Recently I shared on my Instagram story one of my favorite dry shampoo products. To my surprise, there are a lot of black women that didn’t know they can use dry shampoo. I answered every direct message that flooded my inbox explaining that dry shampoo for black women is certainly a thing.
I love being in a position to help other women learn about product usages, especially when we aren’t familiar with it. This is extremely important now because many people are looking for ways to keep your hair fresh longer while spending time at home. Dry shampoo plays a huge role in this, even if you have natural hair. Read on to learn the many ways you can benefit from using this product on your hair type:
Keep Natural Hair Fresh Longer While at Home
What is dry shampoo?
I want to preface this by explaining what dry shampoo even is. Dry shampoo is a product, usually in aerosol or powder form that is used to refresh hair by absorbing excess oil. Back in the day, you’ve probably heard about women using baby powder in their hair. Dry shampoo does exactly what baby powder does but better. While it seems as if there is a specific target market in terms of ethnicity for this product, I beg to differ. To me, dry shampoo is for anyone that wants to remove excessive oil residue or grease from their hair.
When should black women use dry shampoo?
1. Maintain Protective Styles
When wearing protective styles long term, like braids, there’s a way you can keep your look fresh when you can’t justify a hair wash for a work from home day. Some women experience greasy braids from the products used to style. For instance, many hair braiders apply grease to scalp after braiding for moisturizing purposes. However, there are times when the grease can be too much. How do you fix it? A dry shampoo like TRESemmé Between Washes Brunette Dry Shampoo can do the trick. This shampoo is great for natural hair because you don’t need to worry about a white residue.
2. Extend Straight Hairstyles
Whether you’re a natural who wears her hair straight, or if you’re relaxed, we all know that third and fourth-day hair isn’t cute at times. When spending a lot of time at home, you can definitely get by with another dry shampoo day. The re-application of hair moisturizers, serums, or oils causes buildup and your hair ends up being flat. This is when you can grab a dry shampoo like Love Beauty and Planet Volume and Bounty Juicy Grapefruit Day 2 Dry Shampoo which has boosting properties to help enhance the voluminous look of your hairstyle.
3. When You’re Just too Lazy on Wash Day
Need to wash your hair but just not up for it? That’s totally understandable while you’re lounging around at home. A quick spritz of dry shampoo can help you look and feel a bit more presentable (and mask any unpleasant dirty hair scents). My go-to for this is Dove Between Washes Clarifying Dry Shampoo. This dry shampoo cleanses hair and encapsulates it with an extra dose freshness.