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Dry Shampoo: Don't Lather. Don't Rinse. Repeat.

Washing your hair doesn't always need to involve wringing it out. Read on to explore an alternative age-old invention: dry shampoo.

Whereas wet shampoo uses soap and water to lift dirt and oil from the scalp, dry shampoo instead absorbs that oil, much like a sponge, and carries it away as you brush your hair. The catch: it only removes the oil, leaving other kinds of buildup such as dirt, hairspray residue, or hats intact. Because of this, dry shampoo shouldn't be used to clean the hair?only to make it less greasy (and thus more manageable) in a pinch, whether you?re camping in the woods or rushing through your morning routine.

Although dry shampoo seems like a modern marvel, the use of powders and clays to absorb oil from the scalp has existed for centuries. In fact, many homebrew methods exist to make your own dry shampoo, using such ingredients as corn meal, large-grain salt, and semolina flour. Still, professional formulas have a few advantages, with a variety of applications?from loose powders to aerosol sprays?and colors to match any shade of hair.

2475 Elk Grove Blvd
Elk Grove,
CA
US

The talented stylists and aestheticians at Jacquelyn's Salon of Elk Grove pride themselves on always bringing a smile to their guests' lips. Expert scissor-wielders reshape dos into beautiful new coiffures with ease, or aestheticians use wax to gently remove unwanted hair from elsewhere on the body. Nail technicians render mani-pedis to pamper digits with relaxing massage and foot soaks that take advantage of the sanitary Footsie Bath system, which involves disposable soaking bowls. Helping bring smiles to those outside the salon, Jacquelyn's accepts donations for Locks of Love and Matter of Trust?a nonprofit that transforms hair clippings into mats that mop up oil spills.

2475 Elk Grove Boulevard Suite 120
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Her nickname may be "Diva," but Dedra Thomas's mission is to make her clients feel like queens. As a clinical aesthetician, she keeps an eye on the brink of medi-spa technologies to pamper her clients with a full range of beauty and wellness treatments, from relaxing massages to FDA-approved Tanda light systems that can bolster collagen or fight acne. Her reputation as a trailblazer in the fields of corrective and oncological aesthetics inspires referrals from physicians and zamboni drivers alike, and clients continue to return for her gamut of personalized care regimens that address skin cancers and skin of color.

9074 Elk Grove Boulevard
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Massage therapist Loni Fletcher works with each client to determine the type of massage he or she needs, tailoring the amount of pressure and the direction of kneading according to muscular aches, tension, and how loudly the deltoids are shouting. With her personalized services, they also aim to facilitate better circulation, detoxify bodies, and boost resistance to illnesses.

9717 Elk Grove Florin Rd
Elk Grove,
CA
US

A burbling waterfall wall and live palm fronds welcome clients to the earth-toned oasis of Elk Grove Massage29. Before beginning any session, the spa’s licensed therapists consult with clients to determine the best massage for their needs; it could be Swedish strokes to slake general stress or hot stones to melt away tension and determine which extremities are really just frozen burritos. The therapists also specialize in hot-pack massage, which uses grain-filled pouches that are heated to 170–180 degrees in order to release tension and increase flexibility.

8235 Laguna Boulevard
Elk Grove,
CA
US

Each of the products in Ella Blue's personal skincare and cosmetics line is artfully wrapped in packaging that offers a modern take on the classic pictures of ‘50s-era women. This playful yet timeless approach is also echoed in the spa menu, which ranges from soothing massages and eye-enhancing lash extensions to no-chip mani-pedis and tanning services that leave the skin glowing brighter than a plate of freshly baked pennies.

7423 Laguna Blvd, Ste 100
Elk Grove,
CA
US