What is dry shampoo?
A genius product that sprays fine powder on to the hair to absorb the natural oils; apart from soaking up the grease, the powder adds volume and body to flat, lank hair making it a brilliant body builder.
‘Clean hair looks pretty and shiny but it can also be flat,’ explains Sarah Louise Okin, Creative Director at Daniel Hersheson
. ‘To get volume flip your head upside down and spray dry shampoo through the lengths while you shake your head. Use your fingers to roughly comb through to distribute the spray, then flip your head upright and you have amazing volume and great beachy texture.’
‘If using tongs, instead of using a hair spray to finish each section I use a spritz of dry shampoo on the lengths – it gives hair more ‘guts’ and a cooler look,’ says Sarah Louise.
‘Many women (and hairdressers) find putting hair up a struggle as we are so focussed on making hair look soft and shiny,’ says Sarah Louise. ‘Using a bit of dry shampoo gives hair some grip so it’s easier to mould and work with. If you want a shiny finish (dry shampoo leaves it more matte) spray on Aveda Brilliant Spray on Shine
– it’s brilliant.’
‘It’s the ultimate time saver; post-gym or post-work rather than washing hair use it on the roots and lengths, then tie your hair up while your shower, do your make-up etc. Blow dry and style your fringe if needed, but otherwise just undo your hair and finger comb it through – it’s my pre-party trick for getting amazing bed-head volume,’ says Sarah Louise.
‘Never use it on the parting or round the hairline (it can look ‘dusty’), but spray directly on roots, working through sections of the hair. Leave for a few seconds to absorb the oil, use your fingers to ruffle up the roots and blast with a blow drier to help distribute the dry shampoo. If you steer clear of the parting then you don’t have to brush it out.’
TIP: Always shake the can well before spraying, and hold it 30 cms from the hair.