Lately I have seen other beauty blogs talking about the benefits of dry shampoo. What exactly is dry shampoo? Basically, it is a powder or spray used on the hair to remove greasiness and give the hair extra volume. I am all for both of these uses, but there are two things I do not like about dry shampoo:
1. Many brands have chemical ingredients, talc and fragrances that I do not feel comfortable rubbing all over my scalp and,
2. A lot of the natural brands tend to be pretty expensive. I saw a nice looking product that cost a whopping $30!
I do have to warn you to not go overboard with this stuff, especially if you have darker hair. If you use too much, your hair can get a white greyish cast, which can be especially visible with flash photography. Also, it's obviously not a substitute for washing your hair all together.
When purchasing baby powder, be absolutely sure to get one that is talc free. Talc is a dangerous because it acts like and can be contaminated with asbestos. It especially should not be inhaled, which very likely to happen with a loose powder. Also be aware that many baby powders have added fragrance.
My current go to is GentleCare Butt Dust. I love this brand because it is very inexpensive, has simple, unambiguous ingredients, and smells light and refreshing. It can be bought here from Vitacost for $7. There are several other natural brands on that website, but some use natural fragrance that isn't specified, so I feel safer using this because it has lavender oil and rose buds.
EWG rating (preliminary): 1
Ingredients: Corn starch, kaolin (clay), bentonite (clay), sodium bicarbonate, rosa centifolia (rose buds and petals), comiphora molmol (myrhh) gum, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil.