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Finding the Right Dry Shampoo for You

The best dry shampoo

Lately, I seem to be getting asked a lot of questions about dry shampoo! I thought a little post about this genius product was in order. There are a few application tips that will help you get the most out of your dry shampoo, and I want to share my current favorites!

Dry Shampoo Tips You Should Know

You probably aren’t using enough. I shake up the can really well, part my hair and spray, spray, spray at the roots of my hair. I hold the can about 6-8 inches away, and I flip sections of hair around so that all of the top of my head is covered.

You need to work the dry shampoo into your hair a little. Many women forget this step, just spraying in a little and thinking that’s it, all done. But, you’re not! Spray it in, and let it sit for a few minutes. Then come back and either brush your hair or just move your fingers around in your hair. This will take care of any powdery look and distribute the product.

Many brunettes think they can’t use dry shampoo because it can look a bit powdery, but that just isn’t true! Look for a tinted dry shampoo (I have a few favorites below), or use the next tip.

You can apply your dry shampoo before bed instead of in the morning! When I do this, I use a little extra and just spray it and don’t brush it around. In the morning you won’t be powdery, I promise! Something about the night before helps a lot!

Finally, dry shampoo isn’t only for soaking up excess oil. It also adds texture to your hair, which is great for those of us with silky hair that is difficult to hold styles! I love to spray a little in my hair right before I put it up or curl it. The added texture makes styling much easier and it holds much longer.

best dry shampoo

The Best Dry Shampoos

For Brunettes:
Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones
At Sephora, Birchbox, Nordstrom

Best for Volume:
Herbal Essences Biorenew White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Dry Shampoo
at Amazon or Target

Best for Clean Hair Feeling:
Playa Pure Dry Shampoo
at Playa

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo
at Living Proof, Sephora or ULTA

Best for Super Oily Hair:
Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle Oil Control
at Sephora, Birchbox

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  1. Ann
    August 6, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Thank you so much for these tips.

  2. Sara S
    August 3, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Thanks so much for this post! Are these all pregnancy safe?

    • 15mins
      August 3, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Yes! You don’t need to worry about hair products 🙂

  3. Stephanie
    November 17, 2018 / 9:03 pm

    Check out the dry bar brand dry shampoo too! If you’re looking for volume, the triple sec from them is super!

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