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Top 5 Benefits Of Using Dry Shampoo


What did we ever do without the power of dry shampoo? With a single hair product, we’re able to achieve clean, healthy hair and be out the door in minutes. It quickly and effectively absorbs oil, sweat, and odor following a workout or after you’ve gone a few days between washes. It makes your hair look, feel, and smell clean in a pinch, freeing up time in your day. It truly is a wonder product that works wherever, whenever.

There are multiple dry shampoo benefits that help transform your hair and keep it looking great. First and foremost, it keeps the hair clean. It’s always nice to give your tresses a rest by skipping shampoos in the shower. Dry shampoo allows you to do this by absorbing the oil of greasy hair.

Do you wonder, though, what benefits dry shampoo provides besides cleansing the hair? Here are a few of our favorite dry shampoo uses to help make you a fan if you’re not already.

We all know that one of the major secrets to healthier strands is to wash less. (Our hairdresser tells us just about every time we go.) So, we took it upon ourselves to train our hair. The result? Less washes and more messy buns.

1. Gives Your Hair an Easy and Convenient Clean
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to refresh your hair without the hassle of washing and restyling it every day, dry shampoo is the way to go. Not only does Living Proof Perfect hair Day™ (PhD) Dry Shampoo soak up any excess oils that typically build up in between washes, but it also absorbs sweat molecules as well.
So, how does dry shampoo work with Living Proof? Spray the PhD Dry Shampoo on oily or dirty areas of your hair, and wait for 30 seconds as the powders activate and cleanse. Then, use your fingers to massage through and shake out the roots. Add more hair product as needed, and style as desired. That’s it. No shower or water required to bring life back to your hair in no time.

2. Delivers a Clean-Smelling Pick-Me-Up
Dry shampoo gives hair a pick-me-up after going days without washing it. It leaves locks looking and smelling clean. Since it absorbs sweat and odor rather than mask it, it’s good to have on hand after time spent outdoors or following a workout. The PhD Dry Shampoo freshens up the hair with odor neutralizers and a time-released fresh scent.

3. Keeps Styled or Curly Hair in Tact
Dry shampoo can sometimes disrupt natural curl pattern or styled hair if it’s too difficult to remove. Fortunately, that’s not the case when using the PhD Dry Shampoo. Apply the dry shampoo as directed, and use a blow dryer on a low setting to remove the excess powder, rather than massaging with the fingers or brushing through the hair. This will keep curls or styled hair intact and won’t leave it looking flat.

4. Allows You to Preserve Colored Hair Longer
One of the best dry shampoo benefits is that it allows you to wash your hair less. For those with colored hair, this is an additional benefit. Over time, washing hair can naturally strip color from dyed hair. However, fewer washes allow you to maintain colored hair longer. If you want to maintain vibrant color, we recommend using a dry shampoo along with color protectant hair products. For long-lasting colored hair, check out our Color Care collection. Our patented silicone-free Color Care technology makes hair color last 2X longer when compared to a traditional color care shampoo and conditioner.

5. Saves You Time in Your Day
Dry shampoo isn’t only about how well it cleans greasy hair, but also how quickly it can be done. In fact, from washing and rinsing to drying and styling, the process of doing your hair can take up to a couple of hours depending on the amount of hair, the type of hair, and what style is desired – and that’s where dry shampoo comes in!

With a simple shake and spray, you can instantly get rid of any built-up grease, oils, and sweat. Whether you’re in a hurry, or simply just need a little more time for yourself before the rest of your day’s plans, dry shampoo is a great way to maintain clean hair while saving you valuable time in your day.

The Beauty of a Great Hair Day.
There are a number of dry shampoos available today, but not all are created equally. From aerosol dry shampoo to powder dry shampoo and clear formulas to tinted options, some of these talk the talk without walking the walk and don’t necessarily clean your hair. Many powder-based formulas soak up oil but leave behind a residue, which is not ideal for achieving your perfect hair day.

PhD Dry Shampoo offers similar results to washing your hair in the shower, allowing you to go longer between shampoos. You can think of it as a waterless shampoo– a shampoo without the actual shower! It absorbs oil, sweat, and odor and may be used with any hair type to achieve healthier, cleaner hair, longer.

The amount and frequency of using dry shampoo will depend on your hair type and your lifestyle. Curly hair types can remove excess powder with a blow dryer versus using a brush to maintain curls. Oily hair may require an extra application to keep hair from being greasy in-between shower washes. However, for all hair types, be sure to apply in sections to ensure even coverage.

While dry shampoo isn’t meant to entirely replace regular shampoo washes, it can free up your routine by allowing you to go longer between washes while still giving you the best version of your hair. For more tips on proper dry shampoo use, check out our blog on how to use dry shampoo the right way.

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