The boom in dry shampoo has appeared recently, but it was used as far back as the 15th century. It was a kind of flavoured talc applied to the hair roots and absorbed the sebum. But, in fact, history also remembers more ancient references to this kind of means. In those days, daily washing was considered almost a luxury. It was then that the question arose of how to keep the neat hairstyle look for as long as possible.
The means that could help in this were revealed empirically. The most common of these are flour and potato starch. But more exotic compounds were also used, for example, a mixture of violet root with salt and even cocoa bean powder. Fortunately, today everything has changed. The powder for removing natural impurities from hair has acquired a more balanced and thoughtful composition without doubtful components. The finished product is called "dry shampoo", which it entirely corresponds to. Officially, the first dry shampoo appeared in 1940 in the United States and was called Minipoo. Since then, the formula has been greatly improved.
Dry shampoos today come in a much more convenient form, in the form of a spray can. Now no one will remember the disturbing application of powder to the hair roots with a puff because this method left white traces, which were removed with great difficulty. In contrast to this method, the spray applies the product in a metered dose. It is very difficult to overdo, it is easy to remove the residues, and your clothes and hands will be clean. In addition, such a barrel is convenient to store and take with you on trips.
The basis of a modern dry shampoo may differ depending on the manufacturer – each of them has its own unique formula. As a rule, talc, rice, corn or oat flour, starch, white clay can serve as a base. The rest of the components are the perfume composition ingredients, which are designed to rid the hairstyle of an unpleasant odour and give freshness and a sophisticated aroma.
Types and purpose of dry shampoos
Spray – most dry shampoos are produced in this format, which is most convenient to use.
Powder is another standard format for saving consumption.
Solid shampoo is a neat bar that will not accidentally spill, crumble or stain anything, great for travel.
All of these types can cope with all sorts of tasks. Traditional options are for cleansing, and the principle of operation is as simple as possible. Absorbent substances absorb sebum, help to remove curls along with dirt. More advanced ones – for shine (transform dull hair, filling it with healthy shine), for volume (designed for thin strands that visually make it more luxuriant), for strengthening (contain active ingredients that can provide good nutrition).
Among the advantages of such cosmetics, one can single out its economy, small size, comfort in use, the ability to do without water and successful interaction with hair of any type. You should remember that such cosmetics cannot give a girl clean and shiny curls for the whole day. Manufacturers represented in the Makeup store emphasize that the effect will last for several hours.