How to Get the Most of Dry Shampoo on Natural Hair

Alyssa François | 26 October 2018
dry shampoo on natural hair: baby afro

It really works for everyone. 

Dry shampoo is a product that many women of color tend to walk right past when shopping for hair care products. Since natural hair is dry, why would someone with this hair type want to use a dry shampoo? Sounds like adding salt to a wound. Although it is true that dry shampoo helps absorbs excess oil (which is great for people with oily hair types), there are other uses that are beneficial for women with natural hair textures. Using a dry shampoo on natural hair can actually work in your favor!

Want to get the lowdown on how you can get the most of dry shampoo on natural hair? Read on to learn the many ways you can use this product:

Using Dry Shampoo on Natural Hair

dry shampoo on natural hair: box braids
One of the best times to use dry shampoo is after breaking a sweat.

1. Use dry shampoo on braided hairstyles.

When wearing protective braid styles like box braids and cornrows long term, a dry shampoo can come in really handy. Washing braids too often can lead to frizz and loose braids. Instead, you can maintain the look of your style by using a dry shampoo to refresh your scalp and hair. Spray a dry shampoo like Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo on your hair in between washes.

dry shampoo on natural hair: straight
Extend the life of straight hairstyles by using dry shampoo on natural hair. Photo credit: Antone Smith

2. Maintain straight hairstyles.

After straightening naturally curly hair—whether it’s with a blowdryer or flat iron—the natural sebum from your scalp now has the ability to travel down your hair strands. In addition to this, you may also be using products like serums and oils that enhance look of your style. A mixture of products and natural sebum can cause buildup which causes your strands to look limp. For a quick fix, use a dry shampoo on natural hair. We recommend using a volumizing dry shampoo for situations like these. Apply Dove Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo.

dry shampoo on natural hair: short
Applied too much product? Fix it with dry shampoo.

3. Use dry shampoo to reverse product application mistakes.

Ever applied way too much of a product by accident? It happens to the best of us! Whether you’re wearing your natural hair straight, curly, short or long, you can use a dry shampoo on your hair to remove excess product. This method is extremely beneficial when you don’t have time to wash your hair. If so, dry shampoo can provide you with a quick fix. Start fresh all over again with TRESemmé Fresh & Clean Dry Shampoo.


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