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#Sakarahacks: How to Make It Look Like You've Showered

You’ve heard it a million times, maybe even said it yourself. Long thought of as an excuse reserved to blow-off guys who use cliché pickup lines, it’s actually true. Any long locked lady will tell you, from start to finish, this process can take over an hour.

If shampooing, conditioning, styling and blow drying isn’t your idea of a rousing evening, you’re not alone.

Thankfully, there are a number of products that can perk up limp locks, help you salvage your style, and extend time between washings, so that you can stop wasting your Friday nights in the bathroom. Whether you need a fresh fix post-workout, before a night out or the next morning...there's a product for that. 

But be warned, not all dry shampoos are created equal. So, how do you know which products are worth your time and your tresses? It all comes down to the formulation.

Many are made with harmful ingredients, like parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, talc, sodium chloride, mineral oil, petrolatum. Ewwww. If you see any of these on the label, put down the product and slowly walk away.

Instead, opt for natural formulas with good for you ingredients. Clay and natural powders (cornstarch, rice, arrowroot and horsetail) are effective at absorbing excess oil; powders also add texture and boost volume. And if you’re looking for a fresh scent, try a formula with Essential Oils.

These Sakara-approved picks will give you the healthy, heavenly hair you deserve – not to mention your Saturday night back!


If You’re a Staunch Spray Supporter...

ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Style Translucent Dry Shampoo is a virtually translucent spray formula absorbs oil, product buildup and impurities, without leaving a powdery residue. Hair is left feeling clean and full of body. Organic bamboo extract immediately boosts hair's strength, flexibility and sustainability for stronger, healthier hair. It also delivers a fresh smell. Blue yucca root, a natural fixative high in starch, adds volume and creates long-lasting style and hold.


If You Prefer Powder...

Formulated with Kaolin Clay, organic horsetail powder (a concentrated source of silica) and rice powder, Alder New York Lavender Natural Hair Powder deodorizes, absorbs grease, restores volume and adds texture between traditional washings. Sprinkle a teaspoon or more in your palm and rub through roots. Brush out excess and et voila, clean hair with a crisp, floral scent – thanks to lavender essential oil.


One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder is unique blend of highly absorbent Georgia Kaolin Clay and silica rich bamboo extract, plus hyaluronic acid, which maintains moisture levels so strands look healthy, never dry. This powder formula softens, strengthens and nourishes hair between shampoos, during travel or anytime you need an extra pick-me-up.

Formulated with organic rice powder and organic horsetail powder, Lulu Organics Jasmine Hair Powder is your styling solution for in between washes. It absorbs oil, boosts volume and jasmine essential oil leaves strands sensually scented with mysterious, floral notes.


If You’re a DIY Devotee… 

Mixing up a homemade dry shampoo is easier than you may think. This natural recipe will leaves hair looking and smelling fresh and fabulous in just a few easy steps.


  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder or organic cornstarch
  • 3-4 drops of your favorite essential oil

Optional Additions 

  • For dark hair: 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • For auburn hair: 2 tbsp cinnamon

Directions To Make

Combine powder and essential oil in a small bowl; mix with a spoon.

Store mixture in a container with a tight lid (e.g., seamless tin, mason jar or empty powder container).

Keep in cool, dry place; lasts for 2 to 4 weeks.

Directions To Use

Use a comb or fingers to separate hair into sections.

Shake powder onto roots, or use an old makeup brush to apply.

Use fingers or brush to work powder into hair, until it’s no longer visible 

Style as usual. 


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