How to Use a Dry Shampoo


There are many reasons why you would use dry shampoo. Maybe you're in the middle of your hair-washing cycle and need to refresh your hair a little. Or perhaps you overslept and didn't have enough time to wash your hair and be on time for work. 

Whatever the reason may be, dry shampoo provides flexibility without compromising on hygiene. Because we associate shampoo with water, the term “dry shampoo” might sound confusing. However, dry shampoo is extremely easy to use and less labor-intensive than typical shampooing.

How Exactly Does Dry Shampoo Work? 

Dry shampoo works exactly like regular shampoo, minus the water. But, instead of wetting your hair, lathering it and washing it off, you simply apply it and remove it the next time you wash your hair in the shower.

Active ingredients will soak up your hair’s oils and sweat, removing them to give your hair a cleaner appearance. It reduces oiliness in greasy hair, gives more texture to natural hair, and improves the dryness and frizziness of curly hair.

Benefits of Dry Shampoo

If you want to save yourself time with washing and blow-drying your hair, a
non-comedogenic dry shampoo is an excellent, beneficial alternative. Dry shampoo can also:

  • Clean your hair in half the time without compromising your wash schedule. 
  • Revitalize your hair and hydrate the scalp
  • Remove oil effectively and leave your hair looking refreshed. 

If you're looking for a quality dry shampoo, then look no further than Better Not Younger's Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo. Our dry shampoo is talc-free, non-comedogenic (so it won’t clog your pores!) and safe for color-treated, keratin-treated, or chemically-treated hair. In addition, we include all-natural ingredients and essential vitamins like biotin to help restore and keep your hair and scalp healthy. 

Applying Dry Shampoo to Your Hair 

Dry shampoo applications can seem confusing for many people who are used to traditional shampoo with water. However, it’s extremely easy to use. Follow these simple steps when applying dry shampoo to your hair: 

Thoroughly Cover Your Hair and Roots 

When you apply dry shampoo, you should approach it with the same basic philosophy as when you use wet shampoo. First, shake the dry shampoo onto your roots and flip your hair upside down to coat as many strands of hair as possible thoroughly. Once your hair is coated, use your fingers or a comb to brush through and ensure complete coverage of your hair. 

Let It Sit 

If you have any excess dry shampoo in your hair, you can shake it off as needed. Once you apply it, try to let it sit for a couple of minutes before touching your hair again. Give the dry shampoo some time to absorb oil and do its magic on your scalp. 

Don't Use too Much 

Because dry shampoo is so different from wet shampoo, you might feel the temptation to use a lot of it to get the same cleanliness you get in the shower. Try not to use too much of your dry shampoo. Not only is it wasteful, it actually may prove to be counterintuitive. Having clumps of dry shampoo all over your hair won't help your hair look clean. 

When Should I Use Dry Shampoo? 

Hair washing doesn't have a set schedule. You can use dry shampoo whenever you want or whatever time fits the schedule you laid out. As long as you apply it correctly, there's little concern over what time of day fits best. 

You can even apply dry shampoo at night and go to sleep with it on. Just remember to give it a few minutes to set in your hair before lying down on your bed. Then, as you sleep, your scalp and hair will refresh and revitalize, leaving your hair looking great in the morning. It's like taking a shower while you sleep. 

Use Dry Shampoo for Aging Hair 


As we age and go through menopause, our hair and scalp become noticeably different. You may feel that your hair isn't as robust or strong as it used to be when you were younger. Changing up your hair routine is essential as you get older. 


If you wash your hair too much, you can rob your hair of the essential oils it needs to thrive. If you wash your hair too little, you may look unhygienic and unclean. For the perfect balance between the two, dry shampoo is a great solution. 

Dry shampoo can't completely replace washing your hair with regular shampoo—it's not supposed to. It simply helps you to look your best and keep your hair fresh and healthy.

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