I may be losing my hair (okay, okay I am losing my hair), but that doesn’t mean I want it to look oily just because I may not have had time to shampoo it that day. What? There’s always time to shampoo? Maybe in your life, but not, necessarily in mine. I get up at 6am to take a 30 mile round trip to pick up Z and her half-brother and take them to school before returning home to start my work day. Normally, this is no big deal – I shower and shampoo upon returning home. But if I end up with an emergency (or forgotten) meeting first thing in the morning I’m frequently stuck. So, when I first heard about dry shampoo I thought it would be a godsend. The concept of being able to shampoo on the go seemed brilliant and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of it before.
Now I understand why. Essentially, the way this shampoo works is to powder your scalp so as to absorb the oil rather than it getting into your hair and looking greasy. of course, my hair’s so thin at this point that my scalp looks so gunked up that the oiliness of my hair is no longer really an issue. Still, I can see how this would be a useful emergency product for many women with longer curly hair. One of the problems with really curly hair (which I had) is that it takes so much effort to style it well that you want to avoid shampooing as long as possible in order to keep the styling intact. Of course, if it starts to look oily then the styling doesn’t matter much either. That’s where this dry shampoo comes in.