Though it may be weird, one trip to the kitchen is all it takes to create an alternative dry shampoo. If you have gray, blonde, or other light-colored hair, you can apply cornstarch directly to your hair.
For darker hair, we will mix a little cocoa powder or cinnamon in the cornstarch before applying, depending on the color that most closely resembles your hair. We will try to pour cornstarch into a salt or pepper shaker and gently tap on the head to make the application easier.
Talcum powder for babies
Baby powder is linked to absorption, so it makes a great dry shampoo. As with cornstarch, we can try adding a little cocoa or cinnamon powder to change the color. However, baby powder has a strong white color.
Therefore, if you do not have gray hair, you will have to be very careful to make sure you do not apply too much. Otherwise, we might look older or need to wash our hair if we don’t get past it.
Apple cider vinegar
It may seem strange to choose a liquid as a replacement for dry shampoo, but it works. To use apple cider vinegar as a dry shampoo, we will mix a drop of vinegar per 30 ml of water in a spray bottle.
Then, we will aim at the roots and spray. You will need to do this in plenty of time, as you will need to wait for the apple cider vinegar and water solution to dry before you see results.
You probably know the feeling of hand sanitizer dripping onto wet palms before drying quickly. The same phenomenon happens to the scalp, making it a quicker fix than apple cider vinegar if you need to shampoo your hair quickly.
Another advantage of hand sanitizer is that it blends perfectly with any hair color. However, it is not the best option if you already have problems with dandruff or a sensitive scalp.
If you don’t like the idea of leaving a product in your hair, makeup anti-shine papers are an excellent option similar to dry shampoo. These papers can absorb the oil around the face, so they can also get rid of the oil in your hair.
When we use this paper, it is recommended to use clips to separate the hair into different sections. Then, we will gently rub the paper over the roots.
If we are in a pinch, we can use paper towels instead of non-glare paper. Ideally, paper towels that specialize in having ultra-absorbent properties are best.
We will follow the same procedure as with the blotting papers, dividing the hair into sections before gently removing the excess oil with the paper towel.
salt and cornmeal
If we want to improve the effectiveness of cornstarch, we will try adding salt. The coarse nature of the salt makes it ideal for bouncing along the scalp, encouraging the cornmeal to maximize its ability to absorb oil.
If we add salt to the cornstarch, it is recommended that we do so in the proportion of one tablespoon of salt per half cup of cornmeal. Next, we’ll use a hairbrush to stimulate the salt and cornmeal to loosen up and remove oil and dirt from the hair.