I still remember the first time I used dry shampoo. I sprayed it generously all over my hair, started working it in, and, finally tried to brush it out. But, much to my horror, most of the white powder just wouldn’t budge. No matter how much I brushed, my hair remained sprinkled with white. In the end, I had to wash it off.
I decided there and then that dry shampoo was one of those gimmicky products that sounded awesome in theory but sucked in practice and didn’t touch it for years. How I regret that! Dry shampoo is great for oily and fine hair like mine. It absorbs excess oil, making it look clean so you don’t have to wash it every day or so, and gives your limp mane some volume too.
You just need to apply it properly. Here’s how:
1. Spray it on the roots only
Don’t apply dry shampoo to the top of your head. If you do, you’ll end up with lots of white residue and no volume. Instead, lift the top layer of hair and, holding the bottle at least 6 inches from your scalp, spray it directly on the roots. Use a light hand. If you apply too little, you can always add more. But if you use too much product, removing it will be a nightmare!
2. Let it work its magic
Leave it to absorb excess oil on your scalp. As the powder does it job, it will start to disappear. I know some people like to massage the powder onto their scalp and strands, but I don’t recommend it. If your hands aren’t perfectly clean, the oil and dirt on them will deposit on your hair, making it greasy again.
3. Brush it out
Finally, brush out any white residue left on your hair. I like to turn my head upside down to do this because that helps volumize hair even more.
If you too have doubted the wonders of dry shampoo, give it a second chance using this method. I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it too.
Do you use dry shampoo?