Contrary to popular belief, dry shampoo isn’t only for hippies/Britt Nilsson/other people that don’t bathe. Yes, the idea of not washing your hair in the morning and spraying it instead with more product sounds gross AF, but trust me when I tell you it’s only sort of gross and that the risks far outweigh the benefits. Benefits such as volume, preserving your color, and ultimately keeping your hair healthier. Plus, it’s way easier than actually washing your hair, and I’ll do anything to be simultaneously the laziest and prettiest person in the room. Anyway, here's everything you need to know about dry shampoo.
Dark Hair vs. Light Hair
If your hair is anything but blonde and you want to avoid an unfortunate white cast situation that could be misconstrued as dandruff, get a dry shampoo that has color. We like Hint of Color by Batiste because it works really well, not because poor people can afford it too. If you have light hair, you don’t have to worry about that white cast, which means you can be a total dry shampoo whore and try anything. However, if you’re in the market for a recommendation from someone who knows better than you do, try Oscar Blandi Pronto Spray.
Thin Hair vs. Thick Hair
For thin haired betches, Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo gives fab volume and smells like the lovechild of every Victoria’s Secret spray ever made. If you're #blessed with thick hair, try a loose powder option as you’ll be able to use a more concentrated amount. Bumble and Bumble’s Prêt-à-Powder is kind of everything.
When to Apply It
For volume, apply whenever, but especially before styling. Otherwise, apply dry shampoo one day after washing you hair, or the moment you start to look like Kristen Stewart during her darkest days.
How to Apply It
First, shake the can (no need to do this if you are using the loose powder variety, duh). Then, lift sections of your hair and position the can at least 6 inches away from your scalp. Focus spraying on your roots, never on the top of your strands, and move around your whole head. Next, be patient and wait at least 30 seconds to let it work its black magic. Then, blend by using your fingers to work the powder into your strands. Last, brush that shit out to get off any excess product. If you hair looks dull at this point, apply a lightweight serum to bring it back to life, and finally, style it as usual.