Editor’s test: choosing dry shampoos that will save you in hat season

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What is dry shampoo?

Dry shampoo is a product that contains sorbents and antibacterial ingredients. It has a powdery texture and is enclosed in a can with an atomizer or a bottle with a narrow spout or without it.

  • The sorbents most often are talc, starch, rice, corn or oat flour, kaolin (white clay), and the suppression of bacteria most often provides triclosan.
  • New generation shampoos often contain caring ingredients that make hair shiny and smooth. These are proteins, oils and plant extracts.
Editor's test: choosing dry shampoos that will save you in hat season

  • Some dry shampoos contain fragrances: hair will not only be cleaned from grease and dirt, but will smell during the day.
  • For owners of dark curls some manufacturers produce tinted means: even if you do not remove the absorbent particles to the end, no one will see them.

Usually this product is used when you need to refresh your hair urgently, and there is no time to wash it. It’s also handy after sports, traveling, or if you’re running late. But also dry shampoo gives the hair roots extra volume, so stylists often use it to create voluminous braids or bunches.

How to use dry shampoo?

Editor's test: choosing dry shampoos that will save you in hat season

Learning how to use dry shampoo is easy. Give it a try and you’ll soon learn how to do it as well as a celebrity stylist.

  • Comb your hair. You’ll need to do this, as it can get stuck in tangled hair. If so, the cleansing effect won’t be as pronounced.
  • Shake the package. This is important because the sorbent particles are quite heavy and may settle to the bottom.
  • Apply the product to the roots of the hair in short strokes, lifting the strands with your hands. Shampoo should be sprayed from a distance of 15-20 centimeters.
  • Massage your head, distributing the product evenly over the entire scalp.
  • Wait for a few minutes, and comb your hair thoroughly with a brush or comb with a fine tooth comb.
  • If you see particles of dry shampoo left in your hair after combing, blow on your hair with cold air from a hair dryer.

What are the most common mistakes girls make when using dry shampoo?

Despite the simplicity of the procedure of using an absorbent spray, sometimes women make a number of mistakes during its use. What are the most popular of them?

  • The first and most common is using dry shampoo with water or on wet hair. Sometimes women wet the strands and then try to apply dry shampoo. You can not do this: the product is just crumpled and soaks up water, not sebum. So do not experiment: remember that dry shampoo is designed only for waterless cleansing.
  • The second mistake is applying from the wrong distance. If you bring the sprayer to the head less than 15 centimeters, the product will lie too tight, and comb it out will be difficult. And if you move the can too far away, the shampoo will get on the length of the hair, but not on the roots, and the curls will be dull.
  • The third mistake is using too much product. It is better to start with a small amount, and then, if necessary, add more. If you apply too much shampoo, it will be difficult to get rid of it.
  • The fourth mistake is to apply the product to the entire length of the hair. You should not do this, otherwise the strands will become dull, dry and lifeless.
  • The fifth mistake is trying to clean the hair from the styling products with a dry shampoo. Nothing will work – you will still have to wash your hair. Styling products have a formula that dissolves on contact with water or surfactants (substances that provide cleansing and lathering), while dry shampoo has neither.

How often can I use dry shampoo?

Now you know how to apply dry shampoo correctly and avoid common mistakes, but how often can you resort to this tool?

Editor's test: choosing dry shampoos that will save you in hat season

The manufacturers are unanimous in their opinion: you should not get addicted to the cleansing hair spray, so use it no more than twice a week. Otherwise you run the risk of clogging the pores of the scalp, and this can cause itching, dandruff, and other unpleasant consequences.

By the way, two days in a row to resort to the help of this product is also not worth it. The fact is that if you do not wash your hair, the repeated use of dry shampoo will not hide the fact that you neglected the bath procedure.

Prone to dryness

Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder

I rarely use dry shampoos – so as not to dry out my scalp even more. For me, dry shampoo is a product that will provide express volume. I tilt my head down, a few squeezes, and I have great volume until the next time I wash my hair.

I love R+Co products – in the collection of the brand you can find products for any type of hair and scalp and unreal scents that can easily replace perfume.

Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder contains the mineral component kieselguhr, which absorbs impurities from the surface of hair and scalp, provides light fixation and emphasizes the texture of hair. Jojoba seed oil balances sebum production by the sebaceous glands and gives shine, and burdock root extract helps to remove dandruff.

The scent of dry shampoo R+Co Rosy Eyed with notes of bergamot, wild fig, cedar and lotus remains on hair, so you can not worry if you forgot to put on the perfume when you leave home.

Price: 29$

Oily hair

Dry volume shampoo Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair

When I was on maternity leave, dry shampoo was always a godsend: it helped me quickly get my hair looking more or less decent, when I had exactly five minutes to pack. Now my son is older and even holds the shower while I soap my hair. But I still continue to use this beauty industry achievement because it’s a genius invention.

It is believed that the Kevin Murphy line was invented by a stylist because he lacked quality hair care products. That is why the dry shampoo of the brand does not leave a white deposit, which must be carefully combed out, and does not leave a film on the head, it is intangible. These two points immediately distinguished the product among the other ones I tried. But the disadvantages are also two – rather strong fragrance (not a big deal for me, but know this) and not a super effect. If I wash my hair in the morning and need to freshen it up by evening, it works great. But the next day it no longer works.

Nevertheless, now I do not want to change this product for any other. I like the ingredients (melissa, ylang-ylang, orange and cinnamon oils; ivy, burdock root and grapefruit peel extracts) and that the package is biodegradable.

Price: 28$

Dry spray shampoo Death Valley, R+Co

I am a “happy” owner of an oily scalp. And this means that ideally I need to wash my hair every day. I can’t imagine my life without dry shampoo: I have a whole collection from mini versions to full-size sprays. But I’ll tell you about my favorite, Death Valley. If you get your hands on a coveted bottle from R+Co, most likely the first thing that grabs your attention is the design! All the packages have bright, rhyming with the names of pictures. By the way, some of them were taken by Howard McLaren himself (one of the three creators of the brand). Behind the pretty picture there is a powerful artillery to fight not the cleanest hair.

The spray dashingly absorbs stale roots due to the silicon in the composition, leaves no white buildup and will fit perfectly into the beauty routine of brunettes and redheads. Personal tip: Use this dry shampoo as a base before styling. Wow-volume and beautiful shine will enliven any hairstyle.

Price: 32$

Editor's test: choosing dry shampoos that will save you in hat season

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Hello! My name is Victoria Zinchenko. I am 27. I love to travel, makeup and spend time with benefits. Also interested in music, teaching, foreign languages. I take notes, write on different beauty topics and share my experience.
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