What is dry shampoo and how does it work?
Have you ever wanted to achieve the look and feel of freshly washed hair without having to hop in the shower? Dry shampoo, as the name implies, is a sprayable shampoo that is designed to be applied on dry hair without using soap or water. It works to absorb any excess oil and leave hair looking fresh and clean, letting you go longer in between washing without sacrificing appearance. It’s actually a pretty simple mechanism of action. It works by distributing starch-based powders onto the hair within a fast-drying formula. As you work the powder into the roots, the powders absorb the oil and sweat that has collected on hair. Once dry, the powders are brushed out with a hairbrush, leaving behind fresher and more clean-feeling hair.
How do you apply dry shampoo? How often should you use it?
The follicles on our scalp produce our hair, but that’s not all that they do! They also produce sebum – which is the official name for what makes your roots look and feel “oily”. Luckily for us, dry shampoo was created! To use, reach for any one of our Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoos and shake vigorously. Hold can 8-10 inches away and spray onto roots. Massage thoroughly with fingertips and brush through to disperse any extra powder. Style as usual! For those days that you can feel the oil all over, it may help to section hair out and apply to roots all over your head. It can be used as often as every day in between washes. It’ll depend on how much oil your hair produces and even your activity levels and environment (lookin’ at you, Florida humidity and rain showers) when it comes to how often you’ll need to use it. We recommend using it on second- and third-day hair to refresh your style without any water.
Is dry shampoo bad for your hair?
Dry shampoo is the perfect tool to use in between washing to extend your style and save time (and effort) when it comes to the appearance of your hair. However, you know the old saying – everything good must come to an end. Nothing beats a good shampoo day in the shower to cleanse the scalp and hair of anything that may cause build-up! Dry shampoo is the perfect addition to your traditional wash-and-care routine – which means that it’s not meant to replace traditional shampoo entirely! Your hair and scalp need some shampoo love in and out of the shower to find the perfect balance.
How do I choose a dry shampoo?
There are so many different kinds of dry shampoos that it can be daunting to choose the one that works best for your hair. Luckily, NYM has you covered with seven amazing options! No one said you have to use just one, anyway.
- Clean Freak Original Dry Shampoo – best suited for lovers of fresh, clean fragrances
- Clean Freak Unscented Dry Shampoo – best suited for sensitive scalps
- Clean Freak Tapioca Dry Shampoo – best suited for lovers of warm, sweet fragrances
- Beach Babe Dry Shampoo – best suited for that care-free, tousled look
- Plump for Joy Dry Shampoo – best suited for flat hair
- Blonde Moment Dry Shampoo – best suited for light hair
- Triple Threat Dry Shampoo – best suited for darker hair