How dry shampoo kept me exercising. Well it’s a basic fact that after all that working out my hair definitely does not look good. If rushing of to work or meeting the girls for a night out afterwards I feel a wreck so I must wash my hair.
That is what one of the ladies in my exercise class told to me last week. After I picked up the container of dry shampoo that had fallen out of her bag. “With this I can survive” she told me.
Dry shampoo is great for getting rid of those oily areas or for giving your hair a look of volume. But constant use without washing your hair with water is not something I would recommend.
Dry Shampoo What Is It?
Dry Shampoo cleans your hair without the use of water.
As a product dry shampoo has been around for centuries as shown in the vintage advert.
In fact I remember as a teenager training to become a hairstylist. That I would often use baby powder as a dry shampoo on my hair. When oily and I had to rush off to work.
In the last few years dry shampoo has been re packaged and hit popularity again. Mainly due to the aspect that washing your hair less keeps it healthier.
Two popular forms available on the market are a powder or aerosol application. With ingredients that consist of absorbing agents, solvents and a fragrance.
How Dry Shampoo Works.
The product contains absorbing agents such as soft clay molecules or cornstarch.
If you suffer from greasy hair you will find that these agents help to absorb any excess oil from your hair and scalp.
Making your hair look and feel fresh again. Even though maybe a little matt.
5 Application Mistakes You Could Be Making.
1. If using a dry shampoo in a spray form.
Avoid spraying from to close think 6 to 10 inches from your hair. Or you could end up with a chalky white look.
2. Apply a little product at a time.
You can always add more if required. If too much product is applied your hair can look discolored.
3. Use on the top couple of inches near your scalp.
No need to go all through your hair as the bottom half of your hair is generally not greasy.
4. Always apply underneath.
If you don’t want a white residue on your hair. Lift sections of your hair and apply the dry shampoo underneath each section.
5. Once applied wait a few minutes.
This gives the product time to absorb your excess oil. Then give your head a little massage. Finally comb or brush your hair through. In fact if you have long hair tip your head upside down and then brush through.
Make It Yourself.
Mix together some baby powder with a small amount of baking powder. Add a drop of your favorite essential oil for fragrance.
If you have dark hair try adding a little coco powder for coloring.
You have just created your very own dry shampoo.
An Important Point To Remember.
Used properly dry shampoo is a great pick me up for your hair. But if abused can be your hair’s enemy.
I would recommend not to use dry shampoo more than once or twice between your normal wet shampoo’s.
Using too often will create a residue build up that will eventually clog the hair follicles on your scalp. As well as having a tendency to dull the hair.
Removal of dead cells, germs and bacteria can only be achieved by shampooing your hair with your favorite shampoo and water.
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