How I Dry Shampoo My Hair.

 

I was a big fan of dry shampoo before I became a Strawberry Blonde.  But after I started coloring my hair red, it became a next level necessity.  Red hair just fades so much faster than any color, so I started looking for any way I could to preserve the color the looooongest.

Dry shampoo became my hero.  I used it daily and would only shampoo my hair with water and liquid shampoo once a week.  Btw, how weird does liquid shampoo sound?  But I don’t know how else to describe it.

I’m going to be very honest.  Once a day was too much.  I got some serious build up and eventually my hair started to look a little matte and a lot like it was dry shampooed.  It got a funny texture and I got to the point where the smell of dry shampoo was making me gag.  I think it’s safe to say, I had overdone it.

Now I try and hold out as long as I can before dry shampooing, usually on the 2nd or 3rd day after washing, and then apply with a light hand.  After that, every other day max, or even less if I can, I will spot touch up where I’m getting oily.

So this is how I do it.  That song “This is how we do it” is playing in my head as I write.  But seriously, I have tried a zillion different products and a few different techniques to apply dry shampoo, and this is my best way.

The main trick to the technique is that you are hiding the dry shampoo in layers throughout your hair.  This way you won’t get any visible white powder residue.  Also, I’ve found this layering technique helps me distribute the dry shampoo around my head more evenly, so I don’t have to dry shampoo as often.  Now I wash my hair once or twice a week and dry shampoo it 1-3 times.

How I Dry Shampoo My Hair

  1.  Part hair mid way through hair in a horizontal line.  Spray lightly all over that part.
  2.   Move up one inch and repeat step 1.  I usually get two or three rows sprayed before I get to the crown.  Repeat on crown (top of head where you would actually wear a crown) and then one more inch up on semi-top of your head.
  3.   Rub the shampoo through, so it distributes evenly throughout your head.  I know it ‘s a different order than in the photo below, but I already made the graphic and it took forever, so I’m just telling you here, ha.
  4. Let the dry shampoo sit for about five minutes, give it another shake, then hit your roots with your hair dryer set on the lowest setting.  I like to do 5-10 seconds of hot air, then 15 more seconds with cool air.
  5.  Sometimes I need a little oil or shine spray to counter the matte effect of most dry shampoos.  Rub a drop through your ends, then rub whatever is left on your palms over the rest of your hair.

 

 

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You can check out my post on every dry shampoo I have ever tried {here}.  My Holy Grail dry shampoo is the Khlorane in the pouf bottle.  It’s pretty close to scent free, a bottle last forever – you need only the tiniest amount to absorb oil, and it works SO well.

I hope this post was helpful!  Please feel free to share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, whatever/where ever you are online!  What’s your favorite dry shampoo?  How often do YOU shampoo vs dry shampoo your hair?  I’m curious, let me know!

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