Dry Shampoo Tips

Not only has Dry Shampoo saved me time in the morning while getting ready (especially when I tap the snooze button too many times), but I often use it to add extra volume and texture to my hair.

While it can be quick and easy to use, it can be frustrating to new users.

I wanted to put together some quick tips on how to properly make the most out of this oil-absorbing, root-refreshing, style-extending product.

Spray 30cm away from your roots

Get that ruler out and make sure you know how far that really is, just kidding!

An easier way to tell is basically elbow length – hold your arm straight out, bend at or just past the elbow and spray! This goes for hairspray as well.

If you spray Dry Shampoo too close to the scalp, you’ll get too much build-up - too far away and it will disperse too much.

Helps Style Hair

One of my favorite things about dry shampoo is that it serves many purposes.

If you have flat, limp hair like I do, try using a volumizing Dry Shampoo that can add extra body and texture to the hair. My favorite is Herbal Essences Body Envy Dry Shampoo.

It still absorbs oil to freshen up hair between washes but also leaves hair with touchable volume and bounce and it won’t leave your hair sticky or stiff.

It’s great for adding body to for up-do’s, adding some extra grip and texture to braids or loose waves.

Let it Absorb

If you are spraying your dry shampoo and immediately start massaging and brushing—you might not be letting it do its job!

After applying to your roots in several sections, let it sit for about 10 – 15 seconds to let the oil-absorbing powders work their magic.

Brush It Out

I like to brush my hair before getting into the shower. I will give my scalp a good massage and then I brush my hair out really well. This helps to get rid of excess product and gives hair a fresh, clean feel, free of build-up.

Sometimes if I feel an extra amount of build-up, I give my hair a blast of cool air with a hair dryer to really make sure there’s no leftover residue.

Not Just for Oily Roots

Besides using it to add extra texture and body like I already mentioned, some Dry Shampoo’s have scented formulas like Cherry, Fruity or Vanilla  to freshen up and lightly fragrance your hair for in instant mood boost.

Do Gooder Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray by Cake renews hair and leaving it feeling clean, revived and volumized with a sweet vanilla scent.

If you color your hair and your roots are starting to show, reach for Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo which helps blend in root re-growth and can stretch a few extra days between salon sessions.

Don’t feel intimidated if you’ve had a bad experience with Dry Shampoo in the past. The more often you use it the more you’ll see the great benefits.

Now that you know exactly what to do, Dry Shampoo is sure to become one of you favorite products.






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