Pros and Cons of a Dry Shampoo
Summers are finally back! The summer season is fun as it has its plus and minus points. Most of us are excited for summer due to the holidays it brings along. Summers have their minor inconvenient points. The most common of them is greasy hair! Even if you shampoo your hair daily, they get greasy at the end of the day. The thing is, the more you wash your hair, the quicker they get greasy! So, we advise you not to use shampoo daily. Instead, try using a dry shampoo now and then. In this blog, Ishine365 discusses the pros and cons of dry shampoo.
What’s a Dry Shampoo?
Although they are named shampoo, these products are not really shampoos as their composition is different. Unlike shampoo, they do not contain a cleansing agent. Instead, they have powder or alcohol that absorbs or dilutes the excess sebum or oil from our scalp/hair. As a result, the hair looks clean and fresh without an actual wash. Dry shampoos are available in the form of either aerosol, loose powder, or mousse form. They also come in several varieties like volumizing, tinted (to be less visible on darker hair), organic and scented, etc. Dry shampoo should always be applied to dry hair and never on wet hair.
Application and Frequency
Part your hair into sections. Apply sufficient product to the roots. If you’re using a spray/aerosol form, spray it while holding the bottle 30 centimeters away from your scalp. Now gently massage the scalp to evenly spread the product to roots. Wait a few minutes so your product works on your hair and then comb/brush your hair. Using dry shampoo might seem easy and tempting, but it shouldn’t be used daily as it’s not as good for your hair as other shampoo is. It does not have a cleaning effect on our hair. Dermatologists recommend that dry shampoo shouldn’t be used for more than two days in a row. Our scalp and hair must be washed with shampoo regularly to get rid of impurities, oil, and residue from dry shampoo.
There are days when you’re feeling tired and worn out to take a bath, or when you don’t have sufficient time to wash your hair because of workload, or you have an urgent meeting/party/event to attend, and your hair is greasy! During such scenarios, dry shampoo can be your savior! Dry shampoo helps avoid washing your hair too often which can dry your hair out and makes the color fade away faster. Not washing your hair often can minimize the use of heat-styling (like curling, straightening, hairdryer, etc.) that is damaging to your hair. In summers when you feel like going to the beach daily in designer swimwear, instead of washing, use a dry shampoo.
Frequent use of dry shampoo causes residue accumulation on your scalp, making your hair look coarse and dry and increasing the chances of dandruff. As it prevents the greasiness of hair, hair does not release natural oils that are necessary for nourishment, so hair gets brittle. The residue can block the pores of your scalp, which results in inflammation and itching. The hair gets dirty and is more vulnerable to dandruff and other impurities.