The Power of Powder: Your Ultimate Guide to Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo isn’t exactly breaking news—we’ve been waxing poetic about it for years! But if you’re late to the party, allow us to school you on the product that’s about to change your hair game forever. No, really.
WHAT IT IS
Dry shampoo is a starch-based scalp-cleansing formula that comes in the form of a loose powder or aerosol spray. Basically, it tricks people into thinking you’ve showered (just kidding…sort of). By soaking up excess grease and odor, dry shampoo instantly transforms lifeless hair into a fresh and bouncy crowning glory. No water needed!
And it’s not just for lazy girls, mind you. Daily use of the traditional wet shampoos can actually strip your scalp of natural oils you actually need. So, once in a while, it’s a good idea to swap the suds for a dry spritz.
WHY WE LOVE IT
As much as we adore the lived-in, rockstar vibe of our hair between washes, an oily scalp can really cramp your style. It doesn’t smell pretty, either. Enter dry shampoo! Just a few sprays (or shakes, depending on the type you get) will de-grease your situation. Not just that—dry shampoo doubles as a subtle volumizer, adding body to limp, weighed-down locks. The cherry on top? This stuff’s invisible once applied. No one ever has to know about your dirty little hair secret. Ever.
HOW TO USE IT
1. Shake before you spritz. If you’re using a powder, a quick shake gets rids of any unwanted buildup and clumps.
2. Part your hair into thick sections. Evenly distribute the product in between these sections.
3. If you’re using a spray, hold it at least six inches away from your scalp. Spray too close and you’ll end up with super stiff hair.
4. Let the product settle onto your roots. Take a two-minute break to allow the formula to absorb excess oil.
5. Gently massage your scalp. Use the tips of your fingers to work the shampoo into your roots until it disappears. Ta-da!
WATCH: Our Officemates Try Dry Shampoo for the First Time
6 PICKS FOR EVERY OCCASION
THE HAIR HERO: Orange-Vanilla Dry Shampoo by Made by David Organics, now on sale at P199
PERFECT FOR: Day-to-day freshness. Get citrus-scented strands with this bestselling powder that adds body and luster. Shop it here. THE HAIR HERO: Reboost Dry Shampoo by Toni & Guy, P1,099
PERFECT FOR: Pre-party prep. If you’re going big ‘n’ beautiful for a special event, this texturizing booster is your best bet. Shop it here.
THE HAIR HERO: Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo by Bedhead/TIGI, now on sale at P700
PERFECT FOR: Outdoor summer adventures. The colorless formula won’t show up on your clothes, and the long-lasting scent will power through sweat. Shop it here.
THE HAIR HERO: Prêt-à-Powder by Bumble & Bumble, P1,499
PERFECT FOR: Extending your office blowout. This multi-tasking powder cleans hair and brings bounce back to day-old styles. Shop it here. THE HAIR HERO: Glamour Sky High Volume Dry Shampoo by Toni & Guy, P1,099
PERFECT FOR: Date-night volume. This formula lifts hair at the roots and adds fullness to simple hairstyles. Va-va-voom! Shop it here. THE HAIR HERO: Candy Fixations Sugar Dust by Bedhead/TIGI, now on sale at P800
PERFECT FOR: Perpetually limp, fine locks. This invisible and lightweight micro-texture powder revives your hair and scents your scalp without weighing anything down. Shop it here.
For more recos, visit the Dry Shampoo Category in our Shop.
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