It’s not unusual for most women to go 3-4 days without washing their hair and on day 3 or 4 to turn to a dry shampoo for a little boost.
If you haven’t heard of Dry Shampoo before, get ready to be WOWed!
Dry Shampoo is a powdered substance used to clean the hair when you want to extend the length of a blowout or when it is not practical to use water and traditional shampoo. The ingredients in dry shampoo soak up oil and dirt on the scalp, leaving hair looking, feeling and smelling refreshed and rejuvenated.
It is especially beneficial to color treated hair because overwashing can dry it out and cause hair color to fade. To preserve your color it is best to wash your hair only 2-3 times per week. Additionally, as busy on-the-go women most of us are pretty strapped for time and a quick wash and blow-out isn’t always an option. To freshen up your locks (after the gym, before a night out, or for us after a long day of shooting), dry shampoo serves as the perfect hair pick-me-up.
Dry Shampoo comes in both loose power and spray forms- we here at The Batterman group are partial to the spray forms because they are easier to apply and control how much you use.
The key to using dry shampoo is to separate the hair and make sure you apply at the roots ONLY! Keep the dry shampoo at least 10 inches away while applying to avoid getting white residue on your hair. Once you have finished applying, brush it through your hair. This will help to evenly distribute the product and help remove any excess dry shampoo. If you spray too much and get that unwanted white on your hair just use your fingertips to gently work it into your strands while hitting it with a blowdryer on the cool setting.
Here are a few of our favorite Dry Shampoos:
1. Kerastase Powder Buff Transparent Spray so no chance of messing up! Does doble duty of absorbing oil PLUS adds body. Is lightweight, flexible and smells Fabulous! This is the MOTHER of all dry shampoos! Our Fav!
2. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo. For the Greenies! This Lightweight and talc-free dry shampoo contains obliphica (sea buckthorn berry) oil, which is naturally rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fatty acids. For your hair that translates into hydration, shine, and fewer split ends.
3.Tresemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo. This wins the Best Budget-Beauty Award! At a pocket friendly price of $5.99 this lillte guy not only does a great job of absorbing oil but also contains citrus extract to help eliminate odors. Available at Ultra and most drugstores.
4. Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder. Perfect for days when those roots are peeking through.Bumble and Bumble’s spray-on powder (available in four shades) adheres to strands and camouflages roots and grays while also nixing oil.