5 dry shampoo hacks we bet you didn’t know
There is no beauty product quite as life-saving as dry shampoo. Allowing us many more days in between washes, this magical mist breathes new life into oily, limp hair in a matter of seconds. But what if we told you you’ve been using dry shampoo wrong all this time? While a quick spray and go does the job fine, we’ve discovered these hacks that make dry shampoo go just that much further. Time to take notes…
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1. Apply before bed
Sometimes it can feel like no amount of dry shampoo will ever fix your greasy mop. However it turns out this one simple tip allows you to get the most out of the mist.
When your hair is at its greasiest, liberally spritz dry shampoo at bed time and allow the powders to soak up excess oil overnight. The next morning, brush your hair out and marvel at how voluminous and clean it will look. If you have curly hair, to ensure the dry shampoo is absorbed, flip your head over and massage your roots. Dubious? Try it – it might just change your life.
2. Give hair extra hold
Artfully styled bobby pins are having a bit of a moment, but what good is this trendy hair accessory if they refuse to stay in your hair? To give your strands extra grit, spray dry shampoo directly on your bobby pins before pinning them into place.
3. Blast with a hairdryer
While spritzing dry shampoo alone will do wonders for a lacklustre appearance, there's a way to give your hair extra oompf in the process.
Speaking to Glamour, Celebrity hairdresser Daniel Martin, who has worked with stars like Demi Lovato and Jessica Alba, insists that once you've sprayed the dry shampoo into your roots, you should blast it with a hairdryer.
This simple step helps distribute the dry shampoo away from the scalp and towards the mid-lengths. It also helps give hair extra volume while removing any unslightly white residue. Daniel recommends shaking your hair when blow drying, while simultaneously massaging the product into your scalp.
4. Smooth frizz and flyaways
Find yourself stuck with annoying flyaways or a frizzy hairline? For a temporary fix, lightly spray dry shampoo on a small boar-bristle brush and comb through gently to secure strands.
5. Use on freshly washed hair
Who said you have to abide by the rules? Dry shampoo isn't just for third-day hair. If you find your hair already looks limp straight after washing, apply some dry shampoo to the roots for added volume and texture. Simple!
What are your tips for using dry shampoo?