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How To Use Dry Shampoo: Ultimate Guide

Let’s be honest, there are plenty of days when washing your hair seems like a chore. If used correctly, dry shampoo can be a complete game changer with bringing second day hair back to life, extending days between washes, or reviving post-workout hair.

This increasingly popular hair care product has carved itself a lasting position for itself on bathroom shelves. With just a few spritzes dry shampoo gives hair a completely rejuvenated appearance, instantly revives an oily scalp, and extends the duration of blowouts. What’s not to love?

Whether you're an experienced user of dry shampoo or ready to see what all the buzz is about, these are the essential things you need to be aware of when using dry shampoo.

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What Is Dry Shampoo?

what is dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is a hair product that absorbs the dirt, oil, and grease of your scalp without shampooing it.

Many people use it to freshen up their hair post-workout, to extend the life of a blowout, absorb excess oils, or simply bring second day hair back to life.

Dry Shampoo Benefits

Here are 5 benefits of dry shampoo for your hair and hair health.

Less Shampoo = Healthier Hair

While everyone’s hair and scalp are different, there are benefits to washing your hair less often. Over washing strips your hair of its natural oils - which are essential to the health of your hair. Washing your hair more often can dry out your scalp, fade hair color faster, and also leads to more heat styling - which as we all know can be damaging to strands.

If you’re looking to minimize the use of conventional shampoos, that's where dry shampoo comes in. It’s about finding balance between washing your hair versus days when you simply want to refresh your hair.

Scalp Health

Not all dry shampoos are created equal. Whether you have a sensitive scalp or simply know the importance scalp health plays in achieving healthy hair - natural, clean, premium-quality ingredients make all the difference.

When it comes to your scalp, you want to avoid drying ingredients and harsh chemicals that can affect your scalp health and hair growth. Goldie Locks® Dry Shampoo Powder was delicately formulated with clean, all-natural, non-irritating ingredients. It helps calm, soothe, enrich, and support scalp health - making it perfect for all heads of hair, including sensitive scalps.

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Convenient & Time-Saving

Looking to save some time? It takes less than a minute to apply dry shampoo to your hair. No water needed, you can use it anywhere - especially when you are on the go! Put it in your gym bag to apply after your workout. Save time getting prepared for work and social outings by eliminating the often dreaded hair-wash and blow-dry ritual. You name it, using dry shampoo is incredibly convenient to use and saves you time.

Adds Volume & Texture

The key to adding the perfect amount of volume and texture is finding the right dry shampoo. Goldie Locks® Dry Shampoo Powder has all-natural ingredients that add volume to your mane leaving hair full of body and bounce. It’s especially good for hair that tends to fall flat and roots that easily become oily. Ingredients like biotin strands and give hair a smoother appearance, while hibiscus + ficus flowers help maintain moisture and reinforce shine.

Reduce Heat Damage

After washing your hair, what's the next thing you do? Typically blow drying, followed by flat ironing or curling. Because using heat leads to damage, extending the time between washes minimizes the use of styling tools, therefore reducing heat damage to hair.

How To Use Dry Shampoo Powder

how to use dry shampoo powder

Follow these 3 steps to achieve best results when using dry shampoo powder.

Step #1: Prepare & Part

Divide hair into vertical sections focusing on scalp application. Getting ready to spray along each part where oil absorption is desired.

Note: Gently tip the bottle upside down as needed to help increase powder flow.

Step #2: Aim & Apply

Lightly spray along each part where oil absorption is desired. The principle here is to aim directly at your roots, keeping the product about 4-6 inches from your roots. This is because often spraying the product too close to your scalp can leave extra residue.

Start with lightly applying the product and repeat if necessary until desired look and feel is achieved. The amount of product you will need is based on how oily your scalp is and your hair type. The thicker your hair is, the more product you may need to saturate and absorb hair oil completely; finer hair might need less product.

Step #3: Pause & Massage

Among the amazing benefits of dry shampoo is that it works quickly, with almost immediate results. But, to achieve the best possible outcome, you should pause and allow a bit more time before you rush out of the door.

Allow the dry shampoo to sit for a couple of minutes so it can work its magic correctly. After you've left it to sit, you can massage it into your scalp with your fingers to activate the ingredients and absorb the oil.

Repeat if necessary until desired look and feel is achieved. If you notice excess residue after massaging, go ahead and run a comb or brush through your hair from root to tip to disperse any extra product.

How Often Should You Use Dry Shampoo?

Giving your hair and scalp a break between washes and finding the right balance between washing and refreshing your hair is unique for each head of hair. How often you use dry shampoo is entirely up to you, your hair preferences, and hair type. If you are new to dry shampoo try using it one to two times a week.

Is Using Dry Shampoo Good For Your Hair?

is using dry shampoo good for your hair

Yes, if you are using natural, high quality dry shampoos! Make sure to look for a dry shampoo that has natural, clean, premium-quality ingredients which are key for scalp and hair health.

For several women, use of dry shampoos with harsh chemicals and drying ingredients can make your mane vulnerable to breakage, and the health of your scalp could be affected.

Goldie Locks® Dry Shampoo is free of talc, aluminum, aerosol, fragrance, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, and DMDMh.

Does Dry Shampoo Cause Hair Loss?

It’s important to note, if dry shampoo accumulates overtime on the scalp, it can stop nutrients from being able to get to your hair follicle. Excessive use of low quality dry shampoo can lead to inflammation of the scalp and blockage of the hair follicles. After some time, this can weaken the hair follicle, resulting in increased shedding and hair thinning.

It can also affect scalp health leading to dandruff due to harsh chemicals and drying ingredients which ultimately cause an oil imbalance. The best way to prevent this is to keep your scalp clean and balanced, while using high quality dry shampoo, with natural ingredients designed to support your scalp health.

Goldie Locks® Dry Shampoo was delicately formulated with clean, all-natural, non-irritating ingredients. It helps calm, soothe, enrich, and support scalp health - making it perfect for all heads of hair, including sensitive scalps.

Final Thoughts

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Do your research when it comes to dry shampoo ingredients to ensure you have a positive experience and the results you are looking for.

If you are looking to instantly refresh hair with a lightweight dry shampoo designed to create a voluminous finish that blends seamlessly into your hair - all while supporting your scalp health… look no further.

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