Look, we’d love to live in a world where we wake up with fabulous tresses every morning, but such is not the reality.
Dry shampoos have been a part of our hair care system for a while now but none of us really know how to use them well. We absent-mindedly spray for a little respite from an oily scalp and use it to perhaps comb out a week-old unwashed hair – but is that all? How does one really use a dry shampoo and why is it important to do it right?
What are the benefits of using a dry shampoo? It takes care of oily scalps and greasy heads giving your hair that fresh, new bounce. When it comes to giving your hair a heads up in terms of a texture, dry shampoos are perhaps the best. Some people even give it that sustainable spin – use a dry shampoo and wash your hair less, if you can help it. Among other things, dry shampoo also adds lift and helps hold shape if you are wearing a bun or a braid too.
How to use dry shampoo
Make sure you hold the nozzle of the dry shampoo 10 inches away from you before you spray. Don’t put it only on the ends though – start from the hairline and to all the way to the end of the neck. Divide the hair into parts and spray evenly on each, one section at a time. If you are doubtful, do it slowly and start massaging it into your roots and scalp. You want more bounce in your hair? Just try flipping your head upside down, comb it down and massage the product into your hair. If you want more bounce, use a hair dryer to go over your hair once – so it renews itself.
Do’s & Don’ts
- Remember, don’t spray the shampoo too close to the scalp – it can make the hair more oily because the product will be concentrated in one place.
- Always brush through the hair or blow dry it after you spray – so it won’t just stay in and stay there, sticky. Brushing out gives it that lift and bounce.
- If you have a great hairstyle, a spritz can give you that lift for a day or two. That means, prolonging a hairstyle is possible. Hurrah!
Dry shampoos to shop now
Wella Professionals EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo, THB 518
Formulated with tapioca starch, this well-known option is made to absorb oil – that means, fresh, lightweight hair that is bouncy and manageable.
Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, THB 810
For those with flat, stressed out hair – this luxe offering does calm you down with it’s 25 pure flower and plant essences. It’s a non-aerosol powder mist which is known to just absorb excess oil and keeps your hair smooth and calm between washes.
TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive Matte Dry Shampoo, THB 605
TIGI Bed Head Oh Bee Hive is a matte option that comes out like a super fine powder and instantly, it absorbs the grease and oil giving your hair that much-needed lift. It comes with what you call the Refractive Index Matching Technology that encourages even light refraction across the hair surface to give you that beautiful, sheer finish.
Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam, THB 1180
Ouai is known for their unique concoctions – this foaming dry shampoo works without water and manages to clean and freshen up your hair in minutes. Say yes to shine and instant volume and loads of conditioning.
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin Dry Shampoo, THB 1000
Briogeo uses Binchotan charcoal to bring out the impurities from the scalp and helps to detoxify the scalp and hair. It contains clay, tapioca and rice starch – all of whom help in taking care of excess oil – best way to keep your blow dry going for days.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.