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Dry Shampoo – What It Is, How To Use It & How To Make It At Home

Melanie Yates

Have you ever heard of dry shampoo but have never wondered how it is used and what its characteristics? It’s time to make up for it: let’s face this theme, very dear to many women, revealing everything you need to know about dry shampoo, an excellent remedy for dirty hair.

What is Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is so defined because, unlike traditional shampoo, it is used without water support. It is therefore used with the direct application on dirty hair, without moistening it or adding water to give a semblance of clean that in the best opportunities can last 10-12 hours. It is, therefore, a useful help for all those people who wish to be able to give a more accurate image, not having the time necessary to take care “traditionally” of their hair (that is, with washing).

How Dry Shampoo Is Available

Dry shampoo is available in two different forms. On the one hand, you can find the spray; on the other side you will find on the market different shapes in free powder more or less similar, for consistency, to the “talcum powder.” Try to identify the product and shape based on your actual needs, and taking into consideration the nature of the hair, the practicality of use, the level of dirt, and so on.

Is Dry Shampoo Effective?

Good news: dry shampoo is effective to give your hair a touch of better health. This good news, however, also corresponds to bad news: the dry shampoo is not used to “clean” your hair, but only serves to hide the dirt (a bit ‘as when you hide the dust under the carpet!).

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The above should, therefore, induce you to use the dry shampoo as an occasional remedy and certainly not as a usual remedy. Remember that the dry shampoo does not act on the skin but only on the hair, and that it is, therefore, necessary to proceed with a classic wash, with water, to give full cleansing to the hair.

How To Use Dry Shampoo

Using dry shampoo is very simple and, more often than not, you will not have to do anything else but read the instructions (which vary, understandably, depending on whether the dry shampoo is a spray or the form of powder).

However, in the spray version, it will be sufficient to shake the bottle and spray the dry shampoo on the more greasy areas (roots, lengths). Then, comb to distribute the product more evenly, and wait between 5 and 10 minutes of time (or even later, especially if your hair is dirty). Finally, remove the excess of dry shampoo with a brush and a hairdryer, to be used with not too high temperatures.

In doing so, remember that dry shampoo should never use with water or wet hair. Not only you will lose the usefulness of dry shampoo, which is primarily to allow you to use it quickly and easily, but you will generate lumps that could be difficult to remove.

How To Make Dry Shampoo At Home

If you do not want to buy the dry shampoo that you can find on the market, know that you can also recreate it at home.

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  • Baking Soda
  • Rice Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Oatmeal
  • Talc
  • Chickpea flour
  • Potato starch
  • White clay
  • Essential oils
  • Lemon

It is, intuitively, of ingredients that can represent great supports to absorb excess sebum, and that can use, at will, all together or only in part.


  • Once you have found the ingredients you want to use with greater fruition, add the powders to each other, and mix them with a kitchen robot to make the mixture even thinner.
  • Add essential oils to the mixture then insert it into a jar and apply it on the hair.

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