Dry shampoo is the one product that every woman, no matter her hair type, needs in her beauty arsenal. A long held secret of stylists and beauty industry pros, dry shampoo has finally hit the mainstream and this couldn’t be better news for your hair! Now, it may seem a bit of a stretch –how many late-night infomercials have you seen that claim to be life changing–but trust, this product lives up to expectations. Here are 5 reasons why:
1. It Is Great For Boosting Body
Most dry shampoos are made from a base that’s a mix of talcum powder and cornstarch. In fact, if you want to DIY your own, just combine equal parts cornstarch and baby powder and sprinkle on your roots. The dry shampoo absorbs the natural oils at your scalp that can weigh down your hair and instead leave it looking more fresh and full of volume. For maximum big, glamorous hair apply your dry shampoo of choice to your roots (and only your roots), flip your hair over and massage into your scalp. Make sure not to forget the lower portion of your scalp near your neck and ears as perspiration can build up there, creating more oil. Brush to blend it in and flip your hair back: Voila! Vixen hair in no time flat.
2. It Helps Haircolour Last Longer
As any colorist will tell you, the longer you can go between hair washes, the better. Each wash fades and alters your haircolour a tiny bit. As a result, the more you wash, the sooner you’ll have to re-dye your hair. Dry shampoo can let you wait a day or two between hair washes which means your colour will fade more slowly and you can make your salon-fresh look last longer.
3. It Lets You Get More Rest
There’s not much most of us wouldn’t do for an extra 20 minutes in the morning and dry shampoo is a great way to get it. Apply your dry shampoo the night before and you give it more time to absorb. This way, you never have to worry about a powdery look! In the morning just brush and go!
4. It Improves The Look of Your Hair
Even if you don’t colour your hair, the fact that dry shampoo can let you take a holiday from washing your hair everyday is a bonus, not just for time but for your hair condition. Washing it less frequently usually means you will heat style it less frequently–say goodbye to daily blowdrys–which can help halt damage.
5. It Makes The Perfect Workout Buddy
Making enough time to be active and get everything else done in your life can be tricky. If you like to squeeze in some gym time in the morning, dry shampoo can help cut your post-workout, pre-work prep time. Stash it in your bag so that after your shower (a shower cap is really handy here) you can spritz or shake some on your roots to soak up any shine.