Dry Shampoo: Your Hair’s Best Friend

Dry Shampoo: Your Hair’s Best Friend

Dry Shampoos are the new craze and with good reason too! Read on to find out why the world is ditching traditional hair washing for this game-changing invention.


Life is getting busier. You’d rather focus on investing those precious minutesinto winning that proposal or furthering your kids’ grades, rather than waste it away washing your hair. At the same time, you want to look your brightest best and not like you’ve just stumbled out of bed.

Enter dry shampoo. More than a product, it’s a blessing, especially for women for whom every second counts.  In fact, many dermatologists and hair stylists recommend it as excessive wet shampoo tends to strip hair of its natural oils, leading to dull, damaged locks.

Here are a few commonly asked questions about dry shampoo:

1. How is dry shampoo better than wet shampoo?

  • More TLC: Dry shampoo is kinder to the hair. It simply soaks up excess hair oils between wet shampoos and gives hair the lustre you want.
  • Volume booster: Most hairstyles, especially ones with a lot of bangs, curls and frizz, look better days after shampooing. By soaking up the excess oil build up, dry shampoos ensure that your style does not look limp or lifeless and makes it last for days.
  • Time-saver: Hair requires a lot of effort post washing –drying, styling, the works. Dry shampoo can just be rubbed in and left alone.

2. How often can I use dry shampoo?

You can use it as often as you want. Two times between wet washing is the recommended option.

3. Where can I find dry shampoo?

Dry shampoo is available in powder or aerosol form but you can even make it at home. The advantage with homemade dry shampoo is that it is completely natural and can be formulated from most ingredients found in your kitchen.

Here are 3 quick and easy recipes to make dry shampoos:

#1 Dry Shampoo using Cornstarch

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  1. Blend a bit of cornstarch through your hair right down to your roots, and then brush it out.
  2. Cornstarch soaks up oil and dirt which easily comes off with the brushing.
  3. This is the simplest and quickest dry shampoo trick.

#2 Oatmeal + Baking Soda

  1. Mix one cup of ground oatmeal with one cup of baking soda and store in a container.
  2. Work this mixture into your roots, brush out your hair and see the dirt and oil come out like magic! Your hair will feel fresh and new.

#3 Baby Powder Dry Shampoo Recipe

The most common method, take a handful and rub it straight onto the roots. You could also mix with baking soda to create another version.

Some Unique Dry Shampoo Ideas

For scented shampoos: add dried flowers such as lavender, rose petals or any other fragrant flowers to the mixture and store in an air tight container in a dry, cool and dark place for 2 to 4 weeks.

For clean smelling hair: Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil in a clean spray bottle filled with water and spritz on your hair after the dry shampoo routine.

For extra volume: Use any type of flour as a dry shampoo. Each kind gives a different result.

Now that you know how to make dry shampoo, you also know how to maximise your hair as well as your time.

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