Due to the make up and properties of naturally curly hair there are many steps taken to keep it moisturized, supple, and free of dryness because in the long run it can lead to fragile and damaged hair. I was browsing through YouTube and stumped across Vlogger Jessica Pettaway’s video about what a wash day is like for her 4c hair. Since my hair is also in that same category, I watched to see if I could pick up a new technique, or two, to help speed up my long hair cleansing process. And that’s when I heard Jesscia mention how she includes a dry shampoo into her routine. WTH!
Now I’ve used a dry shampoo before but only to absorb the excess oils when I’m wearing a bang with my Indique extensions (click here for a better visual of what I mean) but I rarely hear any naturals use it until now. The way Jessica explained it also made total sense. Once she detangles her hair she will take the dry shampoo and only apply it to her scalp, avoiding the ends of her hair, while massaging the product in for about 5 minutes and letting it sit for another 5 minutes. Using the dry shampoo this way ensures that your hair won’t dry out because the product will only target the build up and oils in the scalp and roots of the hair (which happens to be the real focus when shampooing hair that many people forget). After dry shampooing her scalp she rinses the product out and then shampoos the ends of her hair.
This is something new that I will have to give a try and now I know that, yes, it is ok for kinky curly hair to use a dry shampoo. There are different kinds of dry shampoos from sprays to powders so I am assuming Jessica may be referring to the aerosol type. Here are a few brands you can give a try to test this technique with me!
Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray, $2.89, Target.com
TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo Spray, $2.89, Walgreens.com
Dove Invigorating Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo Spray, $3.94, Walmart.com
Have you ever tried a dry shampoo on your natural hair? You can’t knock something until you try it so let me know how you like it!