Looking for some natural dry shampoo options? Read this

I, like a lot of folks out there, once relied on Batiste dry shampoo to help breathe some new life into my hair after going a few days without washing it. The shit worked well; it arguably was ‘the’ dry shampoo to use because of how well it performed in the sense of alleviating oil and freshening up drab locks, but not too long ago Batiste’s dry shampoo legacy came to a crashing halt as most of their products were found to contain carcinogenic, or cancer-causing ingredients.

Needless to say, I and a lot of other people found ourselves doing a thorough clean-up of our hair product collection after this news broke out, throwing out any Batiste products in the process.

I haven’t yet found another dry shampoo product that works as well as Batiste dry shampoo did, but I have been able to designate some natural options that work pretty well. I’ve used baby powder and baking soda, and out of the two, I’m inclined to say baby powder is the better option because it seems to absorb oil in my hair better than baking soda does. On the other hand, baking soda is better than baby powder in the sense that baby powder leaves me with a lot of static in my hair, whereas baking powder doesn’t.

Some other options for natural dry shampoo include corn starch, arrowroot powder, translucent setting powder (commonly used as a makeup product), blotting papers (often used on the face for oily skin), and apple cider vinegar.

I can’t speak for how to go about using any of the other options I listed as dry shampoo as I personally haven’t tried them myself, but for both baby powder and baking soda, I usually hang my head over the bathtub, put either baking soda or baby powder in the palm of my hand, and vigorously work it into my scalp.

Here’s hoping one of these natural options works for you and your hair.

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