Here's The Things You Didn't Know You Could Use Dry Shampoo For
And while the product is primarily used to mask the fact that you haven't washed your hair in days or cover up your dark roots, dry shampoo goes beyond its grease-taming properties and, as Pretty52 has learned, can be used in many other hair-related ways.
Charles Worthington brand ambassador and celebrity hairdresser Ken O'Rourke, who has worked on the tresses of Lily Collins, Priyanka Chopra and Amy Adams, explained that there are many advantages of using the beauty essential.
In a world filled with texturizing sprays and balms, dry shampoo makes your hair "sexier", according to Ken.
The hairdresser explained that dry shampoo can be your best friend the morning after the night before with a simple spritz as the beauty product acts as a "cement" to the slept-on hair and help create an effortless "bedhead look" with its thickening properties after brushing it out.
Gives touchable hold:
Although hairspray is the key to holding your style in place, it can leave your tresses feeling stiff and crunchy, especially when you get a little overzealous with the can too close to your head.
But Ken says that dry shampoo can soften your curl once you've brushed out the hairspray, giving your locks an extra "oomph" without the crunch.
He says: "If you spray dry shampoo on top of hairspray you'll have a stiff hairstyle, full of product and it will look weird.
"Brush it out and you'll have a more 'lived-in' look."
The celebrity hairstylist knows a trick or two from his experience getting the A-list's coifs red-carpet ready and swears by dry shampoo's volume boosting properties to bring flat strands back to life.
Although some hairdressers have suggested applying dry shampoo when your hair is squeaky clean, Ken has said that you won't get your desired volume effect unless the hair is somewhat dirty.
He suggests: "On freshly washed hair, dry shampoo isn't going to much. It needs a bit of dirt to work with.
"It's powder. It sticks to the dry bits, so you may have to put sweaty palms or something through your hair so that the product sticks to it."
Tips for applying:
And for those who have been a little heavy-handed with dry shampoo in the past, Ken had some top tips on how to best apply the product, so you don't end up looking like you've stuck your head into flour.
The hairdresser, who was promoting Charles Worthington Healthy Balance One Day Longer Dry Shampoo, said: "It's like building a house, you don't fill it with cement.
"Apply from a distance. The trick is not to use too much. Just keep applying and build up [to the desired effect].
"You don't want it falling on your shoulders looking like dandruff so brush it out or rub it out with your fingers after if you applied too much."
Now we know these tricks - we'll definitely be trying them out.
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