If You Aren't Using Dry Shampoo Like This, Are You Really Using It?

Updated 05/04/19
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Dry shampoo has become a staple of any busy girl on the go. Whether it's extending your blowout, masking the fact you haven't washed your hair in days, or simply giving your locks a bit of a refresh before you head out the door, dry shampoo is an essential we can't give up. But in addition to the obvious ways it makes our lives easier when it comes to unwashed hair, there's a list of ways to take advantage of dry shampoo for beauty hacks you may not have thought of. Here we highlight how to use dry shampoo beyond just hiding greasy hair.

Keep scrolling to discover all the clever ways to use dry shampoo besides saving your strands from another shower.

Boosts Volume

Even when your hair is squeaky clean, a few spritzes of dry shampoo can give new life to lackluster locks. Spray near your roots first, and then work out toward the tips using your fingers and working in an upward motion. The dry shampoo will boost the volume at the roots (and as far out as you wish), and it will bring body back to strands that may have fallen flat during the day.

Sets Curls

Achieve perfect curls (or waves) every time by spraying all over with dry shampoo. The starch in the formula will cover your hair's natural oils, keeping your curls or waves from clumping together and leaving you with a beautifully piece-y look.

Holds Bobby Pins in Place

Just as you may be familiar with the beauty hack of spraying a bit of hair spray onto bobby pins before using to better keep them in place, doing the same with dry shampoo can provide bobby pins with a stronger grip.

Gives Touchable Hold

Anytime you want to set your hairstyle without the strength of hair spray—that can easily make your hair feel stiff and crunchy—turn to dry shampoo for the right amount of touchable hold.

Keeps Bangs Off Your Forehead

Any girl with bangs knows the woes of your fringe sticking to your forehead, especially as we head back into the hotter months. Spray a bit of dry shampoo underneath your bangs, and enjoy stick-free styling all day long.

Creates Bedhead Texture

If you've ever been after I-woke-up-like-this hair, dry shampoo can be your best friend. Spritz a bit on before going to bed, and when you wake up in the morning, the added texture will maintain just enough of your bedhead look once you brush out your locks as usual.

Resets Your Style

Whether you're undoing whatever hairstyle you were working the previous day or correcting a styling mistake you just made, dry shampoo acts as the perfect reset button to get your hair back to square one. Spray dry shampoo all over, and then brush through with a paddle brush to gently work the products out of your hair.

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