The best way to use dry shampoo

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Dry shampoo is an essential for me and I’ve finally figured out the best way to use it. If you struggle with oily hair like me and really don’t want to be washing your hair every single day then I’d be surprised if you don’t already have a can of this stuff sitting on your dresser. However, if you just haven’t managed to try it out yet I strongly urge you too, it’s a game changer.

When I first jumped on to the dry shampoo bandwagon I tried a few different brands out but settled on Bastiste as my go to. It just seems to do the best job and also comes in a range of fragrances, It doesn’t go super powdery in your hair and look like dandruff and it’s easy to find at supermarkets, Kmart and Farmers (Kmart is usually the cheapest at $10 each!).

Now the thing I’ve more recently figured out is the best time to use it. I’ve always reached for my dry shampoo after waking up a bit too late and seeing my greasy hair in the mirror. A few sprays, a few minutes, a brush through and my hair is always looking much better, but even better is using it before you go to bed at night. I’ve found that spraying it through my hair before I go to sleep when I know I won’t have enough time to wash my hair in the morning gives me the best results and saves even more time in the morning. I wake up with fresh feeling and looking hair that has a bit of nice volume and is ready to be fully styled or just brushed as I run out the door.

Another perfect time to use dry shampoo is when you need a bit of extra oomph and volume at the end of a long day when you are transitioning from serious work person to life of the party girl. Just make sure you check you’ve got no white powdery bits through your hair before you go out.

If you are super desperate talcum powder can work as dry shampoo – but the texture isn’t as fine which means it is more likely to look strange and patchy in your hair, especially if you don’t have very white blonde hair!

Do you use dry shampoo? When do you think is the best time to use it?

  • Using it at night is such a good idea!! Thank for sharing, I’m definitely going to try that!

    • When I first heard about using it at night I was pretty skeptical, but it actually works so well and saves me a bit more time in the mornings!

  • I agree with you that the best time is at night before you go to bed. I am a lover of Batiste and I have multiple backups. I’ve tried other brands that didn’t work as well so batiste is my go-to. The past few months I have used it a bit too much though and my scalp has become flaky so I’ve learnt the hard way to only use a little. I still love it though.

    • I haven’t come across any other dry shampoo that’s as good as Batiste! Ah that’s good to know about being careful not to use too much, do you think it dried out your scalp?