Gaining popularity in recent years, dry shampoo has become an essential alternative for some ladies, but remains as a mystery to the gentlemen. Even among the ladies, opinions toward dry shampoo vary: some sing the praises of it like it is the second coming, while some simply claims that it just doesn't work on them. Here, we will tell you what a dry shampoo is, if you haven't known it already, and how to apply it.
What is dry shampoo?
Dry shampoo is a powdered substance, which absorbs the oil and dirty that makes your hair greasy, used to clean hair. Just like washing your hair with water. Then the first question is, why don't we just do?
Why is using dry shampoo a good idea?
Because washing your hair too frequently will dry it out, along with your scalp. It will also fade your color hair, and it is difficult to keep your hair clean if you preserve hair color by washing your hair just three times per week. More importantly, dry shampoo makes your life a lot easier when you need to gives an appearance of being clean and quickly freshen your look, like after a trip to the gym, or when water-washing is not an option, such as after a long airplane flight.
Are there different types of dry shampoo?Two types of dry shampoos exist, one in a loose powder form and the other one in a spray form. Both of them do the same job, which is soaking up excess oil. Spray dry shampoo has a greater ability to absorb oil, however, odor will exist in the air after applying. Make sure you like the smell! With the powder form, you don't need to deal with the odor and it would be an alternative if you are very sensitive to odors.
How to use dry shampoo
Powder dry shampoo can be applied directly on to your scalp, preferably in the areas that tend to get oily, then brushed through or massaged using fingers. Spray dry shampoo can be sprayed directly onto the scalp from around six inches away and likewise may need to be distributed through the area.
Either way, wait five minutes for it to absorb the oil from your hair, then brush the excess shampoo out of your hair, probably with the help of a hair dryer. Remember not to apply on wet hair, otherwise your hair will get clumpy and look a mess, since dry shampoo can't absorb water.