If there is one thing I really love about fall, it’s that you can spend the weekends camping. And while some people really love to rough it, there are some of us that can’t go three days without showering.
Even if you do need to skip the shower, that’s no excuse to have nasty hair (no matter your gender!) Hair is like a magnet for picking up smells. While campfire might be a smell that’s welcome during camping, sweat and BO definitely aren’t welcome anytime.
I have recently discovered this wonder cure for keeping my hair clean while enjoying the great outdoors and believe that it is a major key to survival when choosing to sleep in the middle of the forest for a mini vacation.
If you haven’t heard of dry shampoo, let me enlighten you for a minute. It is a healthy way to keep your hair clean without technically having to wash it everyday. It will leave your locks feeling like they just came from the shower. Best of all, it soaks up oil and any gross scents that come along with not showering.
Aside from being inconvenient, washing your hair everyday can lead to weakened hair because it will strip away important oils that your hair needs. A daily wash can leave your hair feeling ultimately dry and brittle as well. Dry shampoo is a great option even when you do have access to running water.
The standard that most stylists are going to suggest is the once a week wash so that your hair can retain those essential oils. I know what you’re thinking, “Once a week?! I have a career and a professional appearance to keep up with!” or you may be simply thinking, “ew”. But have no fear! Your new best friend, dry shampoo, is here!
Just because you’re not going the traditional shampoo and conditioner route, it’s still best to use salon-quality products. An office favorite around here is definitely KMS California Hair Play Makeover Spray. Danielle, Jessica, was the first of us to get hooked – she got the KMS bandwagon rolling and it quickly reached full speed. She says, “I love KMS because the product went on easily and blended well. It also did a great job of absorbing oil but didn’t leave behind a sticky or powdery residue.” Easy blending is key for the times you don’t have a mirror handy.
If you’re a dude with a bigger ‘do, you’ll want to choose a dry shampoo that will add volume. Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo does just that. You won’t have to sacrifice cleanliness or style!
How to apply
When applying dry shampoo, you’ll want to hit a few key places where sweat really builds up. Focus on these specific areas:
1. Along your hairline, especially at the temples
2. Along your part, if you have one
3. At the nape of your neck
Hold the can 8-10 inches away and start spraying! For more detailed info on usage, check out the 5 Commandments of Dry Shampoo.
Now becoming one with nature doesn’t have to mean getting totally dirty. We also don’t need to worry about our hair becoming dull and flat. Now, there is really no excuse for you not to go out and bask in the glory that is Mother Nature.