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!

ONE PRODUCT, MANY ADVANTAGES!

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 clips and barrettes will hold more easily. Talk about multi-tasking!

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.

HOW TO TURN HEADS…

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

For the 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!

 

For the 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.

Pour rafraîchir la chevelure

Dry shampoos are gaining in popularity, with more choices available than ever before. Targeted versions of the product are also 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. Everyone can take their pick!

Never Tell Dry Shampoo Spray, 120 g
Pantene Pro-V

Never Tell Dry Shampoo Spray, 120 g
Tinted Dry Shampoo with Nettle, 150 ml, Brown to Dark Hair
Klorane

Tinted Dry Shampoo with Nettle, 150 ml, Brown to Dark Hair

Klorane tinted dry shampoo with nettle is made of micronized powders that absorb excess sebum and beige-colored mineral pigments for an invisible finish on brown to dark hair.

Fructis Invisible Dry Shampoo, 200 ml, Melon-tini
Garnier

Fructis Invisible Dry Shampoo, 200 ml, Melon-tini

This formula, with rice starch, provides instant oil absorption without white residue, leaving nothing behind!

Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, 50 g, Gentle Formula
Klorane

Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, 50 g, Gentle Formula

Klorane ultra-gentle dry shampoo with oat milk have moisturizing, softening and protective properties with absorbent micronized powders in a aerosol-free container that is also entirely recyclable. For all hair types.

Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam, 169 g
Pantene Pro-V

Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam, 169 g
Waterless Cleansing Foam, 125 ml, Hibiscus Root
Batiste

Waterless Cleansing Foam, 125 ml, Hibiscus Root

Waterless Cleansing Foam - Cleanse + Smooth with Hibiscus Root

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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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