The concept of dry shampoo was born a few years ago but it has already become a beauty staple in many an early morning haircare routine. Nothing works best to save our bad hair days (and 6am starts), and keep our hair looking gorgeous than this little magical bottle.
Take a look at our best tricks to use dry shampoo like a pro, as well as some of our favourite products that we reach for time and time again.
How Does Dry Shampoo Work?
Dry shampoo is a powdery formula that contains Starch or Talc. It works by absorbing excess oil, dirt and grease in your hair without needing to use a traditional shampoo. It doesn’t need to be mixed with water or rinsed, making it an ideal choice when you are in rush but need to look your best.
Plus, this product happens to be a versatile must-have that can be used in a variety of situations.
- It cleanses your hair and avoids oily locks in between shampooing
- It refreshes your locks when you’re in a rush
- It adds volume even to the finest hair
- It’s a gym-bag essential if you go to work after the gym or have other post-workout plans.
What Is The Difference Between Dry And Clarifying Shampoo?
Unlike a dry shampoo, a clarifying shampoo is a liquid formula that has to be rinsed. Infused with purifying agents, it gives your hair a detox when you’ve used a few too many f hair styling products, and need to relieve your hair a little.
In a nutshell, it's just a regular shampoo that has a quick deep cleansing action and removes any product build-up which can cause dullness and dryness.
Why does Dry Shampoo Turn White?
The chalky, white finish you’ve probably experienced in the past is not caused by the product but by the application of the dry shampoo itself. For instance, you’ll most likely see some powdery leftovers if you spray too close to your scalp or don’t massage the product into your roots.
Using too much product is also another common mistake. As it is easier to apply another layer than to remove product, don’t spray too much at first, and then wait a few minutes to see if you’ve deposited enough dry shampoo. That way, you’ll ensure to refresh your hair without making it turn white.
How To Apply Dry Shampoo
For maximum results, there are a few tips to keep in mind when applying dry shampoo.
- Spray your hairline around your face first.
- Then, divide your hair into sections, in order to separate the back and front part of your head. This technique helps you to spot all of your roots.
- Next, take each section, spray the roots, flip it to the other side and move on to the next section.
- With your fingers, shake your roots and blend the powder. You can also flip your head upside down if you’re looking for more volume.
- Gently brush it out and run your fingers through your hair to finish off.
What Dry Shampoo Should I Use?
Find the best dry shampoo for your hair type based on some of our favourites below.