If you’re like me, you probably don’t go more than a day or two without washing your hair. Some hair just looks better with a shampoo break. My hairstylist has even recommended it. Many shampoos strip away the healthy oils in your hair leaving it clean, but dry. But I really like the volume and control I get right after shampooing.
You’ve probably noticed dry shampoos growing more popular over the last few years. We have an amazing selection of them from nearly every hair brand in every price range. The point of a dry shampoo is to absorb excess oil making “second day hair” look better. You can also use it to extend a blow-out or to give yourself instant forgiveness for waking up late. Dry shampoo can really save the day, but only if you use it right.
Always start with dry hair and don’t spray too close to your scalp. Be sure to keep a distance of at least 6-inches or you won’t be able to brush it all out. As you go over your hair with the spray, lift sections as you go to get right down to the roots. Then let the powder sit on your hair for 5-10 minutes. Resist the urge to start messing with it. And don’t worry if the white powder is visible in your hair. Once it’s had time to work and absorb all the oils the powder will disappear. Use a brush or your fingertips to blend the formula into your hair giving it added texture and volume. Then complete your styling.
Now one last thing: don’t touch it. No finger twirling or twisting. Keep your hands out or you’ll just be adding more oil to your hair.
Here are a few of our customers’ top dry shampoo picks: