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How To Use Dry Shampoo When You’re A Beginner

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How To Use Dry Shampoo When You're A Beginner


Dry shampoo is having a serious moment in the curly girl community. Not only does it help extend the life of your styles, it's also amazing for extending days between washes. However, some curly girls have expressed frustration when it comes to figuring out how to use dry shampoo. If you're wondering how to use that spray can of goodness, you're in the right place. Here's how to use dry shampoo when you're a beginner. By the end of this article you'll have learned how to better use dry shampoo.

How To Use Dry Shampoo When You're A Beginner

Use your fingers:

When first applying dry shampoo, ensure it's applied all over your head. Make sure to hold the bottle about 2-3 inches from your scalp and spray evenly. Section your curls to ensure you're reaching all areas. Avoid spraying the midshaft down, as that will just result in wasted product. After the shampoo is completely dry, use your finger tips to massage it in. Make sure you've completely worked the dry shampoo into your curls.

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Use overnight:

After your second or third day, apply dry shampoo before you head to bed. Use the aforementioned technique above to apply. This will allow your curls to sit overnight with the dry shampoo. Make sure to apply the dry shampoo right to the roots. If your curls still feel oily in the morning, apply more dry shampoo as needed.

Use as a texturizer:

After a couple of days, curls can begin to fall flat. As a result, you might want to consider using dry shampoo to create some volume and texture in flattened curls. Add throughout your layers to boost your strands and encourage lift. If you backcomb your curls to create volume, you can also spray dry shampoo at the roots before doing so. This will provide some lift, and can provide fullness if your curls are fine.

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