Imagine the perfect summer day which BTW is not that far away even though I know the Northeast is experiencing some bipolar winter-in-spring weather (trying really hard to avoid a GOT reference here). In your head right now, you may have spent the day at the beach soaking in the summer sun or gone on a hike, pool day even. Then all of a sudden some friends call and invite you to dinner..plot twist. You check the time and realize that you don’t have time to go home and shower, wash your hair, and change your clothes. Ok… this actually sounds like my everyday scenario, where does time even go?
Then I look at the white bottle sitting in my bathroom at an attempt to save some time: dry shampoo.
I have very dry skin and ex post facto dry scalp – yup, TMI flakes and all – so using any dry shampoo makes it worse and had to find the right one. Our hair carries natural oils and some people have more than others. I fall on the reverse end spectrum of that but as hours and days pass between washes, our hair gets more oily, which can give it that greasy look. Dry shampoo absorbs those oils, leaving your hair looking clean and shiny. Most dry shampoos also smell wonderful, so any dirty hair smell that might exist won’t linger after you use the dry shampoo.
This is how it works in short order: spray some onto your scalp and rub it into the roots (or otherwise you will look like grandma D with white hair…but worse patchy). The ends of your hair are more dry than the roots, so it isn’t necessary to rub the dry shampoo into the ends. Results are instantaneous. It is that easy.
So sure, I have my own battle of mixing dry scalps with dry shampoos but in reality, dry shampoo isn’t just an emergency fix-it for your hair. It is life. And should be a staple in everyone’s beauty regimen when your hair is in need of some uplifting. If you’re thinking about investing in dry shampoo (and you should), find the one that works for you. Pssst: if you’re looking for a place to start, check out Reviews.com new research that compared over 50 dry shampoo brands to find the best one for you.
And in case I have to say it… Dry Shampoo does not replace showering.