When dry shampoo remerged a few years back, it was readily embraced by almost everyone in order 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, for a more natural fix, you can also follow a simple a two-step process utilizing baking soda and apple cider vinegar.
Every 4 to 6 weeks or so, simply add a quarter-size 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.
Your hair (and scalp) will thank you!