how to use dry shampoo

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Dry shampoo is one of those beauty hacks we can’t believe we ever lived without. I remember the days having to wash and blow dry my hair every morning to look decent. Now we this beautiful invention, called the dry shampoo to inject volume when our blowouts fall limp by mid-afternoon, and it hides our dirty strands on those days we hit the snooze button one too many times. There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to “how to use dry shampoo properly” so you won’t end up with a chalky mess that everybody will notice but you.

focus on the oiliest areas

I used to spray the formula on my entire head, which can leave you with unsightly white patches and dried-up ends. Instead, apply to only oily areas, lifting hair up in sections to get in between strands.

keep distance

You won’t get better results by holding the can close to your head. Hold it at least six inches away from your scalp and lightly spritz. This will help you avoid product buildup and ensure an even application.

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blend, blend, blend

After you let the formula soak in for a minute or two (this is crucial), rub it in thoroughly with your fingers. If you sprayed too much, run a boar bristle brush through your strands until the product is fully absorbed.

use it before you go to bed

If you anticipate waking up to greasy hair, use the dry shampoo the night before. It works so much better when you apply it before your hair gets greasy allowing the product to soak up excess oils overnight.

don’t overdo it

Using dry shampoo too often can lead to a dry, irritated scalp. I use it only a couple times a week, so I don’t have to wash my hair every day.

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • Rachelle

    I just got my first bottle of dry shampoo, cannot wait to start using it.


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  • Whitney

    My hair is mostly dry shampoo by the end I’d the week. Best invention ever! I don’t usually let it dry for a min before rubbing it in, thanks for the tip!


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  • Lindsey Puls

    I just recently started to use dry shampoo because I had dyed my hair and didn’t want it to fade. This post was incredibly helpful, because I wasn’t entirely sure how to properly use dry shampoo (and I was definitely holding it too close to my head)! Thank you!


    • Red Reticule

      I’m glad you found this helpful, Lindsey! One of the big mistakes I made first was holding the bottle too close. Have a great day! Bogi