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Since it’s 2017, I’m going to assume most of you use dry shampoo at least every once in a while. If you’re not, how do you even live? Dry shampoo saves me shower time and helps me master some fabulous hairstyles, if I do say so myself. Here are my five favorite uses; I’d love to hear any extra uses you might have up your sleeve.

5 Uses for Dry Shampoo

Oh and P.S. my favorite “splurge” dry shampoo is Living Proof and my favorite “save” dry shampoo is Not Your Mother’s. Now onto the post …

1. De-grease your second-day hair

This one is a given, seeing as saving your second-day hair is the most common use for dry shampoo. If I wake up to a head of greasy hair and don’t want to/have the time to give it a good washing, I spritz a bit butt-ton of dry shampoo and voila! I’m good to go and no one needs to know that my hair is going on day two, three or four of no washing.

2. Prevent your hair from getting greasy

To make sure that I don’t need to worry about waking up greasy, I spritz some dry shampoo on my roots after drying my hair and before going to bed. That way, I can go to sleep without worrying about looking like I have a buttered turkey dancing on my head in the middle of the night.

3. Add volume

If I’m short on time or simply being lazy, I’ll run a straightener through my hair and call it a day. However, this often times leaves my hair a bit flat. To add a little oomph, I spray dry shampoo from my roots to mid shaft, brush out and bam. Instant volume.

4. Add texture and hold

This is going to sound like an absurd complaint, but if I style my hair using heat, it can sometimes be too soft. I know, I need to shut it. But hear me out. If your hair is too smooth, it can look limp and make it hard to hold a style. Plus, that whole tousled, textured look is super in. To add a texture to my hair, which in hand makes it easier for my hair to hold a style, I reach for my trusty dry shampoo.

5. Keep your curls from sticking

This should really be use 4b, but oh well. No matter how much I brush out my curls, they always seem to find their way back to each other. And any grown woman knows that Shirley Temple curls aren’t cute. To keep my bratty curls from merging into one giant tendril, I spray dry shampoo all over the place once I’m done with my curling wand to keep them from sticking.

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