Dry Shampoo is the ultimate staple product when it comes to sprucing up your style for a last minute dinner out, a festival or those times when you just don’t have time to wash your locks. You always want to look and feel your best and hair plays an important part of your overall appearance as it is one of the first things people notice. With the help of stylist to the stars Asgar Saboo, here are 6 IDEAL ways to make the most out of your dry shampoo.

FOCUS ON THE T-SECTION

The key thing to know when using dry shampoo and when time is tight is to attack the areas that get the greasiest. This means focusing on the T-section, so the area where you commonly part your hair and then covering approximately a quarter of your head which frames your face.

BE CAREFUL HOW YOUR SPRAY

Treat the dry shampoo as you would a normal volumising spray, spritzing your hair in sections about two inches apart, working your way down from the parting to the nape. Position the bottle nozzle approximately eight inches from the hair and don’t remain on one region of your scalp for too long – you don’t want to face product build-up.

IDEAL TIPGently shake your head as you’re spraying the product, to ensure it doesn’t all settle in one region.

TACKLING PRODUCT BUILD UP 

If you accidentally do result in product build-up, don’t panic as there are a few key ingredients to help and they’re not what you’d necessarily expect…Apple cider vinegar and baking soda are two excellent home remedies for removing any product build up, however do make sure you rinse thoroughly after!

Once a month, wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo. These products are more acidic than others so do not use it regularly. The good news is if you use a clarifying shampoo monthly, your regular shampoo will have a better effect.

MASSAGE IT INTO YOUR HAIR

The most important factor when it comes to using dry shampoo is the correct absorption of the product as initially your locks are likely to have a matt finish which you don’t want.The technique to rub in the product is critical ~ once you have evenly spritzed the dry shampoo into your hair, massage it into your head as you would with wet shampoo in the shower. You need to ensure the product is all rubbed in and evenly distributed across your T section, for the best results.

DON’T TIE YOUR HAIR UP

 A key note to remember is you should avoid tying your hair up once dry shampoo has been applied. By its nature this type of product gives hair that messy ‘bedhead’ vibe, but if you double that up with an unkempt top-knot then it creates a double negative and you result in a rather scruffy overall look.

Instead try to leave your locks to flow in tousled waves and keep a small bottle of dry shampoo with you for spruce-ups throughout the day, evening, festival or event… no one will know!

CONSIDER A TOUCH OF SILVER

Dry shampoos have completely changed the hair game in recent times ~ they have upped their offering in the beauty industry.If you want to create that overall silver shine which is trending amongst celebrities, VIPs and influential figures in the fashion industry, then opt for a revitalising dry shampoo which offers a touch of silver. The same method applies as the aforementioned dry shampoo, so follow these steps and you’re good to go.

 

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Rachel is the beauty and fashion director at IDEAL. She loves trying new products and is an avid fan of London's fashion, from the high end to the high street.