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Naming your most essential hair care products is probably no easy feat—after all, each and every one feels like a must-have. They’re all your precious babies you could never part with (we're looking at you mousse, styling cream, and hair spray!). But, when struggling to narrow things down (if you really, really had to) there’s one product that does stands out. We’re talking about dry shampoo, obviously. Once you’ve given your strands a spritz of dry shampoo, chances are you’ll become a fan for life. After all, dry shampoo can be one of the most useful hair care products to have on hand if you’re running late and don’t have time to cleanse hair in the A.M. or you’d like to refresh your hair post-workout. But it turns out that there is a technique to using dry shampoo—and it’s important to find the right one for your hair type. Keep reading to learn about our best dry shampoo option along with tips for using it.
Before we get to sharing how to use dry shampoo, allow us to help you pick the right one for your hair type and explain what it does. The L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo is formulated with three refined clays to instantly refresh hair between shampoos. This dry shampoo, which is formulated for normal to oily hair, absorbs excess oil for fresh, lightweight hair with no visible residue. You can use it to extend freshness between shampoos.
Dry shampoo may seem like a pretty straightforward hair care product to use, but there is a right way to do so. To use our dry shampoo, shake the can well first. Then, hold it 6-8 inches away from your hair and spray directly onto oily roots and lightly throughout the rest of your hair to absorb oil. Finally, brush through your hair. You’re ready to go—and no one has to know that you didn’t have time to use shampoo and conditioner before running out the door.
Our dry shampoo can be used in conjunction with the rest of our L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay line of hair care products. The Extraordinary Clay system instantly purifies oily roots and hydrates dry lengths without weighing hair down for beautifully fresh, flowing hair from root to tip. Get step-by-step instructions for using each product below.
Step 1: Pre-shampoo mask. Creating a gorgeous-looking head of hair starts before you even step foot in the shower. Prior to reaching for shampoo, grab a pre-shampoo hair mask first. On dry hair, apply the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask to your roots section by section, making sure to fully cover your entire head. Leave the pre-shampoo mask on for five minute, then rinse while gently massaging your scalp to ensure all of the product is washed away.
Step 2: Shampoo. Once you’re done with the pre-shampoo mask, it’s time to hop into the shower and grab the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Shampoo. Massage the shampoo into wet hair, lather, then rinse. Now you’re ready to move on to the next step!
Step 3: Conditioner. Just because you have oily roots doesn’t mean you should skip out on using conditioner. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Conditioner to wet hair post-shampooing, focusing on your mid-lengths to ends. Leave the conditioner on for 1-3 minutes, then rinse out.
Step 4: Dry shampoo. When your hair needs a refresh in between shampoos, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo. You now know exactly how to apply it, so you should be a dry shampoo pro. Just keep in mind that dry shampoo shouldn’t replace your regular hair care routine—you should still be shampooing and conditioning as you normally would.
One place where dry shampoo can be particular useful? That’d be the gym! Here are The 6 Best Hairstyles to Wear to the Gym, many of which utilize dry shampoo.