Make Dry Shampoo Right From Home
Though a lot of men and women have not heard of dry shampoo, dry shampoo has been used for ages to help soak up the oiliness and the grime that lies in our hair. Whether you’re late for work and don’t have time to style your hair, or you are trying to reduce the amount of actual shampooings you are putting your hair through to improve its quality, dry shampoo is for you.
The good news is that you don’t have to go out and buy some product off of a store shelf; you can actually make your very own effective dry shampoos at home! Below are some of the easiest and most effective of the bunch:
Nothing gets easier than using cornstarch to help soak up the oil in your hair. To use this dry shampoo treatment, take your fingers and dip them into a bowl of cornstarch powder. Dab the cornstarch on the oily areas of your hair, and then fluff your hair carefully and gently. Take a paddle brush and brush out your hair to remove it. Rinse your hair after use.
TIP: Cornstarch, though effective, is very messy so make sure that you use only a little bit at a time. If you happen to have very dry hair to begin with and just have some oily spots, then you may want to put a few drops of vitamin E oil or jojoba oil into the palms of your hands and then smooth it over your strands to help stop your hair from becoming frizzy.
White flour is another easy and effective way to get rid of any oily patches in your hair. Just like cornstarch, it can be rather messy so make sure you only use small amounts at a time to help cut down o the mess. Simply dip your fingers into the white flour and then apply the four to the oily spots in your hair. Brush it out with a paddle brush and you’re set.
There are a lot of substitutes that you can use instead of the traditional white flour, such as:
- Wheat powder
- Oat flour
- Buckwheat flour
- Rye flour
- Rice powder
- Rice starch
- Potato flour
- Soybean flour
- Chickpea flour
TIP: As with the cornstarch, it’s always a good idea to keep a small jar of flour in your washroom just so that you have it easily accessible on those days when you do need a dry shampoo treatment.
One of the oldest ways to try and remove dirt and grime from hair is cheesecloth. The cheesecloth is usually wrapped around a hair brush which is then brushed through the hair. Brush your hair with your head tossed upside down as well to make sure that you reach as much hair as possible. It is also suspected that the cheesecloth helps properly distribute the oils in your hair so that the entire strand is coated in it, rather than just one blotchy and noticeable area.