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Everything You Need to Know About Dry Shampoo

For some, everyday hair washing is an absolute no-no. Be it time constraints, lack of effort or simply your hair type; if you don’t want to wash your hair everyday, then don’t! However, this does sometimes mean that your hair needs something a little extra in the morning to have it looking Insta-worthy. Speaking from experience, we all know that dry shampoo is the go-to product for second (or third, fourth) day hair. Today, we thought we’d share with you all that you should know about this miracle product that is such a big part of our lives!

What is Dry Shampoo?

If you don’t already know what dry shampoo is (have you been living under a rock?), it’s a very simple, yet effective product that helps to save your hair from needing washing quite so frequently. It’s a product that can be used between washes to soak up excess oil and freshen up your hair a little. It doesn’t, however, replace washing your hair all together. These tend to come in powder form, or in an aerosol can, and these days, they often come in colours to match your hair colour!

Here are a few things you probably didn’t even know about this miracle product:

1. Dry shampoo has been around for CENTURIES, despite only having become a massive commercial beauty trend a few years ago.

2. The first commercial dry shampoo was called ‘Minipoo’ and was launched in the 1940s; luckily the products these days have much more tasteful names!

3. Twiggy featured in the first ever dry shampoo ad in the 1960s.

4. Baby powder can be used in place of dry shampoo, and smells sweet and fresh!

5. The International Space Station always have a generous stock of dry shampoo for their astronauts.

6. Dry shampoo not only stops your hair from looking greasy, but also adds texture and volume to your ‘do.

7. You can even use dry shampoo on freshly washed hair to give it a bit of va-va-voom.

8. Adding a spritz of dry shampoo to your curls can help them to stay bouncy, full and free all day long!

9. If you want perfect plaits, second-day hair and dry shampoo will help you to achieve beautifully intricate designs with no strayaways!

10. Are your bobby pins forever falling out? Spray a light covering of your favourite dry shampoo and they’ll be textured enough to stay well in their place.

Best Dry Shampoo

Our absolute favourite dry shampoo has to be the L’Oreal Proffessionel Tecni.ART Morning After Dust! However, the best product for you will often depend on your hair type. So if you want some personal advice, be sure to ask one of our hairdressers in Bristol next time you’re in the salon!

Top Tips:

– Only ever spray dry shampoo onto dry hair, spritzing it on damp or wet hair will simply not work, so save yourself the heartache of having to wash your hair again!

– Never spray dry shampoo on the top of your hair – this avoids any chalky white giveaways.

– Only add a little spray at a time to avoid going OTT and ending up with a head of white hair.

– Be sure to work the product through your hair with a brush or your fingertips to avoid clumps or white patches.

– Avoid spraying the ends of your hair, as dry shampoo can leave them feeling dry and lack-luster.

Do you have any other top tips or recommendations for dry shampoo? We’d love to hear from you via our social media channels!

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