Monday, 27 March 2017
Dry Shampoo: Hype or Heavenly
Dry shampoo has been a secret hair hack for years. After the recent launch of celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin’s Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam, a revolutionary dry shampoo that counts Khloe Kardashian and Chrissy Teigen as foam fans, it seems that the water-free shampooing alternative is back in the buzz. We’ve deemed it heavenly, not hype!
Is dry shampoo right for you? (Yes!) And how and when do you use it? We put together a quick cheat sheet of 5 ways to spruce up the life of your luscious locks with this celeb-favorite product.
1. Dry shampoo works on all hair colors, textures, and lengths. That means from kinky to naturally bone-straight, so, yes you can try it (wink). Just apply onto roots, massage in (as if you were massaging real shampoo into your hair), and you’re good to go. Don’t let the white baby powder-like color or texture fool you: it will disappear into your hair once rubbed in.
2. Dry shampoo is ideal for on-the-go touch-ups and post-workout refreshers. Carry a can in your gym and work bags, stat.
3. Do you prep your hair prior to bed? Add dry shampoo to the process and you’ll wake up with your style on point and in place. It actually extends the life of your style, imagine that! Dry shampoo will become your blowout’s new best friend, guaranteed.
4. Washing your hair on the daily is a beauty no-no. But sometimes our scalps tend to get so oily and slick, they resemble “wet head.” Worry not. Dry shampoo is the ideal third day water-less hair wash. It absorbs excess oil and masks the smell of dirty hair.
5, If you’re a fan of volume, then dry shampoo is your new best friend. Use it on just-washed dry hair to add light hold, tantalizing texture, and mega va-va-volume. Apply to roots on clean hair, post-hot tools, like blowdryers and curling and flat irons.
Shop a few of our favorite dry shampoos: