The ideal solution for both oily and dry hair, dry shampoo can turn limp tresses into fresh, well-groomed locks in a matter of seconds. If your hair is in desperate need of a shampoo but there is no time for it, this is your ideal solution. New formulas with cottonseed oil and aloe vera extracts can very gently de-grease hair, add a delightfully fresh fragrance, and provide extra moisture for the scalp. There are not only dry shampoos for dark hair available nowadays, but universal sprays for blondes, brunettes, and redheads, as well as for different hair types and texture needs. After dry-shampooing, even fine hair looks fuller and is easier to manage.
Dry shampoo is easy to use
Using waterless shampoo could not be any easier. There’s no reason to expect a gray powdery mane after using this product, not even if your hair is very dark – make it part of your normal black hair care regime and enjoy the time you save!
How to apply dry shampoo
Before applying the shampoo spray, you should wrap a towel around your shoulders and brush your hair well. Briefly shake the container before spraying short bursts of leave-in shampoo into your hair from a distance of about 20 cm (slightly less than eight inches). You'll usually be able to tell where your hair needs to look fresher.
Allow the dry shampoo to work into your hair for two to three minutes. During this application time, dirt, sebum and residues of styling products will be absorbed. After, gently massage your hair and scalp using a towel or even your hands. The final step involves thoroughly brushing your hair to remove every bit of the spray shampoo, as any leftover residue will dull your hair. The best brush to use for this purpose is a brush with natural bristles, such as wild boar, which do not cause split ends like plastic bristles tend to do. Natural bristles also remove oil and residue from your hair in the gentlest of ways.
Dry shampoo for oily hair: an intermediate solution
Oily hair needs to be managed slightly differently to normal or dry hair. Dry shampoo is best for quick absorption of oil, meaning that its perfect for those moments when you need to run out the door or quickly touch up your hair while at work. While it is effective and convenient, this product cannot replace wet shampooing and the benefits of leave-in conditioner, masks, or styling products in wet or damp hair. Regular hair care nourishes and conditions the hair, aside from keeping it clean. Waterless shampoos do not have all these benefits to the same degree. Still, it is ideal for freshening up your hair between regular shampoos so that you always look great – even on a hectic day.