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Dry Shampoo What Why When

By Edited May 8, 2014 5 10

Dry Shampoo as an Alternative

Dry Shampoo Considerations

What is the history of shampoo?

The word shampoo came from the Hindi word which meant head massage, typically using some form of hair oil. Prior to the invention of shampoo, hair was washed with ordinary soap. The process left a dull film on the hair. English hair dressers developed the early shampoos by boiling soap in water. Herbs added to the water provided shine and fragrance. The first known maker of shampoo was Kasy Hebert. Commercially pro

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duced shampoo was available from the early 1900s.

What is dry shampoo?

Dry shampoos are those which work without water. The shampoos are intended to absorb excess sebum or oil from the hair. Brushing the hair then removes the product and oil. Those with dark hair may prefer to use powders darker in color. Typically the powders are made of ingredients such as talc, starch, or silica. Aerosol cans as well as shaker containers serve as dispensers for the product.

When and why should one use dry shampoo?

First, settings with the lack of a water source prove to be ones perfect for use of dry shampoo. Camping comes to mind on that one. Secondly, finding oneself in a situation lacking in time to get dressed, such as oversleeping, presents dry shampoo as a good option. Finally, dry shampoo offers a good option for damaged hair as no heat source is then needed to dry the hair. Using dry shampoo exclusively every day is not suggested. Oil is absorbed by dry shampoo which helps but little doubt exists that water based experiences do a better overall job of thoroughly cleaning the hair.

What are the drawbacks of dry shampoo?

The shampoo can leave a dry residue. If a formula using white powder is used on dark hair, that residue is particularly noticeable. Although oil is absorbed, a 'squeaky clean' experience still awaits the good old liquid based shampoos. Dry shampoo prices higher than standard shampoos typically.

Where can one purchase dry shampoo?

Beauty supply stores, drug stores, and online sources all offer the product and numerous reputable brands appear on the shelves there.

What brand of dry shampoo is recommended?

Batiste, Oscar Blandi, Candy Fluff, and Klorane are recommended, top rated brands. Should money or shopping time issues exist, baby powder can be used in a pinch!

Clean, shiny hair completes a well groomed look. The well stocked bathroom cabinet arguably contains a favorite version of both traditional and dry shampoo. Both have their place in creation of the perfect look.

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Comments

Dec 18, 2011 4:23pm
kimkim1123
I like the Suave brand dry shampoo. I take it with me when we go camping.
Dec 20, 2011 5:53am
WebAddict
Hey thanks, this one's a good read especially for us women. :)
Dec 20, 2011 3:40pm
Jerky
Just what us smelly boys need, another reason not to take actually take a shower :)
Dec 21, 2011 1:28pm
latenightowl29
Nice read with good information, I also like that you included where the word shampoo originated, I did not know that.
Dec 21, 2011 2:29pm
KatrinaMGorman
Dry Shampoo is the best. I like the Suave dry shampoo the best, it is just as good as the "salon" brands at a much more friendly price. I use the dry shampoo to give my hair a little boost, it helps with volume if you spray a little on your roots.
Jan 5, 2012 6:26am
Skaarup
Waw. dry shampoo actually is very good. I saw this artikel and buyed one of those from my nearest infirmaria and its pretty good and very smart to have with you the the tour.
Jul 24, 2012 8:33pm
JeanBakula
I have seen dry shampoos. I have fine, red/blond hair, and am compulsive about washing it every day. I think it's getting thinner as I get older, and I was wondering if the dry shampoos were any good. Fine hair just gets flat and hangy looking if it's not washed, but over washing can damage it. I don't camp anymore, and when I did, it was usually near a lake or streams, so I would at least get my hair wet to feel cleaner. I think I will try the Suave. Thanks for the article.
Apr 10, 2013 6:23am
smcopywrite
i have tried the suave brand with wonderful results. it is competitively priced and available in a variety of retailers. this is a wonderful substitute in a pinch and should not be used as an alternative for shampooing.
thanks for sharing
Jul 16, 2013 8:22am
DanielleLaTouche
I've never tried dry shampoos. I'm a little nervous about trying it but great article!
Jan 23, 2014 8:25am
Yngwie
I actually think I'll try it now.
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