From fixing a bad hair day to adding tons of volume, dry shampoo is a hair saviour in every sense. If you’re someone with an oily scalp, then this has to be your go-to product to get rid of all that greasiness.

However, even if you use this hair care staple, there’s a chance you are unknowingly making some common mistakes. Want to know what they are? Continue reading. 

 

You’re not maintaining the (safe) distance

You’re not maintaining the (safe) distance

Spritzing the product too close to your scalp doesn’t make it more effective and most definitely doesn’t zap more oil. Instead, it can leave chunky white residue on your scalp and make it look chalky and discoloured. To make sure the dry shampoo absorbs well and does the job without leaving a product build-up, hold it at least 10 inches away while spraying.

 

You’re using too much of it

You’re using too much of it

To ward off excess oil at the roots, you don’t need to use more product. Start with a little and add more if needed. Also, using a dry shampoo every day and putting off wash days longer sounds like an easier option but it is doing no good to your hair. So use just the right amount and steer clear of using it every day.

 

You’re using it all over your hair

You’re using it all over your hair

Spray dry shampoo only on your overly greasy roots and not on your entire mane. Not doing so will strip off the natural oil from your hair, making it dry and frizzy. Also, massage the dry shampoo on your scalp instead of brushing it in order to avoid distributing it to your tresses.

 

You’re using it before styling

You’re using it before styling

Dry shampoo not only helps you get rid of excess oil but also helps add bounce and volume. Using it should be the first step of your hairstyling routine. Once you’ve applied the dry shampoo on your hair, massage it into roots and scalp to create volume and then style it.