Dry shampoo is a beauty essential for active people with busy lives. It conveniently and quickly helps soak up excess oil in seconds, can extend the life of that blowout you paid good money for, plus it adds some light volume to give you the perfect amount of "oomph".
Dry shampoo has evolved from its aerosolized chalk-white root days, so it may be time to brush up on your dry shampoo knowledge.
How to Properly Apply Dry Shampoo
After you've picked out the dry shampoo that is tinted to match your roots, you've got to know how to apply it correctly.
Step 1: Prep & Part
Shake the bottle up so it's evenly distributed inside the bottle, meaning you get an even distribution on your scalp. Next, grab a comb and part your hair into small sections. You'll want to start with the greasiest section of your hair.
Step 2: Apply
The goal is to aim directly at the roots and hold the bottle a few inches away. Try not to overdo it — you really only need to apply the dry shampoo onto greasy areas. Consider how oily your scalp is and the hair type as the amount you use may vary with these factors. If your hair is thick, you may need more product than you would need for fine hair.
Step 3: Blend It In
Obviously, the beauty of dry shampoo is the time it saves. However, if you have just a few extra minutes, let the powder sit onto your roots for 2-5 minutes to really activate the ingredients that soak up the oil and massage it into your scalp. If you can see the powder peeking through, run a comb from root to tip to disperse any build-up.
How Long Should You Rely on Dry Shampoo?
While yes, it's fantastic, it does not replace a real shampoo. To prevent any inflammation of hair follicles (which leads to can lead to red pimples on the scalp), you should give your hair a gold, old-fashioned shampooing twice a week at minimum. But in the meantime, you can keep your hair fresh with Cleanish.