Tress success: How to do dry shampoo
Want to put your good hair days on repeat? Of course you do. That blowout took so much work it was practically an upper-arm work out.
Dry shampoo is just the beauty potion you need to extend your blowouts and get an extra day (or, heck, two days!) out of your perfectly sculpted curls. Dry shampoos absorb oil and act as a shampoo, cleansing the hair sans water. We like to keep a bottle stashed in our gym bag and overnight tote for a quick pick-me-up.
Not all dry shampoos are created equally, though. Become a product pro and learn which dry shampoo is best for your ‘do.
If your hair is fine
Look for a lightweight dry shampoo that won’t weigh down your locks. We especially love this one because it not only absorbs oils and odor, but it adds body and fullness. It’s from the Drybar line, which we love because they are experts in blowouts. The micropowder will blend in with any hair color (read: No powdery white residue left behind). This dry shampoo also works to lift roots if you need a little more va-va-voom. Detox Dry Shampoo, $22 (plus 4% Cash Back), sephora.com
If your hair is thick
With a crisp vanilla and pear scent, this dry shampoo will add texture to your locks. Just spray it on the roots and brush through. This is our go-to dry shampoo for creating next-day beach waves. Urban Dry Shampoo, $10.99 (plus .5% Cash Back), target.com
If your hair is dark
A quick color touch-up and shampoo? This is practically a trip to a salon in a bottle. A hint of color in this dry shampoo is perfect for dark and deep brown hair tones, blending in at the root. Batiste Dry Shampoo Dark and Deep Brown, $8.99 (plus 6% Cash Back), folica.com
If you’re a blonde
Blondies, this dry shampoo is calling your name. A dash of color in this dry shampoo will brighten up your locks and keep your blonde hair shiny in between washes. Batiste Dry Shampoo Light and Blonde, $8.99 (plus 6% Cash Back), folica.com