how to use dry shampoo

Easy tips to make dry shampoo work for you

If this is the first time you have heard of dry shampoo then you’re in for a treat! Here's everything you need to know about using dry shampoo.

Ever had those lazy days when you just don’t have the time nor the energy to wash your hair? Or maybe you’re out of the house and want to freshen up your tresses in between washes. Either way, dry shampoo will be your best friend.

Dry shampoo is probably one of our favorite styling products and so we’re here with tips on how to make the most out of it without getting your hair and scalp in a bad shape (because, yes, too much may lead to scalp irritation and dandruff in the long run).

Things you need to know about dry shampoo

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Make dry shampoo work for you. Credit: iStock

How to apply dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is pretty self-explanatory. There isn’t a need for you to wet your hair to use it. To apply, spray then shake and tussle hair to refresh your scalp. But be careful not to spray on your clothes as this may leave marks and stains. To get the most coverage, spray around 6-inches away from hair, aiming the nozzle on your scalp.

We love TONI&GUY Matt Texture Dry Shampoo. It provides instant root refresh and matt texture with an effortless finish. Perfect for that model-off-duty vibe.

How it cleans your hair

The natural oils in your scalp accumulate over time and make your hair flat and greasy. Dry shampoo absorbs the dirt and oil from your roots, making your hair look and feel fresh and clean.

To keep your hair fresh in between washes, use TRESemmeé Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo. Its powder-based formulation absorbs oil and removes dirt, leaving hair clean and full of body without water. It could be your new gym buddy that transforms your sweaty, post-workout hair!

Great for volumizing

Dry shampoo is also great for adding volume to your hair. Its powder-based formulation adds body along the roots, which give your hair a boost in volume and bounce.

For looks that need extra volume, use TONI&GUY Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo, which has a formula that boosts volume from root to tip for an all-over dramatic body.

It also gives your hair hold

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Use dry shampoo to add grip to your hair when styling. Credit:

The powder-based shampoo not only refreshes hair; it can also be used as a styling agent. Spray it all over your hair before styling to add grit to your strands. That “grit” gives your hair a lot more hold, making it easier to do beachy braids or creating big curly waves.

Dry shampoo packs a punch – don’t just think of it as a product to use on second-day hair. With several dry shampoos out in the market, you’ll have options to try and find the best formulation for your hair.