Your scalp naturally produces a thick oil called sebum. If not properly managed, over time the oils can build up. this leaves you with an oily residue on your scalp and roots. Which essentially weighs your hair down leaving it looking drab and dirty. The more often you shampoo, the quicker your scalp replenishes the sebum. In order to better control the oil production, try shampooing a less frequently. at first, you may notice that your hair seems dirty by the second day. However, the beauty of dry shampoo is that those oils can easily be dried out and used to create grit, which leaves you with amazing volume and yet anther day with a fantastic style.
Here at The Beauty Box Salon, we are firm believers in dry shampoos. That is why we provide our clients with several to choose from so you can find the one that best works for you. The Dry Shampoos that we keep on hand include….
Pret-a-powder- equal parts dry shampoo style extender and instant volume. While Pret-a-powder is no as fragrant as baby powder, it still has a similar fresh scent. It contains a very fine grain powder that leaves a slight grit to build up volume. But remember, a little goes a long way. This Bumble and Bumble product works will with all hair types, textures and colors. It is ideal for oily hair, fine hair and even hair that has missed a day or two of shampooing. Pret-a-powder is applied to dry hair when styling. a few light shakes at the roots and a gentle massage to evenly disperse the product will allow you to have another chance with yesterdays style out.
Dry Spun- This happens to be, by far, my favorite product by Bumble and Bumble. The polymers in this product repel against each other, creating an effortless lift and beautiful texture. Dry Spun is a translucent dry spray that produces instant fullness on all hair types and textures; especially on fine hair. This color safe product is used on dry hair. Before you spray and periodically through the use, be sure to thoroughly shake the bottle so as to avoid leaving residual product in the bottle. Spray 10 inches from the hair in even strokes where you want lift and texture. It serves as a light dry shampoo on second day hair.
Tinted Hair Powder- This Bumble and Bumble hair tint is used on dry hair. It is ideal for oily, second day hair, fine hair and root touch-ups between visits to the salon. Hair powder requires a slightly oily surface to adhere. Shake well and spray 10-12 inches from the scalp evenly. Allow the application a little time to dry, then brush out thoroughly and style. However, try to avoid excessive contact with your hair after you style due to the pigments may come off on hands, clothes or sheets. Tinted hair powder comes in White- for white, silver, platinum, ash and champagne blondes. Soft black- for inky brown to jet black hair. A bit blondish- for darker blonds and lighter brunettes. A tint of brown-chocolate, mahogany and chestnut brunettes.
Sebastian Dry Clean Only- A styling spray with cleansing properties, this formula allows a hairstyle to be refreshed and re-worn in the blink of an eye. It has a great fresh smell and it does not leave your hair sticky. This light weight product helps to build volume. “This Special formula has natural starch which instantly absorbs the oil.” To use, shake well and spray the root area to remove excess oil. Then comb out or run your fingers throughout your hair to disperse the product as it creates a beautiful texture.
Dry Texturizing Spray- “Bigger, better full-on glamorous hair. This invisible dry hair spray builds in incredible volume and sexy texture. Patented polymers absorb oil at the roots, leaving you with just-styled hair for days (and nights).” This one of a kind formula creates a sultry textured lift around the crown as it absorbs excess oils without leaving a powdery film. Formulated without parabens or sodium chloride, this award winning Oribe product is color safe and adds a UV protection. To use, shake well and spray the root area to pump up the volume and to achieve EVEN MORE VOLUME, add a little heat to really activate the product.
Airbrush Root Touch-up Spray- “instantly cover grays and roots or revive highlights between appointments. Micro-fine pigments blend seamlessly with your natural shade when and where you need it. The quick-drying powder formula also absorbs dirt and oil to refresh hair” Just shake the bottle well, spray the root and let it set. Oribe’s Airbrush Root Touch-Up Spray uses natural micro-fine minerals to cover those unsightly rooted areas. the product adheres to hair fibers. This product contains rice starch to absorb oils and UV rays to prevent color fading, as well as strengthens hair fibers. It comes in light brown, dark brown, blonde, black and red.
There are several dry shampoos to choose from, but not all work well with your hair type. It’s important to know what your hair type needs. When in doubt, ask your stylist.