Can Dry Shampoo be used on Afro, Curly, Kinky Hair?

Can Dry Shampoo be used on Afro, Curly, Kinky Hair?

Hi All,

So this is an odd one, I never really thought that dry shampoo could be used on my hair at all. It just seemed counter to everything you are told about moisture, moisture, moisture for  your hair

So why use dry shampoo?
After  a long week or constant work outs, hair can become oily, itchy and weighed down. So I know for those of you that visit the gym regularly, these can be great products so as not to have to continuously wash your hair....Right?...

Dry shampoo has seen a resurgence in recent years probably because we have been told not to wash our hair too often and that SLS in mots shampoo strips oil from your hair.

* Reduces the time taken to get hair clean
* Reduces the amount of natural protective oils that may be stripped from the scalp
* Freshens up hair particularly if you have been in a sweaty smoky or smelly environment
For those of you with pressed or hot comb straighten hair, it can make this style last a little longer      without having to add heat to your hair again.
However, as the powder works by absorbing hydrophobic components only, things like hydrophobic natural oils and oil-based styling products, are absorbed by the dry shampoo. Dry shampoo will not remove dirt, skin cels or chemicals that sometimes coat hair and make greasy.

*Hydrophobic - water repelling
*Hydrophillic - water loving

NOTE: This should not replace your wash routine

How shampoos that wash away with water work?

How Dry Shampoo Works?
Unlike traditional shampoos where the hydrophobic components surround the oil and is washed away with the water, This oil attaches to the powder and is instead brushed out of your hair. No washing required.

Some Do's and Dont's for Using Dry Shampoo
  1. Dont hold too close to your hair. Hold at least 6 inches away from your head. 
  2. Dont try to remove it too quickly. Wait the required amount of time before brushing it out of your hair 
  3. Do spray on both roots and ends
  4. Do apply to the entire head not just one spot.
  5. Dont use more than twice a week

Some dry Shampoo's to try today 

Phillip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo

What they say:: To help maintain the well-being of your hair and scalp between washes Philip Kingsley has formulated One More Day Dry Shampoo - a lightweight spray that refreshes and soothes the scalp, absorbing excess sebum whilst providing volume and texture to the hair, leaving you ready for One More Day. One More Day is a dry shampoo packed full of soothing ingredients such as Zinc PCA, Allantoin and Bisabolol that cleanse the scalp; eradicating excess dirt, oil and odour, whilst helping to keep flakes and irritation at bay. 

Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo

What they say: Naturia dry shampoo cleans your hair without water. With the absorbent dry powder, this express beauty routine brings texture and lightness to your hair, making styling easy. It can be used as often as needed and is adapted to everyone's life style. Its fresh scent comes from essential oils for true sensory pleasure.

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original & Classic


One of the most popular
What they say: Instantly hair refresh Banish oil & boost body Dry Shampoo with a clean & classic fragrance Batiste Dry Shampoo banishes oily roots, giving dull, lifeless hair the makeover it needs without any water. A quick burst revitalises hair, adds body and texture and leaves it feeling clean and fresh too. No need to worry about skipping a shampoo. 

 Klorane Oatmilk Gentle Dry Shampoo

What they say: An award-winning formulation with a wealth of celebrity fans, the Klorane Oatmilk Gentle Dry Shampoo is a mild and effective way to cleanse the hair without the need for water. This formulation of the dry shampoo is made up of softening, protective oatmilk extract, corn and rice starch for a thorough cleansing action, natural microspheres (cyclodextrins), and micronised powders with very powerful oil absorbing properties (natural polysaccharides). Dirt, oil and odour are eliminated, and the hair regains volume and freshness in minutes. Simple and practical, the dry shampoo is ideal for busy people, travelling, the gym, and those who want to extend the effects of their blow dry.

Other Dry Shampoos we've noticed, Let us know where you got them, if you get hold of one!
  • TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo
  • Bumble & Bumble Pret a Powder Dry Shampoo
  • Evo Hair Water Killer Dry Shampoo
  • Tressame Fresh Start Moisturising Waterless Foam Shampoos
  • Aveeno Pure renewal Dry Shampoo
  • Blow Pro Faux Dry Shampoo
  • Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo

Would love to hear from someone who had perhaps tried this i s protective style or someone that uses these regularly on afro hair.

Comment below!

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