Gone are the days when one would use baby powder to blot away the extra oil from your hair and end up having a powdery residue on their hair. Today, dry shampoos have replaced baby powders and are perhaps one of the greatest gifts the beauty world has given us.
A dry shampoo disguises greasy roots, adds texture and volume to your hair and allows you to rock second day or third-day hairstyles effortlessly. When used correctly, dry shampoo makes your hair look and feel like you have just washed it, without the drama of shampooing, conditioning and blow-drying every single day. However, to achieve the best results, you must know how to use dry shampoo – the right way.
Step#1:Shake the bottle properly
Before you use the product on your hair, always shake the bottle up properly. This will not only help distribute the ingredients evenly inside the bottle and make the dry shampoo more effective but will also minimize the appearance of the white powdery residue in your hair.
Step#2:Spritz the product evenly on your hair
Always apply the product on dry hair. Before spraying the product in your hair, separate your hair in medium sections and hold the bottle about eight to ten inches away from your hair roots. Always spray in short powerful bursts. This will ensure even distribution of product on your hair.
Step#3:Wait for a minute
After spraying the product in the key areas, such as your hairline and crown of your head, allow it to sit there for a minute. This will make it easier for you to disperse the product into roots and scalp.
Step#4:Blend it properly
With the help of your fingertips, massage the dry shampoo gently through your hair and scalp so that it can suck up the grease and neutralizes odors. Smooth out hair using a brush or comb. This will ensure there is no chalky effect or dandruff-like flakes are left behind.
To know how to use dry shampoo properly, it is not only important that you use it in the right way but also avoid these dry shampoo mistakes listed below.
Using the wrong color
Just like other drugstore hair care products, dry shampoos also have specific formulas that are created for certain hair colors. While using a light-tinted shampoo on dark brown hair can have white powder all over your roots, choosing a dark shade for blonde hair can leave your hair discolored. Always pick a dry shampoo that suits your hair color. Applying the wrong shade of color can adversely affect your hair and make it look dull and lifeless.
Do Not Over-depend
Have you not washed your hair in the last few days? Is your hair feeling heavy and greasy? Is your scalp itching? If you are experiencing these symptoms, it most likely that you are relying a bit too much on your dry shampoo. The best way to use dry shampoo is to use it only once between hair washes. This will give your scalp a chance to breathe. Always remember, dry shampoo can never substitute a good shampooing and hair conditioning routine.
Neglecting Scalp Care
Using dry shampoo on a routine basis can lead to a build-up of the product on your scalp and make your scalp to itch. The buildup could also cause folliculitis, a fungal or bacterial infection in the hair follicle. Using an exfoliating mask or treatment once a week is essential to prevent build-up and keep your scalp clean and healthy.