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7 Weird Ways to Use Dry Shampoo

This article was written by Aly Walansky and repurposed with permission from Beauty High.

Many of us are addicted to dry shampoo for stretching time between blowouts. While it’s a miracle for a hair refresher, it’s also incredible for so many other beauty needs! Whether you need some texture, volume, or hold, here are seven amazing new ways to use dry shampoo.

Create the Perfect Textures
Try layering hairspray and dry shampoo. “Sometimes I hold dry shampoo in the left and hairspray in the right hand, turn my client’s head upside down, and spray in circular motions,” says Alterna Hair Care global creative director and stylist Michael Shaun Corby. This can also be done one can at a time. The layering between the two gives you lightweight, touchable, yet perfectly textured tresses just like many trends seen on runways.

Style Better Updos
Adding texture and definition gives the updo more longevity and helps keep the pins from slipping, says Mirza Batanovic, Eufora Global team educator and stylist.

Stretch Time Between Color Appointments
When you need to hide dark roots on blonde hair, dry shampoo can be your savior says Andre Richard Baldini, owner of Andre Richard Salon in Philadelphia.

Add Volume
“If I’m short on time or simply being lazy, I’ll run a straightener through my hair and call it a day,” says Kristin Bassett of beautyxpose.com. “However, this often times leaves my hair a bit flatter than I tend to like.” To add a little oomph, she sprays dry shampoo from her roots to mid-shaft, brushes out, and gets instant volume.

Keep Curls From Sticking
“No matter how much I brush out my curls [after using a curling iron], they always seem to find their way back to each other,” says Bassett. So to avoid this, Bassett sprays dry shampoo all over her hair to stop her fresh curls from getting stuck together.

Remove Static
If you are going to use dry shampoo to get rid of static, definitely make sure it’s clear before you spray—or else the goop could make a mess of your clothes, says Alli Webb, founder of Drybar.

Use as a Deodorant
“I’ve also used Detox Dry Shampoo as deodorant,” says Webb. The active ingredients that absorb oil also help absorb moisture in your underarm area. As an added bonus, the formula also smells nice.

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