More and more black women are embracing dry shampoo, adding it to their hair regimens in between washes. Here’s a quick run-down of this emerging and useful product:
- What it is: Dry shampoo is a type of shampoo that absorbs grease and oils in your hair, allowing you to go for longer periods of
time without washing your hair. It comes in spray, powder or liquid form.
- Who it’s good for: Dry shampoo can be used on all types of hair textures–relaxed, natural, locked, straightened. It’s especially good for…
- women with busy schedules
- women wearing wigs or extensions
- women who work out a lot
- Recommended product: CoCo & Creme, as well as others across the web, recommend Rockaholic Dirty Secret and Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder (slightly on the pricey side). Per CoCo & Creme:
You know when your hair starts to get oily three to four days after you’ve had your hair washed and styled?… Well, I use Rockaholic at that point. I take a few sprays to my roots, and rub it in. It refreshes my scalp, leaves a nice scent, and most of all, it restores body to my hair, while extracting excess oils. This is how I actually maintain my blow outs. It gives me 2-3 more days of my style.
- Reminder: Dry Shampoo is meant to hold you over between washes and doesn’t replace good ol’ H20 when it comes to cleaning your hair.
4 thoughts on “dry shampoo + black hair”
i would like to have some advise on what to do when it comes to taking of my daughter’s natural hair. I have never put chemical on her hair; it si all natural. The problem i face is that when i wash and dry her hair the ends are always curled and very dry. I think also this factor is causing her hair to break from the ends. I desparately need your help. thanks.
Thanks for the question. We’ve posted a response here: https://un-ruly.com/ask-an-expert-caring-for-kids-natural-hair/
Stick to natural based products for her hair. Moisture, Moisture is the key. I have a 7 year old who is natural as well. The end of your hair is the most worn and oldest so will always tend to break. When last did you clip her ends ? I give her frequent deep conditioner and plaits(braids). Spray her hair with a combination of items I put together(outerbeautysupply website) and cover with a satin bonnet. The braids allow me to comb her hair once a week, I only brush the edges when necessary. Hope her hair improved by now.
I would say that the typically dry shampoo is great for those whose hair tend to get oily over time. What about those whose hair and scalp get drier and flaky over time? There’s nothing out there for them. This is why I invented Coilies Leave-in shampoo. It’s up to 4 times less expensive than the typical dry shampoo and is available at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leave-in-Shampoo-/111221810799. Perhaps you can try it and let me know how it compares with the others.