Dry shampoo is a common addition in many a woman’s (and many men's) collection of hair products. Designed and sold to make life easier, dry shampoo has revolutionized hair styling and increased the amount of people that go longer without shampooing and washing their hair, which we know is better for hair. An incredibly useful product for a quick spruce up after the gym, or a morning you don’t have time to shower and blow dry your hair, dry shampoo has found its way into societies heart of hearts.
So, let’s take a look at some more of the benefits of using dry shampoo before we get into the ugly truths that also come from using dry shampoo. We mentioned it can save a lot of time in getting ready, it gets rid of the greasy look your hair might have, it creates additional volume, and it comes in an easy-to-use spray can.
What on earth could be so wrong or ugly about this modern favorite in the hair styling world? Let’s examine some of the negative effects you may notice from using dry shampoo. If you have naturally dry, staticy hair, using dry shampoo will likely make it worse. If you do have this problem but don’t want to give up dry shampoo completely, just be careful not to use it too often. The same goes for anyone that deals with dandruff. Dry shampoo can irritate the scalp and cause increased discomfort and flakiness. Be sure that if you do use dry shampoo and you have a sensitive scalp, that you don’t go too long without actually washing your hair and removing all the buildup that is sitting on your scalp.
Some of the lower quality dry shampoos available on the market contain questionable ingredients such as aluminum, so be careful and read the labels of the products you are going to be using. Ask your stylist for recommendations of high quality brands and products to help protect your hair and scalp at your next visit to the salon!
Another thing to be wary of is that dry shampoo can make your hair look ‘dusty’. This can be more of a problem for those that have darker hair. The dry shampoo may contrast too much with dark hair to be well disguised. If this is the case, only use a very small amount of dry shampoo and run a brush through your hair from scalp to the tips of your hair to disperse the dry shampoo evenly.