dry shampoo tip.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

dry shampoo how to

my newly longer hair means i'm just now trying out hair products that everyone else already swears by. i mostly never wash my hair (i swear i'm not gross) and dry shampoo gives me volume i'd never have otherwise. however, i HATE how the powder leaves my dark hair looking grey no matter how vigorously i rub it in. i tried the brunette tinted dry shampoo and discovered the only thing i hate more than having white splotches on my head is poop colored powder residue on my fingers, clothes, and white towels. it is also possible that i haven't quite mastered the technique.

my friend sarah says to use dry shampoo before bedtime to wake up with voluminous bed head sans white powder blotches. my theory is that either tossing and turning in the night rubs in the powder, or a full night's sleep allows the powder to completely soak in. either way, it works.

but you probably already knew that right?

ps: how to apply it.

29 comments:

Lottie Simm said...

so that is how you gt rid of the white powder--i am definitely going to give this a go as looking like a granny isn't great :)

Meaghan said...

I have yet to try dry shampoo! Is it weird that the aerosol cans sort of freak me out?! (flashback to bad hairspray memories).

in dreams said...

my dry shampoo is a powder, rather than a spray, and i've only used it once because it's so darn difficult. i wish i had the spray! but i figure aerosols = not good for the environment, so now i just leave my hair a day between washes.

Briana said...

Hmmm. Doing the dry shampoo at night is a good idea. I generally stand over the sink and wash my greasy bangs and then dry shampoo the rest of my head to help camouflage the obnoxious white powder.

I swear I'm not gross, either. : )

Livyb said...

Gah, I can't go a day with curly hair and not washing. Wish I could-have tried more than once.

Victoria said...

I tried suave's and it didn't leave me with any powder....But then, my hair comesdown between my shoulder blades and is pretty thick. I like the idea of sleeping on it! I never thought of that! Thanks for the tip. The more volume the better and I usually wake up with flat, limp, staticy hair.

Smith And Ratliff said...

Psssst! is the only dry shampoo that leaves me not looking like Cruella deVille... I feel like the aerosol helps the particles disperse more finely. Oh, and sometimes, I use cornstarch in a pinch. I swear I'm not gross.

rebecca said...

victoria and smith & ratliff-
perhaps the more expensive dry shampoo is not the way to go. thanks!

Kyla said...

You know, I had a bad experience with dry shampoo a while back, and haven't used it since. I've been wanting to experiment more lately, and I think I'll have to try sleeping with it in - can't hurt!

Anonymous said...

As a dry shampoo addict trying almost all professional and store brands available, I've found Dove and Suave to be the best in aerosol form. And yes, late to the "apply at bedtime" party, but still the best dry shampoo advise on the market! I also read a tip to apply a bit of it right after you blow dry (or after it is completely air dried) to stay ahead of the grease.

erin said...

oh, no! i am *so* bad at not washing my hair every day but everywhere i turn i get a reminder that i should just leave it be! alas, it just gets so darn greasy and my dry shampoo (a powder) definitely leaves me looking like i got in a fight with a dust mop. will go for the bedhead technique next time. for now, i'm greasily yours.

emily said...

i hate washing my hair too! and mine is way long so i feel like that's a good excuse, not that we really need them :) my personal favorite "dry shampoo" method is using cornstarch, which is basically what's in dry shampoo. i know it's white but, i use a make up brush to gently powder it onto my scalp. i divide my hair into different sections so i can get all the spots. and yes, i do think it's best to do this at night, so there is time to soak up the oils, and you wake up with gorgeous hair!

Katie said...

That is so funny you posted about dry shampoos today. I literally just went out and bought Pssssst! dry shampoo for the first time. After just one use today, it has become my new favorite! I've tried aerosols and non aerosols from Klorane to cornstarch. Cornstarch left my hair the whitest, and aerosols add much more volume. The night trick does really work though.

Liv Lundelius said...

Thats a cool trick. I am blonde so the white powder doesn't show in my hair.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

What a good idea–I should give it a try! I use the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo for dark hair, and I promise–no brown splotches!

marni zarr said...

you are the one! i remember when i first started following you it was after a post about not washing your hair. i'm still amazed and you will forever be stamped in my mind as "that girl", but it's an admirable thing so no ill will :). my hair would be so oily i don't think i could stand it. when i use dry shampoo it's suave. i never knew about the before bedtime trick. i'm going to try it!

Erin Harwood said...

LUSH does a nifty, non-aerosol dry shampoo (that doesn't turn dark hair grey). It's called No Drought and it smells like grapefruit. I swear by it. But now I want to dry the bed trick. I hadn't heard that one before.

rebecca said...

erin-
haven't heard of LUSH. thanks!

T90Kate said...

I always use dry shampoo! it’s great for those in between days isn’t it? I find it helps when putting my hair up too, gives it a bit more texture. I usually get Fudge or Tigi from Hairtrade as that is the cheapest place you can get it at the moment x

Valerie {all mussed up) said...

As a brunette, I use plain old pure cocoa powder! It works like a charm, doesn't have weird residue, and makes me smell like brownies. WIN.

rebecca said...

valerie-
cocoa!? that's a new one. awesome.

TheBeautyFile said...

Oh, hello. Being that I've been incorrectly applying this for years and feeling unsatisfied, AND I'm allegedly a beauty blogger (for shame!!!), thank you for this helpful video tutorial!!!!

Monica L. Shulman said...

this photo of you is just SO SO pretty. It's so telling even though I can't see your face. I love it.

micherobotica said...

i've been using baby powder for years and i've never had a problem, even though my hair is a dark brown.

on no-wash days i just stand over the bathtub, shake some into my palm and rub it into my scalp. then i brush my hair. if there's any static, i wet my hands slightly and run them over my hair.

no white blotches, no grease, and insanely cheap.

roysie said...

I use oscar blandi powder and my hair is about the same color as yours. I'm also growing my hair out, but I used in on my short hair, too! I love the way it smells and I carry it in my purse in case my hair gets limp throughout the day. I'm going to try this tip.

Anonymous said...

Just a thought --- I had cancer last year, and am on medication that makes me sweat so much I need to wash my hair almost constantly. I thought this was the perfect solution, but my oncologist won't allow it. Turns out the scalp is the most absorbent part of the body, and all of the brands I've looked at are filled with bad ingredients like aluminum or talc, or other known carcinogens. Maybe it's Ok for the rest of you, but thought you might like to hear this......

tytty said...

if its the tossing and turning, then isn't it a bit hazardous to have the residual on your sheets?

Sarah said...

If people are hesitant about the contents of dry shampoo/using aerosol cans, try baby powder. It does the exact the same thing. I used a branded dry shampoo spray once, and actually went back to baby powder (I use the small travel size containers). It is easier to apply to specific areas and smells so much better!

Anonymous said...

hi,
I have straight very greasy hair or should I say had. I also started the no shampoo and for me it worked pretty good as in about a month my scalp has adapted to the change. Sometimes I have oily days, but in general I am happy about the results. I only use the Lush solid (bar) shampoo for oily hair once a week mostly because my hair gets very dry and that helps. I suggest the LUSH dry shampoo because I have dark hair and it doesn't leave and whitness and it also works better as it leaves your hair more natural looking. It sucks up the grease but it doesn't dry as much as baby powder. For the hair tips extra virgin olive oil manufactured in cold.
love your blog.
Conny
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