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November 28, 2019 3 min read

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Dry shampoo is a convenient hair care and beauty tool that no girl should be without. Not only does it transform your messy, unwashed morning bird’s nest into a sleek, stylish hairdo, it’s also a scalp superhero that keeps your follicles in tip-top condition. But how does it work – and why should you be using it?

Most of us know by now that dry shampoo is an absolute lifesaver when it comes to those bad hair days – but have you ever wondered what’s in your favourite dry shampoo formula, or what makes it so different to conventional wet shampoos?

Wonder no more, because we’ve got Strandatory’s crack team of hair care scientists together to give us the full low-down on just what dry shampoo is, and how it actually works!

Why Do People Need Dry Shampoo?

There are health benefits to not over-washing hair. Your scalp is covered in thousands of hair follicles – and they’re producing more than just hair. Every day, your follicles also secrete sebum to keep your hair and scalp healthy by forming a protective barrier.

Unfortunately, while sebum is busy doing that, it’s also a champ when it comes to collecting dirt, dust, and detritus from your environment. While a wet shampoo will clean all this away and leave you feeling squeaky-clean, the chemicals in wet shampoo can disrupt your hair’s natural oil balance.

All too often, this leads women to have to choose between lank, greasy unwashed hair or risk drying out your hair by disrupting your oil with too many washes. Although you should wet wash your hair with shampoo at least once a week, doing so every day isn’t good for your hair health.

Enter dry shampoo – the happy go-between that lets you take control of this situation without impacting on your hair health!

Also Read: All About Natural Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo Was Invented to Combat Unwanted Hair Oil

Natural Dry Shampoo

Just like salad benefits from a little oil to make it tastier, your hair needs oil to keep it healthy. However, there’s too much of a good thing – and as anyone who has woken up to an oil slick on their head can attest to, over-oily hair from excessive sebum is not a good look.

With our lives becoming busier by the second, dry shampoo was invented for those mornings or nights when you just don’t have time to hop in the shower to shampoo and blow-dry. Instead by using absorbent ingredients to suck out all that yucky excess oil you can have a hair freshen up! Many formulas make use of silica, a highly absorbent powder that soaks up the oil, so you can comb it out leaving less residue.

The result? A beautiful, glossy head of hair in minutes without all that excess grease. Other common ingredients you will see in dry shampoo include alcohol and starch-based ingredients, which will also soak up unwanted grease from your hair, giving you that clean look that you’re looking for in minutes without the hassle of a full wash.

You’ll also find many dry shampoos come with a light fragrance. While this won’t do much combat the grease in your hair, it will leave you feeling refreshed without interfering with your daily perfume or fragrance.

The added convenience of this time-saver allows for a quick hair touch up in the morning and is also perfect to add a little volume and texture.

Also Read: Is Dry Shampoo Good For Hair?

Does Dry Shampoo Really Work?

Yes, it does – but be aware that you will need to do some research to ensure that you’re getting the right type of dry shampoo for your hair. Different hair colors and hair types, among other things, all have different requirements – and buying the wrong formula could mean that you don’t see the results you want.

Many brands offer a range of products to suit all kinds of hair – including our very own Strandatory Natural Dry Shampoo – so shop around and get familiar with what you need.

Bad Hair Day

Dry shampoo is a fantastic addition to your hair product line-up that will help you to combat bad hair days when you have no time while also boosting your scalp health – and who’d be without it once they discover its magical properties?


Strandatory Natural Dry Shampoo

Strandatory Best Dry Shampoo

Enjoy great hair days and effortless styling between each wash without leaving any evidence behind with Strandatory’s all natural dry shampoo formula, developed for busy women on the go who want to look and feel glam no matter what. Visit Strandatory’s online store today!

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