There really is a right and a wrong way to use dry shampoo, so get ready for endless good hair days once you know how…

If you haven’t yet discovered the wonders of dry shampoo, we’ll be honest: you’re living half a life.

This magical spray not only allows you to sleep in for a few extra minutes each morning, it gives your hair more volume, sheen and life while taking that dreaded oiliness away.

In fact, we’re willing to bet that if you had to ask all the women around you what their must-have beauty product is, the majority of them would tell you that it’s dry shampoo without hesitation.

What most people don’t know, however, is that there is a right and a wrong way to use dry shampoo… and most of us have been doing it the wrong way – eeek!

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Don’t stress, we’re here to do our civic duty and tell you exactly how to use dry shampoo the right way so that bad hair days are officially a thing of the past…

First things first: you need to understand exactly how dry shampoo works. You spray the magical stuff on your hair and the powder absorbs the oil that makes your locks look dirty. But this means that the spray needs time on your hair to do the absorbing, and most of us spray it on, run our fingers through our roots immediately afterwards and then style our hair… whoops!

So, with that in mind, here’s the best way to effectively use dry shampoo…

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Don’t spray too close to your head

Hold the can of dry shampoo at least 10-15cm away from your hair to avoid product build-up and to ensure you spray all over your hair, and don’t just focus on one area. Too much product can clog your hair’s pores, causing skin irritation problems, dryness and even oilier roots, so don’t go overboard.

Spray in the right place

Direct the spray to your roots as the rest of your hair doesn’t really get oily, and focus on the front and top of your head, as this is where your hair is most visible.

Get some volume

Section off small layers of hair, lift them up and spray the roots; this way, not only will you get clean hair, but you’ll add some volume, too.

Be patient

Allow the spray some time to get to work after applying it so that it can absorb the excess oil. After a good few minutes, you can either run a brush through your hair, or flip it over and rub your fingers through to create serious volume and get rid of any white residue.

Top tip: spray dry shampoo on your hair the night before to give it plenty of time to work away that oil, and your hair will look even better in the morning.

Don’t forget to wash!

Remember that you do still have to wash your hair! Yes, dry shampoo is super convenient and easy to use, but it’s not a replacement for washing your hair. Not washing your hair often enough will allow far too much product build-up to occur, and can cause all sorts of problems later on, including an itchy, flaky scalp and ingrown hairs.

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