Nay To The Spray
I don’t do much to my mane other than run a wide-toothed comb through it after a shower, but my relatively pin-straight hair is having problems on this muggy, and rather gloomy afternoon in July. Oils are making it look like I haven’t showered in days—it’s only been a few hours—and my baby-hair wispys are curling in every-which direction.
I surrender to the dry shampoo fad. Time for back-up.
Every day when I walk into East Hampton town during my lunch break, I pass my favorite pharmacy, White’s Apothecary. Today, I walk in. Klorane dry shampoo it is. While dry shampoo has been around for years, it became popular when hair experts said that shampooing everyday strips your hair of essential oils. The way dry shampoo works: oil absorbing ingredients in the spray don’t replace a wash, just lengthen the time between washes.
Since I don’t have a hair brush at work, and the directions say, “spray evenly 10 inches away from hair, focusing at the roots. Leave for 2 minutes and then brush hair thoroughly until the powder is removed,” I decide against spraying my hair in the bathroom to avoid the anticipatory embarrassment of explaining why I suddenly have grays.
I end up spraying a few days later; the morning before walking around Manhattan. Instead of re-washing the hair I cleaned the night before, I spray… and voila. My hair doesn’t feel cleaner, but it looks it.
My non-oily hair lasted the day, but I’m not convinced and definitely do not love dry shampoo. My usually soft hair felt dry, knotty, and straw-like, and washing it out was a hassle. If in a real rush, I’ll use it again, but by no means am I a dry-shampoo advocate.