Suffer from greasy, oily hair and have to wash them every other day? Fret no more, dry shampoo is here to rescue you. Dry shampoo, as the name implies, is dry. It is powdered shampoo and does not require any water or rinsing out. Furthermore, when applying dry shampoo, your hair need not be wet either. It’s that simple to use!
Dry shampoo is your cure-all to reduce grease, oil, and dirt from your hair. It’s a great way to touch up hair and make them look clean and washed when you’re feeling lazy, low on time to style and wash hair or after a strenuously sweaty workout. Its application is mainly to the crown of your hair or areas where oil is visible.
Mechanics of a Dry Shampoo
Active ingredient in most dry shampoos is alcohol and starch-based compounds. These ingredients act as a sponge and soak up the oils and sweat from our hair produced during the day.
Our hair produces “sebum” (natural oil) that softens the scalp and gives our hair its characteristic texture. Moreover, it helps in protecting the skin underneath all our hair follicles.
While natural oils are necessary for your hair, a buildup of them gives your hair a slick, sleazy look.
Use Dry Shampoo Instead Of Washing My Hair?
Short answer, No! Dry shampoos are not a replacement for washing your hair. They disguise the dirt and oils in your scalp giving you an extra day of going without washing your hair. Dry shampoo doesn’t clean your hair. It just soaks up the oils and sweat momentarily. Also, depending and overusing dry shampoo is likely to result in an itchy and dry scalp.
Benefits of Dry Shampoo
This is the dry shampoos sell out property. If you like most people love sleeping in just a few more minutes till it’s time to get up, dry shampoo is for you. It doesn’t require washing and conditioning, followed by a blowout or styling session. Sprinkle in some dry shampoo, and you are good to go.
Makes Your Colored Hair Last Longer
Frequent shampooing often tones down the vividness of your colored hair. Choosing to use dry shampoo and washing your hair when needed is the right way of making your hair color last a week or more.
Extends Your Blow Out
Freshly cut, washed and blow-dried hair make you feel like you’re working in a shampoo advert for a day. And you want to feel that way for more than just a day, the sleek and soft manageable hair seems like a dream, but that can last a little longer if you use dry shampoo. It’ll keep your hair bouncy and free of oil.
Prevents Hair From Drying Out
Longer the hair, the oilier it tends to get. The oil keeps building up in your scalp instead of reaching down to the length of it. Dry shampoo absorbs the oil buildup from the scalp, giving oil more time to travel the distance of hair before it is stripped away with shampoo.
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Rosemary Essential Oil
How To Make 🥣
Take equal quantities of cinnamon powder, cocoa powder, and Cornstarch.
Add 10-15 drops of rosemary essential oil (You can also add few drops of peppermint oil and tea tree oil as they stimulate hair growth).
Transfer this mixture to a glass container with a clamp lid. Voila, it is ready to use.
How To Use ❓
First of all, apply some dry shampoo directly to your scalp. Start applying the dry shampoo from the roots to temples, nape of your neck, and then at the back of your head. These areas show visible oiliness, and they tend to look greasy. Equally important, please wait for at least a good 15 mins or more to let the dry shampoo work its magic. Now comb it through and disperse through the rest of your hair using a small brush or a wide-toothed comb. You can also rub the dry shampoo using your fingers.
This dry shampoo has a shelf life of 2 years. Please keep away from humid or wet places.
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