsweetened. You definitely don’t want to end up with sticky and messy hair.
Do not forget to let the dry shampoo stay for at least a couple of minutes before brushing it out.