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

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 16
4229 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I was consistently disappointed by dry shampoo…until I found one that WORKED.  I have thick hair that is oily and I was finding that dry shampoo was creating this extra film on my hair that made it feel gross.  I finally went to Ulta and bought Batiste dry shampoo which I had heard was a great brand and sure enough it WORKS.  Very affordable too!  I had tried Tresemme’s and was very disappointed as well as Herbal Essences’s.  Batiste does what dry shampoo is supposed to do and I am very happy with the results.

Post # 17
759 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I tried but it really didn’t have any effect at all! I felt stupid, I mean how difficult can it be?! Turns out I am hopeless ory hair is hopeless.

Post # 18
3537 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My hair is very similar to yours. First of all, I never sleep with it down unless it was just washed and blow dried right before bed. It would be way too messy. I put it up on top of my head in a half pulled through ponytail, like this:


It helps add a little volume overnight and keeps things from getting too crazy. If it’s too tight and the hair tie creases, I just wet the crease and blow dry it for a few seconds.

I also sprinkle baby powder onto my roots before bed. This is so important. Lile dry shampoo (but less ingredients), it simply absorbs oil overnight. So I sprinkle it onto the roots and then put my hair up. This makes all the difference in the world for me! I’ve tried doing the same thing by applying dry shampoo at night but it ends up being too much product and weighs things down. So I swear by baby powder!!

I have found that with dry shampoo, less is more. I just lift up a tiny bit of my hair by my roots and spray it on them and underneath. The majority of your hair doesn’t need it. Just one quick spray, rub it in, and onto the next little section of roots.

I normally can get 2 days out of one wash where my hair is still decent. On day 3 I repeat the baby powder and dry shampoo routine, but pretty much always wear my hair up that day. If I want to do a ponytail or bun two days in a row I can even stretch it to 4 days.

Oh, and try Batiste dry shampoo. That’s the only one that’s ever worked for me.

I have also used waterless shampoo a few times and been impressed. You just put that into your roots and then blow dry.

Post # 19
141 posts
Blushing bee

The only one that works for me is Toni & Guy. The Batiste one leaves visible residue in my hair, no matter how much I brush it through or rub into the roots. T&G one leaves no sign of powder and it smells absolutely incredible too

Post # 20
892 posts
Busy bee

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CakeSniffer :  I didn’t read the previous comments so I might be repeating things here but…

dry shampoo doesn’t seem like a good idea for sweaty post-workout hair. it’s for soaking up oils and you need to put it in your hair when it’s dry. also, your color and hair texture can make a big difference with how well it’s going to work for you. I have dark blonde hair with lots of highlights, so it’s pretty easy for me to get the powder to blend in.

I use Oscar Blandi powdered dry shampoo (I don’t like the spray versions because they’re too big for travel and you can’t recycle them). I brush my hair first. then sprinkle a thin layer of powder across my palm and pat it over the oily area. I brush again to distribute. if any visible powder is left, I’ll spritz water on that area and massage / smooth over the roots with my fingertips. by the time it dries, my hair looks totally clean and not at all dull. a nice bonus is that the power adds volume too. 

Oscar Blandi seems expensive, but one tiny bottle lasts me forever. I’ve had one bottle for a couple of years (only using it once a week or so). 

Post # 21
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Nashville, TN

I have thin fine blonde hair too. After using the dry shampoo can you blow dry and round brush??

Post # 22
892 posts
Busy bee

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sarbear21 :  I don’t see why not. you would probably want to spritz water on it first. 

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