Whether you’re going for big, sexy Bardot hair or you’re just trying to look presentable on your fourth consecutive no-wash day, dry shampoo can help you do it. Dry shampoo sprays are probably what you’d reach for first, since they’re so easy to use — but beware: Aerosol cans, in which most traditional dry shampoos are housed, contain chemical propellants (like butane and propane), which you probably don't want to be spraying near your face. Instead, try one of the best natural dry shampoos, which don't come packaged in aerosol bottles. These powder formulations are just as effective for absorbing excess oil and giving limp hair a boost, but they contain 100% natural ingredients like kaolin clay, cornstarch, arrowroot, and the occasional essential oil for a fresh scent. Most are certified organic, cruelty-free, and talc-free, too.
First, some application tips. The classic way to apply dry shampoo powder is to divide your hair into small sections, squeeze a puff onto your roots, and massage the product into your scalp until all trace of powder is dissolved. (Toss your hair upside-down to create more volume.) If you’re still seeing powdery residue, brush it through your hair with a boar-bristle brush. And if that method yields more mess than you need in your life, sprinkle the powder onto a big, fluffy makeup brush (clean or unused, of course), then dab the brush straight onto your roots.
Ahead, you'll find five of the best natural dry shampoos on the market right now. All perfect for when you will not be washing your hair for the fifth day in a row, but thanks for the suggestion.
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