You all know, I love me a good hair hack, as seen here and here and here. And I've built up quite a little arsenal of beauty tips and tricks (don't worry, I'll get around to sharing them all with you)! That's what working in the beauty industry for almost ten (GULP!) years does to you.
So today I want to share with you my dry shampoo rules and tricks. Because when used correctly, dry shampoo will be your BFF. And used incorrectly, it will be your worst frenemy. Here they are:
1. Back that bottle up. And by that, I mean, stop spraying the product so darn close to your scalp. You know what they say about too much of a good thing? Those rules apply here. Too much of this good thing will give you all that leftover white residue. Back the bottle up, like 10-12 inches away, and spray away. I promise your oily spots will get covered! And not only that, this technique will give you a wider coverage, not a concentrated white mess. Win, win.
2. Dry shampoo is a great tool for hiding the fact you haven't washed your hair in ten days, but it's also great on fresh clean hair, too! Sometimes my freshly shampooed hair can feel a bit too clean. Which for me, means it's limp and holds no shape or structure. I endearingly call it the "flat fluffy." My hair needs some grit! Dry shampoo gives my newly laundered hair some volume, structure and mega body!
3. Always blend your dry shampoo in. I love to spray the entire root section and pump my fingers into my scalp for mega volume! Work it into your hair. Massage that stuff into the roots an scalp! Let it do it's oil-busting job.
4. I apply dry shampoo BEFORE I curl my hair, for a long lasting hold and style. If your hair doesn't hold a curl, try applying dry shampoo before, prepare to be amazed, and you can just thank me later.
5. If you want that sexy, tousled, "bed head" look upon waking up in the morning, apply dry shampoo before bed! I ADORE this trick for my favorite texturized, lived-in hair. I spray my roots, mid-section and ends, then twirl them into a bun and secure with a bobby pin. In the morning, remove the pins and use your fingers to mess it up a bit, maybe apply a dry texturizing spray, if you're feeling fancy. You're then rockstar chic, and ready to go.
6. Even if you don't want to look like a sexy French girl, and instead favor smoothed out hair, the dry shampoo before bed trick is still amazing. I apply my favorite dry shampoo (generously!) to the roots, then it's a simple as sleeping and brushing it out come morning! You're left with hair so fresh, you'll even trick yourself into thinking you washed it yesterday.
7. Apply dry shampoo BEFORE you workout. It seems counterintuitive to get ready before the gym. But applying dry shampoo to your roots before a rigorous workout will help to prevent excess moisture (i.e. sweat) from penetrating your roots and scalp. I promise this method is better than applying dry shampoo to a sweaty scalp, which usually yields "crunchy," dirty hair. Don't let the gym ruin your hair, sis.
Try the tricks out, tell us how they work for you! And, if I failed to mention one of your favorite dry shampoo tricks, spread the love and share your trick with us!