The Art Of Dry Cleaning Your Hair (No Water Needed)
Washing our hair is a necessity but also a chore that can bog down an already busy schedule. Male or female, dealing with our hair can be a pain at times – this is especially true for women that have a lot of hair to deal with.
However, it is possible to wash your hair without water. While the idea may sound weird at first, there are, in fact, special hair care products that promise cleaner hair that does not need the assistance of water.
Dry shampoos describe a product or way of cleaning your hair that not only works without water but is ideal for absorbing oil from your tresses and scalp. The accumulation of oils on the scalp is one of the ways that our hair gets dirty, limp and tough to deal with. In these instances you can turn to homemade dry shampoo recipes or you can even purchase dry shampoo at the store.
If you’re on a budget or are the type that enjoys DIY ideas, you can turn to simple products found around your house to use on your tresses. The following items can be used as a form of homemade dry shampoo: baking soda, corn starch, baby powder, flour and oatmeal. Each of these products is great for absorbing excess oils in the scalp and helps to keep your locks clean and fresh without the added time for washing, rinsing and repeating.
The best way to figure out which of these items will work for your hair type is done through trial and error. You also have the option of going online to see what others suggest when it comes to using these dry shampoo recipes. Not only do these dry shampoo items get your hair clean in record time, the instructions for handling them is very easy to do.
Regardless of which one you choose to use, simply add the product to your hair and work it deep into your scalp and from roots to tips with your fingers. Afterwards take your favorite brush and liberally brush the dry shampoo out.
Once you’ve removed all of the dry shampoo, your hair and scalp will be oil-free and clean. If you are using corn starch you will want to measure out a quarter of a cup to apply. For those using oatmeal, one cup (uncooked and dry) will do the trick. Baby powder and baking soda users only have to sprinkle the desired amount onto their hair, while the flour recipe requires a handful.
Of course the DIY method is not for everyone. If you are the type of person that wants to simply go to the store and purchase a product off of the shelf, you’ll be happy to know that there are a bunch of dry shampoo hair care products available at your local drugstore. These typically come in a can similar to hair spray. You might want to do a quick online search for reviews to see which products have the best ratings as well as what the price ranges are.
While the instructions may vary from product to product, general use requires holding the spray can 6-8 inches away from your head and spraying the dry shampoo directly onto your roots and throughout the rest of your tresses. Once the spray has dried, use your fingers to shake out the excess product and then follow with a liberal brushing. Afterwards you can style your hair like normal.