Humidity, body heat and dirt are all things that make our hair look dull and flat. Why? Because they add weight to your hair. To combat this, I came up with the idea of dry cleaning hair. It’s not as simple as just using dry shampoo, there’s a little more to it, but neither is it rocket science.
How to dry clean your hair
- Flip your hair upside down. Turn your hair dryer on high hea, but keep it at a low speed.
- Then gently place the nozzle directly on your scalp and use your fingers to massage your scalp. As you massage your scalp, gently separates chunks of hair held together by oil.
- Spray some dry shampoo on the scalp
- Flip your hair back
- Turn your hairdryer on cold at low speed and adjust your hair back into place while keeping the hairdryer on your scalp.
People often ask me why their hair still looks and feels dry even after using the best hair treatment products. One of the reasons for that are open hair cuticles. When you wash your hair with hot water, the cuticles open up and the goodness from the products get absorbed in, but if you don’t seal the cuticles after, even the most expensive products will seem ineffective because your hair will not retain any of it.
Here is one of the most effective ways to seal those cuticles:
- Wet a towel that is big enough for your head with cold water from the tap. Avoid using ice-cold water because you don’t want to “shock” your scalp.
- Place the towel on your scalp and hair with a little bit of pressure until the towel is no longer cold. Do this every time after conditioning your hair. The towel ensures that your scalp gets a longer and more direct contact with cold water than just simply rinsing it under cold water. It’s also going to be a lot more comfortable for you in the dead of winter.
It’s the cheapest treatment out there. You’ll notice a healthier scalp, and softer hair as your hair shaft can finally retain moisture. Think of this like putting toner on your face. You hair will thank you for this.