Dry shampoos: How they work, how to use them and our top picks for Singapore’s climate
Dry shampoos are, we think, the best thing since sliced bread. These aerosol cans are in our bathrooms, gym bags, and even our work desks for times when we can't be arsed to dry our hair; when we need a quick post-gym pick-me-up; when our greasy strands go limp and need a major lift; when we want a great blow-out to last a few extra days.
Not all dry shampoos are created equal — they come in spray canisters, bottled loose powders and foam formulas — but the one thing they all do: cut the grease while leaving your hair smelling fresh. Now, to get the most out of your dry shampoo and avoid noticeably uneven application, don't just go at the roots haphazardly and be done with.
Try these steps:
- Divide hair into sections about two inches apart
- Work dry shampoo on all your roots, and don't focus on one area for too long
- For big hair, flip your hair upside down, blend the powder with your fingers, then flip over
- Smooth out by brushing your tresses from roots to tip
Pro-tip: for finer hair that gets oilier in shorter times, use dry shampoo right after you've dried your hair post-wash to amp up its volume and make your hairstyle last longer. If you don't have the time to cover all the roots (we've been there), attack the hairline and your parting, give it a quick massage and off you go. And oh, keep your hands off your 'do!
Click through the gallery below to see our list favourite oil-sopping innovations we (almost) can't live without: