I have recently become (even more) addicted to dry shampoo.
Let me explain.
I’ve been using dry shampoo since it first became a thing, but this summer called for it more than ever. I slept in my own room, amongst my own beauty supplies, pretty rarely all summer. This meant trading up my serums, sprays and round brush for my boyfriend’s 2-in-1 shampoo conditioner combo, body wash that made me smell like an attractive man and letting my tresses (shudder)… air dry.
The few nights I slept at home, blowing out my hair became a serious luxury. Maintaining it for days after, especially in the heat of NYC, was a challenge, but I finally figured out the secret.
It’s not about spraying your roots when you notice they’re greasy. It’s about spraying them at night, before bed, whether or not they look oily.
Using it before bed works as a preventative measure against greasy roots. Pssssst Dry Shampoo is perfect for this. I like to spray enough so that the top of my head looks like that of a 90-year old who has to get her hair colored ASAP (I’m a brunette). By the time you wake up and brush through your locks, you’ll have hair that looks freshly washed, no powder-y residue to be found. Trust me.
When it comes to touching up during the day or before a night out, Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo has become my go-to. It has a less powdery, cleaner smell than Pssssst’s, making it better to head out the door with.
Another trick: if you’re a brunette and end up spraying too much of any dry shampoo and end up with a white scalp, just take a bit of bronzer (I swear by MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze) on a large powder brush and dab-dab-dab.
A (matte powder) bronzer will also work alone for a quick fix to oily hair for brunettes if you don’t have access to dry shampoo. But be warned: this won’t absorb excess oil as well as a dry shampoo.