Dry Shampoo: A Mini Guide

After a training, during a long trip, on a rushed morning…Dry shampoo can be useful at many moments. How does it work exactly? And how should you use it? Follow the guide!


Created from a corn starch, oatmeal or rice base, traditional dry shampoo works like a sponge by absorbing the excess oil that builds up in your hair, leaving your roots lighter and brighter. It’s a great way to perk up your hair between washings or to awaken tired hair during the day. 

Another advantage of dry shampoo is that it adds texture to your hair so it’s less slippery, which means your braids or pony tail will have better body, your tuck will last longer and your accessories will hold more easily.

Even out your complexion

Caution! Powdery dry shampoo is absorbent but it doesn’t get rid of impurities. On the contrary, if too much powder builds up, it can suffocate the roots and irritate your scalp. It’s important to wash your hair and scalp with regular shampoo whenever you can.

Not sure about powdery texture? You have another option: the cleansing mousse. The ultra-light formula dries in 60 seconds and refreshes your hair without drying them out or leaving residues.


All you have to do is master the spritz, whether you use powder or foam!

Powder formula

  • Start by shaking the containerto ensure a homogenous consistency– little lumps can clog the spray head and lead to uneven distribution.
  • To refresh your hair fully, spray towards the roots and then work outwards along the lengths of your hair. Make sure you respect the distances suggested by the manufacturer: too close and you’ll get too much product, which is hard to disperse properly. Once you’ve covered your entire head, let the product work its magic for a few minutes then brush gently to spread the product and eliminate any residue.
  • To texturize, spray the shampoo onto the lengths of your hair, like a lacquer, and shake your hair lightly before styling. That’s it!


Foam formula

You can also start by giving the container a good shake, but instead of applying the product directly on your hair, spray a dollop on the palm of your hand, spread it on your roots and massage with your fingertips. Then, just let it dry for a minute – or use a hair dryer if it’s accessible.

Pour rafraîchir la chevelure

More and more targeted versions of the traditional dry shampoo are hitting the shelves: nettle for oily hair, oatmeal for sensitive scalps, volumizers for finer hair, brown or beige tints for darker hair. There’s even a green, aerosol-free version that is entirely recyclable.

Cleansing mousse also comes in different versions, adapted to several hair types: shine, moisture, strength, softness… Everything is covered.

Dry Shampoo, 200 ml, Tropical

Dry Shampoo, 200 ml, Tropical

No water needed; only a few sprays will change your look right away. Your hair will look clean, fresh, and full of body. Personnelle dry shampoo is perfect to save time on blow drying or give your hair a break, leaving you more time to do other things in the morning.

Refresh & Revitalize + Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Shampoo, 235 ml

Refresh & Revitalize + Argan Oil of Morocco Dry Shampoo, 235 ml
Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo, 142 g

Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo, 142 g

Have hair that looks and feels clean without having to wash it with Dove Refresh+Care dry shampoo. With just a few quick sprays, you can have hair that looks and feels beautiful, healthy and full of body. When you don't have time for a full wash with water, Dove dry shampoo quickly helps to reduce the oily, greasy feel of unwashed hair, leaving it easy to style and manage. It also comes with a light clean scent, so you can enjoy the feeling of hair that is fresh and clean within seconds. This Dove shampoo refreshes your hair using ingredients that absorb excess oil and then brush easily out of your hair, leaving it looking and feeling clean and soft. Thanks to the way it leaves your hair full of body, it can also be used on clean hair as a styling aid.

Waterless Cleansing Foam, 125 ml, Cactus Water

Waterless Cleansing Foam, 125 ml, Cactus Water

Waterless Cleansing Foam - Cleanse + Hydrate with Cactus Water


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Dry Shampoo: A Mini Guide

Rushed mornings, after the gym, on a plane… there are so many moments when dry shampoo can help save the day! How does it work exactly? And how should you use it? Read on for all the answers!
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