Top 5 Benefits of Using Dry Shampoo
What did we ever do without the power of dry shampoo? With a single hair product, we’re able to achieve clean, healthy hair and be out the door in minutes. It quickly and effectively absorbs oil, sweat, and odor following a workout or after you’ve gone a few days between washes. It makes your hair look, feel, and smell clean in a pinch, freeing up time in your day. It truly can be a miracle product that works wherever and whenever.
There are multiple dry shampoo benefits that help transform your hair and keep it looking great. First and foremost, it helps keep your hair clean. It’s always nice to give your tresses a rest by skipping shampoos in the shower, especially if you’re in a rush. Dry shampoo allows you to do this by absorbing the oil of greasy hair.
Do you wonder, though, what benefits dry shampoo provides besides cleansing the hair? Here are a few of our favorite dry shampoo uses to help make you a fan if you’re not already. We all know that one of the major secrets to healthier strands is to wash less. (Our hairdresser tells us just about every time we go.) So, we took it upon ourselves to train our hair. The result? Fewer washes and fewer messy buns.
1. Gives Your Hair an Easy and Convenient Clean
2. Delivers a Clean-Smelling Pick-Me-Up
Dry shampoo can give your second day hair the pick-me-up it needs by leaving your locks looking and smelling clean. Since it absorbs sweat and odor rather than masking it, it’s good to have a dry shampoo on hand after time spent outdoors or following a workout. The PhD Dry Shampoo can help freshen up your hair with odor neutralizers and a time-released fresh scent.
3. Keeps Styled or Curly Hair in Tact
Dry shampoo can sometimes disrupt a natural curl pattern or styled hair if it’s too difficult to remove. Fortunately, that’s not the case when using the PhD Living Proof Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo. Apply the dry shampoo as directed. Use a blow dryer on a low setting to remove the excess powder or gently brush your scalp and strands using your fingers. From 2c hair to 4a hair, dry shampoo can help keep your curls, styled hair, or fine hair intact and won’t leave it looking flat. Additionally, our PhD Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo offers conditioning benefits and can help provide the softness and shine your locks deserve.
4. Allows You to Preserve Colored Hair Longer
One of the best dry shampoo benefits is that it allows you to wash your hair less. For those with colored hair, this is an additional benefit. Over time, washing hair can naturally strip color from dyed hair. However, fewer washes allow you to maintain colored hair longer. If you want to maintain vibrant color, we recommend using a regular or spray dry shampoo along with color protectant hair products. At Living Proof, all of our products are color-safe so that you can care for and protect your hair for longer.
5. Saves You Time in Your Day
Dry shampoo isn’t only about how well it cleans greasy hair, but also how quickly it can be done. In fact, from washing and rinsing to drying and styling, the process of doing your hair can take up to a couple of hours depending on the amount of hair, the type of hair, and what style is desired – and that’s where dry shampoo comes in! To save more time, you can apply the dry shampoo to your oily roots rather than spraying the entire length of your hair.
With a simple shake and spray, you can instantly get rid of any built-up grease, oils, and sweat. Whether you’re in a hurry, or simply just need a little more time for yourself before the rest of your day’s plans, dry shampoo is a great way to maintain clean hair while saving you valuable time in your day.
How does dry shampoo work? Any good dry shampoo eliminates oil and grease from your scalp, making your hair clean without washing it. Because one of the ingredients is powder, always make sure to spray from a distance to help reduce the amount of visible white residue that initially lands on your tresses and scalp.
The Beauty of a Great Hair Day.
There are a number of dry shampoos available today, but not all types of shampoo are created equally. From aerosol dry shampoo to powder dry shampoo and clear formulas to tinted options, you’ll want to make sure to select one that actually helps clean your hair. Many powder-based formulas soak up oil but leave behind a white residue, which is not ideal for achieving your perfect hair day.
Our PhD Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo offers similar results to washing your hair in the shower, allowing you to go longer between shampoos. You can think of it as a rinse-out and waterless shampoo– a shampoo without the actual shower! It absorbs oil, sweat, and odor and may be used with any hair type to achieve healthier and
, cleaner hair , for longer. If you’re new to dry shampoo, try our Perfect Hair dry shampoo.
The amount and frequency of using dry shampoo will depend on your hair type and your lifestyle. Certain curly hair types can remove excess powder with a blow dryer in place of a brush. To help prevent disrupting your curl style or pattern, you may consider using a hair diffuser, rather than a hair dryer. If you have oily hair, you may require an extra application to prevent your hair from being greasy in-between shower washes. However, for all hair types, be sure to apply in sections to ensure even coverage.
While dry shampoo isn’t meant to entirely replace regular shampoo washes, it can free up your routine by allowing you to go longer between washes while still giving you the best version of your hair. For more tips on proper dry shampoo use, check out our blog on how to use dry shampoo the right way.
Curious about what other ways you can maintain your hair on a daily basis? Take our hair quiz or browse our hair products online to find the best hair routine for you.