Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fringe Advice: Dry Shampoo is Your Friend

It's 2011. If you haven't heard of dry shampoo before, I'm gonna tell you now.

You need dry shampoo in your life.

When I first heard about it, dry shampoo sounded like the kind of thing astronauts used, like Tang or freeze-dried ice cream. But really it's just another tool in the arsenal that can save you tons of styling time. They come in a variety of forms: powders and sprays, but really just stick to a spray. The way most people use dry shampoo is on a day that they don't want to wet their hair and re-style it, but need some oil slick removal. Enter the spray dry shampoo. Hold the can at least 8 inches from your hair and spray as needed in the greasy areas of the hair. [If you get too close to the hair some dry shampoos will leave a powdery whiteness on the hair.] Some brands you'll need to then brush through your hair, others are good to go after just dispensing the product through your 'do. Most women who rock the straight down fringe can really benefit from dry shampoo as the natural oils on the forehead tend to make the fringe greasy long before the rest of the hair. But then there's the rest of the world: some of us get greasy underneath [long hair sitting on the neck], some of us just have fine, limp hair. Dry shampoo can solve that problem too! Spraying the dry shampoo on the day you first wash and style your hair can actually make your blowout last even longer! It can help give a little extra oomph and texture to fine hair in the crown [or wherever else is needed] as well. How about working out at the gym and then not wanting to re-do your hair before going to work? Dry shampoo to the rescue!

Some companies make colored dry shampoos to match the most common shades, but really a colorless type is the best. My current favorite is from the TIGI Catwalk Session Series.
I've also used the cheapies like Tresemme, the shake-out colored powders like Bumble + Bumble, and the like. Aroma is a big deal to me since I have long hair, so the nice scent in the Catwalk Transforming Dry Shampoo is a winner. [Oh and that's another thing: if you've got not-so-fresh hair from partying last night, dry shampoo saves you the time you'd have been blowing out your hair, and it smells yummy.] So go ahead, invite a dry shampoo into your circle of friends. You'll be BFFs in no time.


  1. Real talk. Can't wait to try mine. Thanks for helping me out with this.

  2. I just tried the Bumble & Bumble spray powder and fell absolutely in love. My stylist actually has her own dry shampoo line, but it's the shake out kind and is kind of messy. Thanks for recommending your fave! I love the B&B but there is no scent, plus it's so spendy.

  3. I use this dry shampoo a couple of times a day. Love it!


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