Dry shampoo has become one of those must have beauty products. This sort of stuff didn’t exist when I was in high school, or even college. Instead we either put our hair in a big messy bun, or took a damn shower. Times have changed and dry shampoo is part of my beauty routine just about every other day or so. My hair doesn’t necessarily have to be disgusting to want to use it either. I find myself throwing some in to help prevent oily hair or even add some volume.
Over time I’ve tested and tried out lots of brands and have a growing collection of favorites. I’ll be sharing a post later on these as they vary from price point and results. I will tell you though, there is one stand out brand that I swear by, Klorane Dry Shampoo. As in, if I was stranded on a desert island and I had to pick one dry shampoo, this would be it. While restocking this product a few months ago at Sephora, the girl sat me down and showed me the right way to use it. Sure you just spray it in your hair and rub it in, right? Sorta. There’s a few key steps to ensure you’re getting the most out of this product and really making sure your hair looks its best. Plus, since it’s so pricey, you’ll want to make sure you’re getting the most out of the can and not wasting any product.
Fun fact though, this product lasts a very long time. As in years it seems like. So although the price tag is a little shocking, be aware that you’ll be using it for months and months to come, if not longer. I always keep a full size bottle on hand, but never travel without their little travel size ones which you can shop here.
Here are my steps to using dry shampoo the right way.
- Begin by separating your hair around your face
- Shake your can vigorously
- Spray about 8-10 inches away from your head in small bursts
- Move to the next section and repeat these steps until each section has basically turned white
- LEAVE IT. Put on your moisturizer, eyeliner, whatever. Let this stuff sit for at least 30-45 seconds.
- Lastly, take your fingertips and rub it in to your scalp until there’s no more white residue.
The key here is separating your hair and really letting the product sit and do its job. It has to absorb oil and if you just spray around your hair, and not directly into the hair line, you won’t get the most oil absorption that you’re looking for. See below for photos on how I use my favorite dry shampoo.
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Photos by Sydney Bruton Photography