Say goodbye to bad hair days with the help of dry shampoo! This miraculous hair care product has become a must for those looking to extend the time between washes. They can be a lifesaver for those with busy schedules or those who want to avoid damaging their hair from frequent washes. However, using dry shampoo incorrectly can lead to less-than-ideal results, leaving hair feeling greasy and heavy. Fear not, we’ve got you covered! From choosing the right product to applying it correctly, we’ll cover everything you need to know. So, whether you’re short on time, trying to preserve your hair’s natural oils, or just looking to change up your hair care routine, keep reading to discover the secrets to perfecting dry shampoo. (Also read: Hair Care Tips: 10 Common Hair Loss Mistakes During Transitional Seasons )
Have you ever wondered how you can add more texture and volume to your hair without washing it? Yes, dry shampooing is an option but aerosols, gels and foams may not always be healthy for your tresses. These shampoos can be harsh if used too often and can strip the scalp of natural oils and leave you with dull, lifeless hair.
Celebrity hair designer Darshan Yevlekar advises careful use of hair products, saying, “There are now many organic, paraben and sulfate free, non-toxic and vegan-friendly natural dry shampoo brands available in the market that won’t harm your hair. They have ingredients ranging from charcoal, witch hazel, aloe extract, green tea, milk thistle, rattan root biotin, white clay, corn starch, arrowroot powder, organic honey, tapioca and coconut oil and tea tree oil.”
Tips for using dry shampoo correctly:
Darshan also shared with HT Lifestyle some tips and tricks on using dry shampoo the right way.
1. Do not spray dry shampoo directly on hair
Shake the shampoo well and instead of spraying directly onto the hair, hold the bottle/container four to six inches away from the scalp and apply directly to the roots. The shampoo should not coat the hair thickly or make it look greasy. Also make sure not to spray dry shampoo on the ends of your hair as the ends are already brittle and spray can dry them out.
2. Don’t use dry shampoo on your hair
Spray only on oily or greasy areas. If you are applying dry shampoo which is basically an oil absorbent on the scalp, your hair will become hard, brittle and dull. Use a small amount at a time to see if it is visible and correct and apply more if necessary.
3. Massage the dry shampoo in thoroughly
After spraying, massage the product thoroughly from roots to top and let it sit for five to ten minutes before brushing. The longer it lasts, the more effective the result will be. Massage helps activate ingredients that help soak up excess oil and when no trace of your shampoo is visible, you’ll know it’s reached every part of your scalp. If you feel that there is still too much shampoo, clean it with a stiff bristle brush.
4. Apply shampoo overnight
The scalp produces maximum oil overnight and sometimes, it’s best to leave it in a natural, gentle dry shampoo overnight to let it do its job. In the morning you can massage it into the roots and brush away the powder residue for a fresh look.
5. Use dry shampoo occasionally
Using dry shampoo every day clogs your follicles and creates build-ups on your scalp. Frequent use can make your hair dry, dull and even discolored. Some may also experience hair loss. Excessive use can also cause skin problems such as acne and a bacterial and fungal infection of the hair follicles called folliculitis. or create inflammatory scalp problems such as seborrheic dermatitis. So it is advisable to use dry shampoo once or twice a week and only if your hair is very oily.