Dry Shampoo is a lifesaver on hectic days. It works simply – the alcohol or starch in dry shampoo soaks up excess oils – and hair immediately looks better. Here are 10 ways dry shampoo can work for you!
1. Get fresh, clean hair in less than 5 minutes!
Just spray, blend, brush and go!
2. Defend hair from humidity.
For fine or straight hair that goes limp in humid weather, spray roots with dry shampoo to give it body and volume. For wavy or curly hair, try a mousse-based dry shampoo to control those unruly locks.
3. Go longer between shampoos.
Sometimes you just don’t have time to shampoo. Or you’re not feeling well and don’t have the energy. Or you’re on a camping trip with limited access to showers. Dry shampoo can remove dirt and oil from hair and keep it looking fresh with minimal effort.
4. After-gym essential.
If you hit the gym before work or during your lunch break, dry shampoo fixes sweaty, matted hair and gets you to you next appointment or meeting quickly.
5. Use before bed – wake up with great hair.
If you don’t plan to shampoo in the morning, apply dry shampoo before you go to bed. It will absorb oil and debris overnight. You’ll wake up with less kinks and tangles – and clean, fresh hair.
6. Extend the life of hair color and treatments.
Water and shampoo cause hair color to fade. Shampooing less often will help preserve color (and other hair treatments), so you can go longer between touchups.
7. Hair styles last longer.
When you treat yourself to a new hairstyle or blowout, you want it to last as long as possible. Using dry shampoo can extend your hairstyle or blowout for an extra two to three days by removing excess oils.
8. Perfect primer for hair before styling.
When hair is squeaky clean, it may be too silky and slippery to handle an elaborate style like an up-do. Dry shampoo applied to clean hair adds enough texture to help hair do an up-do without having to use an huge amount of hairspray.
9. Create volume and revitalize hair.
Dry shampoo prevents hair from going flat and revitalizes the roots, adding volume and body that will last all day.
10. Minimize hair damage.
Shampooing less often means less time spent with blow dryers, hot rollers and other hot hair tools, keeping your hair healthier.
Dry shampoo can be used anytime hair needs a boost. But you can’t rely on it to totally replace your regular shampoo. Experts agree that there are a few negative effects of too much dry shampoo and that it must be used correctly.
1. Dry shampoo does not cleanse the scalp.
If you use dry shampoo repeatedly without using regular shampoo in between, the powder or alcohol base in the dry shampoo will build up, resulting in dry hair. The build-up may also cause hair to stop producing the oils needed to keep your scalp healthy.
2. Dry shampoo can dull hair color.
The powdery formula of dry shampoo is made to soak up grease and oil. But it also can create a matte look, making hair appear less shiny.
3. Dry shampoo slows hair’s natural shedding process.
If you don’t wash your hair enough, scalp problems like dandruff and psoriasis can worse, affecting not only existing hair, but also future hair growth. Hair needs a clean, flake-free scalp for optimum growth.
What should you do? Use dry shampoo for those quick and emergency hair fixes. But your hair and scalp need to be washed and rinsed regularly, so use a clarifying shampoo at least once a week. Your hair will benefit from the best of both worlds!