As much as we try to avoid bad hair days, a lot of times they just creep up out of nowhere. During those days, it's essential to keep a hardworking product nearby that'll keep your mane in check. If you're a girl on the go, washing your hair all the time is unrealistic. Insert dry shampoo, which has become a hair savior for many women, as it soaks up oil, dirt, and grease with just a few sprays.
Well lo and behold, there is now a complement to the strand-salvaging product: Say hello to dry conditioner. If you aren’t sure what it is or why it may benefit you, fret not, we’ve got you covered! Read on for everything you need to know about dry conditioner and why you may need to add the product to your beauty arsenal.
What Is It?
To start, what exactly is dry conditioner? It’s a light aerosol spray that softens and hydrates your hair without getting it wet, thanks to a mix of proteins, oils, and conditioning molecules.
Dry Conditioner And Your Hair
Dry conditioner and your hair could be a match made in heaven. It supplies nutrients to parched locks that are in need of repair. It also helps with detangling, while boosting your hair’s shine factor and smoothing out its cuticles and frizz. Your blowouts will last a couple of days longer before that inevitable wash day rolls around.
How to know if you should use it
Dry conditioner is best for fine or thick hair that’s either straight or wavy. If your hair is thirsty (and it shows), one to two days after your last shampoo, a quick spritz of the product will give it an instant boost.
How to know if you shouldn't use it
For women with curly and coarser textures, unfortunately dry conditioner isn’t the best product to use, as it tends to be naturally drier. Instead, oils are a better choice for smoothing and conditioning strands and delivering some much-needed moisture.
Our conclusion? Definitely give dry conditioner a try when your blowout is on the fritz. It will refresh and nourish your strands, and that is never a bad thing.
With our how-to guide on finding the best dry shampoo to complement your dry conditioner—your hair will be unstoppable with this dynamic duo.
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This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.