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Dry Shampoo for textured hair
July 16, 2018, 4:45 pm

The thought of adding something dry to hair that’s already prone to dehydration seems like a recipe for disaster. For others, it’s a day-three or -four hair necessity. There is a way for even the most textured hair can receive a stylish edge with the help of a little spray powder.

Sop up oil: If you’re prone to oily scalp, no matter what the texture of the strands coming out of it, dry shampoo will help soak up the scalp sebum that weighs hair down, making it look limp and greasy. Remember that there’s a fine line between shiny and greasy, but anyone with an oily scalp knows the difference.

Pump up fine strands: If your hair is on the finer side, the struggle to achieve volume is very real. What dry shampoo does is add texture, grit, and essentially a light layer on top of your strands to help make it look thicker. Also, by absorbing any oils or any lingering product buildup at your roots, you’ll be able to see more volume at the crown and all around. Fine hair benefits from dry shampoo the most because the added texture creates an illusion of volume, which is perfect for thinner hair textures. You won’t need it often, so reserve your use for when you really need it.

Skip a wash day:  What you don’t want to do is create one issue trying to solve another. Particularly for curly and textured hair, shampooing more than once a week is just out of the question. Since curls tend to be drier, you can easily overdo it, which can ultimately lead to overdrying and breakage. Be careful not to rely solely on dry shampoo. Going too long without properly clarifying to remove dry shampoo or other product buildup away from your roots can potentially clog the hair follicle and lead to hair loss. Not to scare you straight, but the point is to treat your scalp the same as you do your face. So if you’re using dry shampoo several times a week, you’ll need a proper shampoo at least once every seven days.

Look for the right formula: Many dry shampoos contain harsh chemicals such as butane, isobutane and propane. If you are trying to avoid such chemicals, read labels carefully – there’s plenty of options out there that will allow you to breathe easier. If you have naturally curly hair, choose a dry shampoo that is made for those with natural curls. If your hair is oily constantly, choose a dry shampoo that is more drying than the others or is made to combat excess oil secretion in the scalp. If you have colored hair, choose a dry shampoo that will enhance your hair color, rather than dull it down or worse, strip it out.

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