withSimplicity | Updated May 23, 2023
WHY AND HOW TO USE A NATURAL
DRY SHAMPOO POWDER
Get Healthier Hair by Washing it Less.
Hate to break it to you, but chances are you’re probably washing your hair too many times...but we hear mixed opinions. One friend must wash hers every morning and another follows the every-other-day regimen. So what exactly should you be doing to keep your hair healthy and strong?
Washing your hair too much not only dries out your scalp but can get rid of a lot of the natural oils leaving your hair either super greasy or too dry. Dry Shampoo is made to make your life easier by adding back in natural moisture and volume while leaving your hair clean without that hassle of having to jump in the shower.
The use of dry shampoo has gained popularity in recent years as an alternative to traditional hair washing. Dry shampoo offers several benefits that make it a convenient and effective option for maintaining fresh and healthy-looking hair between washes.
Let’s talk about why 2-3 days is the way to go and how our organic dry shampoo will help keep your hair fresh and beautiful on those days when a shower before work is just not going to happen.
What are the benefits of using a Dry Shampoo Powder?
Washing your hair too much with traditional shampoo not only dries out your scalp but can get rid of a lot of the natural oils leaving your hair either super greasy or too dry. Dry Shampoo is made to make your life easier by adding back in natural moisture and volume while leaving your hair clean without that hassle of having to jump in the shower.
- Absorbs Excess Oil. One of the primary benefits of dry shampoo is its ability to absorb excess oil and sebum from the scalp and hair. It contains powders or starches that help to soak up the oil, giving the hair a refreshed appearance and adding volume. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with oily hair who want to extend the time between washes.
- Saves Time. Washing and styling hair can be a time-consuming process. Dry shampoo offers a quick and convenient solution for refreshing your hair without the need for a full wash. It can be applied in minutes and instantly revitalizes the hair, making it an ideal option for busy schedules or when you're short on time.
- Reduces Heat & Chemical Damage. Washing, drying, and styling hair with heat tools can subject it to significant damage over time. By using dry shampoo to refresh your hair and extend the time between washes, you can minimize the use of heat styling tools and reduce potential heat damage. This can lead to healthier, stronger hair in the long run.
- Preserves Hair Color: Frequent washing can cause color-treated hair to fade more quickly. Dry shampoo can help reduce the frequency of washing, thereby preserving the vibrancy and longevity of hair color. By avoiding excessive exposure to water and detergents, you can extend the time between color touch-ups and maintain your desired shade.
Why You Shouldn't Use Aerosol Can Dry Shampoos
While canned dry shampoo can be a convenient and practical option for refreshing hair between washes, it is important to consider the potential environmental and health impacts of aerosol dry shampoo products. Here's why aerosol dry shampoo products may be harmful to both people and the planet:
- Air Pollution. Aerosol products, including aerosol dry shampoos, contribute to air pollution. The propellants used in aerosol cans, such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) or compressed gases, can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. These VOCs can contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone and smog, which can have detrimental effects on air quality and human health.
- Climate Change. Aerosol products, including aerosol dry shampoos, often contain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as propellants. HFCs are potent greenhouse gases that have a significant impact on climate change and global warming. These gases have a high global warming potential, contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer and exacerbating climate change.
- Excess Waste. Aerosol cans contribute to waste generation and can be challenging to recycle properly. The combination of metal, plastic, and propellant makes aerosol cans difficult to process in recycling facilities. Improper disposal of aerosol cans can lead to them ending up in landfills, where they can take a long time to decompose. This is why we package each of our dry shampoos in a 100% recyclable paper container.
Which Ingredients Should you Avoid in a Dry Shampoo?
Some dry shampoos contain potentially harmful ingredients. For example, certain brands may include talc, which has been linked to respiratory issues and even ovarian cancer when used in intimate areas. Additionally, some dry shampoos contain synthetic fragrances, parabens, sulfates, and other chemicals that may cause skin irritation or allergic reactions.
What Ingredients are in the withSimplicity Dry Shampoo?
Made with a blend of natural clays and essential oils, our dry shampoo absorbs excess oil and grease while adding volume and texture. Perfect for on-the-go or when you need a quick hair fix.
- Kaolin Clay: Gently cleanses the hair without drying it out while strengthening follices, repairing damage, and promoting growth.
- Cocoa Powder. Cocoa powder contains protein and a high levels of antioxidants that promote healthy hair growth.
- Cornstarch. Soaks in all the excess oil and leaves behind a soft feel making your hair shiny instead of greasy.
- Cedarwood Bark Oil. Cedarwood oil has skin cleansing properties, and can help to maintain the appearance of youthful skin. Promotes hair growth and reduces hair loss by balancing the oil-producing glands in the scalp.