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I am part of an Influenster group that gets to review beauty and hair products. Ranging from deodorant, eye masks to every kind of makeup you can think of. A few months ago I got a box with all kinds of dry shampoo, mascaras, eye masks for puffy eyes and new eyeshadow palettes. So today, I thought I would give you the skinny on the best dry shampoos on the market. And tell you how to get the most out of your dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo is a savior for many of us. There are days when we simply just don’t have the time to lather up. So thankfully, on those days we want to skip we can keep our hair looking flawless with a few pumps of dry shampoo. Also, it’s not good for your hair if you shampoo it daily – it strips the natural oils from your hair.
As great as dry shampoo is, you know that if you overdo it, it can present a whole new set of problems. One of them being people thinking you’ve dyed your hair gray—whoops– we definitely don’t want that! LOL!! To avoid obvious dry shampoo residue and to keep your locks looking fresh, check out some tips on how to use dry shampoo effectively:
1. Choose a shade that matches your hair.
Dry shampoo doesn’t only come in one color! You can get formulas for blonde, red, and dark hair. That way you don’t have to be as concerned about that tell-tale white cast. A dry shampoo with a hint of color is just the ticket!
2. Concentrate on the roots.
Your roots are where your hair starts getting greasy first. Therefore, make sure you’re really concentrating on applying the product there. Your ends really don’t need much dry shampoo, especially if you have longer hair. You can try a powder dry shampoo formula if you find it difficult to target a specific area with a spray.
3. Don’t spray it too close.
The instructions on your dry shampoo bottle probably suggest spraying the product at least an arm’s length away from your head. You might be tempted to spray the product closer to your roots to really get it in there, but that’s how you end up with an obvious white patch. A good guide is shown below.
4. Keep it handy post-workout.
No time to hit the showers after you get your fitness on? Make sure that you have your dry shampoo handy. Look for a formula with a refreshing scent so it will cut through grease and get rid of that sweaty scalp smell. I find it hard not to wash my hair after a workout, but if you’re in a crunch this will help.
5. Work it in properly.
Take it easy with that spray nozzle for a second. You don’t want to apply more product than you need. Start off by applying a bit of dry shampoo then work it in. If you find that your locks are still looking greasy, gradually add more, working the product in as you go.
6. Tackle multiple hair problems at once.
Are greasy locks just one of your many hair woes? Select a dry shampoo that does more than soak up the grease. For example, if your hair is feeling pretty parched, you can look for a formula with keratin to help repair hair. Keratin is a protein that adds shine and makes your ha
7. Apply it before your locks get greasy.
It might seem wasteful, but it saves you in the long run. Try applying a bit of dry shampoo before you go to bed. When you wake up, your roots won’t be anywhere near as greasy as they normally would be. I wrote about this in Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know.
Try: Pantene Dry Shampoo
8. Use it to get supersized volume.
One of the great things about dry shampoo besides the fact that it gets rid of greasy roots is that it can take hair from flat to full-bodied. For optimal volume, look for a dry shampoo specifically formulated to build body.
9. Be patient.
Some dry shampoos instruct you to wait a few minutes after you apply them before you rub them in. If yours says it, make sure you listen. You have to give the product a chance to work its magic.
10. Don’t let your nozzle get clogged.
If you’re using a spray dry shampoo, the last thing you want is the nozzle to get plugged. When that happens, you won’t be able to use the product until it gets cleared. After your application, wipe anyway any residue that’s left on the nozzle. If you’re worried about clogged bottles, you can also try a powder formula. If it does get clogged, run warm water over the nozzle to clear away the
What’s your best dry shampoo tip? Share with us your hidden tricks!
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