Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dry Shampoo Trick

I've read quite a few posts by women who absolutely rave about dry shampoo. They say it makes their hair look and feel just-washed and that they can go days without a real shampoo. As much as I wished dry shampoo worked that well for me (maybe not that well) it doesn't. My hair will always look its silkiest and bounciest freshly shampooed, conditioned, and blow-dried, and no dry shampoo has ever come close.

I used to wash my hair every day but when I moved to a super hot and humid climate I just couldn't keep that up. It was too hot to get out the blow dryer most days and it wasn't worth it anyway (ie. I'd throw it up in a pony or a bun). I also realized my hair would probably be healthier if I cut back on shampooing every day. So I only wash my hair every other day and my hair stylist recently said that my hair looked super healthy and strong. Hooray!

Anyway, I just recently came up with a trick to make my hair a bit fresher on those non-shampoo days. I'd been using dry shampoo on its own, rubbing a teaspoon or so into the roots with my fingertips, and it certainly does help. But here's my most recent discovery: using the blow dryer for a minute or two after dry shampooing. Just low heat and focusing on the roots only. Doing this really livens up my hair so that it doesn't lay flat, it spreads the dry shampoo powder more evenly, and prevents that "stringy" look that I so dislike. It freshens it up a bit and makes the dry shampoo work a little better.

Are you a dry-shampooer? Does it work well for you? I'm all ears to any tricks you have up your sleeve!

And of course, when I checked out Klorane's website so I could link to it, there's a tutorial video on the home page using (guess what?) a blow dryer! I guess I'm not so original as I thought.

This is definitely not going to be one of those posts that raves about dry shampoo. I've read quite a few posts that

--for some hair types, dry shampoo might be enough for it to look completely refreshed, but


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