Dry shampoo is our hairstyling BFF, making it possible for us to go sans traditional shampoo for a day (or three) without looking like a greasy mess. But there's so much more to it than just saving your hair on days when you're too busy to shower. If you've already got a favorite dry shampoo, you won't want to miss these surprising ways you can start using it. And, if you haven't jumped on the dry shampoo bandwagon already, here are all the reasons you should.
Keep reading to see all the clever ways you can use dry shampoo.
"A great way to camouflage a blonde’s roots when you can’t get into the salon is to use a dry shampoo that has a hint of your desired blonde tone," L’Oréal Paris Consulting Celebrity Colorist Kari Hill say. "It not only absorbs oil and grease, but it also helps to conceal roots—a great non-permanent solution."
Pictured: Bumble and Bumble A Bit of Blondish Hair Powder ($36)
"I had a client who was walking out the door in a white dress, and at the last second something spilled and made a little stain," Mara Roszak, L’Oréal Paris Consulting Hair Expert says. "I actually busted out my dry shampoo, which was all we had at the moment, sprayed some in the palm of my hand, and gently tapped it onto the spot. Although it wasn't a perfect stain remover, it did the trick in a pinch, especially for a photo."
Pictured: Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo ($20)
Hill says that you don't have to wait until your hair is greasy to mist it with a little dry shampoo. "One of my favorite ways to add volume to dry, limp hair is to use L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Energizing Dry Shampoo ($7) right after your blowout," Hill says.
When we asked celebrity stylist Mark Townsend how he achieves the perfect beach-to-city waves on Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, he spilled that his secret is using Dove's Dry Shampoo ($5) as a texture spray—it layers easily and gives hair a piece-y look.
"It's also amazing to build texture in hair before styling an updo," Roszak says. Get a little inspiration here.
Pictured: Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Dry Shampoo