Most women would say that dry shampoo is at the top of their list of products they can’t live without.
Washing your mane is a step-intensive and tiring task, and it strips your skin of its natural oils, so you can’t do it every day.
Therefore, for these intermediate dates, a workaround is mandatory.
Dry shampoo is a simple product. Just spray, scrub and brush. Or so I thought anyway.
Beauty influencer Rachel Bowling posted on Instagram to share a common mistake she believes people make.
Dry shampoo should only be used on freshly washed hair and not later in the week, says Rachel. It claims that it should be used for prevention rather than treatment.
“The biggest piece of advice I can give you and dry shampoo is to use it as soon as you wash and dry it,” she explained.
“This will help absorb any oil that is generated, rather than trying to cover it with oil.”
Is this shocking fact true? Not necessarily, according to experts.
Live True London’s expert hairstylist Tyler Moore tells Metro.co.uk that the technique works for some hair types, but some find it too heavy.
“Dry shampoos use starch or alcohol to absorb excess oil and give you a cleaner look,” she explains.
“If this method works, you’re not necessarily doing it ‘wrong,’ but spraying it on clean hair can help prevent grease build-up.
“This could be a great method for people with oily scalps who don’t like to wash their hair often.
“But this is not always good for the scalp. It can cause follicles to become clogged with product and oil, which can affect hair health.”
Tyler says dry shampoo can be used in many different ways, and experimentation can help you find the right method for you.
she said: “If you find that spraying on clean hair works better, that’s the best way to use it on your hair.
For dewy feel and volume, part the top layer of hair, spray with an oil-laden dry shampoo, let it sit, then massage with your fingertips.
“This not only prevents excess residue from appearing at the roots, but it adds elasticity and volume to the hair.”
Finally, Tyler has some tips on what not to do when it comes to using dry shampoo.
“It’s not recommended to use dry shampoo on wet or damp hair, for example if your hair is sweaty after the gym,” she advises.
“I recommend waiting until your hair is completely dry before using a dry shampoo. This will make your hair less clumpy and the product will work better.”
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