Every few decades, a beauty product comes along that goes beyond ordinary, beyond extraordinary and enters the realm of truly life-changing. Without question, dry shampoo earns a spot in that life-altering zone. Women who have discovered its power would just as soon go without their favorite martini or ice cream than give up their dry shampoo fix.
Even though using a dry shampoo is quicker than the whole lather, rinse, repeat routine, it’s still worth taking the time to apply it properly. Here’s how.
How to apply dry shampoo
Shake dry shampoo and hold at least the length of the can from the head (8-12 inches). Spray on the root starting at your part line, and divide into smaller sub sections to ensure the whole head gets product.
Flip your head upside down and gently massage your roots all over with your fingertips. If the spray still feels damp, set a blow dryer on the lowest, coolest setting and aim it at your roots.
Use pads of fingers or brush to comb through to disperse throughout the whole head
A Few Tips for Your Dry Shampoo
Don’t spray too close to your head—it will prevent the product from being evenly distributed.
Less is more. Too much dry shampoo can make your hair look dull. Remember, you can always go back and apply more if necessary.
Dry shampoo should only be applied to dry hair.
Don’t rub it in immediately after spraying it on—give it a few minutes to absorb the oil at your scalp.
Avoid over-dependency. Dry shampoos are glorious, effective time-savers, but regular shampoos or conditioning cleansers are essential for long-term hair health and beauty! If you’re reaching for the can for the third or fourth consecutive time, it’s time to hit the shower!