The Debate is Out: To Dry Shampoo or Not to Dry Shampoo. Where Do You Stand?

If you haven’t heard of dry shampoo yet, we’re going to assume you’ve been stranded on a remote part of the world that was off the grid. But it’s okay, you’ve found us and we’re talking about dry shampoo – the pros and the cons. At Studio East, we love being the top ‘hair salon near me’ resulting in clients of all kinds. We see thin straight hair, thick beautiful long gray hair, dehydrated and kinky, hydrated and gnarly – curly, short, super thick, and so on. We see it all.

With such a diverse clientele, we also hear all sides to the date. Dry shampoo – are you on board or leaving this product on the shelf?


For those of you who don’t know, let’s talk about what dry shampoo is.

As the name suggests, dry shampoo is an alternative to traditional shampoo. This method of ‘cleaning’ the hair helps to reduce greasiness without the need for water. Sounds amazing, right? And it is, in moderation.


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The Pros

Whether you wake up in the morning running late, tend to have greasy hair midday or are on a non-wash day, there are benefits to having quality dry shampoo handy. However, this is where we mention that dry ‘shampoo’ isn’t shampoo at all. Most formulas are based on starch and alcohol. The two ingredients allow the product to do what it does best, absorb oil.


The Cons

Because of the alcohol base within the product, too much usage can overly dry out your hair and scalp. So for those with naturally dry scalps and hair, you may want to rethink using dry shampoo. Even those with healthy scalps may experience an onset of dandruff with too much use.


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Now that you have a bit of insight – here’s our take. Dry shampoo was created as a temporary solution for greasy or oily hair. The product is by no means a substitute for traditional shampoo and doesn’t remove dirt. Like anything, moderation is key. Dry shampoo can certainly save the day, but should be used sparingly and on occasion only – it’s not meant to be part of your regular routine. And, like all products, choosing one with less chemicals and better for you ingredients is key!


When it comes to finding a ‘hair salon near me’ look no further than Studio East! With decades of combined experience, our team will not only make you look and feel fabulous, but we’ll help you understand the ins and outs of your hair too! Visit us today or give us a call at 508-234-7113 to schedule an appointment!