Friday, April 6, 2018

Why Just Style when you can Re-Style?!

Refresh Without the Hassle, Simply use Dry Shampoo!

Seriously, easy peasy lemon squeezy! Many of us know that washing with shampoo and using heat to style our hair daily can be extremely harsh, not to mention time-consuming. Dry shampoo covers both bases. You can go days between washing and even use that extra time to pick up your favorite morning beverage on the way to work; it's a win-win! Once you start using a dry shampoo you can expect to enjoy other benefits too. It absorbs any and all grease/oils, eliminating sweat and odor and will have your locks smelling fantastic. You'll also notice that dry shampoo adds volume to your roots, refreshing your entire style! Dry shampoo is the handiest tool you could have in your beauty bag, especially when traveling, hospitalized, or away from home for an extended amount of time. Many hotel showers contain hard water buildup. Using dry shampoo to cleanse your hair without water is ideal for many different situations, especially if you're unable to bathe. So, don't forget to pack your dry shampoo for upcoming summer camping trips!

By now, we're sure you're ready to know a little more about Dry Shampoo and what exactly it is. It is an oil-absorbing powder, usually, talc or starch based. It absorbs odor, excess dirt and grease from your hair without the use of water. They are also sulfate-free, perfect for cleansing hair without adverse effects found within some wet shampoos. When searching for the right Dry Shampoo we don't recommend buying cheaper brands. Many lower-end products will use baking soda which often contains aluminum. As with any beauty care product, it is very important to look at the ingredients,  especially if you have issues with allergies. You don't have to worry about sulfates with dry shampoos, but it is important to watch for parabens and aluminum. There are two types of dry shampoos; spray and powder. While there's not a huge difference between the two other than the application, spray dry shampoo (in a can) is slightly more efficient when it comes to soaking up oil.

So, let's begin refreshing shall we!? Here are some helpful tips and tricks to get you started.
  • Make sure to use on dry hair only. It will not work on freshly washed wet hair. The purpose of dry shampoo is to cleanse your hair without the use of water. This tip is kind of a no-brainer.  
  • Lift and Brush. Using sections, lift hair at the roots and apply your dry shampoo. Wait a minute or so for the product to absorb the dirt and oils, then, brush through ends to distribute and help blend. For a little extra body, massage the product in throughout your scalp in circular motions. 
  • Less is more. Start off using a modest amount of product. You don't want to go overboard with the dry shampoo, otherwise, you will get clumps of white powder. You can always add more if you see any spots you may have missed. To remove a clump, add a touch of lightweight serum to the spot and gently blow dry. You can also brush out the dry shampoo until completely absorbed.
  • Stop running your fingers through your hair. We started with a no-brainer so we're ending with another one. Even after applying dry shampoo, natural oils in your fingertips will make your hair oily again. Try to get out of the habit of touching your hair. 

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