If you’ve been sleeping on dry shampoo, you’re seriously missing out. The fact that a few sprays of the good stuff means you can go an extra day or two (or five) between washes is a godsend.
However, no two dry shampoos are alike, especially now that formulas have evolved to be relatively undetectable. While they’re all excellent at removing excess dirt and oil, dry shampoo also has some other brilliant hacks that go beyond just hiding greasy hair.
Even on freshly washed hair, a few spritzes of dry shampoo can give your hair new life. To give it a little zhuzh, start at the roots and massage the dry shampoo into your hair before working your way up and out towards the ends. This will add body and volume to lacklustre locks.
If you often spend hours trying to achieve the perfect curls (or waves), only to have them fall out halfway through the day, try adding a little dry shampoo. The starch in the formula will cover your hair’s natural oils, keeping them from clumping together, becoming heavy and falling out.
Hold bobby pins in place
Just like when you spray bobby pins with hairspray to keep them in place, you can spray them with a little dry shampoo to provide them with a stronger grip.
Keep your bangs off your forehead
If you’ve got bangs, you’ll know the pain of having them stick to your forehead in summer. A little spray of dry shampoo to the underside of your fringe will keep them stick-free all day long.
Create bedhead texture
If, like me, you love the extra volume your hair has when you wake up, you can hold onto it with dry shampoo. Spritz a bit on before going to bed, and when you wake up in the morning you’ll be able to maintain some of the added texture. It also makes styling your hair easier if you’re looking for a more voluminous ‘do.
- OUAI Super Dry Shampoo, $37
- IGK First Class Dry Shampoo, $42
- Virtue Labs Refresh Dry Shampoo, $22
- Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo, $14.95
- ELEVEN Give Me Clean Hair Dry Shampoo, $24.95
- NAK Hair Dry Clean Shampoo, $19.95
- Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo – Dark Tones, $47.95
- Matrix Total Results High Amplify Dry Shampoo, $25.95
- Batiste Hair Benefits Hydrate Dry Shampoo, $12.49