Dry shampoo. It’s a lazy girl’s dream, a post workout necessity, and the ultimate way to extend a blowout. But in order for this miracle worker to—well, work miracles—you need to be sure you’re using it correctly. Are you taking advantage of all this versatile hair product has to offer? Here’s a list of some common mistakes to avoid:
Using too much
Verb Dry Shampoo refreshes hair, removes oil, boosts body, and prevents damage from over washing and styling. But applying too much dry shampoo can leave your hair looking dull or discolored—and no one wants to end up looking like Sweeney Todd, right? Apply a bit of powder with your fingertips or one of our favorite ways is to use a makeup brush, then wait a few minutes. You can always add more if you feel like you need it.
Not letting it absorb
When you see a white powder sitting on your head, it’s only natural to want to rub it in right away. But don’t panic. In order for dry shampoo to really do its job, you need to give it a chance to absorb the oil from your scalp. So be patient and wait 1-2 minutes for it to settle in before you brush it out. This time allows the powder to soak up all the extra grease!
Forgetting to massage it in
Yes, you should let dry shampoo sit for a few minutes, but that doesn’t mean letting it sit on your hair forever. Be sure to massage it into your roots and scalp to create added volume. You can also use the powder on clean hair days to give a bit of volume at the roots.
Applying all over
Usually we'd say the more the merrier but when it comes to dry shampoo you don't want to make the mistake of applying all over. Be strategic and stick to the top couple inches of your scalp. This is really important because the further away from clean hair days you get the drier your ends get, make sure you're not making them more dull & dry.
Not pairing with dry conditioner
You use shampoo and conditioner when you normally wash and rinse, so why wouldn’t you use dry shampoo and conditioner when you’re trying to look refreshed without washing? Verb’s new Ghost Dry Oil conditions ends, eliminates tangles, and adds a delightfully fresh scent to all hair types. Use dry shampoo to absorb oil from your scalp and roots, then Ghost Dry oil to add moisture back into dry length and ends. It’s like a one-two-punch that leaves you with perfectly refreshed, lived-in hair.
Relying on it everyday
Dry shampoo is a goddess-send but you have to wash your hair every now & then. It's important to cleanse the scalp of product build-up and let it start fresh every few days (or in our case, once a week).
So lazy ladies, workout warriors, and blowout bombshells rejoice! All you need is dry shampoo, dry conditioner, and some haircare know-how for your hair to look fresh for days on end.