For a few months we have not stopped hearing about dry shampoo , one of the most popular hair care products today. As its name suggests, it helps us keep our hair clean when we cannot wash it normally.
Of course we can also use it to give it shine and volume . For those who have bangs, it helps to keep the perfect bangs for a day or two. This type of shampoo is great for those with oily hair. It is a kind of hairspray that creates textures without clogging the hair follicles.
Self Angelina Jolie confessed that when he could not wash my hair, apply talcum powder at the root, the ancestor of dry shampoo. Until several decades ago it was very common to use formulas based on talcum powder to remove dirt and oil accumulated on the scalp.
What is dry shampoo?
Dry shampoo is a beauty product that has become very popular because it allows you to have clean and shiny hair without using water. Therefore, it can be applied anytime, anywhere.
It is a spray that works with small particles that trap and absorb dirt and excess oil in the hair. We let it act for a few minutes and then we brush to remove these particles, which take all the residues with them.
Dry shampoo benefits
Quick and easy to use
This shampoo is great for when we don’t have time, or water. If, for example, we get up late one morning and we barely have a few minutes to fix them, with this product we make our hair look clean and shiny in just a few seconds.
Without a doubt, the main advantage of dry shampoo is that it allows us to have clean hair in those situations in which we cannot wash it normally, such as when traveling. It is therefore an emergency resource when we want our hair to be resplendent.
This product is also a great option for those who play sports and have to wash their hair daily due to sweat. In these cases, the dry shampoo helps to remove all the dirt, but always taking care of the oils that hydrate and keep the hair healthy.
Keep in mind that with normal washing we remove essential oils from the hair, which keep it protected and hydrated. That is why it is not advisable to wash your hair every day.
This type of shampoo works very well for people with straight hair as it adds volume to the root zone.
Always perfect bangs
Dry shampoo is great for those with bangs. A large amount of grease and dirt tend to accumulate in it due to pollution, makeup, etc. Well, this product eliminates excess fat and, in addition, fixes the bangs so that it looks perfect.
Although the dry shampoo can be used by people with all types of hair, it is especially suitable for those with oily hair. Thanks to its application as a spray, it is distributed evenly by the roots and the scalp. Thus, it removes the fat in a matter of seconds.
Caring for dry hair
Those with dry hair have a great ally in this product. It allows you to keep your hair clean without having to wash it for more than two days, long enough for the scalp to secrete the essential oils it needs to stay hydrated.
Another great benefit of dry shampoo is that it helps make hair more manageable. So we can do all kinds of hairstyles, such as bows or pigtails, in a simpler way.
Disadvantages of dry shampoo
Of course, dry shampoo also has a number of drawbacks that are worth knowing.
- Brands: due to the boom it has taken in recent months, there are many brands that have launched this product. However, in some cases the dry shampoo is not of quality and ends up damaging the hair. Thus, it is important that we look at the ingredients of the products and compare.
- Shine: if we have very shiny hair, when we apply dry shampoo, the shine is likely to fade slightly.
- Use: this is a product designed to be used occasionally. It is a quick solution for those days when we cannot wash our hair in the usual way. However, we cannot substitute dry shampooing for hair washing.
How to use dry shampoo?
It is important to know how to use dry shampoo for the best results. A good option is to use the dry shampoo at night, just before going to sleep. This way the product absorbs the oil from the hair while we rest. Then the next morning we just have to touch up the roots and comb our hair as we normally do.
- The first and most important thing is that the hair has to be completely dry.
- Then, we apply the spray about 20 centimeters away, separating the hair by strands. It is best to start at the sides, continue at the top and finish in the nape area. If what we want is to achieve more volume, we must focus on the roots.
- While we apply the spray we have to move the hair with our fingers. The dry shampoo is not applied to the ends or the rest of the hair, only the roots and the scalp.
- Then we let it act for a couple of minutes.
- Finally, we brush to remove any type of residue that has remained.
When to use dry shampoo?
There are a number of situations in which using dry shampoo can be of great help. This is the case when we are traveling and we do not have water. For example, very long flights, in which we must make several stops until we reach our destination. We can use this product at any time and place so that our hair does not look dirty and greasy.
Also when we go to the gym and we don’t have time to wash our hair, or we don’t want to wash it so often. Of course, dry shampoo works wonders to remove excess oil and dirt from bangs.
Also when we want to give volume to fine hair or short hair. And finally, dry shampoo is great to do an updo or any other hairstyle and we want to give our hair the perfect texture.
In conclusion, it is worth noting that dry shampoo offers great benefits, but is intended for occasional use. If we abuse this product, the particles can cover the pores of the scalp, thus damaging the health of the hair.
In addition, it is important that we choose quality products . Some brands leave white powder on the scalp, as do deodorants.
Hello Readers, I am Nikki Bella a Psychology student. I have always been concerned about human behavior and the mental processes that lead us to act and think the way we do. My collaboration as an editor in the psychology area of Well Being Pole has allowed me to investigate further and expand my knowledge in the field of mental health; I have also acquired great knowledge about physical health and well-being, two fundamental bases that are directly related and are part of all mental health.