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Here's the *ultimate* guide to dry shampoo

I think I speak for everyone when I say that dry shampoo is *basically* a gift from the heavens. When you don't have the time or energy to wash your hair for real, or you want to make your blowout last longer—dry shampoo will become your new BFF. By absorbing the excess oils on your scalp, dry shampoo cleans your hair and leaves it refreshed without the hassle of a wash.

It's easy to use, too—all you have to do is shake the bottle, spray 4-6 inches away from your hair (you don't want to leave a white-powdery residue from spraying too close!), let it sit for a few seconds (or minutes, depending on how much time you have) and massage the dry shampoo into your scalp. If there's still visible residue after the massage, you can try running a brush through your hair to help conceal the powdery appearance of the dry shampoo. 

Dry shampoo can also be used for more than just cleaning—certain dry shampoos have different functions for every hair need! Read on for the many options to choose from. 

Cleansing:

Dry shampoo's original function, cleaning, helps to absorbs the extra oil in your hair and scalp, makes hair smell clean, and helps your hair last longer between washes without looking too greasy.


Living Proof Perfect hair Day (Phd) Dry Shampoo - shop at Sephora.com.


Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo - shop at Target.com.

Volumizing: 

For hair that has gone flat and needs some extra *oomph,* volumizing dry shampoo helps give body and fullness to the hair. 



Batiste Volumizing Dry Shampoo - shop at Ulta.com.


Aussie Clean Volume Bounce Back Dry Shampoo - shop at Target.com

 

De-frizzing:

De-frizzing dry shampoo refreshes your hair while also smoothing it out and getting rid of unwanted frizz. 

 
Batiste De-Frizz Dry Shampoo - shop at Ulta.com


Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo - shop at Amazon.com

Texturizing:

This type of dry shampoo is used to add some texture to your hair and get the *perfect* beachy waves, messy buns, or cute braids. 


Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo - shop at Target.com


TIGI Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo - shop at Target.com

Moisturizing:

Moisturizing dry shampoo is great for curly hair (which needs more hydration), or dry hair in general. It cleans without leaving your hair dry and brittle, and gives it the moisture it needs instead. 


TRESemmé Basic Care Dry Shampoo - shop at Amazon.com


Batiste Hydrating Dry Shampoo - shop at Ulta.com

by Maya Camu | 7/5/2020
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