Dry shampoo on wet hair [it’s not a good idea!]
If you have ever used dry shampoo on wet hair you will have noticed that it does not work well.
The truth is that dry shampoos are designed to be used on dry hair, and if you use it on wet hair they will only leave a kind of white paste on your hair.
If for some reason you tend to have wet hair when you need to use the shampoo dry, don’t worry, in this article I will give you some ideas so that you can use it in the best ways.
First of all, let’s see why you shouldn’t use it on damp hair:
Why you shouldn’t use dry shampoo on wet hair
Traditional shampoos are used on wet hair, since they need water to activate their soapy elements and clean the hair.
But dry shampoos have nothing to do with a normal shampoo!
Dry shampoos are really a kind of powder similar to talcum powder, which when you touch the hair and brush it absorbs and removes the greasy particles from the hair.
You have to use them on 100% dry hair for them to work.
If you use them on wet hair, a kind of sticky paste will remain on your hair that you will not be able to remove with anything.
Imagine for a moment that you use talcum powder on wet skin.
It doesn’t make sense, does it?
Well, the same thing happens with dry shampoo, don’t let its name (the word shampoo) confuse you!
It is not a shampoo, it is a pressurized powder.
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How should I use dry shampoo?
The perfect way to use dry shampoo is on 100% dry and slightly dirty hair.
Also, do not accumulate a lot of dirt in your hair as it will take more work to remove it!
Ideally, use the dry shampoo a couple of times between washes as follows:
- Shake the bottle first.
- Apply the product to the roots of the hair keeping a distance of approximately 7 inches.
- Open your hair in sections and apply it between those sections.
- Massage the scalp with your fingers to distribute it.
- Grab a brush and brush your hair in various directions from the roots to make the dry shampoo absorb dirt and remove residue.
Ready! This is the best way to use dry shampoo.
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What if I need to use it on wet hair?
You already know that you can’t use dry shampoo on wet hair because it doesn’t work.
However, if you have an emergency because, for example, you have left the gym, there are always ways to solve it.
My best advice is to dry your hair (or sweat) with the dryer on medium heat, and once your scalp feels dry, apply the dry shampoo.
But if your hair is very soaked, it is not worth drying it, in this case just wash your hair normally.
Which ones are the best dry shampoos?
Today you can buy dry shampoo of almost all the brands and qualities available.
All brands of dry shampoo will do the same, and since it is a product that does not have sulfates or other cleaning agents, it is safe to maintain hair color and does not mistreat it.
The difference between a quality dry shampoo and one from the supermarket is the residue it leaves behind and the feel.
Normally the dry shampoos that we buy in the supermarket tend to feel a bit sticky and do not feel 100% clean.
Good quality dry shampoos have the most refined powder particles, which does not leave a lot of white residue on your hair, and your hair will feel clean and fresh.
The best dry shampoo you can get are:
- Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo: This product is incredible, it cleanses you perfectly and leaves no residue. My favorite part is that it feels super light and has an exquisite scent.
- Klorane Dry Shampoo: This is another big favorite because it feels great on the scalp. Your roots are soft and with a feeling of freshness.
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Let’s get better hair!
I hope you liked this article, and it has been helpful to know the effects of dry shampoo on wet hair.
If you haven’t tried a good dry shampoo yet, you have to!
It will make your life a lot easier and it will make you have to wash your hair less.
Remember that in a healthy care routine you should wash your hair a maximum of 3 times a week.
So don’t hesitate to lean on a good dry shampoo so that you can extend the time between washes more!
Until next time.