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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:

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.

Focus Up Top

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.

Don’t Be 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.

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 really to be brushed out.

Stay Packing

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.

Choose The 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.



  1. Preeti
    February 18, 2016 / 4:29 PM

    i am a dry shampoo addict! great tips! the waiting is especially key!

    xoxo, Preeti

  2. Adaleta Avdic
    February 18, 2016 / 10:48 PM

    These are definitely excellent tips & I like them because lots of people think dry shampoo is bad but they just don’t know how to use it! xx adaatude.com

  3. February 19, 2016 / 8:11 AM

    Batiste is my favorite dry shampoo – I LOVE it! Great tips – I use my dry shampoo daily!

  4. February 19, 2016 / 9:17 AM

    I’m guilty of spraying my dry shampoo too close….my favorite one though is the Dry Bar!

  5. February 19, 2016 / 11:11 AM

    Oh my god I’m literally guilty of like all of these! I totally spray too close, I never wait for it to set in and I don’t solely focus up top! Thanks so much for sharing this..my world is forever changed!

    Taylor | http://www.styleiseverythingblog.com

  6. February 19, 2016 / 1:42 PM

    My fav is Fekkai Bombshell, by far the best I’ve ever used! Great tips, I’m guilty of brushing out too soon, need to stop doing that!

    An Unblurred Lady

  7. Amanda Ray
    February 21, 2016 / 8:10 PM

    Batiste Blonde is my favorite and I’ve never had any issues with limp-ness. It actually volumizes my hair and keeps it looking amazing all day!! Totally loving dry shampoo lately!! <3

    Amanda | http://www.TheChambrayBunny.com

  8. February 22, 2016 / 8:30 PM

    I am such a newbie on dry shampoo because my hair is so dang oily. I am still trying to figure out what works best for my hair. I love all your tips!!!


  9. Christina Beauchamp
    February 23, 2016 / 5:43 PM

    Best Tips! My fave product to use as a dry shampoo is Dry Bar’s texturing spray!

    xo, Christina

    Christina | Fashion & Frills

  10. February 29, 2016 / 3:33 PM

    I love the Batiste dry shampoo! It’s the only one I’ve found that works for me plus it’s super cheap!

    xo Rachel

    To Hell in a Handbag

  11. Liz
    March 7, 2016 / 12:08 PM

    I’ve tried several and still do not have one I can say “wows” me. I think this works for certain scalp and hair types but maybe not so much for someone with oily scalp and wavy hair. The most I can hope for is getting away with one day not washing my hair but by the end of the day I can’t wait to wash it. Its way too oily and itchy.

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