Toning can sometimes be a bit of a mystery. Does it add color, shine, health?
We’re getting to the bottom of it now so you know exactly what’s going on at your next hair appointment when your stylist tells you they’re about to apply it.
Dry shampoo mistakes and how to use it!
Have you been using dry shampoo all wrong? Read on to find out.
Spray, ruffle and go? Most of us opt for this routine when adding a spritz of dry shampoo to our mane. But there actually is a right way to apply it and it can help the results better and last longer!
MISTAKE ONE : SPRAYING AND LEAVING
A spray and a ruffle doesn't allow the dry shampoo to work to the best of its abilities. If you don't massage the product in to your roots, it'll just end up sitting on the top of your mane! Get your hands busy and starting massaging the shampoo in to your roots for the best results huns!
MISTAKE TWO : RUSHING
BUT! ...don't jump in and massage it in straight away, give the product a few minutes to work its way in to your mane and absorb the excess oil.
MISTAKE THREE : NOT STYLING AFTER
A lot of hair stylists recommend setting your blow dryer on cool and running it through your mane to make sure it's distributed evenly. Again, this also helps the product work its way in to your hair.
MISTAKE FOUR : ONLY FOR GREASY HAIR
Dry shampoo is great to use on clean hair too, it'll add volume and texture instantly. It can also add a soft hold to your hair so this would be an ideal alternative if you're not a fan of how hairspray makes your mane feel.
MISTAKE FIVE : SPRAYING TOO CLOSE
We can often make the mistake of spraying too close to the scalp as we think it'll be more beneficial the closer it is but it can end up leaving a white powdery residue on the scalp. You want to make sure you're applying it 8-12 inches away from your roots. You can always add a little more but once it's on your mane, you can't take it away!
MISTAKE SIX : USING TOO MUCH
Whilst it's great to have dry shampoo as an option on days you can't be bothered to wash your mane, it can be damaging if you use it too much. It can start blocking hair follicles and cause product build up on the scalp. Try to keep the usage down to 1/2 times a week.