Dry shampoo has shed its reputation as the lazy girl’s go-to, morphing into a universal favorite known for its versatility. It’s great for extending blowouts, giving hair grip for updos and ponys, and adding great texture to second or third day hair. Besides, over-zealous shampooing strips hair of its natural oils, right?
While all the above is true, foregoing proper cleansing by relying too heavily on oil-absorbing products can wreak havoc on your scalp, which can lead to dull, lifeless hair.
At Aveda, we believe in a balanced approach to beauty, so here are a few key tenets to follow, to keep your dry shampoo habits in check.
Know your needs
Just because there is a lot of buzz promoting extending time between shampoos, doesn't mean you should partake in the trend. Every scalp is different. As a general rule, 3-5 days – depending on hair type and texture – should be the max time you go between washes. Be sure to treat hair and scalp as separate entities with different needs. Cleanse your scalp, shampoo your hair.
Detox your scalp daily
Like dry brushing the body, massaging the scalp with a specially designed brush like the Pramāsana™ Exfoliating Scalp Brush, helps promote microcirculation and loosens surface impurities. This uniquely designed brush has special loops so that you can move the brush in gentle circular motions without tangling hair.
Pro tip: You can use the brush even on non-shampoo days to help diminish product build-up.
Make the most of shampoo days
It’s important to develop an impactful routine for your scalp that deeply cleanses, balances and helps protect. Make sure to treat the scalp with an exfoliant, Aveda’s Pramāsana™ Purifying Scalp Cleanser contains wintergreen-derived salicylic acid derived to help promote cell turnover, follow this by using shampoo on the hair. Finally, apply a serum to scalp, like Aveda’s Pramāsana™ Protective Concentrate, to help balance sebum levels and guard against environmental factors like pollution and other free radicals. Make sure you stick with your new scalp care regimen.
Experiment with dry shampoo and dry conditioner
When you do need to skip a wash, don’t forget that the scalp and hair have different needs. Dry shampoo at the roots keeps oil at bay, but your actual hair could need a formula that’s offers more conditioning and softness. Good ones to try are Aveda’s Shampure™ Dry Shampoo (on the roots) and Shampure™ Thermal Dry Conditioner (on mid-lengths and ends).
Be aware of your lifestyle
Working out is fantastic for your mind, body and soul, but the sweat production that comes with it can be an issue. Dry shampoo can help with absorbing the excess impurities but the Pramāsana™ Scalp Care Collection directly addresses sebum production and accumulation.
We get it, dry shampoo is amazing and will continue to occupy a permanent space on our top shelf of products, but to ensure it’s working as it should, we need to hit the reset button consistently with a purifying scalp routine that we can stick to. Will you be trying the Pramāsana™ Scalp Care Collection?
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