There are a number of advices that we keep on hearing when it comes to haircare. And one of them is ‘Do not wash your hair everyday’. Daily shampooing strips our hair off its natural oils and as a result, our hair becomes dry, brittle and breakage prone. Above all, it leads to split ends. Inspite of all the negative effects of frequent shampooing, it is a necessity for some. In such situations dry shampoo comes handy. However, it’s not an easy task to choose the right dry shampoo for your hair. Certain dry shampoos come with strong odor that you may not like at all and needless to say, all of them are loaded with chemicals. The best alternative to the commercial dry shampoos is baby powder. So check out this article to know How to Use Baby Powder as Dry Shampoo.
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Our hair types vary from person to person and so hair maintenance also differs. For example, if you have curly coarse hair, everyday washing will make it dry and brittle. But if you have fine hair, then u just have to wash your hair everyday because fine-textured hair attracts dirt easily. But still the rule of ‘Do not wash your hair everyday’ applies to all hair types. To rescue you in such situations, dry shampoo was invented. If your hair is greasy and oily and you just don’t have time to wash your hair, then dry shampoo is a must-try method for you. Commercial dry shampoos work well, but they come loaded with chemicals & chemical is bad for all hair types. And these commercial dry shampoos are mostly quite expensive. So instead of splurging money on these chemical laden shampoos, why don’t use baby powder which works as good as any store bought dry shampoo. So read on to know How to Use Baby Powder as Dry Shampoo.
What is dry shampoo?
Dry shampoo is a formula which is used to clean and freshen up your hair without washing your hair with shampoo. Dry shampoo comes in two forms – powder and spray. Once applied, it absorbs the dirt and excess oil from the scalp and gets rid of greasy hair. It also leaves behind lovely smell. Using dry shampoo helps to avoid frequent hair washing. Apart from getting rid of oily greasy hair, it makes your hair look bouncy and smell fresh, just like freshly washed hair.
Dry shampoo is a must for those who can’t afford washing hair regularly because of time constraint. People with dry hair can’t shampoo everyday as it makes hair drier and breakage prone. For them, dry shampoo is a great option as it instantly gets rid of greasy and oily scalp and gives you fresh looking hair. Also you should carry dry shampoo while traveling, because it’s a quick fix solution to dull and greasy hair. Just few sprays and you are all set to rock.
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How to use baby powder as dry shampoo
Lots of dry shampoos are available in the market these days. But like I said before, choosing the right shampoo for your hair can be little tricky. Most of them are pricey and all of them are filled with chemicals. So to save money and to save your hair from damage, baby powder can be used as an alternative to dry shampoo. After all, most of the dry shampoos are basically talc with fragrance and therefore, baby powder can automatically give you the same effect.
- Section your hair first.
- Now start sprinkling baby powder on your hair.
- Brush your hair till all the baby powder disappears.
- And there you have fresh, oil free hair.
You can mix some cocoa powder with the baby powder to get the color close to your hair (you don’t have to worry about any trace of baby powder leaving behind too).
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Baby powder is certainly a great alternative to commercial dry shampoos. However, baby powder not only removes dirt and oil from scalp, but it also removes some essential oils. So if you want to use heat appliances after using baby powder as shampoo, don’t forget to apply heat protectant sprays.
So friends, hope you loved reading this article. Until next one..