Without the literal semantics the truth is the product is kind of revolutionary; the basic claim to fame essentially is that it can clean your hair without ‘the wetting part’ successfully extending your style without the fuss of doing everything over again.
Dry shampoo is basically a powder usually a form of starch that absorbs oils* and excess build up on your hair efficiently eliminating any greasy film that may occur on the hair over a period of time.
Baby powder can pretty much do the same thing but for a little bit more of an investment you probably won’t end up looking like you have been on the wrong end of a summer camp joke. Here four reasons you should try dry shampoo.
1. Extends your heat styles – If you are natural or relaxed and you have a freshly flat ironed style, we all know that to combat dryness it is almost necessary to add some kind of moisture or oil daily. The additional products can cause buildup over time especially if your hair is fine. To remove the greasy film and to extend your style longer than 6 days, dry shampoo is a great option as it does just that!
2. Saves you time and energy – Sometimes we just do not have the time or energy to re-do a style in order for it to still appear fresh. Dry shampoo can give an old style life and doesn’t take more than five to 8 minutes to apply.
3. Reduces washes – Frequent washing especially with shampoo can be very drying to the hair, with dry shampoo your hair is not subject to the harsh elements of regular shampoo and is considered more healthy in comparison to consistent wet shampooing. Hygral fatigue anyone?
4. Pumps up the volume– Grease and gunk not only feels gross on the hair after awhile, it weighs the hair down something serious. Dry shampoo when used effectively can essentially take away the extra film leaving you with light fluffy windblown hair. So if you are looking for some extra volume dry shampoo maybe the way to go.
How to use Dry Shampoo
1. Section the hair in four to start pinning each section up and out of the way.
2. On the section you have chosen to work with first, separate the hair in smaller manageable sections and spray the dry shampoo on the roots of the hair
3. Repeat this to all sections of your hair
4. Once you are all sprayed up, let the product sit for 3-5 minutes and then brush through
5. Brush the hair with a soft bristle brush to distribute the product and get rid of any excess shampoo.
6. Shake and go!
Have you ever tried using a dry shampoo, if so what are your favorite brands?