It's no secret that dry shampoo is part of the curly girl's arsenal. Without dry shampoo, we'd have to wash our hair a lot more than we already so. Over washing curls can lead to dry, frizzy strands that are difficult to style. Therefore, you'll want to have a great dry shampoo in your arsenal. However, if you notice your dry shampoo isn't performing as you desire, it might not be the product. Here are the mistakes you might be making with your dry shampoo. Not to worry; here are the tips on how to get it right!
The Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Dry Shampoo
Not waiting long enough:
Did you know dry shampoo takes some time to absorb? If you don't allow it to sit for a spell and dry, it won't work as effectively. Therefore, you'll need to give the dry shampoo 5-10 minutes to dry after you spray it throughout the roots of your hair. Once it's dried, you can use your fingers to rub it into your roots.
Only using it the day after:
You don't need to wait until second or third day curls to use dry shampoo. If you suffer from strands that fall flat at the roots, you can use dry shampoo immediately following your wash days (on dry curls). This will help pump up the volume and make it easier to style curls by giving strands some texture. This is particularly good for days you want to style your hair up, as it will create some hold.
Getting too close:
When you spray the dry shampoo, make sure you're holding the can at least six inches away from your scalp. This will allow the product to become evenly distributed throughout your strands, and won't leave behind that dreaded chalky residue.
Overusing dry shampoo:
Your dry shampoo will only last 1 or 2 days. If you continue using it without a wash in between, it can lead to a build up of chemicals on your strands. This can clog your scalp or weigh down your curls.