We all had those days
when you just can’t be bothered to wash your hair. It just takes too long and
you have no energy or you have to run out the door immediately. That’s when dry
shampoo comes in very handy. You can just spray the roots and your hair will
instantly look more fresh and bouncy. If you’re travelling or camping at a
music festival – that’s when dry shampoo becomes your best friend. But how much
do we know about dry shampoo apart from it being a lifesaver (it feels that
dramatic sometimes, ok?) in certain situations. Do you know what it’s made of?
Do you know how to use it properly for maximum effect? Can you DIY dry shampoo
at home? Keep reading to find out the answers to these and other questions
Is Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a form of
shampoo that allows you to make your hair look cleaner without the use of
water. The main component in dry shampoo is usually corn starch or rice starch.
These days most dry shampoos come in aerosol cans for the ease of application
and are often scented with fresh, floral or tropical fragrances. There are also
dry shampoos that come in powder form that you can just apply to your head with
your hands or with a brush.
To Use Dry Shampoo
Dry is generally used to
remove the appearance of greasy or to add volume to one’s hair. If you’re using
dry shampoo that comes in the aerosol form you should part your hair into
sections add spray into the roots holding the bottle 30-40 cm away from your
hair. Holding the can far enough is actually a very important part of the
process, because the shampoo in liquid form in the can, but it needs that
second or two to transform into dry powder before it hits your hair. So if you
hold the can too close, the dry shampoo will still be a bit wet and that
defeats the purpose and doesn’t deliver the results you expect. If you’re using
the powder version just apply to roots and massage your hair to disperse the
powder evenly. After applying dry shampoo you should also brush your hair to
remove any excess powder.