The New Best Friend: Dry Shampoo and What You Need to Know

If you’re new to the hair extensions game, you probably don’t yet know all the ins and outs, tips and tricks. While you may think they are too much maintenance, they don’t have to be. You just need to have the right products and tools. The first product you should invest in is dry shampoo. If you don’t already have a favorite, we suggest trying a few before writing them off.

You might be thinking, “dry shampoo leaves a powdery residue on my hair,” or “It’s too expensive!” But this is not all true. Not all dry shampoos leave a powdery residue nor do they have to be expensive. Whatever your budget is, you can spend as much or as little as you want on a bottle. But one thing is for sure if you’re wearing extensions – you can’t afford not to have at least one bottle. Even if you are not wearing hair extensions, dry shampoo should be one of your best friends.

To answer your question as to why it’s especially important for hair extensions is that it will keep your micro-beads, bond, or tape intact. If your stylist hasn’t told you by now, you shouldn’t wash your hair too often. You want to keep the washes in between 2-3 washes a week. In between washes, you should use a dry shampoo. It is meant to absorb the excess oil that your scalp produces, therefore keeping the connection between your natural hair and the extensions dry and fresh.

Think about it: you fiddle and tug at your hair extensions while you wash your hair in the shower. Any way to eliminate this stress is ideal. By spraying your hair with dry shampoo, you avoid all of that hassle while keeping your hair oil-free and fresh. Just spray some on your roots, let it sit for a minute, then comb through with your brush, or work in with your fingers.

As mentioned earlier, dry shampoo should be in everyone’s vanity, even if you don’t have hair extensions. Washing your hair daily in the shower with shampoo tends to strip the scalp of the natural oils your hair needs to be healthy and maintain its shine. Your hair extensions don’t intake the oil from your scalp, so frequent washing can really dry them out, as each wash removes important moisture. More details in this post:

With dry shampoo gaining so much popularity, we now have so many options in choosing the right one for our hair types. From budget friendly, to a special formula, to a smell you’ll be drawn to, it is a staple in hair extension care and shouldn’t be ignored! This new shampoo method is the best design in the industry. We strive to have the very best quality and formula on the market today. Shop at Donna Bella today for the best new ideas like dry shampoo and the best overall products on the market today.

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Pitfalls of Dry Shampoo

If you are drawn to the idea of using dry shampoo, it pays to take a look at some of the potential drawbacks to help avoid disappointment. These powder shampoos certainly offer a lot in terms of convenience and saving time. In fact, using these products can save you hours every week. As you might imagine, there is a downside to this convenience. The main problems people encounter with powder shampoo are application problems and using the wrong product for their hair type.

Let’s address the first issue: application problems. There is an art to applying dry shampoo. This is not said to scare anyone because you don’t need a degree in cosmetology to use this product but there is a good chance you might not get it right on your first try or even your second. It sounds pretty easy to just shake it into your hair and comb through but the reality is that you have to do this very carefully and use just the right amount.

When you apply too much, your hair will end up looking very powdery and quite possibly have a white cast. This is a look you definitely want to avoid. The best strategy is to start with just a small amount and then comb it through. If your hair still looks greasy, add more. This does take extra time but eventually you will get a feel for how much product to use and in the future you can put it all in at once. If you find that even small amounts are making your hair look too white, you might want to try a different product. People with black or dark brown hair sometimes find that colored hair powders give a more natural look and require less blending.

Another problem some people have is that they choose the wrong product for their hair type. It is overgeneralizing to say that you can use dry shampoo to make your hair look cleaner. That is like saying you can use shampoo to wash your hair. Yes, any product will get the job done but you have to find which one is the best fit for you. If you have fine or limp hair, you need one that adds volume as well because simply absorbing grease is not going to do anything in terms of adding much-needed lift. If your hair already has body to spare, these volatizing powders are just going to make your hair look even puffier so in that case you should avoid these types. If your hair tends to smell sweaty then you need to choose a product that has a nice fragrance to help mask the odor.

When shopping for dry shampoo, it’s important to keep all of this advice in mind. If you are new to using these products, you might want to start out with a cheaper product for experimenting until you get the application just right. That way you won’t waste a lot of money trying it out. This will also help steer you toward the ideal formulation for your hair type. Finding the right hair powder isn’t a difficult endeavor when you use a good strategy.

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Dry Shampoo – Great For the Person on the Go

You can find dry shampoo in many stores. It come in a powder or spray on formula. But who uses it and why?

Dry shampoo is great if it is just one of those mornings. You woke up late, the baby is fussy, and the dog stole your bagel and then knocked over the plant. How on earth are you going to find time to take a shower before you get ready for work? You cannot be late again or you might be fired, but there is no way you can go in to the office looking like this. Your hair is a disaster! By the time you wash, condition and blow dry there is NO WAY you are going to make it in on time.

This is when you remember that you picked up that can of dry shampoo. It has been just sitting in the linen closet because you were not quite sure what to do with it, or even if you would ever need to use it. Now you are wondering if it is worth the time to try it out. If it does not work, then you have wasted even more precious time. However, if it does work you can be out the door, have the baby to daycare and be in the office with time to spare. You decide to try it. You brush your hair (okay, that part is easy… you do it all the time. It is the next steps you are not sure of). You grab the can and start spraying the contents on to your roots, lifting your hair as you go along. Okay, you have hit all of your roots, now you massage the contents in to your scalp as the instructions have directed. You are not quite sure, but you think your hair is looking a bit better. The can states that you should give the dry shampoo a few minutes to do its job so you leave it to work while you go feed the baby his cereal. Ten minutes later, you walk into the bathroom and realize you are ready to style your hair and leave for work. No wash and dry in the works for you today. I guess it was a good thing that you had that bottle in the linen closet after all!

Okay, so you are saying to yourself, “but I NEVER wake up late”, “that would not happen”. Think of all the other ways a dry shampoo could come in handy. Do you go to the gym to work out? After you exercise, you probably take a quick body shower to rinse off the sweat, but you probably just throw your hair up in a ponytail so you do not have to mess with it. Who wants to deal with bringing a bunch of toiletries to the gym so they can wash their hair after a workout? I know I don’t! If you fall asleep on a long plane trip, you know how scary your hair can look when you wake up. Nevertheless, you are thousands of feet in the air, what to do? There are always the nights when you get a little product happy. You know what I am talking about. You are getting ready to go out and you have gone a bit overboard on the styling mousse. There is no way you have time to start over now. If only you had some dry shampoo. Seriously, keep some around. It is inexpensive, easy to find and can save you from having a terrible hair day!

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