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Today we’re talking about the right way to use dry shampoo to extend the time in-between washing your hair. I always get compliments on my hair (thanks, friends!). But it may come as a shock to some of you to learn that I go six days without washing my hair!!! Yes, s i x d a y s.
Let’s be real–I’m on the go 24/7, and I don’t have time to wash and style my hair every single day. Or every other day. I know many of you don’t have that time on your hands either. So today I’m sharing a post about the right way to use dry shampoo to extend your hair style using Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo. Trust me when I say I have this down to a science.
For reference purposes, my hair in these photos hasn’t been washed for five days.
The Right Way to Use Dry Shampoo to Extend Hair Washings
First, spray the dry shampoo along your part and the roots at the front of your head. When you’re spraying, you want to make sure to hold the can at least 8-10″ away from your roots. Make sure to use “enough” product. If your hair is just a little oily, a couple of shots in each spot will do, but if it’s a lot oily, don’t be afraid to use more product.
Second, tackle your crown. This, along with the area right above my ears, is that area that gets the oiliest for me. The great thing about dry shampoo is it also adds some texture and volume to your hair, which I often need in this area.
The next step is optional, and depends where you’re at in the “I haven’t washed my hair in x number of days” journey. If it’s earlier in your journey, then just spray your roots. If you are like me and go multiple days, and it’s towards the end of your journey, then spray a little bit of dry shampoo throughout the rest of your hair too.
How I Don’t Wash My Hair for Six Days
Since I go six days without washing my hair, my journey looks a little like this:
Day 1: wash hair
Day 2: no dry shampoo
Day 3: no dry shampoo
Day 4: maybe a touch of dry shampoo to the roots.
Day 5: shots of dry shampoo to my roots
Day 6: dry shampoo everywhere
If you’re only on two days of not washing your hair, try adding an extra day in there in the middle and not using dry shampoo on that day. You have to train your hair to go more days in-between washings. This means your hair has to get accustomed to not being washed as often. Yes, this means you may have some days with more oil in your hair than you like, but the end result is worth it.
Finally, after you spray dry shampoo, be sure to flip your head upside down and tousle your hair to work in the dry shampoo. This is how you avoid gray streaks and really distribute the product.
Ta-da! My hair is back to it’s bouncy fullness instead of being slicked down to my head.
Using Dry Shampoo at Night When Your Hair Is Super Oily
Now, if you have super oily hair/are on the last day of your no-wash cycle, then I suggest spraying the dry shampoo in your hair at night instead of in the morning. This gives the dry shampoo a chance to really soak up the excess oil. That’s what I did here. And the trick is to pop your hair into a high bun to sleep on at night. Actually, I pop my hair into a bun every night to assist in extending the days in-between hair washings, but it is especially important to do this if you use dry shampoo at night.
What’s the Best Dry Shampoo to Use?
Now, all of this said, your success is majorly dependent upon the dry shampoo you use. Here, I’m using the Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo. It retails for $11.99 Ulta and is currently on sale for $10,29 at CVS Pharmacy.Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo has the key ingredient that I always look for in a dry shampoo–rice starch–because I find dry shampoos containing rice starch to be way more effective. If you have had issues with dry shampoo not working in the past, I would almost guarantee you that you were using a product without rice starch. Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo also contains Vitamin C to enhance shine, moisturize, and strengthen your locks.
How long do YOU go without washing your hair?! Let me know in the comments below!