Dry shampoo is an oily-haired girl’s best friend. It gets rid of greasy “second day” hair, making your locks look clean and ready to be styled without the need to use water. But dry shampoo isn’t only a quick fix for days when you don’t have the time to wash your hair. It can add volume to fine and thin hair too. I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without it.
If you’re never tried dry shampoo, or if you have but couldn’t get what the hype is about, here are a few tips to help you use it properly and make the most out of it:
1. Choose the right shade
A lot of people with dark hair tend to shy away from dry shampoos thinking the white powder will only make them look like they have dandruff. While this can be true, these days lots of brands have come up with coloured dry shampoos, so you can easily pick one that matches your hair colour, avoiding the ugly dandruff look. Batiste Hint Of Colour Dry Shampoo, for instance, is available in Light & Blonde, and Dark & Deep Brown, while Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray goes on clear, and is thus ideal for every hair colour.
2. Spray it on the roots and brush it through
Only spray the shampoo onto your roots and hairline and massage it through your scalp. Wait a couple of minutes to allow it to absorb the excess oil. Then, brush the shampoo through the length of your hair until the powder is completely dissolved.
3. Little by little
Start by applying only a small amount. If it’s not enough and you feel your roots are still quite oily, you can always add more. But if you overdo it and apply too much powder, the mistake will be harder to fix.
4. Don’t use it on wet hair
There is a reason why it’s called dry shampoo. It should never be used on wet or damp hair or you won’t be able to brush it out properly.
Do you use dry shampoo? Do you have any tips to share?