Are You "Dry Cleaning" Your Hair?

Because you *really* should be.

Dry shampoo (opens in new tab) has single-handedly changed the hair game. That's just a fact. But by now you're probably privy to some of the downsides (opens in new tab) to overusing it. For one, it can accumulate on the scalp and cause dryness and flakiness. And then there's the inconvenient reality that the starches in certain formulas can actually *attract* dirt and pollution. I know, eesh. This is why you might want to consider a new alternative—one that taps into ancient Japanese geisha traditions.

For centuries, geishas have used persimmon, an antioxidant-packed fruit, for a variety of beauty rituals. A natural antiseptic, it's the key ingredient in Japanese natural skincare brand Mirai Clinical's new Deodorizing Hair Brush Liners (opens in new tab), which are cotton fiber sheets you apply directly to the hair brush that absorb oil, dirt, and product debris every time you brush your hair.

Close-up of hairbrush

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Natural persimmon extract deodorizes the hair, leaving it as fresh and clean as it is after a few mists of dry shampoo. And on top of the sheets' cleansing benefits, using them means not having to clean your brush as often (which, let's be honest, we're definitely not doing as much as we should be anyway).

At $6 for 30 sheets they're a total bargain—especially when you consider that they're reusable. Each sheet displays how much debris it's collected very visibly, so it's up to you when you want to swap it out for a fresh one.

Next time your hair needs a refresh a few days in, reach for one of these instead of adding more product to the mix. Your scalp will thank you.

Mirai Clinical Deodorizing Hair Brush Liners - 30 Pack, $6; (opens in new tab).

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