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 L’Oreal Techni Art Crystal Gloss – 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.

Your Comments (7)

  1. Elizabeth wrote on Apr 19th, 2013 ...

    Elizabeth on Apr 19th, 2013 at 6:58 am

    I think it helps people alot. What would be good would be considering afro hair.

    • Joyce on Apr 23rd, 2013 at 3:44 am

      Yeh….only have straight hair and blonde in these pictures. It seems that there is another type of hair in the world ..

  2. Rosemary wrote on Apr 24th, 2013 ...

    Rosemary on Apr 24th, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Years ago, as a teenager, we knew to use talcum or baby powder to help absorb oils if we didn’t have time to wash and style it. This article just gave me more specific ways of using it to avoid a dusty look. I am really interested in trying the L’Oreal Techni Art Gloss. I trust it because it’s made by L’Oreal and all their products are good.

  3. Mary Aboutaka wrote on Apr 30th, 2013 ...

    Mary Aboutaka on Apr 30th, 2013 at 12:01 pm


  4. Nicole Robertson wrote on Mar 15th, 2014 ...

    Nicole Robertson on Mar 15th, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I think this was brilliant feature doing something both great for your hair cool 2. !

  5. Veronika wrote on Mar 15th, 2014 ...

    Veronika on Mar 15th, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I would like to ask you for advice. I do like to style my hair with dry-shampoo, but I hate strong odour they tend to have. Can you advice me something with the mild one or even odour-free?


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