If you hate washing your hair and try to avoid doing it as much as possible, you may be curious about dry shampoo for hair. The thought of throwing some powder onto your head and brushing it through is certainly a lot more appealing than getting in the shower, washing, blow drying, and styling and definitely quicker. You know you can save time and money using a product like this so you figure there must be a catch in there somewhere. What are the pros and cons of using powder shampoo?
The good thing about this product is that it is easy and indeed saves quite a bit of time. Many women spend upwards of an hour on the process of washing and styling, particularly those with very curly hair who straighten or use a diffuser. This also exposes your hair to damage from heat so doing it less often helps your hair to be healthier. Moreover, you can save some money on your water and electric bills every time you skip this whole routine.
Another argument in favor of using these products is that they are convenient. In particular, if you stay over at your boyfriend's house a lot, you can just leave a bottle of hair powder at his house instead of lugging around your dryer, straightener and brushes or buying doubles. It's also a great thing to bring on short trips so you don't waste precious vacation time in the bathroom.
The main problem with these products is that they can be a bit tricky to apply. You need some patience at first until you get the hang of applying it, and this is a process you'll probably have to repeat if you ever switch brands because the formulas can be very different. A lot of people say that waterless shampoo makes their hair look too powdery. It's very possible that they are applying too much. You need to start out with just a little and then you can add more if your hair still looks greasy. A little goes a lot further than you'd think so be careful when you're starting out. For some people, the complaint is valid because some formulas really do look more powdery than others.
Another problem is the packaging. A lot of hair powders come in spray bottles in the hopes of easing application. However, many of these sprayers present their own set of problems as nozzles can get clogged and pressurized cans can lose their pep. Some people find that sprays aren't worth it so if you've had bad luck in the past, try a formula that comes in a shaker can instead. This should eliminate most of the problems people have when they say they only get a few uses out of each bottle.