Dry shampoo is an oil-absorbing powder, usually starch or talc-based, that absorbs excess dirt and grease in your hair without the use of water. You can buy ready one from supermarkets shelves but I prefer make my own one with familiar ingredients.
WHY USE DRY SHAMPOO ?:
You probably know that washing your hair daily is bad for you. It strips away the natural oils that keep your hair healthy and well moisturized. If you reduce the amound of times you wash your hair each week, over time you should actually find that it needs to cleaned less regularly.
5 More Benefits of Dry Shampoo
You know the main reason people use dry shampoos; to clean their hair without stripping it of it’s natural oils. But take a look at five other benefits of dry shampoos that make it a staple in women’s hair care routine.
1. Convenience: really, who wants to wash their hair everyday, especially when you workout often?
2. Eliminates heat: after you’ve washed your hair, what’s the first thing you do? Blow dry, which is often followed by flat ironing. Excessive heat creates damaged, irreparable ends.
3. Moisture: Dry shampoo removes out the oils in your scalp, not your hair.
4. Volume: Keep dry shampoos on hand to create volume before styling. Perfect for women with fine hair.
5. Good-bye Grease: Dry shampoos clean your hair to avoid the greasy look.
Although they’ve existed since the ’60s, dry shampoos have gained popularity in recent years for being an easy, low-maintenance way to extend the time between washings.
Here is my simple recipe you can make at home:
DIY DRY SHAMPOO:
✅ 4 tsp corn starch
✅2 heaped tsp cacao powder
✅1/2 tsp cinnamon (good for scalp; helps reduce dandruff)
✅1/4 tsp turmeric
✅ 5 drops rosemary oil (or lavender oil). Rosemary oil helps grow healthy hair and is good for scalp as well.
1. Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix thoroughly .
2. Add drops of essential oil and mix well.
3. Transfer to container of your choice. I used old herb shaker – that way is easy to sprinkle directly on my hair without making a mess.
Note: this is recipe for brunettes, so if you’re blond you can make your dry shampoo made of corn starch, baking soda and essential oils .