When dry shampoo remerged in a big way now 5 or 6 years ago, it was readily embraced by almost everyone to save time, extend blowouts, and cut down on the drying effects of frequent shampooing. As much as dry shampoo has become a regular go-to for many, it is NOT a product that should be used too excessively.
Despite its name, dry shampoo is not a shampoo at all! It is actually just a styling product, like any of the many other styling products we all use daily. As such, we need to be concerned with the product buildup issues that dry shampoo can present. Why? Product buildup can leave the hair dull, limp and hard to style. In addition, it can also make the scalp feel itchy and cause flaking.
You can remove dry shampoo buildup (or any other product buildup) by using a clarifying shampoo once a month or so. Or, if you are like us, you may prefer to use a less harsh, all-natural solution to remove product buildup. Just follow the simple two-step process below that utilizes two items you probably already have in your kitchen: baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Every 4 to 6 weeks or so, simply add a quarter-sized amount of baking soda to your favorite shampoo. Follow this with the following apple cider vinegar rinse to smooth the hair cuticle and help balance the hair and scalp pH levels:
½ cup of apple cider vinegar
½ cup water
1 or 2 drops lavender oil or other essential oil (to add fragrance)
Mix all in a spray bottle and douse hair well, avoiding contact with eyes. Let mixture sit on the hair for a minute or two and then rinse well with cool water.
With regular use you can use dry shampoo without worry of product buildup or any scalp issues! Your hair (and scalp) will thank you!