Dry Shampoo Guide: Get to Know Your New Favorite Product

The experts weigh in on the best way to use this favorite hair care product. 

Dry shampoo is a cult favorite hair product for both the beauty-obsessed and uninitiated alike—and with good reason. The best dry shampoo not only sops up excess oil and sebum on the scalp that can lead to greasiness, but it also refreshes and revives tired strands in need of a thorough wash and leave them feeling good as new. We’ve created the ultimate dry shampoo guide to ensure that you’re getting the most of your favorite product, and we’re positive these expert tips and tricks will be game-changers in your beauty routine. If you’re anything like us, you’re stretching the time between hair washes more often while you’re homebound. The proper application of a dry shampoo geared for your needs will be a game-changer.

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It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Dry shampoo application seems simple enough, right? That’s because it is. When used correctly, these life-changing dry shampoos refresh hair between washes to keep you at the top of your game no matter what the day holds. But are you using it right? Read through our quick list of tips and tricks to make sure you’re getting the most of this hair care essential.

Tip #1: Spray it right.

Make sure to hold the can 8-12 inches away from your scalp and target the nozzle at your roots. This is the best way to avoid white residue or a wet, oily feel after application. (Editor’s note: Having trouble measuring? You want to spray from about a hair product can’s length away from your scalp, or until your arms form a capital letter L.)

Tip #2: Go in for the massage.

Don’t skip the massage! Massaging your scalp once you’ve applied the product helps move dry shampoo to different parts of your hair to absorb all your excess sebum. Love Beauty and Planet Radical Refresher Citrus Peel Uplifting Dry Shampoo smells incredible and makes the massaging portion of the dry shampoo process even more enjoyable.

Tip #3: Brush it through.

If you’re still not feeling fully refreshed, you just have to run your hairbrush through your hair. Brushing will help actually remove oil, dirt and any excess product from your strands. If you’re looking to restore your voluminous roots to their former glory, we’d suggest Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo after completing tips one and two.

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