Have you bought what's supposed to be an amazing dry shampoo, only to find it really doesn't work for great for your hair? If so, you're definitely not alone. A lot of curly girls try to jump onboard the dry shampoo bandwagon, only to find themselves frustrated when it doesn't perform as they expected. However, this could be because you're using it wrong. Really, it's true. Many of us don't really know how to correctly use your dry shampoo. If you're in this boat, it's ok! Check out this how-to to help make the most of your dry shampoo.
How to correctly use your dry shampoo
- Section your strands
Start by sectioning out your strands, into 4-6 even sections. Then, take your dry shampoo and holding it a few inches from your head, spray along the sections, on both sides. Work through each section until each area has been covered with dry shampoo. You should have white residue throughout your scalp, and that's ok.
2. Let it dry
As difficult as it can be to just leave it alone, now you have to let it dry. Pull your curls back if needed, but go about finishing your getting-ready routine, or getting dressed. It should take about 15-20 minutes for your curls to fully dry.
3. Rub it in
After the dry shampoo is completely dry, it's time to get busy. Take your fingertips, and begin working section by section, massaging the product into your curls and scalp. This will allow the dry shampoo to begin really absorbing any oil left behind. You should be mimicking the same way you would be shampooing your curls in the shower. This will also help you get a bit more volume, and break up any build up on your scalp.
4. Shake it out
If you use a brush in your curls, you can then brush or comb the product throughout your strands. You can also flip your curls upside down, and shake the product throughout your strands. If you want, you can also keep massaging your strands to help rub the dry shampoo in. Your curls should have good volume, and all grease should be absorbed. You can then style your curls as you usually do.