Once a cult product, abortion dry shampoo has become a lifeline between blow dries and for hiding signs of sweat when running from the gym to a meeting. But the handy spray can do way more than just postpone a wash when you sleep through your alarm, order which is why it’s been a mainstay in most hairstylists’ tool kits for years. Not only that, medicine but those with darker hair can say goodbye to powdery patches thanks to a range of clear new formulations.
Here are seven other ways to get the most from your dry shampoo.
Add volume to fine hair
Dry shampoo is hands down the best tool for adding volume to fine hair, says stylist Anthony Nader from Raw Hair Salon. “For extra volume spray on your roots only and massage the spray in circular movements.”
Make your style last longer
Clean hair can often be too soft and shiny to hold in place for an up ‘do, so Nader will brush a dry shampoo through just-washed locks to add grip. “Give your tresses a quick once over and brush through in every direction and you’ll noticed a huge difference.” A light spritz is also great for separating curls.
Perfume your hair
A night out on the town can leave hair with the lingering scent of smoke or last night’s restaurant. “Give your strands a subtle scented fragrance between washes by applying your dry shampoo,” says Nader. Look for dry shampoos like Batiste which comes in a range of oriental, fruity, floral and citrus notes.
Help your colour last longer
“If you’ve got a few sneaky greys popping through and don’t want to be sitting at the salon’s colour bar just yet, get a dry shampoo that matches your colour,” says Nader. “Spray a little on the area and then brush through to blend.”
Highlight your hair
Want a colour change without the permanency? With dry shampoos available for blondes, brunettes and redheads, you can try before you buy. Simply spray through locks to add a subtle tint.
Get rid of static
Static ruining your hair or dress? Spray some dry shampoo on the affected area – just be sure to make sure it’s clear in colour to avoid unfortunate chalky patches.
Securing bobby pins
Give your hair pins more staying power by spritzing them in dry shampoo before securing hair.
By Eliza Cracknell for honey.ninemsn.com.au