Some of you would agree that dry shampoo is the best thing that happened to us since makeup. Dry shampoo can turn a bad, sweater hair day into a voluminous strand fiesta. Happy hair, happy day, right? Dry shampoo is a quick fix for those of you who hit the gym at least 5 times a week. It is convenient. And now that there are brands that are making it more affordable, there's no reason for you not to grab a bottle. But as in everything else in life, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Using dry shampoo for the purposes intended is the best way to enjoy its benefits without causing damage to your hair. Below is everything you need to know about dry shampoo.
1. It does not work like regular shampoo
I know girl, it's shocking!
A dry shampoo should only be used on dry hair, not on wet hair. Unlike regular wet shampoo, dry shampoos are formulated to absorb oil from the hair, not completely getting rid of it. Using a dry shampoo on your scalp everyday does not guarantee a clean scalp. You still have to use a clarifying shampoo at least once a month to remove oil and product buildup from the scalp.
2. Using it too often
Using too much dry shampoo on your hair can even cause more buildup on the scalp. Because remember, it is dry powder that you are spraying on your scalp. When it comes to using dry shampoo, moderation is key.
3. Dry shampoo may not be beneficial for your hair type
Thin hair gets easily weighed down. Therefore, spraying dry shampoo on your thin hair more than you should can lead to too much buildup on your strands, and eventually breakage and hair loss. And for us women with natural hair who really need that extra boost of natural oil, dry shampoo might be a curse stead of a blessing.
4. Skin conditions and allergies
Dry shampoo contains butane or Isobutane as their first ingredient. Butane is an alkaline and it should be used in moderation to keep your hair at a balanced pH level and to avoid dry scalp, which can worsen scalp conditions like rash and psoriasis. People who suffer from food allergies tend to develop a skin rash faster than people who don't. Ask your doctor if dry shampoo is right for you.
5. Dry shampoo adds volume. It is also convenient and gym bag friendly
When used in moderation on the hair only (not the scalp), having a dry shampoo in your gym bag can really save the day. It adds volume to the hair by absorbing the oil that makes it look greasy and flat. You can carry it in your gym bag without worrying about it spilling and messing up your gym clothes.With a bottle of dry shampoo on your side, you can go straight from the gym to your 9-5. But remember, do your research and ask questions before getting on the dry shampoo bandwagon.
References: TeenVogue The Huffington Post