So today, I am talking all about hair! I have mentioned this in other posts, but hair loss has been a big issue for me since having Diego. I went through a good two months where my hair was falling out like crazy, so I had to make some changes to prevent it from falling out (learn more about it here). One of the things I did was STOP washing my hair every day. I don’t like it, but my hair has gotten used to it over time.
In the beginning, it was so hard because my hair is thin and tends to get oily, but I stuck with it and after a good three months or so, my hair was not as oily on the second day. I mean it still does not feel freshly washed, but it’s way better (haha).
I am no hair expert, but not washing your hair every day helps your hair retain its natural oils and the end result is healthier, thicker hair and less hair loss. I have not been able to go more than two days without washing, but on the days that I really need my hair to look good, I use dry shampoo to get rid of oils and add some texture and volume. I have probably tried 20 different ones and have liked some, but I’ve never found one that I love until I followed the social media trend and I ordered the one from OUIA by Jen Atkin. I love it!
Having success with dry shampoo requires two things: finding one that works for you and utilizing it the right way! So, here are some helpful tips that have worked for me.
First Things First…What Is Dry Shampoo?
Dry shampoo is just like it sounds…shampooing your hair without water. It’s a fast-drying spray that can be used to extend the freshness of hair between shampoos. Often times, it’s sprayed at the root and absorbs excess oil. There are a TON of dry shampoos out there on the market, so it can be a little bit intimidating when picking just one. There are some that come in a paste form, clear spray, and even form. Plus, many dry shampoo lines carry different color options designed to match the tone fo your hair (so you don’t have that dreaded white residue).
Who Should Use It?
Nowadays, it seems like so many people swear by dry shampoo. If you’re trying to wash your hair less or you even just have a scalp that tends to produce a lot of oil, it’s perfect for you. However, if you have a sensitive or dry scalp, be careful when using dry shampoo. Try to look for one with quality ingredients and doesn’t have a ton of harsh chemicals (this can cause over-drying!).
What Are The Benefits?
- Shampoo less frequently
- Save time
- Add volume & texture
- Pleasant smell
- Refresh a style
- Conserve hair color (by washing less!)
Final Tips To Keep In Mind:
- DO NOT use it all of the time. Try to only use it when you really need it, because if you overuse it, you might suffer from a dry scalp! Remember, you’re not washing you hair everyday not because you are lazy, but because you want those oils!
- Always make sure to spray your roots. Part your hair and make sure you get it all over your scalp!
- Let it dry for a couple of minutes. I always like to let it dry for a minute or so, and then I massage my scalp the way I do with real shampoo.
- ALWAYS Brush your hair with a bristle brush. This will help the dry shampoo spread evenly and also remove any residue.
- Use a makeup brush to spread the powder on your roots. If you are using dry shampoo that comes in powder and you don’t want to be walking around with white spots, try this tip!
If you want to see the first time I used the OUIA dry shampoo, watch the video below! You can actually see the difference in my hair!
Do you guys use dry shampoo? If so, which kind is your favorite?!