Most studies show that women should avoid washing their hair everyday as it strips the stands of their natural moisture. For this reason (among others) the invention of dry shampoo was a godsend to women everywhere. The problem? The trick to using dry shampoo may not be as easy as it looks. Here are the top 5 most common mistakes that people make when trying to revamp their ‘do:
YOU’RE TOO CLOSE
This is one of the biggest mistakes I see people make. You should be spraying your dry shampoo from 5-6 inches away from your head. Distance is key.
SPRAY ALL OVEER
As fun as it may be to flip your hair over and spritz your entire head, you don’t need to do this. Dry shampoo weighs down your hair so you want to focus the product in the roots closer to the scalp.
AFRAID TO GET MESSY
Using your fingers to massage the product into your scalp is essential. It doesn’t take a heavy hand, just a basic rub in with your fingertips should do the trick.
DON’T WAIT IT OUT
Dry shampoo takes it’s time to settle in, so you need to be patient. On the days that I plan to use my trusty dry shampoo, I usually spray it into my roots, massage it out, tie my hair into a messy bun, and start my makeup. By the time I’m done, my hair is ready to be brushed out.
SET IT & FORGET IT
Keep a hairbrush on you. Once you have let the product settle in, you must brush out your hair to see the affect of the dry shampoo. Similarly, you’ll need to do this every 4-5 hours to avoid having your hair go limp. Once in the morning, once a lunch, and once on your way out of the office should be just fine.
CHOOSING THE WRONG ONE
Finding the right dry shampoo for your hair is like finding your perfect eyebrow lady. The unfortunate part is that you will probably have to sample a few along the way. I’ve linked to my 6 favorite dry shampoos to give you a place to start. The prices range anyway from $3 (Aussie) to $20 (Amika) with so many in between. My first favorite was the Batiste for dark hair, but I’ve found that recently I’ve been gravitating towards “Not Your Mother’s”. It just depends on the day, but I keep my vanity stocked with my favorites.
MY DRY SHAMPOO FAVORITES