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An expert’s guide to using dry shampoo

An expert’s guide to using dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is relatively new in the modern world of haircare, in fact, many of us grew up thinking that your hair had to be washed every single day or it just wasn’t clean. 

Just shaking that notion takes a little adjustment. Now, we know it's healthier to go even longer between washes with a dry shampoo, which–let’s face it, is nothing like using traditional shampoo. 

Here's how to get the kind of results from your dry shampoo that make other people rave about it.

The do’s and don’ts of dry shampoo

Let’s sum up the best practices when using dry shampoo and what to look for in a product that you can rely on for awesome results.

The following do’s and don’ts of dry shampoo give you a basis for getting it right, but we highly encourage you to experiment a little bit to find what works for you. Each person is different and needs a little customization to get the best results.

The do's

DO massage the dry shampoo into your hair with your fingers.

DO apply more dry shampoo for thick and/or curly hair and try spot treating rather than all-over application.

DO play with your dry shampoo, and try it as a styling/texturizing tool.

DO try skipping washes and using dry shampoo at least once a week.

DO let your dry shampoo sit for a little while before distributing with fingers, comb, or brush.

DO try using dry shampoo before bed rather than in the morning.

The don'ts

DON’T try brushing dry shampoo out of curly hair. Just shake or use your fingers to work it through.

DON’T overdo it with fine hair and use a comb or brush to distribute shampoo.

DON’T apply dry shampoo without shaking the spray can thoroughly.

DON’T apply too much dry shampoo to one spot, keep it moving.

DON’T use dry shampoo every day.

Tips for selecting the best dry shampoo

When you’re looking for a dry shampoo to try, the following tips will help you narrow down the field of options. After that, you may need to do a few trials to find something that has the ingredients, texture, smell, and results you want.

The do's

DO look for a dry shampoo with all-natural ingredients that are gentle on your hair and scalp.

DO find a product that has oil-absorbing ingredients.

DO look for a product that has natural antioxidants because they combat odor.

DO try a powder dry shampoo if you have curly or thick hair.

DO look for natural silica and/or clay to soak up oil and give hair a sense of fullness.

DO look for a product with corn starch to absorb oil while also adding softness.

The don'ts

DON’T buy dry shampoo with alcohol listed in the ingredients.

DON’T buy anything with artificial colors and expose yourself to harmful chemicals.

DON’T use products with butane, isobutane, and propane–you don’t want to use or inhale these chemicals.

DON’T let price be your sole criterion. 

Ingredients make all the difference in the quality of the dry shampoo and the results you get. Not just the results you get that day but your long-term hair results. 

It’s crucial that what goes into a product should be a major part of your buying decision. Or, you can leave the work to us and rely on Hair La Vie’s Dry Shampoo to only and always give you top-quality, all-natural ingredients.

Hair La Vie Dry Shampoo

Our experts in haircare and all-natural ingredients worked diligently with our team of scientists to create Hair La Vie dry shampoo. The resulting product has exceeded our initial expectations and gives you superior results that boost the health and vitality of your hair. It’s so effective that you’re going to include dry shampoo days in your weekly routine, not because you need to, but because you want to. 

We rely on five essential ingredients to harness the power of nature and to give your hair the performance you want in a product that improves your hair’s health and appearance.

Soap Nut. Rich in saponins, soap nut is a gentle cleanser that refreshes your hair without build-up.

Black Clay. Extraordinary oil absorbency makes this mineral a great choice for lifting oil out of your hair strands without drying out your scalp and follicles.

Corn Starch. Pure vegetable starch absorbs oil and becomes transparent in the process.

Bamboo. A natural source of silica, it balances moisture levels in your hair and scalp, adding fluff to your locks.

Meadowfoam Seed Oil. Steeped in powerful antioxidants, it stabilizes your hair’s natural oils and keeps moisture locked in while preventing odor.

Final thoughts

Dry shampoo takes a little getting used to, so you shouldn’t be too troubled if you don’t get it right the first time. Following the instructions on your dry shampoo will help you iron out a few kinks and get you closer to the end results you want. 

One very important part of selecting a quality dry shampoo that will give you the results you want and won’t damage your hair (or scalp) is checking the ingredients. Not all dry shampoos are made the same, and some products actually do more damage then they do good in the long run. 

By sticking to all-natural ingredients, you get a better product overall, and you maintain the health of your hair and scalp. With the right product, like Hair La Vie’s Dry Shampoo, you can even improve the health of your hair.

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