Taking a break from washing your hair while at home avoiding coronavirus? No shame in that. Whether it’s setting a hair treatment for a few days (as is sometimes recommended by your stylist) to simply taking a break from frequent shampooing, we recognize your needs to save yourself a shower every now and then. But opting out of the daily shampoo doesn’t mean you have to live with grease or gunk on your hair. Check out these dry and cleansing non-shampoo alternatives you can use instead.
Rinseless cleansers are more like leave-in treatments that have multi-benefits on the scalp. Unlike dry shampoos, these start off wet, but when applied to your scalp and strands, dry up quickly, leaving hair feeling thoroughly refreshed. We love AVEDA Foam Reset™ Rinseless Hydrating Hair Cleanser, ₱1,900. It not only cleanses and hydrates hair, but tames frizz, and refreshes & cools the scalp.
Dry shampoos are powder-based hair essentials that can come as an aerosol spray or a dusting brush. Although they do not cleanse hair like shampoos, they do absorb grease making hair look less matted and oily. For this, we recommend Keratin Complex Volumizing Dry Shampoo Lift Powder, ₱1,400, a perfectly portable, easy-to-apply dry shampoo that absorbs excess oil and instantly refreshes hair without water.
Travel Tip: This dry shampoo is best for travel. Not only will it keep your scalp feeling fresh, it won't be confiscated at the airport gate because it comes in a non-aerosol format.
Ever wonder how models achieve those sky-high hairstyles? Certain dry shampoos are also a great alternative for creating more texture and lift. Applying it against the grain of the hair, props up the strands in what stylists call a root lift. This makes hair look denser and overall fuller. Try Bed Head by TIGI Oh Bee Hive!: Matte Dry Shampoo, ₱1,050, a super fine styling powder spray that frees hair from anything weighing it down.
For Sensitive Scalp
As dry shampoos are applied to the scalp, it’s always good to test out an area first. If you know your skin is generally sensitive, we recommend Davines Hair Refresher Dry Cleansing Mist, ₱1,350. This mild powder spray helps with scalps that shouldn’t be stressed with daily shampooing. Made with rice scratch and lemon extract, it leaves hair feeling fresh and lifted, but still soft and pliable.
We hope you enjoyed this guilt-free list of non-shampoo alternatives. We believe you should always aim to make your hair care match the lifestyle you enjoy.
Hair Healthy Advisory: As we learn more about the spread of Covid-19, we recommend that thorough daily washing especially after outside exposure is still the best option to lessen the potential risks of any viral exposure. Wash your hands & your hair regularly. Learn more about our shampoos and cleansers good for daily washing here.