Try Dry Shampoo to Manage Dirty Hair
I have not stayed in once place for more than a day or two these past two weeks and my hair has definitely shown that. With the humidity of the weather, summer heat and oily hair products I use daily, it is hard to keep my hair feeling as clean and fresh as the day I just washed it and got it perfectly blowdried.
I usually wash my hair every other day, but in the summer months that changes to every day. With traveling, I have not had time to wash my hair in a shower as often as I would like. So, I decided to try out dry shampoo, which would essentially cut out the drying and styling time if it truly give my hair some sort of revitalized look and made me feel comfortable enough with leaving my perfectly straight blowout for an extra day.
Dry shampoo did not seem like a good idea to me at all. Why would anyone use dry shampoo when in reality you know your hair is still dirty? It just serves as a cover up. I thought that was a good enough reason to never try it and always opted for a wash and style even if it did mean it could cut into time that I essentially never seem to have.
Well, it turns out I was wrong. There are reasons and appropriate times for dry shampoo such as when you are traveling and don’t have time to wash you hair, if you have been out in the heat and want your hair to feel refreshed without getting it wet or if you just want a boost of cleanliness to your hair in between washes.
I had been helping to set up for a friend’s engagement photos all day long out in the 98-degree weather in a sleepy, southern town, when all of a sudden my hair was sweaty. The product from that morning was making it sticky, and the feeling just made me want to run back to my hotel to take a shower. which was not a option.
My friend pulled out her Batiste Dry Shampoo and said, “Here, try this. It smells like laundry also, so you’ll like it.” I figured at this point it was my only option, so I followed the instructions on the bottle and sprayed the dry shampoo into my head.
You hold the can about 6 inches away from your head and spray into your roots. Then you massage your head making sure to spread the product all over your scalp so that it can absorb all of the oils from your head. Then, you let it set for a minute and afterwards you can comb your hair and experience what dry shampoo feels like.
My hair has more volume to it, which is an added plus from this dry shampoo, and it felt like any residue I had from before had been magically lifted. My head also did smell like laundry, or more so as the spray bottle says, it has a cool and crisp fragrance to it. The product also sprays on white (do not be alarmed) but this goes away once you being to massage it throughout your scalp. The white actually helps to see what parts you may have missed spraying on your head.
I am so thankful to have tried this product and sought go get the best dry shampoos that are currently out there so I will never be in need of one again.
Check out some of the most popular dry shampoos that are currently being used below from affordable to splurges on your hair prices:
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.