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This Dry Shampoo Actually Worked on My Natural Hair

Just last week we were chatting about easy ways to be eco-friendlier and I suggested washing your hair less often. Well here’s how I’ve been keeping mine clean lately without going through a full wash day, by using Waterl<ss Dry Shampoo on my natural hair!

Confession: I haven’t washed my hair by myself in over a year. When I was pregnant, I decided that I’d leave my haircare to the pros and not wear myself out with a long detangling session. Once the baby came, I didn’t have time (or the desire) to do my hair myself, so I went to the salon every few weeks for some me-time and a quick protective style.

Since we’re staying at home and social distancing, I had to figure something out with my hair, but the thought of washing – and tbh, detangling – it was stressing me out.

Waterl<ss Dry Shampoo Foam to the rescue! Specially formulated for thick and curly hair, this product removed buildup from my cornrows without leaving any residue behind. It was the perfect solution to my problem – wanting to clean my hair without getting it wet and having to detangle. This wasn’t my first time using dry shampoo on my natural hair, but it was the first time that I’d used one that didn’t make my hair feel greasy, while actually doing a good job of cleansing.

Waterl<ss was actually founded in response to a water shortage in Cape Town – they wanted to create a product line that women could use to cleanse their hair without using water (and we know wash days can use SO much water!). In addition to their range of dry shampoos, Waterl<ss also has conditioners and styling products all meant to contribute to a “non-wash day” experience that doesn’t require any water. To reduce frizz while taking down my braids, I used the Waterl<ss Hair Balm on my ends, and once my braids were unraveled, I used the Waterl<ess Curl Milk to provide some much-needed moisture. Fingers crossed we can go outside again sometime soon, but in the meantime, Waterl<ss Haircare is holding my hair down! Their products are all available online at Walmart.

Have you ever tried a dry shampoo? How are you extending your wash days during this time?

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  1. Nice to know there’s a dry shampoo that actually works! I’ve used one once before… Don’t recall the brand but I remember that I wasn’t a fan. Lol! I remain skeptical about dry shampoos but I might look into this one.

    Also, extending my wash days by just extending them ? I leave my hair in one style or under head wraps for maybe 3 wks before washing.

  2. I tried a dry shampoo once but didn’t like it. Wash days have gone from once a week, to bi-weekly and now every 3 weeks. I were just getting lazy no water shortage here. I feel like if I leave it alone it will thrive better.