Everyone has those days when you’ve hit the snooze button one too many times and you’re running late. But your hair doesn’t have to show it! Dry shampoos can be a great quick fix when you don’t have time to wash your hair.
When you use dry shampoo, what you’re doing is absorbing oil that’s lingering on those unwashed roots. Dry shampoo leaves you with clean-looking locks even if you didn’t just step out of the shower. If you’ve been the beauty pageant route, you know that dirty hair holds style better than clean hair does, but that doesn’t mean you want to look like you’re in need of an oil change. Dry shampoo lets you keep the grit in those locks for styling (or timesaving) purposes, without the greaser look.
Cornstarch soaks up the oils from your roots. Cinnamon simulates your scalp and Lavender Essential Oil leaves you with a sweet floral scent.
Here’s how to use it:
1. Dip your makeup brush into your dry shampoo mixture and tap off any excess on the edge of your container. With your brush, apply the dry shampoo to the roots and in the areas that tend to get oily, like your bangs and part. Focus mostly on the roots, but if the rest of your hair needs freshening up, add a little more down the strands toward the tips. Make sure you don’t rub your dry shampoo into your scalp, it can accumulate and make it itch.
2. Brush your hair from root-to-tip to help distribute and blend in the dry shampoo.
3. Let it settle in — wait 5-7 minutes to let the dry shampoo absorb the oil from your hair and then style as usual.
Measure your dry ingredients.
Stir to combine the ingredients.
Finish by adding three-to-five drops of the lavender essential oil so your hair smells nice and fresh at every application. Mix it up again and you’re done.
Store your dry shampoo in an airtight container and keep it close to your hair and makeup kit so that you can make it a seamless part of your morning beauty routine.