Dry Shampoo has become one of my favorite and most used styling products. I don’t just use it to refresh my hair in-between washes; I use it even on clean hair to reduce oil and boost texture.
There are so many benefits to adding this wonder product to your routine. Here are three main reasons why you should be using a dry shampoo:
You don’t have to shampoo as often
I used to wash my hair every day, until I realized that this was actually not good for my hair. Over-shampooing can strip your hair of moisture and dry it out ( especially if you have coarse or fragile hair ). Dry shampoos take away the excess oil and keeps your hair fresh in between showers.
It protects your hair color
Why invest in a beautiful salon job just to wash it out within a week or so? Dry shampoos help conserve your gorgeous color and keep your hair smelling fresh and clean. Less washings mean longer lasting and more vibrant color.
Increased volume and texture
This is one of the main reasons I use dry shampoo. I have very fine, yet very thick, hair. Without some sort of volumizing product, it lays flat and limp, regardless of the length. I use a dry shampoo even while blow drying to give it some extra oomph.
It saves time
Ever have a day where you’re running late, or you get called to last minute plans? In these situations, dry shampoo is literally a life-saver. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to lean on my dry shampoo to turn a near-hair disaster into a triumph.
How to use Dry Shampoo
Now that we know the benefits of using a dry shampoo, here are some usage guidelines:
- Shake dry shampoo, hold can at least six to eight inches away from your head. You want to start spraying on the root ( near wherever your part is ) and then divide into smaller sections until you’ve covered the entire head.
- If you want extra volume, flip your head upside down and spray underneath. You can let dry naturally or speed up the process with a blow dryer.
- Brush with fingers or comb to style as desired. This also spreads the product evenly.
You definitely want to avoid spraying too close to your head. It’s going to gum up and in some cases, give you “frost line.” Also, less is more. If you use too much, it will make your hair look dull. Generally, you want to apply to dry hair, but I’ve tried it with damp hair and it’s created some beautiful beach texture curls. Just don’t use it on sopping wet hair or else it will look gooey.
Wait a few moments after spraying to rub in or brush through; give it a few minutes to do its thing and absorb oil.