How to Use Dry Shampoo The Right Way

How to Use Dry Shampoo The Right Way

Do you simply spray and go when you use dry shampoo? You’re doing it wrong! To get the most from dry shampoo you’ll want to follow the steps below.

What Is Dry Shampoo?

Dry Shampoo Dos and Don’ts

Don’t spray it on and brush it through.

Do lift up your roots, spray the product, and then reach for your blow-dryer.

When you brush the dry shampoo through your hair you can end up redistributing the oils from your scalp down your hair. This can result in your hair looking even greasier than before and can even cause your hair to fall flat. Instead, lift your hair up at the root, spray your dry shampoo of choice onto the roots, and then reach for your blow-dryer. Using its lowest setting, quickly blast your roots with the blow-dryer which helps to remove any powdery residue.

Don’t use dry shampoo more than two days in a row.

Do use it to stretch the time between shampoos.

Over-shampooing your hair can strip it of its natural oils and cause it to look dry, dull, and brittle. Dry shampoo is a great way to stretch time between shampoos, giving your hair that fresh, just-washed look even when it’s anything but. However, reaching for dry shampoo too often—experts agree this is more than two days in a row—can result in a buildup of the product. This buildup is not only bad for your scalp, it can also cause your hair to feel and look not at its best. Use it for that next-day hair look, but not when your hair genuinely needs a cleanse.

Don’t reach for any old formula.

Do reach for a dry shampoo that’s right for your hair type.

Just like you should use a regular shampoo that’s formulated for your hair type, you should also use a dry shampoo that’s fit for your hair! Dry shampoo formulas have come a long way from their former baby powder-like formulas. Nowadays there are formulas for dry hair, oily hair, blondes, redheads, and even brunettes!

Don’t only use dry shampoo to refresh your strands.

Do use it as a way to add texture or grip to your locks.

Contrary to popular belief dry shampoo isn’t only for when you don’t have the time (or the energy) to wash and re-style your hair. This multi-purpose product can also be a great way to add volume, texture, a mattified appearance, and even a little grip to your strands. Want to give life to a limp-looking ponytail? Spray a little dry shampoo throughout the length of your ponytail and fluff! Styling your freshly-shampooed locks into a trendy braided crown or fishtail braid? A little dry shampoo can help to add grip to strands with slip, helping your pleats to stay in place all day (and all night) long.

By following these simple dos and don’ts you’ll be well on your way to getting the most from your dry shampoo!