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Is dry shampoo bad for your hair?

If you have oily hair, chances are you're frustrated with how often it needs to be washed in order to keep it looking and feeling great. Time is precious, and you want to spend it doing the things you actually want to do, and with the people you love. For this reason, dry shampoo is one of the best ways to keep your hair clean between actual shampooing, but is dry shampoo bad for your hair? What is dry shampoo? Dry shampoo is a powder-based product that is designed to coat hair and absorb oil and dirt. This allows you to keep your hair looking clean between washes by trapping the oil and other impurities that would otherwise affect the appearance and texture of your hair. In most cases, a form of starch is used as the absorbent powder. In some cases, talcum powder may be used instead. This powder is able to be sprayed over your hair like hairspray due to the inclusion of propellants like butane, making it simple to apply and spread around. Dry shampoo vs regular shampoo

How to strengthen hair

Dyed hair can be damaged, weakening it and resulting in it being more prone to breakages and a rough and frizzy texture. This can have a drastic effect on your hair style and even lead to color fading more rapidly. It is possible to restore your hair to close to its former condition most of the time however, and you can discover how to strengthen hair with the right products and care. What causes damage? In order to understand how to strengthen hair, it is important to understand what is actually happening to your hair when it becomes damaged. Hair is made out of a protein called keratin, and it is this protein that gives your hair its structure, strength, and texture. Proteins like keratin are themselves comprised of smaller molecules called amino acids, which are the building blocks for all protein and it is the cysteine amino acid in your hair that provides much of its strength through disulfide bonding. Chemical treatments and heat styling have the unwanted effect of dama

Choosing the best hair color to cover gray

[1] Gray hair is notoriously difficult to dye. It tends to be resistant to coloring, doesn't take color the same way that pigmented hair does, and fades quickly. There is a good reason why this is the case, and knowing what makes gray hair color different to pigmented hair will allow you to choose the best hair color to cover gray and dye your hair any color you want. How is gray hair different? Hair gets its natural color from a pigment called melanin which is produced by specialized cells in each hair follicle. Gray hair is different from colored hair as it lacks this pigment. This is because the melanin fails to be produced, and the cause can be due to aging, illness, medications, or even stress. Largely however, it is determined by genetics and you can't prevent your hair from eventually graying. This lack of melanin results in clear hair which has no color. The amount of this clear hair is what determines whether your hair looks gray or fully white as the

Hair care routine for healthy hair

[1] A hair care routine is one of the best ways to keep your hair healthy and beautiful. Not only does a routine give you a clear idea of what treatments you should be using, and how often, but it adds structure to your hair care and allows you to keep to a schedule that will repair damage, reduce frizz, and even help you keep a new hair color vibrant for longer. Ingredients to a hair care routine To keep your hair healthier and looking great, there are a few specific products that can be used every week. For certain conditions or problems depending on your situation, this basic routine can then be improved by adding in other products and treatments that suit your own needs. One of the most important products that your entire hair care revolves around is shampoo of course, and this product is always at the center of any hair care routine. Everyone needs to wash their hair, and this is best done with the right shampoo for your own needs. Other products and treatments that