“Dry Shampoo is bad for my hair” and other DRY SHAMPOO MYTHS!

dry shampoo myths

There are plenty of misconceptions surrounding one of beauty’s most versatile hair products. Many people brush off dry shampoo after one bad experience, but all you need is a little know-how! When used properly, it can be a great tool for styling and keeping hair fresh between washes.

So, let us debunk some of the most common myths!

MYTH #1: IT ALWAYS LEAVES A RESIDUE

The complaint we hear the most… and luckily the easiest to fix! If your dry shampoo is leaving a white residue, it means that either it’s been sprayed too close to the roots or it hasn’t been left in the hair long enough before being brushed out!

For best results, apply dry shampoo in sections at least 15 cm away from hair, left for two minutes, and brush your hair out really well. 

Got spray happy?

Like most things, it’s easier to add more than remove excess so start with a little and apply more if you need it once the 2 mins are up!

Applied too much? Don’t panic! 

Take your blow-dryer on a low heat setting and use while brushing to remove the excess and further work the dry shampoo into your hair.

And while our Tinted Dry Shampoo is formulated with mineral pigments to make it easier to blend in brown hair, the entire dry shampoo range blends seamlessly with any hair colour, when used correctly.

Timesaving tip: Lightly spray dry shampoo in your hair before bed- the formula will have extra time to absorb excess oil, leaving you with volumised fresh hair by morning!

Klorane Dry Shampoos

MYTH #2: IT’S BAD FOR YOUR HAIR

The internet is awash with rumours of the dangers of dry shampoo from the idea that it gives you dandruff to the claim that it causes hair loss. 

Not all dry shampoos are created equal, but Klorane dry shampoos are specifically formulated for sensitive scalps and undergo rigorous dermatological testing for the max of safety and effectiveness!

Curly Hair

MYTH #3: IT WON’T WORK ON CURLY HAIR

Think dry shampoo is not for curly hair? There’s no reason why it can’t work on any hair type, again, it comes down to how you use it.

Just nix the hairbrush and use your fingertips instead to keep curls and waves intact.

Imagine that you’re literally ‘dry’ shampooing your hair and work product through your roots, in a similar way to how you would wash your hair in the shower.

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MYTH #4: IT ONLY ELIMINATES OIL

While dry shampoo’s claim to fame surrounds its ability to absorb oil at the roots, our dry shampoos also remove pollution, odours, dirt, and other impurities – making them almost as effective as a regular shampoo session.

All our dry shampoos contain naturally-derived rice and corn starches to help remove impurities on hair strands when product is brushed or worked through hair. Combined with microspheres to de-grease strands, your hair is cleaner even when you’re between washes.

Klorane Detox Dry Shampoo

MYTH #5: IT REPLACES REGULAR SHAMPOOING ENTIRELY

That being said, dry shampoo doesn’t mean you don’t have to wash your hair ever again.

Dry shampoo is designed to be a short-term solution when you can’t wash your hair, or need to extend time between washes, but it’s not a complete replacement to washing.

There are some things dry shampoo can’t remove entirely, like dead cells and certain product build up that still make it necessary to wash and cleanse hair thoroughly and regularly.

MYTH #6: IT CAN ONLY BE USED ON ROOTS

Again, because dry shampoo does much more than merely remove oil, it can be used on the rest of hair as well.

Dry shampoo can be a great styling tool. A few quick even sprays are all you need to add hold, texture, or volume to your look.

Don’t be heavy handed and make sure to evenly distribute product with a brush or your fingertips to avoid any residue.