how to use it properly instead of washing your hair

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Araceli Nicolas

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The dry shampoo It has been opening a hole in the toiletry bag of many women. For others, on the other hand, he remains a great unknown. The truth is that it is a beauty product that stylists tend to adore, because beyond solving a bad hair day expressly, it is perfect for doing some hairstyles and give volume to the mane. The key to dry shampoo is that does not need clarification, so it becomes a perfect option to refresh your hair at any time. It can be used on all types of hair, in fact, there are specific products for oily hair, blonde, brown …

When to use dry shampoo?

Its original use is «space the washesBoth because you should not abuse the shampoo in cases of dyed hair, for example, or when you do not have time to wash it. Dry shampoo absorbs oil, so it should be applied to the roots or other areas that need it “, says the stylist. Charo García, from the Ilitia Beauty & Science salon. In addition, it is a product that can be useful in other situations, as explained Valéria Costa, expert and hair therapist, «For greasy hair, if it cannot be washed daily, to clean the bangs, which get dirty before the rest of the hair, or to hide the little volume». It also adds texture and helps set hairstyles. For this, it must be applied before styling.

From left to right: Batiste Cherry dry shampoo (€ 3.50);  Klorane Bio Aquatic Mint Detox Dry Shampoo (€ 11.39);  Colab Refresh + Protect dry shampoo (€ 3.99).
From left to right: Batiste Cherry dry shampoo (€ 3.50); Klorane Bio Aquatic Mint Detox Dry Shampoo (€ 11.39); Colab Refresh + Protect dry shampoo (€ 3.99). – DR

On the other hand, dry shampoo is a good option for save water, when spacing the washes, but it must be taken into account that it cannot replace the traditional shampoo. «Helps keep hair looking good for longer, but its excessive use can be counterproductive, “says Costa.

He adds that “dry shampoo is capable of absorbing oil, thanks to its formula and quick drying, but if there is an opportunity to wash the hair with water and shampoo, it should not be replaced by this product. Normal washing is the only way to remove excess oil or sebum generated by hair and acquired waste and pollution. The result of abusing dry shampoos is more dirt on the hair and scalp, which can end up blocking the capillary pores and hindering the natural growth of the hair. It can even cause an inflammation of the scalp. That is why it is recommended that it be used only when you need a quick and easy way to make your hair look clean and natural and it is impossible to wash it in a normal way.

From left to right: The Organic Thickening Dry Shampoo by My.Organics (€ 29);  Pantene Cheat Day Foam Dry Shampoo (€ 9.99);  Kérastase Fresh Affair dry shampoo (€ 30).
From left to right: The Organic Thickening Dry Shampoo by My.Organics (€ 29); Pantene Cheat Day Foam Dry Shampoo (€ 9.99); Kérastase Fresh Affair dry shampoo (€ 30). – DR

How does it apply?

To achieve a good result it is necessary to apply it correctly, in addition to choosing a good and suitable product for each type of hair. Incorrect use can leave whitish residue or a very dull aspect of the mane. The stylist Charo García recommends «to apply it with dry hair, about 30 cm and let it act for about 10 minutes, although it can also be left to act at night. Then you have to shake off the excess with your fingers and brush gently. It must be applied only in areas that look dirty, which are generally the roots or bangs, where fat or the remains of styling products tend to accumulate.

The most common format is espray, but there are also dry shampoos in foam, which should be applied equally on dry hair, massaging until dry and brushing afterwards. Likewise, you can also find dry shampoos in dust.

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