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  • Dry Shampoo — Basic Questions

    Posted by Ifa on February 11, 2024 at 11:00 pm

    Please help address the following questions of mine. I am new to developing something of this sort. Thanks in advance.


    1. What is the mechanism of action of a dry shampoo?

    2. Who would you recommend it for?

    3. Is powdered better in terms of performance, or one in spray form?

    4. What are the key ingredients/formulae for someone who is just starting?



    evchem2 replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • evchem2

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    February 13, 2024 at 7:36 am

    Not a haircare formulator, but here’s my thoughts:

    1. The ‘mechanism’ as far as I know is alcohol or starches absorbing oil/sebum and giving hair a more matte appearance.

    2. Anyone who would like to skip washing their hair occasionally. If you’re asking about target demographic probably younger women with long hair

    3. I’m not sure on this, I think a spray would likely get more uniform widespread coverage but probably comes down to the specific packaging/formula.

    4. You should take a look at big brands that are in this space and read their ingredient labels. You can also look at amazon/ulta/sephora top sellers online.

    https://www.pantene.co.uk/en-gb/hair-tips/hair-care/how-does-dry-shampoo-work/

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