Summer is a fantastic season to try dry shampoo, if you haven’t before. Humid, hot weather can cause you to possibly take two showers in a day, but you could save yourself a step with your hair if you use dry shampoo to freshen up your style. Dry shampoo removes excess oil and sweat, adds volume, and refreshes hair with a clean scent.
But not all dry shampoos are created equally – some can create a dry, chalky feeling that ends up making your hair feel unmanageable or dirtier. My hair is stick straight, and somewhat thick. But I often go every other day between washes and use dry shampoo – this prolongs my color, and saves me time. But I’ve had both good luck and bad luck with dry shampoos – here are my two recommendations that I often use, since I’ve had great results from them every time and season.
1) Kardashian Beauty Take 2 Dry Shampoo: ok, I’ll be honest – at first, I really didn’t want to like it. But wow, the formula is great! Black seed oil is used to help condition hair, and it makes your hair feel both clean and soft. Plus, the scent isn’t too overpowering. The price is very reasonable, and I’ve found you don’t need too much to get great results.
2) amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo: I was introduced to this product via Birchbox, and I loved it instantly. It has a great blend of antioxidants that help hair be healthy, and refreshes quickly. And the scent is light, which is a plus. It’s a little on the pricey side, but it’s been a great product to use, especially in humidity.
One tip about dry shampoo is to not think of it as REPLACING your shampoo. Dry shampoo is a temporary fix, and is actually not a new fad in hair care. People used to use corn starch powder to freshen hair, but sprinkling a bottle of corn starch over your head can get messy. The newer formulas are more sheer, and more hydrating. Your hair and scalp benefit from actual shampooing and conditioning – one tell tale sign of using too much dry shampoo is to get small breakouts or in-grown hairs on your scalp. Using a boar-bristle brush with dry shampoo also helps brush out dead skin cells, oils and other loose hairs – this will help keep your scalp and hair healthy.