Dry Shampoo 101: How To Use It Properly

A lot of people believe that dry shampoo is only used by greaseheads who never shower. Well, I’m here to tell you there’s a lot more to a bottle of dry shampoo than you may think. In fact, half the beauty of this phenomenon is what it can do to your hair when it’s clean! Sure, it’ll soak up the extra oil and dirt after a long day, but it can also be a tool for the perfect style. When you find the right dry shampoo, the world is your oyster. I’ve done all of the recon for you and weeded out the flops. Here are my two favorite brands.

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($18)

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This smells like heaven in a bottle and its volumizing power is out of this world. This can is perfect when you’re planning on having your hair up (more on this later). It’s pretty heavy duty, which makes it great for volume, but not so great for a “run-your-fingers-through-it” down-do.

Tresemmé Fresh Start ($5)

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If your hair is going to be down, use this one. It smells equally as amazing, revitalizes dull, flat hair, and will still give your natural movement that you’re looking for.

Now what?

So, you’ve picked a dry shampoo. Now what can you do with it? Obviously, it’s made to allow you to skip a wash every now and then (which is a great way to revitalized damaged locks), but dry shampoo has some added styling benefits.

Get a grip

Using a lot of bobby pins for a sexy undo? Put some dry shampoo in it. The oil absorbing properties will also allow for a tight pin grip, making your hair stay up all night long.

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Backcombing babe

After living in The Lone Star State, I am no stranger to the tease. (Everything’s bigger in Texas, right?) For someone who has naturally straight, slick hair, applying dry shampoo before backcombing will make sure your tease holds. With this, your hair really can touch the sky.

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Volume, volume, volume

After work, flip your head over and spray a ton in your roots. Dry shampoo will give your flat-do some lift, and rejuvenate it just in time for your dinner date.

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Roots be gone

Here’s my favorite perk of dry shampoo; for not-so-natural blondes, like myself, you can wait a few extra weeks to get a root touch up. When you spray your visible roots with a quick swipe of dry shampoo, they will become instantly lighter. Roots? What roots?

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