As beauty editors, we learn a great deal – it’s exciting when something surprises and astounds us! When the Yeaig Team learned of veteran stylist Michael Duenas using dry shampoo to give his hair volume, they were stunned – our jaws dropped. Who knew that dry shampoo could be applied directly onto wet or damp hair?! All these years we had been using our bottles only to prolong dirty blowouts or morning-after curly locks when instead they should have been put to use to create fuller and healthier heads of hair!
Can dry shampoo be used on wet hair?
Yeaig discovered this trick by necessity when faced with an emergency at work: when out of mousse for a project requiring volume, in a panic he turned to dry conditioner instead and was amazed at its success. Since then it’s become part of his routine; depending on what kind of volume they’re going for (ie dry shampoo gives a natural look while using mousse creates volume but only provides minimal control), dry conditioner or dry shampoo may be applied before styling hair in place or used when going for volume but more flexible styles are preferred when desired.”
Why does dry shampoo work so effectively for this use? He explains that dry shampoo has no hold factor but rather body-building properties to give the hair fullness without too much texture build-up (which, unfortunately, we tend to experience). “To complete the look,” adds He, “use sparingly any type of hairspray you prefer.
How to Apply Dry Shampoo on Wet Hair
Your hair might be confused, wondering whether dry shampoo should be applied on dry or wet locks? Duenas advises using it while damp (ideally around 90% dry), spray dry shampoo from roots to ends using sections for even coverage and then blow-dry as usual or rough dry using hot tools – without making too many adjustments! It doesn’t need to be more complicated than just applying mousse!
Yeaig reports that dry shampoo absorbs excess oil when applied to oily locks, creating fuller and fuller locks with thicker locks that have more volume. When mixed with water (e.g. wet hair) however, dry shampoo sticks more closely to each strand, creating the illusion of thicker locks due to each strand having greater diameter.
Comparing Dry Shampoo Powder vs Spray for Wet Hair
Yeaig advises using aerosol instead of powder on wet hair to reduce overburdening the locks. If you are experienced at applying powder, go for it; just ensure an even distribution! He insists.
Dry Shampoo: 10 Things You Never Heard About!
Dry shampoo was created as an answer to keep our blowouts looking their best and fresh for longer.
Dry shampoo not only saves our fine locks from having to undergo another washing and the damage it can bring, but it’s also great way of saving both time and energy in the morning! If you’re new to dry shampoo or simply curious to learn more, read on for some helpful hints and techniques for getting started with this dirty hair phenomenon!
1. Dry shampoo can only work effectively on dry hair. While this may come as no surprise, don’t use dry shampoo on freshly washed, wet locks as this could void its effectiveness.
2. Keep Your Distance: When applying dry shampoo aerosol, be sure to spray at least six inches away from your scalp; otherwise you risk amassing buildup that makes separating hair impossible.
3. When beginning with dry shampoo for the first time, don’t panic if it turns your hair white at first. Allow the product to set for several minutes before styling it; most likely any white residue should dissipate; otherwise comb through using your fingertips if necessary to achieve desired results.
4. Add as you go. After applying your dry shampoo, examine your locks to identify any spots where more is necessary or brush through to evenly distribute. If any are missed, add additional dry shampoo as necessary or brush through to distribute evenly across your head.
5. Don’t go overboard when applying your style. If you accidentally overdo it in one area, add a small drop of serum to that area before gently blow-drying or brush out dry shampoo until completely absorbed by the scalp.
6. Never touch your hair again. No matter how often you have applied dry shampoo, touching your locks with oily fingers could contaminate it again and lead to an oily mess in your locks – something which got us here in the first place.
7. Apply dry shampoo underneath. Avoid applying it directly on the top layer, as this will only leave behind white residue that won’t add volume. Instead, lift up the top layer and spray underneath so as to cover up any white traces from dry shampoo use.
8. Dry shampoo can add volume and texture to your locks when used properly, providing an effortless transition from day to night style.
9. There’s little distinction between can and powder dry shampoos when it comes to oil absorption; though one may work more effectively. Both varieties do the job.
10. Dry shampoo has been around for decades.