If there’s one beauty prod we love above all others, it’s dry shampoo. Perfect for mopping up post-workout sweat, third-day grease or adding texture to lacklustre locks, it’s basically magic in a can. But do you really know all the tips and tricks to make the most of this amazing product? Read on for six handy dry-sham hacks to try today.
1. Freshen up your fragrance
Hot date after work but left your perfume at home? Lucky you have that can of dry shampoo in your desk drawer! The Batiste range smells divine, especially the flirty, floral Blush scent. Dry shampoo does double duty as a hair perfume, without drying out your locks!
Dry shampoo isn’t just a lazy-girl version of your regular shampoo. It is also the absolute business when it comes to giving hair volume and texture! Flip your head upside down and spritz roots for an instant boost, or spray throughout the lengths for a cool-girl, matte finish.
3. Use it to camouflage roots
Not a natural blonde? A spray of dry shampoo on the roots can help tone done dark regrowth. The same goes for blonde regrowth on dark tresses. Just make sure you use a dry shampoo formulated for brunettes, such as Batiste Dark & Deep Brown, to help conceal your natural hue.
4. Add volume by spraying dry shampoo on damp locks (yes, really)
Hot tip: dry shampoo is an awesome little volumising weapon when sprayed on damp strands. The key word is damp, not dripping. When hair is 85-90% dry, spray dry shampoo from roots to ends, then blow dry. Your locks will have added volume, without the stickiness or stiffness of a mousse or volumising product. Clever, huh?
5. Keeps bobby pins in place with dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is great for giving grip (try spraying some on your palms before pilates), and is a must have for any hair-up occasion. Spritz your strands before adding bobby pins, and they’ll stay put through a tsunami.
6. Use dry shampoo in your hair BEFORE you work out
Most of us will sweat like crazy, then try to correct the carnage. Instead, make sure you keep a mini Batiste aerosol (easier to use and harder to spill than a powder) in your gym bag, and spray your hair before your spin class. It will help soak up the oil as it appears.