How to Use Dry Shampoo

by Madeleine Borgersen

Resembling something that looks like they live under the couch cushions but don’t have time to wash, dry and style your hair? Here’s our simple steps on how to use dry shampoo for absolutely any hair type!

How to Use Dry Shampoo

Wondering how to use dry shampoo so that you don’t end up looking like you’ve been rolling in a bag of sherbet? Here’s how!

1. Pick a good product

Take a look at our top dry shampoos and choose one that you like the look of. I’m using Batiste today but honestly I’m not a fan of it, but hey waste not want not and luckily I finished it today so on to better things!

2. Brush out the knots

Make sure your hair is knot free. Yes this will make you realise just how oily your roots are and many a good (wo)man has left us at this very spot. Press on it gets better!

3. Keep some distance

Spray or tap your dry shampoo from 10-15cm away this helps you get an even distribution and avoids obvious white dollops of what could be confused with last weekend’s baking session.

Rub it into your roots so that it can get to business transforming that hair. Don’t be confused with rubbing out the powder just work it into the roots as you would a normal shampoo.

4. Leave it

Leave it to do it’s work for 10 or so minutes. Finish your face or punch dance to a few 80s classics.

5. Blow & Brush

Grab your blow dryer and a styling brush and style your hair as you would if you’d just washed it for real. This will remove any excess dry shampoo and give you that va-va-voom you’re sorely after.

6. Know when enough is enough

Now that you know how to trick everyone into thinking you work for Pantene it can get pretty addictive to skip the water completely but if you’re grabbing for the can more than 3 times without a wash its time to rethink your life and go for a dip.

Make sure you shampoo twice too to get rid of any buildup that’s just going to make you get oilier quicker and that’s definitely what were after!

5 responses to “How to Use Dry Shampoo”

  1. Loved this post and the one on how to was your hair. It seems so obvious, but it isn’t. 🙂 I have the same type of hair as you, but also long, so I really don’t want to wash it more than 2x a week. It takes a lot of time. 😀 But… I live in Slovenia, which is still a bit on the socialist side, so it’s hard to find even one brand of dry shampoo. I guess I’ll have to resort to ebay and try those you mentioned. I only tried Syoss, but don’t know if it’s good or bad cause I couldn’t compare it to any other. 🙂