Contrary to popular belief, dry shampoo has been around for quite a while. However, it wasn’t heavily noticed until recently when hair care experts recommend washing less often (meaning, not daily as most are used to) to minimise damage to hair and prevent dryness resulting from lost of natural oils. Dry shampoo is, obviously, a substance that works similar to shampoo but can be used without water. It absorbs oil from your scalp and hair so you are basically cleaning it in the process. It is made of a few ingredients including conditioning agents, aerosol propellants, solvents, absorbing agents, and fragrance, among other things. It is mainly intended to lengthen the bounce and shine of your hair in between washing, or preserve your blowout for longer.
There has been many uses that emerged for dry shampoo recently. But are you using it the way it is supposed to? Read on below for guidelines on the do’s and don’ts of dry shampoo:
- It provides quick remedy for hair emergencies. The fact that you don’t need water to wash your hair with dry shampoo, you can apply it anytime, anywhere. It also takes just a few minutes in order to fix any emergencies whether you wanted to clean up hair from oil buildup or to liven up your locks in between washing.
- It is used to add volume to your hair. Simply apply the product from the roots and use blow dryer in order to get instant volume. This is what makes this product ideal for those with limp and fine hair.
- It is a good product to use when you are looking to style your hair with an updo. A lot of women have trouble securing their locks in place when styling an updo, but when you apply dry shampoo it makes the hair strands easier to manage. Plus, it also gets rid of flyaways!
- It helps organize your bangs. Bangs are highly vulnerable to picking up dirt because they are more exposed than other parts of your hair. For women with bangs, dry shampoo is a good product to use in order to preserve its shine and and keep it fresh for longer.
- As mentioned above, use it only for hair emergencies. You cannot overuse dry shampoo. Too much use of dry shampoo can weigh the hair down and make styling more difficult.
- Dry shampoo is used as an alternative to regular shampoo when washing is not possible. However, you should not use it as a replacement. Regular shampoo and properly washing your hair in the shower is still your best bet when it comes to getting rid of dirt and oil buildup.
- Do not attempt to wash off dry shampoo. This product is designed to be applied onto dry hair and stay there. Hence, you shouldn’t use it on wet hair. Make sure you follow the specified instructions at the label.
Are you regularly using dry shampoo?