As the market for dry shampoo expands, Black women everywhere are starting to add it to their haircare regimen. Dry Shampoo is a convenient way to wash your tresses and helps both relaxed and natural hairstyles last longer. Less frequent shampooing can really save your hair from heat (and non-heat) styling damage and color loss from recently colored hair.
For those who workout regularly, dry shampoo is great solution for keeping your hair intact while keeping fit. A few spritzes of dry shampoo after working out will absorb sweat and oil and freshen up your hair instantly.
For Black women with straight hair or perms, we no longer have to be captives to our hair. Some of us hesitate to dance hard when clubbing with our girls or we postpone that trip to the spa because we want to save our hair. It’s critical to consider other alternatives other than pulling back our hair into a ponytail, or booking in an early appointment at the salon. For naturals, dry shampoo is also a great way to cleanse and refresh hair while adding more texture and body.
If you are looking for a way to extend the life of your hairstyles, definitely give dry shampoo a try. Check out some of our favorite dry shampoos and let us know what you think!
Dry shampoo is a dry substance that cleans your hair without the use of water.
How does it work?
Dry shampoo works by absorbing oil that has built up from your scalp and hair and it makes your hair look and feel freshly shampooed.
Here are our Dry Shampoo Tips:
- Remember, dry shampoo is NOT a replacement for a wash/rinse, co-wash or deep conditioner (they have dry conditioners too, but we won’t go that far 😉
When your hair gets extra oily, go for dry shampoo.
Spray directly at the root, and avoid direct contact with your strands. Also, make sure to spray on your ends.
Rub it in, like a quickie hair massage.
Comb or brush out. We prefer to brush it out and if you have extra time and OK with using heat — brush (or comb) out with a blow dryer.
Make sure you leave on for at least 2 minutes.
When spraying dry shampoo into your hair make sure you read the application directions. Each dry shampoo have different suggestions on how far to hold the can away from your hair. Most dry shampoos recommend holding the can at least 6 inches away when applying to your tresses.
Please make sure you are applying the dry shampoo all over your head and not just in one location.
Try not to use dry shampoo no more than twice a week.
Learn more via 15 Dry Shampoos Black Women Should Try | Clutch Magazine.