(Closed) How the heck do you use dry shampoo?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Bumble Beekeeper

I also have very fine hair that doesn’t have volume or hold a curl. While I wouldn’t try dry shampoo as a post-workout solution I recently tried Moroccan Oil’s dry shampoo on a morning when I was running late and loved it!! I found it added body and volume to my hair. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I have thin hair but a ton of it.  It gets very tangled very easily.  I also workout 5 days a week and always shower after the workout.  Since I workout at night, I come home and shower.  I use a volume spray (Unite Boosta) or mousse (Davines or Big Sexy Hair) and blow dry completely before going to bed.  When I wake up I lightly spray dry shampoo (Living Proof’s is my hands down favorite) comb my hair, then loosly clip it while it “sinks” in.  I do my makeup, take out the clip, rub in the dry shampoo and then either curl or flat iron.  I think the secret is letting the dry shampoo settle on your roots for a while, and using a volumizer before drying.  I too can get a little sweaty at night, and this does the trick to make my hair volumized.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I struggle with dry shampoo as well, primarily for the last reason you listed. If it’s a weekend and I’m just bumming around I can use dry shampoo and at least if it’s in a ponytail it doesn’t look greasy and gross, but I exercise in the morning before work usually and I’m simply just not going to not wash my sweaty hair before work. I think it just doesn’t really fit the best for some people’s routines! The people I know who rely on dry shampoo many days of the week don’t exercise in the morning. 

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

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CakeSniffer :  OMG this is exactly me!!! I’m convinved it’s just not for me.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Definitely make sure your hair is dry before you spray dry shampoo – either let it air dry or blow dry the sweat, then spray it in, let it sit for 30 seconds or so, and then shake your hair out, rub with fingers, and brush it out!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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CakeSniffer :  Ok so my hair is also fine and thin and I am one of those people that swears by dry shampoo. Don’t know if you read in the other thread but due to me being more environmentally conscious I stopped using the aerosol dry shampoos and simply work with baby powder.

Normally if I see that my hair is starting to get oil at night, i will massage some baby powder in my hair before going to bed. If I wake up with oily hair I rub the baby powder in FIRST then I wait around five minutes (brush my teeth in the meantime, apply face cream) THEN I use a spray bottle to dampen my hair and style it as usual.

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Buzzing bee

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CakeSniffer :  I have fine hair and dry shampoo actually gives me volume!

Post # 10
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Busy bee

Just wanted to add- make sure you shake the bottle really well before spraying the dry shampoo or else you just get the aeresol spray and none of the powder!

I’ve used both baby powder and dry shampoo. Love them both but I didn’t like baby powder unless my roots were blonde. Also do you do any oil treatments on your hair before you shower? It sounds like you may have dry hair (based on it getting frizzy/knotted), coconut oil for an hour before you shower would help a lot with that!

ETA: also some people use this powder along with teasing to get volume and thicken up their hair. worth a shot if that’s what you’re going for! In the reviews some people said it helped their hair last through the night

http://www.sallybeauty.com/hair-volumizing-powder/SBS-140254,default,pd.html#prefn1=brand&prefv1=BTZ&brandLandingPage=true&start=6

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

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CakeSniffer :  thin fine hair is tough.  I have thin, fine, blonde hair and, while I LOVE dry shampoo, I can’t use it and then wear my hair down.  It still looks super greasy.  So I shake shake shake and spray spray spray and then put my hair up anyways because it looks less greasy than it usually would and smells better than using nothing.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I haven’t had your problems so I can’t help much, but I do add Oribe dry texturizing spray on the days I don’t wash my hair (every other day) and it adds great texture and volume to my hair. I use a dry shampoo powder to help combat the grease. The two products together make my hair look clean and voluminous! 

Edit to add – I have thin dark dark brown hair and not much hair.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i recently discovered a dry shampoo paste by r+co. i received it in a birchbox and i love it! i prefer it over the sprays. you can use on hair that’s dry or a little damp and it works so well to absorb oil and add texture.

i also use baby powder sometimes.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I have fine blonde hair and I’ve found that the fancy expensive dry shampoos don’t work for me – I need the extra oil absorbing power of the cheap stuff. My favorite is Dove. Shake the can really well, hold it about 8-12 inches away from the roots, and lift sections to really get in your whole scalp right at the root. I focus on the crown and around my face as those areas tend to be a bit greasier. I wait a few seconds and then rub it all in and shake my head out. Some days it just doesn’t cut it and you might feel a little greasy and other days it’s perfect. Right now I feel on the edge of getting greasy and I washed my hair yesterday morning and used dry shampoo today. I know it’s because I’ve been playing with my hair all day though lol. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Try using a silk cap (hat) instead of silk pillowcase (which you should still use for the sake of your face). It cocoons your hair and gives so much more benefit. I was forever convinced nothing could tame my frizzy baby hairs, which is new growth after old hair falling out, but when I woke up and took off my silk cap and looked better than leaving the hair salon, I was hooked.

I also swore by dry shampoo in the oily hair post, but I only use it as a last resort to go that extra day when I don’t feel like washing my hair. I never rely on it to save my hair when it’s already down and ruined. I also found it’s not the same using it on just greasy hair and on post-workout fluff.

If your hair is thin, try a texturising spray. Never tried one since I have fine yet frizzy af hair, but I think it should do the trick for you. 🙂

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