Heard of dry shampoo?


Lord of Penmai
Jul 5, 2011
Heard of dry shampoo?

when there's no time to wash those greasy tresses, here's a trusty product Bushra S Khan familiarises you with.
Running late for an important appointment / date? Hold it. Is that greasy hair we see? Well just reach out for the dry shampoo girl.

So, what is this dry shampoo exactly and how does it work? For starters, dry shampoo is a quick, water-free way to freshen your hair when you don't have the time to wash your hair, wait for them to air dry or blowdry them and finally style them. Whew! It's also ideal for camping trips when you don't want to take the risk of exposing your hair to hard water.

However, it cannot be substituted for the good ol' hairwash. Hairstylist Dharmesh (Dodo) Hingorani says, "Dry Shampoo is shampoo in the form of aerosol sprays. It has cleansing properties similar to shampoos but is slightly milder. It is meant for using in between shampoos, not in place of regular shampoos." And how can one condition the hair if they are going to be using only dry shampoo? The answer is you can't. So ladies, save it for the days when you are travelling or you're simply racing against time to make an appointment.
How to use:
Dodo suggests you part your hair section by section and spray the dry shampoo to the root area gently and massage the product into the scalp. Wait for two to five minutes and then run a brush through the hair to remove any residual powder.

How often can you use it:
"Between washes (using wet shampoo), whenever your scalp feels greasy or dirty," states Dodo. Celebrity hairstylist Dorris Godambe adds, "Remember to wash hair or at least brush out the product before you use dry shampoo again. The problem with dry shampoo is that it leaves a slightly whitish trail behind and doesn't merge well with your natural hair."

Just who can use it?
When it comes to products, there's no such thing as 'one size fits all'. Godambe offers a word of advice: Dry shampoo is not suitable for those with coloured hair, dry hair and those with a dry scalp. As the name suggests, it is a dry shampoo. It soaks up the oils and grease from the scalp and hair. Hence, using dry shampoo when you have dry hair or scalp will only lead to flaking and dandruff. The flakes will gradually affect your facial skin, eyelashes and eyebrows. Though not harmful, it doesn't condition your hair either.

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