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Guest Post! Dry Shampoo: Your new BFF

Screen Shot 2014-02-04 at 6.31.24 PMThis is a guest-post from Barb Quinn, long-time hairdresser and hair writer. You all know how I feel about dry shampoos and hair powders. I’m obsessed with them and consider them a staple of my ShamPHree beauty routine. This is how I use mine.

Here is Barb’s weigh-in on the subject.

Dry Shampoo: Your New BFF

Dry shampoo? How in the heck do you shampoo hair with no water? It may sound crazy, but the dry shampoo method is a “dirty” little secret that has been circulating underground for years.

Now that these products are going mainstream, more women are willing to step out of the shadows and admit they use them. Wait! Before you gather the mob and hold a shampoo-burning ceremony, I’m not saying ditch your shampoo for good. I’m simply suggesting the method as an alternative to daily hair washing.

Why Consider This Method?

If you’re resistant to the idea of using dry shampoo, you are not alone. A lot of people are grossed out by the thought of not lathering up every day. In reality, most people don’t need to wash their hair daily to keep it clean and fresh. If your hair is long or curly, the oil secreted by your scalp won’t travel down the shaft as fast, so you can go longer than a day or two without washing your hair.

Even if you find the dry shampoo method questionable, “Don’t knock it till you try it.” You never know. This method might become your new best friend. Here’s why.

  • It absorbs excess oil between washes.

  • The process saves you time and energy on busy days.

  • It can help preserve your hairstyle.

  • The no water approach helps save valuable resources.

  • It can add volume to your hair.

  • It reduces the dryness caused by frequent hair washing.

  • It quickly refreshes your hair when you don’t have access to water.

Dry Shampoo Products are Easy to Use

Dry shampoos come in either aerosol or powder form. However, many people prefer the aerosol sprays because they are easier to use than the powders. Simply part your hair into sections, spray the product near the roots and let it sit for five minutes. Brush your hair thoroughly to remove the residue. Natural bristle brushes are more flexible than nylon brushes, so they often work best for removing dry shampoo residue from the hair.

How often you wash your hair is completely up to you. However, as long as your hair isn’t greasy and smelly, no one is going to think you’re nasty because you choose to shampoo less often. In fact, once people find out how easy, efficient and beneficial dry shampoos are, they might join the no-poo revolution too.

3rd Day Bangs dry ShamPHree hair powder is now available in the HTHG shop!


For more no-poo revolution, check out HTHG’s ShamPHree kit shop and get started on your shampoo-free hair journey.


Guest author Barb Quinn has been a professional hairstylist for over 30 years and has established herself as a nationally recognized hair designer, educator, and freelance writer. Barb has been chosen by her peers to serve on the advisory panel of Cosmos C International the global hairstylist network and is the Men’s Hair Category Expert for Thousands of women each day follow Barb’s hairstyling wit and wisdom on her highly successful blogs and

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