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How to use Dry shampoo, the only 6 tips you need!

How to use Dry shampoo, the only 6 tips you need!

We all love Dry Shampoo, some people would call it our best friend, our savour or our go to product. This cult hair product, is not just for absorbing oil or freshening up second or third day hair, check out our six different tips on how to use this hair styling product.

Step One. Begin to spray at where your hair feels most oiliest, hold the Dry Shampoo four to six inches away from hair and spray directly at the roots.

Expert Tip: It is always better to do a little at a time, until you reach your desired look.

Step Two. Using fingertips, massage the product into roots and scalp, so that the oil absorbing action can take place evenly across the head.

Expert Tip: For extra lift, try flipping your head upside down while massaging the product into hair.

Step Three. Smooth out hair with a brush or comb, or grab your hot tools for a restyle.

Expert Tip: If you are looking to correct a kink or flatness in your hair from sleeping on it funny or finishing a sweaty workout, after applying the dry shampoo, take a hair-dryer and blast cool air at your roots to help change the direction of hair or build volume.

Five more tips on how to use dry shampoo, when styling your hair!

Add hold and texture to fresh hair:

Clean hair, especially if you have fine or a silky texture, does not always hold a style well. Before attempting a braid, waves, or a messy bun, try lightly spraying dry shampoo evenly throughout hair for some added grip. Hair will look fresh, and will add texture and grit that is helpful when holding a shape.

Make a blow-dry last longer:

There is nothing more tiring than washing your hair, blow drying it, and applying product. Only to realise you have gone overboard with that shine spray or heavy smoothing serum. If hair is starting to feel heavy due to an overly generous squeeze of styling cream, spray Dry Shampoo into trouble spots to soak up some of the damage.

Help bobby pins stay in place:

Add grip to slippery bobby pins or hair clips that do not want to stay in your hair, by spraying them with dry shampoo before popping them in.

Prevent oil build up:

Looking to shorten your morning routine? Apply Dry Shampoo at night before bed to wake up with less oil and grease. The same tip applies if you are heading to the gym, a quick spray before your workout can cut back on some of the damage control you will have to do when your session is over.

Help repair and protect your hair:

Expert Tip: Apply a little dry shampoo on the ends of your hair that feel dry, and it can take away some of their static and brittleness.

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Emielia Echeverri
Friday, October 18, 2019

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