Hey everyone, I was reading an article about dry shampoo in current issue of Allure magazine. It states that dry shampoo is now for more than just avoiding washing your hair, it's also a great volumizer apparently.
I'm interested in hearing people's experiences with dry shampoo (both for cleaning and for other uses), as I've never tried it before.
~ curlie top ~
2C in back, 3A in front, fine to medium texture
Last time I blow fried: Spring 2011
Last time I flat ironed: Fall 2010
I've used a foaming dry shampoo to maintain a blow-out for a day longer or so. I can't say I've ever felt the need when wearing my hair curly. The thing to know about dry shampoo is that it's meant to clean up oil on the scalp and roots - ideally it would never touch the shaft. Mine works best when I use it proactively, on the first day or two of a blow-out, before my head starts to get too icky. It definitely does fluff up the roots a little.
I tried the new Tresemme Dry Shampoo for curly hair, and I really don't like it. It makes my hair feel icky and coated for a few hours, and the feeling slowly dissipates after that. It doesn't help me avoid washing my hair -- it makes me want to wash my hair even more! I won't be getting it again.
Type 2c/3a with lots of hair and a super sensitive scalp! Med/slightly coarse texture, low porosity and elasticity.
Low poo: Organix TTM, Essential Wholesale Free & Clean
RO/LI: TN, GFTN, YTC
Stylers: EcoStylers, GF Curl Shaping Gel, Aussie Aussome Volume Mousse & Instant Freeze Gel, GFPC, LALNC, La Bella Lots of Curls, Apricot Oil, KMFUM, AO B5DG
Extras: sugar scrubs, AVG washes, pre-poos with EVCO, oiling scalp before washes, plopping, gelatin PT.
Mod-CG since 12/1/10!
I think the tressame foam dry shampoo isn't like most. Most are an aerosol spray. They *do* create some pretty incredible volume, but they are a ***** to get out. I only use mine sparingly because I have to sulfate shampoo a few times in a row to get it all out.
I don't know how you feel about brushing, but you usually have to brush them through as well. Because of that, I only use them when I've blown my hair out straight.
2b (with some straight under-layer, grrrrr)
Normal porosity, low elasticity, medium texture
(according to CurlGenie - HUGE surprise, I always thought I had fine hair and my stylists always agreed)
Tried CG for a summer, but it wasn't for me. I don't load up on sulfates and silicones, but I have no shame in using them when I want/need to! Currently loving LOOB.
I tried the Tresemme Dry Shampoo (not the foam) today after the gym (I teach Zumba). I just picked up sections of my hair and sprayed at the roots... I guess it helped absorb some of the oil but my scalp feels kinda gunky now a few hrs later. Maybe post-workout is not the best time to use it... :P
3a/b 'curly bob' in the mid-Atlantic. Goal: more 3b than 3a. CG Oct 2010.
Low-poo: Giovanni TTTT, Ion Swim Co-wash: V05 Shea Cashmere Rinse-out: SalonCare Apples & Pears, Tresemme Naturals Leave-in: Cure Care, Ion Moisturizing Treatment Stylers: Ecostyler Argan Oil, LALSG, LBLOC, Hold It! Wave Maker, LAL Beachy Waves Spray Gel. Also been using my diffuser more lately. PT: Ion Reconstructor DT: GVP Balm, Pure Elements Intense Repairing Treatment http://beautifulraincurls.blogspot.com/