Maybe you, like us, have better things to do than to wash your hair on the daily. And if you, like us, have listened to friends, it-girls, and your hair stylist humble-brag about how long they go between washes and silently wondered why their hair always looks flawless, we have great news – it’s dry shampoo, and you can do it too. Watch us take our new secret weapon to task in this video featuring our favourite dry shampoo and three easy tips for mastering the ultimate lazy hair hack.
Pick your formula
First off, there are various formulas of dry shampoo to choose from – namely, sprays and powders. We’ve tried the powders as well and while there are great options available, we find them a little trickier to use than a spray. Thanks to the expert recommendation of our favourite cool-girl-slash-world-traveller, we picked up (and are now in a long-term relationship with) KMS Hair Play Makeover Spray and could not be more pleased with the results.
Tip 1: Get to the roots
No need to waste time or product by spraying your entire head – get down to the roots by sectioning your hair. It’s not necessary to be super careful about the sections, so long as you get the majority of your roots on both sides and the rear of your head sprayed.
Tip 2: Keep some distance
A common mistake with any spray product is holding the can too close to your head. Keep it back at about 10 inches while you apply the spray.
Tip 3: Give it 5
After you’ve sprayed your roots, wait 5-10 minutes to allow the product to settle before you comb through your hair. Do your makeup, make coffee, call your mom… how you use the time is of course up to you. At that point, we like to use our fingers to massage the product into our roots, comb out our hair, and carry on.
As you can see, there’s no need to be intimidated by dry shampoo – it’s all about the right product and a few simple technique tweaks, and you’ll be skipping washes like a pro in no time. And while you’re on a roll with DIY beauty routines, watch this video featuring simple tips for the perfect at-home manicure.
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Pink sweater: American Eagle Outfitters, $43.75
KMS Hair Play Makeover Spray: Aura, $19.95