8 Different Uses For Your Dry Shampoo

8 Different Uses For Your Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo can do more than just clean your hair. A quick misting can help with everything from stain removal to sweat absorption, as well as boosting both volume and texture. Here’s how to get the most out of your current can…

Add Hold To Hair 

Don’t panic if you’ve run out of hairspray, use dry shampoo instead. Unlike hairspray, it won’t leave you with any stickiness or heavy residue. Providing a lightweight hold, it still allows you to run both a brush and your fingers through with ease. 


Lock In Kirby Grips

Often find your hair grips and slides fall out? Spray the backs of them to create extra grip. The texture of dry shampoo will keep everything in place, preventing your accessories from looking messy or undone.


Stop Curls From Dropping 

Steer clear from spraying the top of your hair as it weighs down and flattens the style. Instead, flip your head forward and spray into the roots and ends, coating all the different layers of your hair evenly. Not only will this preserve your style, it adds volume too.


Boost Your Volume

Nothing boosts limp strands quite like dry shampoo. A spray or powder will work to add bulk and weight where it’s needed. Try focusing it on the roots, then flip your hair over and blast with a hair dryer for a few minutes, setting with a blast of cool air to hold everything in place. 


Keep Fringes Clean

Hot weather or general sweat can ruin a fringe, leaving it frizzy and wayward. However, a quick spritz of dry shampoo can rectify the issue. Spray it on the underneath of your fringe (the part that touches your forehead) to prevent it getting any oilier throughout the day. Similarly, if you’ve overdone it with hairspray or lots of oil, use dry shampoo to soak up any excess sheen that can be perceived as grease. 


Use It For Sweat

This may sound odd, but given dry shampoo is an absorber, it’s ideal for soaking up sweat, just like chalk, which is why yogis often use it prevent sweaty palms and slipping on their mats. In a similar vein, it can soak up oily stains, too. Try covering the area with your dry shampoo, wait for 15-20 minutes, then hoover the affected patch to see dirt lift away. 


Conceal Roots 

While not a long-term solution, dry shampoo now comes in varying tints, so you can easily conceal roots. Experts recommend using one that’s a shade or two lighter than your natural colour to spray in some soft, subtle (and easily washed out) highlights for easy dimension. 


Boost Your Brows

Make-up artists claim a pinch of dry shampoo can tame unruly eyebrows. Look to powder formulas for this, and use just a sprinkle on your index finger to coax unruly hairs into place. Try pinching it in as you go, adding a bit of thickness and density before running through your usual brow tints and gels. 

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