Have you heard of/tried dry shampoo? I've been a hairstylist for over 16 years (oh my gosh I feel old expressing that out loud). And dry shampoo has been around a lot longer then people think. I used to use it 15/16 years ago when I would go to the hospital to cut people's hair that were bed ridden. It wasn't as fancy back then and it was more chemical then anything I'm sure.
Luckily Pure Living Enthusiast has made a awesome natural dry shampoo that is THE BOMB, made from clay, arrowroot and essential oils.
So naturally I had to put this no chemical dry shampoo to the test. Lately I have been waking up at 5:30 am to head to the gym. Meaning I get my workout in and then rush my butt home to make breakfast, school snacks, get kids dressed etc etc etc before we rush out the door. 99% of the time I DO NOT have the time to wash my hair. So I put on some dry shampoo and handle it.
Washing hair too often can actually lead to greasier roots and drier ends. Seriously. Each time we wash our hair we strips the natural oils from it, causing the oil glands in the scalp to freak out and go all "oh no guys, we have no oil, let's produce a WHOLE BUNCH OF IT". Two problems here.
- The oil stays mostly on the scalp and doesn't get to the ends, making the roots greasy and ends dry.
- We hate the greasy look and want to wash it more so it looks pretty, but it makes the cycle worse and we are stuck.
Solution: DRY SHAMPOO!
I'm actually on a bit of a "wash schedule". I teach hot yoga three days a week and workout so I have perfectly timed my hair washing days on two specific days a week. Yep you read that right. I only wash my hair twice a week. Saturday happens to be one of my wash days. So usually by Friday my hair is a bit flat and getting on the greasy side. Not a problem if I am staying home to watch Netflix. However if the girls want to go for a drink.......
Dry shampoo to the rescue. I add a bit to the roots and greasy is gone, PLUS+ I get a bit for volume to my hair so it doesn't look so flat and lifeless!
I have some of the days in the middle of my wash schedule where I'm feeling blah and just need a pick me up and doing my hair always makes me feel a bit better. Again not wanting to mess with my flow I add some dry shampoo after my workout/sleep/whatever and off I go.
But wait... the best part (my bad attempt at a funny infomercial) they have one for DARK HAIR! *que ray of sunshine beaming in*. For YEARS all there was for dry shampoo was chemical filled white sprays/powders. Pure Living Enthusiast has made an awesome dark hair version and I love it.
So put on your dry shampoo and HANDLE IT.
Jen the Bitchin' Housewife