how to: maximize the benefits of dry shampoo
As dry shampoo has grown in popularity over the years, using it has become a no-brainer, simply spray and you’re good to go. But do you know maybe you’ve been using dry shampoo the wrong way all along and there’re tips to effectively use it? Ditch what you knew and read on to find out ways to get the most of this everyday staple.
spray 8 inches away from the scalp
Yes, you probably know about this already, but it’s something that is easily neglected when you’re in a hurry, and even we here at amika forget sometimes. To really maximize the effectiveness of your dry shampoo, remember to hold it away from the scalp. The product will not distribute evenly on the targeted area if you apply it close to the scalp. This can leave a white cast that is not supposed to be there.
let it sit + absorb
After spraying it to your roots, it’s important to be patient, let the product sit and work its miracle. During this time, your dry shampoo is actually absorbing excess oil and giving your hair salon-day-freshness.
massage into scalp through and through
This step is crucial. After the product has absorbed, massage the shampoo into the scalp with your fingers. Then brush your hair after massaging for a more even distribution.
So you now know the way to get the most out of your dry shampoo, here are some bookmark-worthy tricks to give you the coolest hair day ever.
for the SUPER oily
There are people who look like they’ve just had a wash day even without washing their hair for a week and there are people who shower at night and their hair already got greasy by morning. If you’re the later kind of person, you need this dry shampoo life-saving tip: apply dry shampoo before bed, this allows the product to absorb the oil the scalp secreted during the night and when you wake up, your hair will feel fresh + energized.
Are you a cardio bunny or a gym fanatic? If yes, you HAVE TO keep a dry shampoo in your bag if you have any dates/meetings to attend after working out. Quickie dry shampoo does not only leave your hair with divine scent, but it refreshes hair and absorbs oil with natural rice starch, it is a true talc-free dry cleanser that NEVER leaves no white cast.
For flat + limp hair that doesn’t hold style
Clean hair, especially for fine hair is very hard to style as it doesn’t have a lot of grip. For ultimate volume + hold, apply dry shampoo to fresh hair near the roots. To extend your style even longer, spray The Shield anti-humidity spray from midshafts to ends, it double acts as a heat protectant and a style memory spray. As The Shield is heated-activated, it means you have to use hot tools/ blow dryers to maximize the benefits of this spray.
for EXTREMELY dry hair
If your hair is desert-dry, then the traditional dry shampoo may not be the best option for you. Try Phantom hydrating dry shampoo foam instead. It is a new form of dry shampoo designed for those who seek extra moisture. To use, shake well. Spray into palm a quarter-size amount of foam, it will then expand into a golf-ball size. Work the foam into the targeted area and massage until it’s completely absorbed into the scalp or hair. Repeat as needed and you’ve got fresh hair ready to style! To make sure the product is absorbed, hit your hair with a blow dryer.
For wavy, curly or coily hair, divide the foam into small portions and apply smaller amounts to desired areas.