HOUSE OF DAME BLOG » dry shampoo
HI Dames, today’s Friday Feature is simply a shout out to my ultra favorite dry shampoo. Obviously, I have tried every dry shampoo like all of you, and I finally found my ultimate favorite. Why is it my favorite? A few reasons:
- It does not come out white on my scalp. This is the ultimate reason. As a brunette, this was one of my pet peeves, it took an extra step to get the white out with other brands.
- It does not make my root wet. Also, an extra step with other brands, you would have to blow dry your hair after spraying.
- Gives my hair the extra volume without matting it out. I hate when dry shampoo makes my hair matte at the root and rest is all shiny, then you have to be a dry oil to get it back to normal. Not with R and Co. Its perfect at first spray.
This was not a sponsored post, this is from my heart, the best dry shampoo on the market. Hope you love as much as me. Your hunt for the best dry shampoo is over!
The Hair Dame
Ladies ask us all the time, how often should I wash my hair? Some of you are stuck on every day, and some of you can go a week without blinking. The answer is somewhere in the middle. Every 2 days is ideal. Washing every day strips the natural oils of your scalp, which creates more oils, as our scalps need to stay lubricated, and in turn makes the hair MORE oily. Waiting more than a few days to wash your hair, which we ourselves can be guilty of, has the adverse affect. The oils from our scalp can turn acidic and can alter the color of our hair, especially if your blonde. Every other day is the correct way to treat your hair.
A dry shampoo is a great way to get through the first day, try Serge Normant Meta Revive Serge Normant is an iconic hairstylist with over 30 years in the business. He did a fabulous job on creating this product. If you like dry shampoo, this is the one.
Our favorite line of shampoo and conditioner right now is Neuma– They are a sustainable line of products that are committed to full disclosure of ingredients and not hurting the environment. They have created a fantastic cocktail page on their site, with prescriptions for their products for each scalp and hair type.
Blow dry bars are all the rage. Why struggle to do it yourself when you can just have someone else do it for under $40? Its a great idea and a fab way to go. But how do we make this investment blowout last longer than a day? Of course we have a few solutions! Follow our instructions and you will have a blowout to last and impress for days!!
1. DONT run your hands through your hair during the day. Your hands are oily being that they naturally sweat a bit. When you run your hands through your hair, you are putting all that greasy oil in it. Gross!
2. At night, before bed pull all your hair to the top of your head and wrap it in a bun, securing it only with pins. This keeps your hair from tangling in your sleep. It also keeps your roots straight, and it gives your ends a little wave. By using pins versus a rubber band you will keep from getting those tell-tale creases in your hair.
3. DRY SHAMPOO is your friend. No, make that your best friend! Take sections of your hair and spray it directly on the root throughout your entire head. Massage it in with your hands and then blow dry only your roots. Voila, beautiful blow out for days!!
If you want to try and blow dry your own hair check out our How to blow out your hair video.
Whether you’re all for Coachella, Nochella or Couchella – one thing we can all agree on is that the music festival you’ve grown to love, hate, or still haven’t heard of is synonymous with a certain style. As far as fashion, it’s a massive explosion of Urban Outfitters and American Apparel – which we’re not hating on. And since Indigo is located in the hot dessert where hot tools for touchups are few and far between, the ladies have no choice but to stay on-trend with loose braids and hippy-hair. Two products you MUST have in your bag to maintain this look all weekend without looking dirty is dry shampoo and beach spray!
Below are some beautiful looks to inspire your inner Coachella Take them with you to your next music festival, picnic or beach day – xo
Images from Refinery 29!
Shine Spray: a healthy glow from head to toe
Dry Shampoo: less time washing your hair = more time catching a tan
Beach Spray: because those natural-looking beach babe waves don’t come naturally
Argan Oil: don’t let the sun take the love out of your locks! mend and protect them daily
This week is filled with post-work hour Holiday shenanigans of all kinds! Here are some hairstyle ideas to help turn your work hair into something to be cheery about!
The deep side-swoop has been a big hit this winter season, so we are giving you the scoop on how to do this swoop with each of these festive hairstyles.
What you will need:
5 bobby pins
a brush or comb
Start out by creating a deep side part. Backcomb the crown area to create volume. Pull all your hair to a side pony and tie with your rubberband. Then grab sections of the pony and wrap around your fingers and use bobby pins secure each section. Continue doing this until there’s no hair left hanging down. It doesn’t have to be perfect – messy is good! If there’s anything left hanging, just grab it , twist it, and pin it! Use some finishing hairspray and you are good to go!
What you need:
5 bobby pins
brush or teasing comb
ponytail hair extension (optional)
Use your teasing comb to backcomb your crown area to create volume. Create a deep side-swoop with your bangs, pull all of your hair to one side and tie it with a rubberband. If your ponytail is a little thin and you want to add thickness, you can easily add a ponytail hairpiece .Take a piece of hair from the pony and wrap it around the rubberband to cover it, using bobby pins to secure it in place. Hairspray to finish!
What you need:
1 1/2″ curling iron
clip-in hair extensions (optional)
Start by giving your hair a good brushing. If you’re going to use clip in hair extensions, put them in first before styling. Use some shine serum for defrizzing, like Morraccan oil. Take your curling iron and using 2″ sections at a time, wrap your hair around the iron. When wrapping each section, alternate wave directions by wrapping both towards and away from your face. This will keep the curls separated and voluminous. Put your fabulous headband on and set with finishing spray. Voila!
This next holiday hairstyle would be great for short hair with chunky or growing out layers
This is an example of a holiday style that we recently did for the amazing Dottie Mattison.
What you need:
1′ curling iron
If you are growing out a short cut or have shorter hair with layers, a go to would be to put some curl in it. It will be more malleable for you to play with. Start out by spraying your hair with dry shampoo at the root and lightly spray hairspray on your ends. Take your comb and create your deep side swoop by lining the comb with the arch of your eye brow and comb towrds the middle of your head. Take your 1″ curling iron and wrap sections of your hair around the iron. Take smaller to medium sections around your face and on top, and take bigger sections in the back and bottom. Wrap the hair around your iron in the direction away from your face on both sides. When finished finger through all the waves and even shake it out. The more messy ,the more texture, and all the better. Use your teasing comb and tease the crown area to give a little volume. If you have fine hair use the wide end of the comb and back comb from the bottom of the curl up very lightly- this will give the wave some texture and density. From here, grab all the hair on the bottom and the side together and tuck them into a knot and pin it with a bobby. The key is to just pull, tuck , and pin. Hairspray to finish!
Hope you have a fabulous hair-holiday!
The Hair Dame