When we say shampoo, we mean cleansing. Everything seems to be correct, but not in the case of dry shampoo - dry shampoo. In any form - powder or spray (even earlier there were dry shampoos in the form of tiles, which had to be powdered on their own) - it absorbs grease and dirt from the hair surface, creating a feeling of cleanliness and freshness. The main components of dry shampoo - sorbents (usually these are natural starches - rice, potato, corn, oat, clay, cosmetic powder) are responsible for the absorption of "sewage". But even they will not be able to help if the last time you washed your hair was a week ago. Dry shampoo will cope with a maximum of three days of dirt (which, however, is also very good).
Summary: dry shampoo does not cleanse in the usual sense of the word, which means it cannot be a full-fledged alternative to ordinary liquid shampoo. But it noticeably refreshes the hair, which means it is good for emergencies and “camouflage” ─ when you need to hide the fact that you had no time to wash your hair yesterday.
Yes, dry shampoo "invigorates" drooping strands, lifts them at the roots and structures, giving the hair extra volume. All together it will look like a grunge style that never loses its relevance and a light, but carefully thought-out negligence, which is especially popular today in the form of a shag (read also: "Shag haircut: how to become fashionable and shaggy"). In addition, hair after dry shampoo will become much more manageable, and it will be easier to build a neat bun or a perfect tail from them.
Summary: This styling method is especially suitable for those who do not like to feel the presence of styling on their hair. It will be ideal for those who like bouffant: if you spray it on the roots, it will be enough to make only 2-3 movements of the comb, and the fleece will last much longer (while you injure your hair less). Dry shampoo is also suitable for textural weaves: with it, the hair will easily fit into the desired shape, and the hairstyle will be more airy.
Rules of the game
Dry shampoo is quite easy to use (especially if it comes in spray form). Shake the can well several times and spray the product on the hair roots from a distance of about 15 centimeters from the head, then ─ evenly distribute with your fingers, gently massaging the strands, and wait 5-7 minutes, then comb and style your hair.
Summary: firstly, apply dry shampoo only to dry hair (it interacts with fat, but not water ─ otherwise you risk diluting real dirt on your head, and you will have to wash your head for real), and secondly, do not reapply dry shampoo throughout the day (and even more so, several days in a row). At first, you may see the effect of volume, but after half an hour the hairstyle will "fall off" again - since the more styling agent on the hair, the heavier it is. Instead of reapplying dry shampoo, just bend upside down and tousle your hair well: this will revitalize the shampoo you applied earlier.
Need to remember
There is a myth that dry shampoo is a tautology! ─ dries hair and scalp. Previously, some remedies did have this side effect, but modern formulas are devoid of it.
Bottom line: for dry, brittle and damaged hair (especially on vacation, where the hair is generously sunbathing), you need to pay more attention to care and treatment and not abuse quick and easy masking methods ─ such as dry shampoo.
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