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Have greasy hair? Try this homemade dry shampoo

No water, no foaming shampoo. Try this natural dry shampoo trick.

Written by Kriti Saraswat |Published : September 21, 2015 3:17 PM IST

Do you have hair that gets greasy every second day? If yes, it can be irritating to wash your hair so often, especially on days you don't have enough time or run out of shampoo. A dry shampoo comes in handy in such times. But did you know you can even make one at home which is not only cost-effective but also natural?

This quick dry shampoo is made using cornflour, which is generally used for cooking and baking dishes. But it can soak up oil from your hair easily and also add a slight volume. Since cornflour is white, you can add unsweetened cocoa powder to it so that your scalp does not look white. Here's what you need to do. Also read - 6 ways to manage greasy hair at home.

  • Take a salt shaker and add cornflour to it.
  • Add one part (about 1 tbsp) cocoa powder.
  • Now shake it well so that the two mix together.
  • The trick is to part your hair and sprinkle it on your roots.
  • Once you do this all over, just massage your scalp with your hands. This will spread it out evenly.
  • Comb your hair with a brush to cover your roots and conceal any powdery residue.
  • Mostly you won't be able to see any of it now and you are good to go.

This dry shampoo can be stored too as it doesn't get bad. Refill it once you exhaust it and use it on days you want to get the greasiness out without wetting your hair. But remember, it is not a substitute to shampoo so make sure you do wash your mane at least once a week. It will also remove the powder from your roots on a regular basis. This is a DIY tip that works for the author. Let us know if it worked for you as well. Also read - how to use a spray dry shampoo.

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