Are Dry Shampoos Worth The Hype? We Investigate

Written by Sumona BoseSep 16, 2023
Are dry shampoos worth the hype? We investigate

If you were asked to name a debatable beauty product that you swear by but other women dislike; chances are, dry shampoos will top your list! It is the age-old dry shampoos actually work? A lot of women will tell you that it is just a luxury and you don’t really need one. But personally, I have been using this underrated beauty item for years now and think it is an absolute essential.

The real reason why I love dry shampoos and so many don’t is because not everybody has had a good experience with them. A lot of it has to do with improper use...they come with specific instructions that you have to follow. Hold it six inches away from your hair or else it’ll just get your target area wet. Hold it too far, and you won’t get the desired result. Sounds complicated? It really isn’t and I’ll tell you why. Here’s why every woman should own dry shampoo and how to pick the best one for your hair type.


How do dry shampoos work?

How to make the most out of dry shampoo

Dry shampoos are popularly used to freshen up unwashed hair since they latch on to the oiliness in your scalp and get rid of it when massaged through. If you are a girl who is always out and about, this product will come in handy if you don’t have the time to wash your hair. Some women also use them as a daily hack to add volume to their flat hair. I once saw supermodel Camdixe Swampoel use dry shampoo to turn her beautiful blonde locks into romantic waves and have been obsessed with it ever since!


How to make the most out of dry shampoo

How to make the most out of dry shampoo

The trick is to find the right product for your hair type. For fine hair that lacks body, aerosol dry shampoos work the best. Just spray it at your roots and do a quick blow-dry; your hair won't feel weighed down. On the other hand, if you have thick and oily hair, a dry powder shampoo will work best. They are excellent at absorbing oil and moisture from the hair after a workout. They also work well in getting rid of dirt particles that get trapped easily in coarser hair. Just use a blow dryer to fan it out and always tip your head upside down or to the side.

A dry shampoo hack I sometimes use is to mix it with texturising spray and give my mane a sexy, “dirty” look once in a while. Spray some dry shampoo on your hair accessories to keep them in place all day long. Good luck!

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Sumona Bose

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Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!


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