Have you heard of dry shampoo? It has been around for quite some time but has recently seen an uptick in popularity. More and more women of all ages use dry shampoo in their regular hair care routines.
Here are the best dry shampoos for older women:
Dry shampoos come in aerosol, mousse, or powdered form. This is a product you put in your hair instead of washing it traditionally with water and shampoo. Skip washes and save time.
The product absorbs oils on the scalp and freshens your hair with a light fragrance making it look and feel freshly washed. Dry shampoo instantly adds volume to your hair so you can style it quickly.
Dry shampoo will also help retain your color-treated hair longer. Using dry shampoo is less harsh on the hair than traditional shampoos. Your color will remain vibrant longer if you replace shampooing your hair with dry shampoo once in a while. It is not meant to completely replace your shampoo but can be used intermittently between your regular hair washes.
Most dry shampoos come in aerosol form and are sprayed on dry hair onto the scalp and root area. Mousse and powder options are also available, and these are recommended for very thin hair.
Professionals recommend that you shake the can well before use and hold the can about 6-10 inches from your roots. Spray the scalp and root area only and leave it on for about 30 seconds. Then gently rub the product thoroughly onto your scalp until no residue can be seen. Brush out the excess and style your hair as usual.
Trick: A little goes a long way when it comes to dry shampoos. You don’t have to saturate your root area as you will be distributing the product with your hands or hair brush.
Most dry shampoos are white and may leave white deposits on your hair if you have very dark hair. Look for tinted dry shampoos if that is your case. You can also use your hair dryer to remove the residual powder.
Another big factor of dry shampoos is the fragrance. This is one of the main factors when deciding which one is best for you. You may have to try a few dry shampoos before deciding which one suits your hair texture and lifestyle best.
Tip: Apply dry shampoo before going to bed to wake up with fresh-smelling hair.
Let’s take a look at some of the top-rated dry shampoos on the market today.
This dry shampoo is for most hair types and is safe for colored and chemically-treated hair. It offers a time-released fragrance that delivers a light scent throughout the day.
Another user favorite is this Deep Clean Dry Shampoo from Redken. The formula is silicone-free, sulfate-free, and talc-free. This dry shampoo provides a cooling sensation for a deep clean feel.
Klorane Ultra-Gentle Dry Shampoo contains oat milk that helps eliminate oil, dirt, and odors. It’s gentle on fine or damaged hair and leaves your hair clean, refreshed, and full of volume.
This dry shampoo is blended with coconut oil, tiare extract, and vanilla bean extract that gives it a tropical and island fragrance. Good for thick and curly hair.
Thai dry shampoo from Moroccanoil is great for dark hair. It contains ultra-fine, oil-absorbing rice starch that removes buildup and odor. Its UV-protecting, argan oil-infused formula breaks down instantly, leaving no dull residue and maintaining the natural richness of dark, brunette tones.
Big Sexy Hair Dry Shampoo adds volume and body for up to 48 hours. It’s formulated for all hair types from fine to coarse. The residue-free, transparent formula absorbs oils and impurities.
Classic Batiste Dry Shampoo instantly makes your hair feel clean and fresh while adding body and texture. It has subtle hints of powder, lavender, and musk.
Further reading: HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR IN THE SPRINGTIME.
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