Can Black Women Use Dry Shampoo?

Beauty & Style | Melanie Yvette Martin | 07/14/2015 | 02:00 PM EDT

Other women use it, but is it for us?

The quick answer: yes. We can and we should. Some of us really don’t even know what dry shampoo is, and that’s the main reason we don’t use it. But, it’s a great alternative for women with natural, permed and relaxed hair. It’s also really good for women who workout a lot.


First, though, let me tell you what dry shampoo is. Basically, it’s a powder or spray formula that works to soak up excess oil, water and residue from your scalp and hair, leaving your with a refreshed smell and texture. It’s pretty much a spray wash-n-go in a bottle.


Like I mentioned before, women who are natural, permed or who workout a lot can benefit from using dry shampoo.


For natural women, the shampoo can help absorb any excess oils and prevent you from having to wash your hair excessively. It’s also good as a refresher alternative.


Relaxed and permed women would also benefit because you don’t have to worry about scheduling an unexpected appointment when you break a sweat or find your hair a bit too oily. It’s pretty much a time saver.


For women who workout a lot, having dry shampoo on deck is perfect because you know you’ll end up having a lot of sweat accumulate in your scalp. However, no one want to have to wash their hair excessively due to trying to stay in shape.


At the end of the day, dry shampoo is a great product for Black women, and I’ve listed some of my recommended favorites below.


Klorane Dry Shampoo

Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder

EVO Hair Water Killer Dry Shampoo


Ladies, let us know if you’d try dry shampoo or if you have and liked it in the comments below!

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