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How to Use Our Dry Shampoo

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How to Use Our Dry Shampoo How to Use Our Dry Shampoo How to Use Our Dry Shampoo

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 moussestyling cream, and hair spray!). But, when struggling to narrow things down (if you really, really had to) there’s one product that does stand 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. That’s because dry shampoo can be one of the most useful hair care products to have on hand, whether you’re running late and don’t have time to cleanse your hair in the morning or you need 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. But, how do you find the best dry shampoo for you? Keep reading to learn about our best dry shampoo option along with tips for using it.


Before we explain how to use dry shampoo, allow us to help you pick the best dry shampoo for your hair type and explain what it does. When choosing a dry shampoo, or any hair care product for that matter, you should always consider the active ingredients in the formula. 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 (and a wrong) way to do so. To use our dry shampoo, start by shaking the can really well. Then, hold it six to eight 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 and you’re ready to go.

As for what not to do, don’t let dry shampoo replace your regular hair care routine. This is a surefire way to end up with scalp buildup! Instead, let dry shampoo briefly tide you over until it’s time for your next shower.


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. To use it, apply the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Pre-Shampoo Mask to your dry roots section by section, making sure to fully cover your entire head. Leave the pre-shampoo mask on for five minutes, then rinse while gently massaging your scalp to ensure that all of the product is washed out.

Step 2: Shampoo

Once you’re done with the pre-shampoo mask, it’s time to grab the L’Oréal Paris Hair Expert Extraordinary Clay Shampoo. Massage the shampoo onto wet hair, focusing mainly on your roots, lather it up, then rinse out completely. 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. All hair types—curly hair, fine hair, color-treated hair, and frizzy hair included—need conditioning on the regular. 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 one to three minutes, then rinse out.

One place where dry shampoo can be particularly useful? That’d be the gym! Here are The 6 Best Hairstyles to Wear to the Gym, many of which utilize dry shampoo.