Ever heard of dry shampoo? If you haven’t, you miss out on a great alternative to your regular shampoo. Dry shampoo absorbs the oil and grease in your hair without drying the scalp out. It’s quick and easy too. So, before we get into the benefits of dry shampoo, let us first know how to use it.
How To Use Dry Shampoo:
1. Choosing A Dry Shampoo
There are different ranges of dry shampoo available in the commercial market. Dry shampoo generally comes in the form of powder or spray-on. If you want to concentrate on the scalp, then powder is recommended and if you want the oil out from the roots of your hair, then go for a spray-on.
2. Comb Your Hair:
Next, get your hair ready by taking off bands, clips or hair pins if you are wearing any. Then comb your hair so that it is totally tangle-free.
3. Applying The Shampoo:
If you have opted for powdered dry shampoo, sprinkle the powder over the top of your head concentrating on the areas that tend to get oilier like your bangs. Distribute the shampoo evenly into your hair using your fingers.
In case you have chosen a spray-on dry shampoo, then hold the bottle 6 inches away from your head and spray. Let the shampoo settle evenly over your head. Afterwards, it is recommended to brush your hair because then the dry shampoo gets distributed down the length of the hair shafts. Apply a little dry shampoo to the tips but focus mostly on the roots.
4. Avoid Messiness:
It is advisable to apply dry shampoo over the sink because it tends to get messy. So, if you are not keen on sweeping or vacuuming, avoid the messiness.
5. Give It Time To Settle In:
Give the dry shampoo at least 10 minutes to absorb the oil and grease from your hair. Wait for it to settle in. People with particularly oily hair may need to wait longer than usual.
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6. Comb To Remove The Excess Shampoo Out Of Your Hair:
Move your head upside down and shake it to remove the last traces of dry shampoo from your hair. Also, comb to remove the excess shampoo. You may use a hair dryer if you wish to.
Those tips for applying dry shampoo to your hair, but there are a few more things to remember. Never apply dry shampoo on wet hair. It will only make your hair look messy and clumpy. Dry shampoo works on greasy or oily hair but not on wet hair. Also, do not use it continuously in a row without washing your hair with regular shampoo and water.
Benefits Of Dry Shampoo:
Perfect Time Saver:
If you are in a hurry to get to work or school after a trip to the gym and have no time to shower, then dry shampoo is your saviour. It saves time when you are in a rush.
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Comes Handy When you Don’t Have Access To a Shower:
Dry shampoo comes really handy when you don’t have access to a shower like when you just came off a long airplane flight or while travelling.
Defence Against Humidity:
Dry shampoo perfectly tames your hair in the rainy and humid seasons.
Easy Diy Option:
You don’t need to buy an expensive dry shampoo from the market because you make it on your own with products available in your kitchen. Yes, DIY with baking soda, cornstarch and baby powder.
Spray the dry shampoo on the roots, and then tie your hair up into a knot. Leave it overnight, and you’ll get gorgeous hair in the morning.