If you’re one to wash your hair on the regular, you’re probably aware of the limp, greasy texture it takes on, when you haven’t been able to get it. It could be as simple as hitting the snooze button too many times on your alarm clock; or, that you’ve been by the beach and the humidity has put a dampener on your locks, sooner than you expected. Whatever the reason, there’s always a simple and easy fix, one that’s being marketed at hefty price tags, but can be made at home too. Meet, the dry shampoo brigade. They will have your hair looking, and smelling like you’re fresh out of the shower in no time.

How To Use A Dry Shampoo
dry shampoo formula is crafted to absorb the oils, making your hair look less greasy, without leaving you with a dry scalp. Before you begin, make sure to untangle your strands. Then, all you have to do is sprinkle, or spray the shampoo over your scalp, let it absorb the oil and dirt for a few minutes, preferably five to 10 minutes. Finally, brush your hair till the shampoo isn’t visible anymore. It’s that simple.

Here are two simple recipes for a quick-fix at home:

Dry Spray Shampoo For Light or Dark Hair
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup arrowroot or cornstarch
1/4 cup vodka, rubbing alcohol or witch hazel
3-5 drops lavender essential oil

Make It Your Own: Mix all the ingredients into a small spray bottle and shake well. Shake before each use and spray on roots or oily parts of the hair.

Dry Shampoo For All Hair Types
1/2 cup organic cornstarch
3-4 drops vanilla essential oil
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (for people with darker hair)
2 tbsp cinnamon (for people with red or auburn hair)

Make It Your Own: Combine all ingredients well and store your all-natural, homemade dry shampoo in the container of your choice. Apply as you would, the above.

It’s important to know that dry shampoo is not a substitute for your regular hair cleansing routine, and you will need to wash your hair, sooner than later. However, finding a washing routine that works for you, whether it’s every alternate day, or twice a week, is important too. You can use the dry shampoo on days you’re unable to keep up. FYI, Khloe Kardashian is a big fan of this quick-fix.

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Charlene Flanagan is a lifestyle journalist whose love for language drove her to earn her Bachelor’s degree in English literature, as well as pursue her Masters in Arts. Over the last five years, she’s contributed to a number of leading publications, and has particularly enjoyed reviewing books and restaurants, as well as interviewing celebrities. Her recent switch to a holistic lifestyle has her looking at her food choices very differently—although she won’t admit it. When she’s not busy writing up about workouts, home remedies, and skincare essentials, she spends her time being the quintessential city girl who’s excited to see what life has in store for her.