What You Need To Know About Dry Shampoo

Uh, you haven’t been using it as a regular shampoo replacement, have you?


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Thanks to Singapore’s weather, it’s not unusual to have your just-washed hair looking flat, limp and greasy by evening. The answer to that woe if you’re heading out after work? A dry shampoo. This works by absorbing oil and grease at the roots, so hair looks as if it’s been freshly rinsed. 

It’s a quick and effective solution to refreshing your tresses, but don’t be tempted to skip regular shampooing altogether. That’s because a build-up of dry shampoo can lead to clogged hair follicles, which can in turn result in premature hair loss.

Here are some other dry shampoo 101s, courtesy of Edward Chong of Evolve Salon.

1. You can use dry shampoo daily, but you should also wash your hair with regular shampoo every two days.

2. It’s best to use all dry shampoo - be it in powder or spray form - at the hair roots and only on dry hair for optimum results.

3. To thoroughly wash off product build-up from your dry shampoo, use a deep-cleanse shampoo.

Tempted to give dry shampooing a go? Here are some to try:

Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $39.

TONI&GUY Hair Meet Wardrobe Cleanse Dry Shampoo, $10.90.

Sephora Express Dry Shampoo, $20.

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