How to Use Dry Shampoo for the Most Effective Results

Did someone say dry shampoo? It’s saved many girls from a sticky (or should we say, oily?) situation. For those who aren’t familiar, it’s essentially just shampoo in a dry powder or spray form and let’s just say it’s pretty much what the name implies. While that may seem obvious, there are many who don’t know how to use dry shampoo properly or the extra styling benefits that come with it.

Don’t worry, we’re here to clarify. Read on and discover how to actually use this miracle product to keep your hair looking great whilst you slay those TikTok videos and virtual meetings!

 

 

1. Start with unwashed hair.

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When using dry shampoo, start with unwashed, ‘second-day’ hair. Why? Because this product will absorb any oils in your strands, helping to give them a refreshed look.

 

2. Part hair.

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Using a comb or a brush, part your hair into sections, focusing on the oilier areas.

 

3. Spray.

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Hold the can about 8 inches away from your head and spray the sections in short bursts.

We love the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Translucent Dry Shampoo for giving us a quick fix solution to oily strands. Plus, it has a translucent formula, so no need to worry about any tell-tale white residue!

Hair hack: Gently shaking your hair during application will help prevent product build-up in any one area.

 

4. Massage the product in.

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Now that you’ve sprayed all your sections, massage your head and allow the product to fully absorb any oil.

 

5. Finish.

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Et voila: you’ve taken care of any oily strands and can now style your hair any way you like.

 

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