We’ve Been Using Dry Shampoo Wrong All This Time

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I’ve been a huge fan of dry shampoo for a really long time but I’ve only recently discovered I’ve been getting it wrong all this time – eek! Like most of us I generally blast my limp locks with dry shampoo when I wake up to remove any oil and give it some extra oomph. But it seems the most effective way to use dry shampoo is as a preventative. So that means spritzing your hair at night. The idea is that the dry shampoo will soak up any excess oil while you sleep so you wake up with fresh, fabulous hair – without any powdery residue!

Now if you happen to forget to blast your locks before you go to bed (we’re only human right?) then here are our top tips for getting it right no matter what.

  1. Don’t spray it too close to your hair Hold the can at arms length and lightly spray your hair. You want a light, even spray on your hair. Holding the can too close will almost certainly leave you with unsightly white spots of product in your hair.
  2. Using too much product If your hair is really oily then apply the product a couple of times instead of one big blast. Just wait for the product to absorb before reapplying.
  3. Not waiting long enough before brushing After applying dry shampoo, you really need to let it work its magic. Leave it for two whole minutes to fully absorb the excess oils. Any powder marks should disappear in this time. Then lightly brush your hair to distribute any excess product and your hair will look so much fresher.
  4. Massage the product in After two minutes, massage your hair with your finger tips to really work it in and then brush it out.

So if you know you’re due to wash your hair in the morning give it a decent blast with dry shampoo before you go to bed and you’ll wake up with a fresh, full locks in the morning – promise!


Do you dry shampoo at night? We’d love to hear your top tips in the comments below.