Dry shampoo has shed its reputation as the lazy girl’s go-to, morphing into a universal favorite known for its versatility. It’s great for extending blowouts, giving hair grip for updos and ponys, and adding great texture to second or third day hair. Besides, over-zealous shampooing strips hair of its natural oils, right?
While all the above is true, foregoing proper cleansing by relying too heavily on oil-absorbing products can wreak havoc on your scalp, which can lead to dull, lifeless hair.
At Aveda, we believe in a balanced approach to beauty, so here are a few key tenets to follow, to keep your dry shampoo habits in check.
Know your needs
Just because there is a lot of buzz promoting extending time between shampoos, doesn't mean you should partake in the trend. Every scalp is different. As a general rule, 3-5 days – depending on hair type and texture – should be the max time you go between washes. Be sure to treat hair and scalp as separate entities with different needs. Cleanse your scalp, shampoo your hair.
Detox your scalp daily
Like dry brushing the body, massaging the scalp with a specially designed brush like the Pramāsana™ Exfoliating Scalp Brush, helps promote microcirculation and loosens surface impurities. This uniquely designed brush has special loops so that you can move the brush in gentle circular motions without tangling hair.
Pro tip: You can use the brush even on non-shampoo days to help diminish product build-up.