Dry shampoos are one of those great products to have when you need it. Dry shampoo allows you not to have to wash your hair every day. Just imagine if you have really frizzy hair and you had to wash it every day? You would spend hours on your hair every day if it were not for dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo can be used on straightened hair. In fact, it is a great product to use on already straightened hair because dry shampoo contains no water therefore it will not change your hairstyle like using water. Dry shampoo is an innovative formula that boosts hair body and helps eliminate oily roots, giving dull hair an instant makeover without getting your hair wet.
Can I use dry shampoo after straightening?
Yes, you can use dry shampoo after straightening. Actually, that’s a good way to do it. You always want to use dry shampoo on your hair after straightening and not before. And the reason why is straightening brush manufacturers state you should use their product on clean, dry hair. If you use a dry shampoo right before straightening your hair, you are baking alcohol and starch-based ingredients in your hair. Dry shampoos use starch-based and alcohols that can build up or leave a residue in your hair after use. Now, all that being said, if you are really careful and you only spray your roots and then use your straightening brush on your hair ends, that is probably going to be fine. By doing it this way, you are not coming in contact with the dry shampoo, so you are not baking the ingredients into your hair.
Dry shampoo is most effective on oily greasy hair and when applied at the base or root of your hair. It gives oily hair a quick instant makeover leaving it looking clean. But would caution you not to overuse the product. Some of the ingredients in dry shampoo can leave your hair dry and brittle. This is because many dry shampoos contain alcohol.
How does dry shampoo work?
Your head has many hair follicles in which hair grows. A typical human head has about one hundred and fifty thousand hair follicles. Each hair follicle produces sebum, which is natural oil. The oil gives your hair texture and makes your hair look shiny and healthy. But too much natural oil can make your hair look greasy and dirty. As the day goes on and you are engaging in activities, working up a sweat, and working, your follicles are producing oil. Sweat and your natural hair oil will build up. Too much of this oil and dirt buildup gives your hair a greasy look. This is where dry shampooing comes in. Instead of washing your hair and losing your style, you can apply dry shampoo and extend your time. You might be able to go longer between washes.
But remember using a dry shampoo does not really clean your hair. It’s not the same as washing your hair. Dry shampoo is not as effective as shampooing. Using a dry shampoo is covering up the oil and sweat. It still there in your hair, just not as visible. The dry shampoo has done an excellent job of hiding it.
What is your expectation of a shampoo? Most folks expectation is after using a shampoo hair will be restored. It will have a glossy look and be easy to comb and style. So this implies shampoos are really more than just for getting your hair clean, right?
According to C Bouillon – Clinics in dermatology, 1988 – Elsevier shampoosa and Hair Conditioners, “It may seem rather obvious to say that shampoos are products aiming at cleansing the hair and the scalp. This is, however, too narrow a definition if one considers the diversity of qualities demanded of a “good” shampoo. If the prime function of a shampoo is indeed to fulfill an elementary hygienic need, the expectations of the consumer go far beyond.“
Dry shampoo is not bad and has its place and when used properly. Dry shampoos are very good and very effective at soaking up oil in your hair. Just remember using a dry shampoo does not really clean your hair in the same way water does. Be careful not to overuse the product. Dry shampoo is most effective on naturally oily hair. There are not really any drawbacks to using dry shampoo, but there are limits on what it can do.
When to use a straightener brush and dry shampoo
When using a straightener brush, you always want your hair to be clean with no dirt, oil, or chemical residues between your hair and your straightener brush. So the best time to use dry shampoo is after you have straightened your hair and not before. Besides, you do not want your hair straightening brush to get a build-up of dry shampoo residue, right? A build-up of residue is going to make your straightening brush less effective and will cause you to have to clean it more frequently. So who wants to spend time cleaning their hair straightening brush?
If you liked this article, then you should read my other article on this site called “Can I straighten my hair after dry shampoo” You might be surprised at the answers.
So now you know you can use dry shampoo on straightened hair. And you also know how dry shampoo really works to give you that clean, fresh look. Because of the ingredients in dry shampoos, it can leave your hair dry and brittle, so you now know not to overuse the product. And as a reminder, straightener brush manufacturers advise you to use their styling tools on clean, dry hair.
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