Do You Really Need to Switch to Natural Dry Shampoo?

We conduct a mini investigation.

In today’s world, anything that says the word “natural” seems to be the best product to use. Whether you’re consuming natural food or applying natural dry shampoo, it sounds like the product may be better for you. We won’t dive into the nitty-gritty about the way most brands are using the word “natural” to target consumers, but we will say this: Read carefully. Don’t believe everything you see, unless you have done all of your research about a product.

Natural dry shampoo has been one of the many products women have been using in lieu of a traditional dry shampoo. Women are even making their own versions at home with products from their pantry. Remember those days when we all used to use good old baby powder? Let’s be honest: It worked like a charm. However, what if you’re just not ready to make the transition to a natural dry shampoo? Or, what if you just don’t want to? Read on as we help you decide whether or not to make the switch:

Why People Choose the Natural Route

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To D.I.Y. a natural dry shampoo or not to D.I.Y.? That is the question.

One of the many reasons women tend to go the natural route when it comes to dry shampoo is because of the white residue. We get it, if every dry shampoo you’ve tried has left a white residue on your hair, it can be frustrating and a nuisance to remove.

When choosing an all-natural dry shampoo, brunette women often look towards cocoa powder. However,  everyone else may opt for arrowroot powder or pure cornstarch as a dry shampoo alternative. But think of it this way: If you went outside on a rainy day with any of these natural products in your hair, that would result in a sticky, clammy mess. That’s a whole separate mess which would also be really difficult to remove.

What Causes the White Residue

We must say, the white residue can very much be caused by two ways: The formula of the product and the way in which you are using it. Dry shampoo is instructed to be sprayed about six inches away from your roots, then massaged in thoroughly to dissolve the product. Think about that first before considering the switch. Plus, if you’re using dry shampoo to refresh your hair’s scent, those pantry items may not do the best job.

We asked an avid dry shampoo user, Eunice Lucero, EIC of All Things Hair, how she feels about using natural dry shampoo. Eunice explains, “I choose a dry shampoo for its effectiveness in absorbing excess grease. That said, it doesn’t really matter to me whether it’s natural or not.” Ladies, ask yourself: Are you making the switch to a natural dry shampoo because everyone else is? Or is this something that supports your lifestyle? Again, the choice is yours and whatever works is what you should stick with.

Our Favorite Dry Shampoos

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If you are on the hunt for a dry shampoo that doesn’t leave a residue, you can opt for a dry shampoo like, Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo. This dry shampoo works like a charm for any hair type. I personally use it when I straighten my curly hair and want to extend the life of my style. If you’re looking to maintain a voluminous style, opt for Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo.

If you don’t want to even take a chance dealing with any white residue, try TRESemmé Between Washes Brunette Dry Shampoo. We love this dry shampoo because it removes excess oil and helps eliminate odor, leaving you with instantly refreshed hair. This dry shampoo is perfect for any brunette ladies out there because it has a tint, which will blend seamlessly into your hair incase there is any residue.

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