All last week I decided to test out dry shampoo alternatives that you can find right in your household. I do love my Dove dry shampoo but I will be honest, sometimes I don’t feel like forking out $8 when I can use something I already have at home.
So if you have no dry shampoo or you just run out, no problem, below I am going to break down the pros and cons of each alternative I tested and let you know which one is my favourite.
Baby Powder: Baby powder was the first alternative I tested. It worked really well, it was easy to sprinkle on my roots and absorbed the oil quickly. While I personally love the smell of baby powder, some people don’t so this was the only downfall.
Baking Soda: Good old baking soda. There are tons of things you can do with baking soda, from cleaning appliances to whitening your teeth to even taking stains and smell out of clothing (see my DIY post on that here). When it comes to dry shampoo, the baking soda absorbed the oil, however it caused flaking. It looked like I had dandruff as well as it was a bit messy to apply. The only other downside of baking soda is that it could be very irritating on the scalp so be careful when you apply.
Corn Starch: The last alternative I tested was corn starch and this was by far my favourite one. Not only did it absorb the oil from my hair, it left may hair so voluminous. I was a little hesitant about the corn starch as I thought it would leave my hair covered in flakes just like the baking soda but there was no flaking. The other great thing about the corn starch is the day after I used it, my hair still had volume and was non-greasy looking. I didn’t even have to apply it that second day.
TIP: If you go with the baking soda or the corn starch, put it in a pepper shaker so that it’s easier to apply to your hair. Also, since they both don’t have a scent, you can always add an essential oil, like lavender.
Have you tried any of these dry shampoo alternatives? Which one is your favourite? Comment below!