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DRY SHAMPOO - THE 411

Updated: Jan 6

We all know how easy it is to reach for the dry shampoo when we are short on time, however, is this causing your locks long term damage? A lot of the more readily available brands contain starch, alcohol, or talcum powder and work by absorbing the oil along the hair shaft. Talc can also block the hair follicle, reducing shine and causing folliculitis.

If used regularly, dry shampoo can bring a whole host of issues with it, including dryness, irritated scalp and can aggravate underlying conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis. However, if you are looking after your scalp outside of using dry shampoo, then occasional use shouldn’t have too many negative effects, and can be helpful when trying to extend a blowdry or get a little extra volume!

We have also found that most apply dry shampoo when the damage is already done - hoping it will cover our sins. The best way to use the product is sparingly on freshly styled hair. This method prevents natural oils from travelling down the hair shaft and creating the problem we are trying to avoid. If it is already too late and dry shampoo really is the only option, then spritz your roots and blot with a clean dry towel.

If you just can't break the habit we recommend investing in a good quality dry shampoo such as Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair and also a clarifying shampoo such as Maxi wash to remove build-up and oils, keeping hair cleaner for longer. If you find you are experiencing excessive oiliness even when keeping up a good hair routine, get in touch with us. We’d love to chat through any issues you may have and share our recommendations, just give us a call today on 023 92 372 689.



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