Dry Shampoo 101
Oftentimes regarded as a holy grail product, dry shampoo has saved us from washing our hair when we feel, for lack of a better term, just a little too lazy. Although this somewhat 'cult' hair product is best known for banishing greasy hair, it can also be used for reviving flat hair and adding volume at the roots. Dry shampoo's duty is to bring lackluster hair back to life- and if used properly, you'll have no problems making your hair look fresh and clean (even if it's been a day...or five).
Arguably one of the most recognizable of these products are the Batiste Dry Shampoo's, which can be identified by the colorful patterns that wrap themselves around the bottle. The brand's Clean & Classic scent will leave your hair smelling like you just showered, while their myriad of other scents including the Coconut & Exotic Tropical and Floral & Flirty Blush will provide you with a scent for nearly every day of the week.
Unlike the Batiste dry shampoo's that will just refresh your hair, there are other products that will both refresh and add volume to your hair. The Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo is talc free, and will absorb excess oils while adding volume and texture. The Kenra Volume Dry Shampoo is a translucent spray (meaning it's great for all hair colors) that will foremost absorb oils while lifting the hair and adding body at the roots, making it an ideal pre-styling spray.
If overused, excess dry shampoo can lead to nasty build up on the scalp, dryness and can actually worsen dandruff. It's important to note that when you do finally wash your hair, make sure to really clarify and cleanse the scalp to ensure that this saving grace of a hair product doesn't cause more trouble than it does good.