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Oatmeal And Baking Soda Dry Shampoo Recipe

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You have a hectic day lying in front of you. Wedged between multiple errands, heavy traffic and rushed hours, hardly do you get time to have a proper meal, much less wash your hair. Dry shampoo to your rescue.

It can make your flat, greasy and oily scalp look and smell fresh in a jiffy. And its benefit does not stop at that! Unlike shampoos that contain sulphate, most of the dry shampoos have a lighter formula that remove grease and dirt without stripping hair of its natural oil.

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Shampooing often has to be followed up by blow drying or ironing. But with dry shampoo, you do not need heating tools, which in turn protects your hair strands from further damage. Its light talc formula makes it easy to use even when travelling.

oatmeal and baking soda dry shampoo

And if you are looking for budget-friendly options, you can easily make one at home from the ingredients available in your pantry. Here is a easy to make dry shampoo recipe that just needs two ingredients - ground oatmeal powder and baking soda.

Oats contain a natural cleansing agent called saponins that remove excess buildup from hair without causing any irritation. It is also a rich source of proteins that nourishes the hair, leaving it soft and silky, while creating a protective barrier against outside elements.

Your hair tends to pick up environmental pollutants and emit a strong odour. Baking soda comes in handy in neutralizing the foul smell, while maintaining the PH balance of the scalp.

oatmeal and baking soda dry shampoo

Ingredients Required

  • 1 Cup ground oatmeal powder
  • ½ Cup baking soda

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Direction To Follow

  • Mix ground oatmeal powder with baking soda and store it in an airtight container.
  • Take a tablespoon of the powder and sprinkle it on your scalp liberally. Make sure it spreads evenly through your scalp.
  • Massage the powder for a few minutes on your scalp. Later, comb out the excess starch.
  • You can also sprinkle the powder on your comb and brush your hair from the roots to the end.
oatmeal and baking soda dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is the oldest trick in the book to keep out the excess oil from your scalp without having to go through the hassle of shampooing, conditioning and drying. Do give this easy dry shampoo a try and let us know your feedback down in the comment section.

Read more about: baking soda, oatmeal, shampoo, hair
Story first published: Monday, August 1, 2016, 16:03 [IST]
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