How To Use Dry Shampoo
When it comes to using dry shampoo, there are a few ways you can use it. And truthfully, it’s going to depend on what type you’re using. An aerosol spray vs a paste vs a powder are all going to be applied differently. But the basics of dry shampoo: apply at the root where oil builds up using your fingers/a brush to make sure it’s evenly applied.
If you’re a regular heat user or someone who suffers with dry hair, try to make sure you’re getting the majority of it towards the roots of your hair rather rather than the ends. Also note that if you’re using a powder, you’re most likely going to need to apply it the night before to get the maximum impact from the product. Clean dry shampoos all tend to be a powder or paste. So if you’re looking to make the switch, be prepared to adjust your haircare routine a smidge.
How To Make Sure You’re Getting The Most Out Of Your Dry Shampoo
But there’s one trick that I learned via podcast a few years ago that is a game changer in bringing my hair back to life on days two and three. I’ve been using it along side my Dyson Airwrap for the last month or so but it will work with a regular blow dryer & round brush. Make sure you go back into the roots with heat to revamp your volume. I go in layer by layer and it takes my fine hair from dull to poof!
Which Dry Shampoos Are The Best
As I’m currently still testing clean dry shampoos, I haven’t found one I’m ready to rave about. Yet. But personally, I think finding the best dry shampoo is really all in how YOU want to use it. As well as acknowledging how much it actually takes to get the job done.I also tend to switch up dry shampoos based on my hair color. I’ve done an entire post on the best dry shampoo for blonde hair. But for my overall busy babes, I’d highly recommend the IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo. It packs a punch and gets the job done with only a little product which is perfect for the fitness loving girl who doesn’t wash her hair more than twice a week. Aka me.
Other Dry Shampoo Tips
If you frequently use dry shampoo, there are a few other tips worth noting to keep your hair healthy and luscious.
Try to keep your product towards your roots and use a dry conditioner or heat protectant on days when you’re restyling your hair. When you’re adding dry shampoo to your hair, you’re essentially telling it to absorb all of the oil. Or at least some of it. But that oil is necessary to protect your hair. Since you’re not very likely to be shoving the hot tool at your root, making sure you’re protected where you’re putting heat keeps your hair from breaking. (Again, clean options are currently limited here but I use Kristin Ess’ Dry Conditioner)
If you’re trying to maintain your bright blonde hair, I have an entire in depth post coming soon for everything you need to know including what to ask for in the salon. But for now, I’d recommend making sure you double cleanse your hair when using a purple shampoo. I always go in with a clarifying shampoo (my favorite one is V budget friendly) before I wash with my go to purple shampoo. This helps make sure your hair isn’t fighting whatever product build up to absorb the toner & keep you brass free!
Double cleanse at least once a week. I currently have luscious red hair that is fighting to hold its color after a few washes. So I do this by ONLY washing the roots. It helps keep my scalp happy and prevents my roots from looking greasy all the time.
Pick the right dry shampoo for your hair color. Again, I’m still on the hunt for the best clean dry shampoo but there are a few on the market that offer both blonde & brunette options. Some of them even offer a bit of toner that helps with the brassiness.
If you really struggle on the oily front, be sure to add your dry shampoo the night before to give it the most time to absorb your oil. And don’t forget to brush it through!
Alright friends! I hope that even while you’re learning to live in a new normal that today’s post helped you. And if you’ve got recommendations for your favorite clean dry shampoo, drop them in the comments below. If you want to stay up to date on everything clean beauty that I’m trying regularly, be sure to join the WSS newsletter and come follow me on Instagram. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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