by Eden Univer
What do you do when you wake up with mere minutes before you have to fly out the door and there's no time for a shower? How about when your already-fine hair feels even thinner come fall? Whatever your hair emergency may be, there's a good chance that dry shampoo can fix it. From greasy roots to lifeless locks, every girl can benefit from this hair helper-but use too much or spray the wrong way and you can easily end up with full-on disaster. Celebrity hairstylist Nelson Vercher of ArtMix Beauty NY and the Rita Hazan Salon is here to teach how to turn any bad hair day around using this multi-tasking spray. Cool tricks, application ideas, and beauty blunder busters ahead!
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What if your roots are greasy?
"The best use for dry shampoo is to clean or remove oil from your hair without the use of water," says Vercher. "For example, René Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo contains finely milled powders, Kaolin clay, silica, rice, and cornstarch, which help to absorb excess oil, unwanted build-up, and environmental odors. The result is cleansed and refreshed hair with improved body and bounce. Apply it at the scalp and root area-you won't need a lot of product! One to three sprays should be enough. Then brush your hair thoroughly to distribute it evenly."
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What if you want more volume?
"I also love using it as a styling product when applying to fresh, clean, damp hair to build height. Spray it on from roots to ends to maintain uniform texture throughout the hair. From there, whether you blow dry for gravity-defying volume or use a large curling iron to create fun, easy waves, dry shampoo can help you create the look you want. It works on any hair type, but girls with thin to medium hair will notice the biggest difference."
What if you've sprayed on too much?
"You don't need to use a lot of product, but if you've accidentally sprayed on a ton, just brush the product thoroughly through your hair. This will help remove some of the excess. Keep brushing until it's all absorbed.
Will it look like I have gray hair?
"This can only really happen if you use way too much or spray the product too close to your scalp. Get farther away from your head and use a little at a time."
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by Eden Univer