How to Use Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is something that's been around for a while, but it's only become mainstream in the last 5-6 years. It's a powder which comes in aerosol form and soaks up the oils in your hair that make it extra greasy and yummy :) Honestly, dry shampoo could really be your best friend if you let it.

Most dry shampoos don't contain any pigment (like Pssst, Suave, or most other drug store dry shampoos) but there are a few lines which carry colored dry shampoo (like Batiste). The reason for this is that if you have dark hair, the dry shampoo can look a little powdery in your hair.

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So when would you use dry shampoo? If you wash your hair every day, sometimes your hair (or bangs!) might get greasy in the evenings, and you need a little refresh before you go out. Or if you don't wash your hair every day, it can be a great way to get through the days that you don't wash. Any time your hair feels greasy, grab the dry shampoo. Added bonus: washing your hair dries it out, so dry shampoo will help you retain moisture while still eliminating oil!

Here's how to use it:

1. Lift your hair up so the root is exposed wherever you're trying to apply the dry shampoo.

2. Holding the can 5-6 inches from your head, spray the dry shampoo in short bursts on your root. This is the step that most people mess up. First of all, you don't need to overload on the dry shampoo, and when you just hold down the spray button you increase the chances of your hair turning white from the product. Second of all, if you hold it too close to your head, the alcohol in the can (it's an aerosol product) doesn't have a chance to evaporate before it hits your head, so you're just spraying alcohol in your hair and it gets wet. So: 5-6 inches from your head, short bursts.

3. Do this all over your head, or wherever your hair is greasy. You don't need to spray it on your ends, only your roots.

4. Let it dry. I know that I said that the alcohol will evaporate before it hits your head, but the product is still a little wet. Spray it on, let it sit for 3-5 minutes, then brush your hair. If you have curly hair and don't brush it, just sort of tousle your roots with your fingers.

It's that simple, and knowing how to use dry shampoo will make a huge difference in your life, I promise!

Do you use dry shampoo? What's your favorite? Tell me in the comments below!

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