Dry shampoo: how best to use?
I am a big fan of dry shampoos, I use them almost every other day. But I often meet the opinion that it is fun, and does not work at all. But, if you ask, it turns out that under the dry shampoo means baby powder or the tool is used strangely, or…
Therefore, I decided to dedicate a small post to this wonderful product in order to tell about the small intricacies of the application that I found and even to dispel a couple of myths.
Dry shampoos are very important to apply.
- I apply shampoo on the partings. I make my usual parting, then with a comb, I separate parallel partings about 1.5 to two centimetres from each other and spray them with shampoo. I do not apply the spray to the parting that will remain in the final installation. I also don’t apply shampoo to the edge of hair growth: I’m literally retreating a couple of centimetres at my temples, on my forehead. This makes shampoo invisible on the hair. In this case, the absorbent powder will still fall into these zones, but in smaller quantities.
- Bring the nebulizer closer to your head. I spray it from a distance of no more than 10 cm so that the shampoo gets to the root and root zone, not the length. It is necessary to apply little by little, I spray it with pulsing movements, it is easier to control the amount.
- After applying, I walk for at least 5 minutes and don’t touch my hair. I give the powder to absorb coded fat.
- After that, I easily rub the shampoo into the hair roots, and not into the scalp. We absolutely do not need to rub (as it is often shown by YouTube) powder into the skin. Moreover, it can provoke irritation, inflammation, dry scalp and hair loss. To rub your hair, it is convenient to tilt your head down and walk over all the roots rubbing your fingers as if you were showing a gesture denoting a coin.
- If suddenly the powder remains, I take a towel with which I rub my hair, as if they were after a regular wash. If this does not remove the powder, I wet the towel a little.
- After that, I gently comb my hair with a tangle teaser or just a comb with frequent teeth. So the powder is not only combed out, but it also manages to collect excess fat from the middle of the length and ends, but it does not have time to dry it.
- At length, I will surely put on Matrix oil to soften them, make them shiny and natural. The stiffness of the length after using the product is one of the “side effects” of the process that poisoned me.
- It turns out natural and neat.
Dry shampoo can be used as a means of styling.
- Applying to clean, dry hair firstly, prolongs the life of the hairstyle for a day (important for fine hair with oily scalp, when the hair loses appearance by the evening). And secondly, they will add volume.
- Generally, dry shampoo is one of the best volumetric products in my experience. It must be applied to the roots, and then: – beat with your fingers; – use the flute; – make bouffant, and so on. Keeps on smartly.
- Since dry shampoo makes hair tougher, this is a great option for basic styling, for example, for curls on thin and very soft hair, which are stuck together with varnish, and without styling, they do not hold the styling at all. This has been tested on others many times.
Dry shampoo should be washed off.
In general, this, of course, is not care. In my experience, maximum shampoo prolongs the interval between shampooing for a day. But if you have a sensitive or very oily scalp, it is better to wash it off before going to bed to avoid irritation or clogging of the pores.
By the way, this is such a myth-argument against dry shampoos №1, that not to wash your hair is harmful. Generally, of course, harmful. Since pores are clogged from fat. But washing your head too often is also not harmful, as the scalp is dried with a cleansing agent and starts to dry too much or to release fat intensively.
Let’s go back to the pores. If there is a choice between “using dry shampoo” and “walking with fat”, the first option is better for the skin, as the powder that absorbs fat is less likely to penetrate the pores than the same liquid fat with bacteria 🙂 God, I formulated it. I hope it is clear.
Myth number 2 – dry shampoo dries a) hair, b) scalp. In fact, it is already clear about the scalp that it does not dry but temporarily balances (such as matting napkins for the face). Hair is harder. Normal hair, healthy, with a dense cuticle, the shampoo will not dry, as it does not break through the “outer layer”, it has nothing. But damaged hair shampoo can dry. That is why I insist on extremely accurate application. Still, the root zone, most of us are healthy.
Here, perhaps, everything that I thought up /read/learned about this great product. If any questions remain – ask, I will try to find the answer. And next week I will tell my opinion about the legendary Batiste dry shampoo.