We’ve all been there. You wake up in the morning, after a long day of work or fun, and you just don’t feel like washing your hair. But you don’t want to go out with greasy hair either. This is where dry shampoo comes in. Dry shampoo can save your day by absorbing some of the oils on your scalp and giving you that fresh feeling again. However, many people make mistakes when using dry shampoo that can damage their hair. In this blog post, we will discuss the mistakes you’re making with dry shampoo and how to avoid them!
1. Using too much product
While you may feel like you need to use a lot of the product to get the desired effect, using too much can actually cause your hair to appear more greasy and weighed down. When using dry shampoo, be sure to use it sparingly and only in the areas that need it.
2. Not shaking the can well enough before use
Another mistake people make is not shaking the can well enough before use. This can cause clumps of the product to end up in your hair, which can again lead to a greasy and weighed down appearance. Be sure to shake the can for at least 30 seconds before use to avoid this mistake.
3. Spraying it too close to your hair
One of the most common mistakes people make when using dry shampoo is spraying it too close to their hair. When you do this, the dry shampoo can actually clump up on your hair and make it look greasy. Instead, hold the can about six inches away from your head and spray it evenly.
4. Not waiting a minute before brushing
Not letting the dry shampoo sit long enough is another mistake. Many people will spray the product in their hair and then immediately start brushing it through. However, it is important to let the dry shampoo sit for a few minutes before brushing it through, as this will give it time to work its magic and absorb any excess oils on your scalp.
5. For curly hair don’t brush out your dry shampoo!
Many people with curly hair avoid dry shampoo because they think it will make their hair greasy and brushing curls can create frizz. However, if you use your fingers to massage the dry shampoo into your scalp, it will absorb the oils and leave your curls looking fresh and bouncy!
6. Using dry shampoo on dirty hair
Finally, one last mistake people make is using dry shampoo on dirty hair. While dry shampoo can help to absorb some of the oils on your scalp, it is not a substitute for actually washing your hair. If you have very greasy hair, using dry shampoo will only make your hair appear more greasy and weighed down. If possible, try to wash your hair the night before and then use dry shampoo in the morning to help extend the time between washes.
By avoiding these mistakes, you can ensure that you are using dry shampoo correctly and not damaging your hair in the process. Do you have any other tips for using dry shampoo? Let us know in the comments below!