What is Dry Shampoo?

With the summer finally having come to a close, we can finally say goodbye to the sweltering New York heat and welcome in the cool fall air, coupled with the beauty of falling leaves and a whole new layered wardrobe. Along with a brand new wardrobe, one of the most important things men and women must make sure of during the cool fall months is that they have a new regimen for their hair and skin– according to Dr. Ruth Treiber MD of Treiber Dermatology, these are the two most important tenants of the dermatology world! And while the skin is something that every dermatology patient that walks into Treiber Dermatology holds near and dear, the hair is often ignored and rarely given the high level of care that we provide for the skin. This is especially important for women and men with large amounts of hair – as the excess hair is highly susceptible to sweat, as well as the build-up of dirt and debris over time.

Women everywhere know the feeling, having way too much hair than you can properly manage on your own. This leaves many women skipping a day or two between washes – something that can certainly help your hair in some way, but most certainly will damage it in others. The problem arises when it comes to going out in public and having hair that simply hasn’t been washed in a day or 3! According to Dr. Ruth Treiber MD, this is where a new, hit product has come in quite handy for both men and women – no matter what their haircare situation might be. Dry shampoo! Some of us might never have heard of it, and others might swear by it. The fact is that dry shampoo isn’t just a popular product to use in between washings but something that can provide an amazing benefit to the health of your hair. Not only can dry shampoo freshen up your roots in between washing, it can also help add volume and shine to your strands. These days, there is an ever-widening variety of different dry shampoo formulas to choose from, from mousse to powder to aerosols, and many utilize natural ingredients that both absorb oil and impurities while also promoting overall hair health. Learn exactly what you need to know about dry shampoo here!

How Does Dry Shampoo Work?

It might sound counterintuitive to our traditional way of thinking, but dry shampoo has become a wonder product for many men and women. As per Dr. Ruth Treiber and her team at Treiber Dermatology, dry shampoo formulas come in mousse, powder and even spray-powder varieties – all of which are designed to help absorb unwanted excess oils, sweat, debris, dirt, and other impurities that would otherwise require a long wash.

When Should You Use Dry Shampoo?

The best thing about dry shampoo, is that it works on every hair type, tone and texture and can provide a world of amazing benefits for everyone. Another great thing about dry shampoo is that you can use dry shampoo as frequently as you need it, however its importantto realize that it is not an actual replacement for shampoo. Under the hair we must remember you have a scalp, which is skin- therefore it is vital that we care for that skin, and washing is an important aspect of such care. Still, that’s not to say that you need to shampoo your hair after every dry-shampoo usage – but you should definitely try to use conventional hair care options a few times a week. For more information about hair and skincare, be sure to contact Ruth Treiber, MD today.