When Should You Use Dry Shampoo?

Andrew Parker
Jan 03, 2022

Dry shampoo is a great option for having clean hair in the in-between time between washes. It absorbs excess oil and grease and leaves your hair feeling fresh and smelling great! However, dry shampoo is not a replacement for regular shampooing and conditioning. For optimal hair health and texture, it is recommended that you use it in moderation and after thoroughly consulting with your hairstylist to determine the best way to introduce it into your routine.

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There are two types of dry shampoos: aerosol and non-aerosol sprays. Aerosol dry shampoos are harsher on the environment, but they are easier to use. All you need to do is simply spray the product directly onto the roots of your hair and massage it in with your fingers.  While non-aerosol sprays work well when using with a blow dryer. Simply spray the product on your roots, again massaging it in for best results. Once you’ve applied the product to your hair, turn on the blow dryer and let it sit until your hair is completely dry.

You can also use both types of sprays to build texture in your hair. Simply apply at your roots, working your way up to the root of your hair, and then brush the product through. This is an excellent option if you’re looking to create extra volume or thickness in thinning areas. For best results, only use dry shampoo once every two to three days, depending on how often you shampoo. The product will leave your hair feeling too stripped if you overdo it!