We all know that washing your hair too often is not great for hair health, especially if you have curly, coily, or wavy hair that’s on the dry side. Shampooing too often can strip the hair and scalp of its natural oils, leaving them dry, rough, and brittle.
But what if you have an oily scalp, or your hair just doesn’t feel clean without a daily wash? Do you reach straight for the dry shampoo? If so, use it with caution.
Dry shampoo-use it with caution
Dry shampoo can be a saviour when we’re trying to extend a blow dry by a day, or when we want a bit of extra time in bed in the morning but is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Dry shampoo isn’t actually a shampoo and it doesn’t make your hair cleaner; all it does is absorb oil from your roots and mask odours, and even when you brush it out, some of the particles remain in your hair and on your scalp. As well as these particles, pollutants, and products can cause a build-up on the scalp which leads to irritation, redness, and dandruff. Even if this doesn’t happen, using dry shampoo too often can weigh down and weaken your hair follicles which slows down hair growth. But it’s not all bad news. Most people that experience problems with dry shampoo don’t use it properly, but you can avoid the typical problems if you know how, when, and how often you should use it.
Dry shampoo should be used on a dry scalp-there should be no sweat or dampness. You should avoid using it more than two days in a row, and if you suffer from a skin condition like eczema or psoriasis, you should always seek advice before you use anything on your scalp.
Don’t fancy using dry shampoo? Try Aveda rinseless refresh
Aveda rinseless refresh is a liquid mist with no-rinse micellar technology. Micelles derived from babassu act like microscopic magnets, lifting impurities from the hair and leaving your scalp feeling clean and fresh in an instant.
It refreshes your hair, adds texture, and tames frizz for up to 72 hours. Not only that, it soothes your scalp and makes your hair smell amazing, thanks to Aveda’s own Pure-Fume™ aroma with jasmine and certified organic mandarin, lemon, ylang ylang and other pure flower and plant essences.
Is it for me?
It’s suitable for all hair types and it’s perfect if you want a healthier alternative to dry shampoo, or you want to refresh your hair after a workout, a day at the beach, or when you’ve slept on it and woken up with a bedhead.
Free from nasties
Like all Aveda products, rinseless refresh is vegan, petrolatum free, paraben free, mineral oil free, silicone free, sulphate free, propylene glycol free, formaldehyde free, and phthalate free so your hair and scalp won’t be exposed to any unwanted nasties.
If you want to experience our Aveda range, come to the salon and find the perfect product to restore your hair and scalp to its best condition yet!