It’s a quick fix, but is it the remedy for secondday hair? Michael Shaun Corby from Alterna Haircare and Sean Ang from ARX Salon @ 1 Nassim spill the beans.
Photography Alwin Oh, Makeup Venetia Stravens, Hair Sean Ang, Model Luiza/Ave
Why we love it!
A styling staple, dry shampoo works great when it comes to removing excess oil and impurities in your hair. “It’s a trick used when styling shorter hair as it leaves a matte finish and the powders in the dry shampoo coat the strands to give a natural bed hair look,” says Sean. But it’s not just about styling. If you’re always bothered by the smell of your hair (especially after a meal at the hawker centre!), Sean recommends using dry shampoo to get rid of the smokey odour in a jiffy.
Why we don’t…
Both Michael and Sean say that while it’s great for styling, dry shampoo shouldn’t be relied upon as a long-term haircare solution. For one, the fine powders in dry shampoo can lead to scalp irritation and clogged pores. You should also stay away from it if you have very oily scalp or if your hair is thinning. Two consecutive days is the maximum when it comes to applying it, suggests Michael.