Dry shampoo is fantastic for stretching out the time between washings. Whether you just need something to perk up your style on days you sleep in, dry shampoo is a godsend! Not only does it whisk away oily roots, it’s also great for creating textures when you’re hair is freshly washed.
If you love dry shampoo but want to get away from the chemicals and save a bit of cash while you are doing it, try making your own dry shampoo at home. It is easy and just requires a few easy-to-find ingredients.
Easy Blonde Dust-On Formula
All you really need for a good dry shampoo for blondes is cornstarch. It will absorb the oil at your roots and leave your hair smelling fresh. You can add a few drops of essential oil if you want to perk up the smell but it’s not necessary. The easy thing to do is just keep a small jar of it on hand and set aside a special makeup brush for it. Simply apply it with the brush then use your hair brush to comb it through from root to tip.
This formula is great for covering up roots too! If you are overdue for a touchup, leave a little extra up on top of your roots to lighten your natural shade a bit.
There are tons of alternatives out there for cornstarch as well. If you run out of it or simply aren’t in love with the consistency and smell, try something new! Baking soda and baby powder are common substitutes and work just as well. You can use baking powder in a pinch as well but expect it to dry out your hair a little more than the other options.
Easy Burnette Dust-On Formula
You can use cornstarch on dark hair as well but it can look too obvious if you don’t comb it out perfectly. For an easier to apply blend, go for a 50-50 mix of cocoa powder and cornstarch. Again, you can add a few drops of essential oil but it’s not really necessary. Just blend the mix, apply it with a blush brush and comb it through.
The powder formula is easy to make but if you apply it in a rush in the morning, you can wind up with obvious powder marks. If you prefer a spray-on formula, just track down a spray bottle and mix your own!
Bonus Tip: If you know that you won’t have time to wash your hair in the morning and it is already starting to look a bit oily, add the dry shampoo the night before. It’ll absorb oil while you sleep and prevent your hair from getting too weighed down. Not only will this simply your morning routine but it’s also great for your skin! Sleeping with oily hair will make your pillowcase dirty and can lead to breakouts.