Hair tends to get sweaty and flat every other day during summers. Since shampooing your hair every single day is not the solution, you could give dry shampoos a try. A good dry shampoo can instantly turn your bad hair day into a good one. Even though the application of dry shampoo isn’t rocket science, sometimes you could make a few mistakes. In this post, we will be discussing the mistakes we all must avoid while using a dry shampoo. So, let’s get started.
Applying too much
Sometimes only a few areas on your scalp and hair get greasy. Hence, you need not use your dry shampoo everywhere on your scalp and hair. You can spot clean in such cases. Simply lift up the section and apply the dry shampoo. Leave it for a few minutes to absorb the oil and then finish with styling your hair. When you apply more dry shampoo than needed, it makes your hair look fake, dull and discoloured. Also, if only the ends of your hair are dry, try to nourish them with a serum.
Spraying too close to your head
If you spray dry shampoo very close to your roots, it’ll make your hair look crispy, chalky and discoloured. Always start by using a little and then you can layer it without going overboard. To get the best out of your dry shampoo, use it from a distance of 8 to 10 inches and apply with a light hand.
Not styling after using dry shampoo
After applying dry shampoo, a little massage and styling are quite necessary. These tricks help in distributing the white residue evenly. You can employ a brush to comb through or a blow dry on cool setting after massaging the dry shampoo on the scalp. As we know, brushing curly hair can make them more frizzy. Thus, instead of brushing curly hair, use your fingers.
Expecting it to thoroughly cleanse your scalp
If you think your dry shampoo will be able to cleanse your scalp, this is the biggest mistake you are making. Dry shampoo can only clean up the oil from your scalp. You cannot anticipate it to cleanse dirt and buildup from your scalp. Use a regular shampoo if you wish to clean your scalp and hair properly.
Rushing with dry shampoo
Never apply a dry shampoo in a haste. It needs a few seconds to get absorbed and then need styling to get distributed on your scalp and hair. After applying your dry shampoo, give it a few minutes to absorb the oil from that area and then brush through your hair. This tip takes care of the white residue and does not cause your hair to look fake or discoloured.
Using only for dirty hair
A dry shampoo can also be used for many purposes. Dry shampoo pumps up the volume of your hair and gives it a fresh and perfect look. It can be used on fresh hair to provide it with an extra volume and texture. Some dry shampoos are effective at keeping frizz and flyaways at bay, too.
Using it every other day
Dry shampoo can be found in the arsenal of almost every busy woman. Practically, a dry shampoo works miraculously on bad hair days but using it every other day in not a practical thing to do. Using it every day only increases the amount of build-up on your scalp and this buildup can lead to clogged pores, dull and discoloured hair. Give your hair a chance of breathing by washing your hair at least once in between two usages of dry shampoo.
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