For women, dry shampoo is a game-changer. You know those mornings when you just aren’t able to put much into your appearance because of unforeseen circumstances (like a crying child or wardrobe crisis)? Dry shampoo can come to the rescue of a greasy or matted mane and transform your whole look. Unfortunately, most store bought dry shampoo sprays are laden with chemicals that you don’t want hanging out on your scalp all day. But with Heather’s simple DIY dry shampoo spray, you can achieve the same desired results. Made with only three simple ingredients, this DIY dry shampoo spray is easy to make and is cost-effective as well!
“It’s Alchemy For Your Hair
Okay, not really, but DIY dry shampoo spray – or dry shampoo powder for that matter – does feel pretty magical on days you need a quick way to “wash” your hair without, er, washing it. Now, if you’re thinking that a dry spray doesn’t quite make sense, here’s the deal: Your hair is dry, the spray is wet.
Interesting, no? Let me tell you more: By absorbing excess oils, dry shampoo transforms limp, oily strands into voluminous, grease-free tresses in just a matter of minutes. It can help your hair look great while washing less often, and that’s a good thing because:
- Most store-bought shampoos contain detergents that strip oils from your hair (This one is an exception)
- Washing your hair too often will stimulate your scalp to produce extra oils in order to compensate.
- This often leads to a situation where the scalp is very oily, but ends are dry and possibly damaged
DIY dry shampoo spray and dry shampoo powder can both be helpful in breaking the cycle of overwashing/excessive oil production. Over time, most people find that they need to use less dry shampoo between washes as their scalp adjusts to the new routine.
Powder Or Spray ~ Which One Should I Use?
I’ve found both to be helpful in different situations. When my hair is already styled and I just need a little volume/oil control at the roots I use homemade dry shampoo powder. On days I need to style from scratch or have all-over oiliness I prefer the spray. The method that works best for you might be different, though, so you might try making both at the same time to see what you like more. They both call for the same ingredients and together they’ll take about five minutes to make, so it’s easy to try them both.”