Can you imagine going to work or a party with greasy, flat hair? Or, would you dare go on a date on a bad hair day? Absolutely not! And thanks to dry shampoo, you never have to. Ah! What would we do without it?

That humble bottle of dry shampoo sure comes to your rescue when you need to deal with your third-day hair without having to wash it. But are you sure you’re using it the right way? Or better yet, making the most out of it? Let us help you make sure you do.

Here are some dry shampoo dos and don’ts that every girl should about.

 

Do: Focus on the roots

Do: Focus on the roots

Your scalp gets oily and thus, you need to use the dry shampoo only on your roots and not the tips. The tips of your hair are already dry and using dry shampoo on them can make the ends rough and lifeless.

 

Don’t: Overdo it

Don’t: Overdo it

It is a quick fix for your greasy hair, not a hair cleanser. It absorbs excess oil and can make your hair dry and prone to breakage if you overuse it. You shouldn’t totally rely on dry shampoo for days and use it only on second and third day. After that, you need to wash your hair with a real shampoo.

 

Do: Let it blend

Do: Let it blend

After you’ve sprayed or sprinkled the dry shampoo on your hair, rub it in and give it some time to blend and be absorbed by your hair. Use your fingertips to rub it onto your roots and comb it through to distribute the product evenly. Wait about a couple of minutes for it to settle and then style your hair.

 

Don’t: Spray too close

Don’t: Spray too close

Spray the dry shampoo from a safe distance of at least six to ten inches. Spraying it too close to your hair can leave you with a chunk of white residue in your hair that is not only a task to blend, but let’s face it, just a waste of a good product.

 

Do: Use on dry hair

Do: Use on dry hair

Your dry shampoo won’t work on wet, freshly washed hair and may leave clumps in your scalp. It is called dry shampoo because it is meant to be sprayed on dry hair, geddit? So, use it on dry hair for best results.