For A Little Lift And Volume…

My good friend Nashville Makeup Artist Lisa Johnson

wrote a fabulous blog post about using dry shampoos.

I was going to re-post it, but it wouldn’t work,

so now I have to write my own…


Dry Shampoos.

They get you an extra day out of your blow out, 

but dry shampoos are not only a quick fix for dirty hair,

they are actually amongst the best volumizers and texturizers around.

Most use rice and oat starches to absorb oils,

but the more modern ones also contain styling products.

Typically they come in either a spray form or a powder form.

Sprays cover a bigger area, so are great for all over the head,

whereas powders can be used on smaller more specific areas

such as the bangs or the crown.

Both will create a really workable texture.

For updos, spray dry shampoo all through the hair, and work it through the mid lengths and ends.

Hair will be easier to get up, and to keep up.

Its easier to keep bobby pins in place when they have that extra texture to grab onto.

Similarly with a deconstructed ponytail, where you want the crown teased

and the bangs long and messy, spraying dry shampoo before styling gives hold and a way more modern look.

If you’re battling flat or greasy bangs,

powdered dry shampoo worked into the roots

helps create lift and volume.

*You should never see powder in the hair – that means you’ve used too much product.

* It takes a good five minutes for the oil in your hair/scalp to absorb dry shampoo. 

So sit back, chill out, then gently comb through your hair.Brushing can cause flyaways.

* If you’ve OD’d on the dry shampoo, first try massaging it into the scalp. If you can still see it,

try misting a little water into the hair. Just a little.


  1. June 23, 2010 / 4:46 am

    Rene Furterer Naturel is a powder, Oscar Blandi has Pronto powder, Fekkai does a powder, and Klorane powder is supposed to be really good too. Just make sure you only use a little at a time, and really rub it in 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    June 27, 2010 / 8:50 pm

    I am so glad you posted this because I love dry shampoo. I use Oscar Blandi and can't wait to try the others. Which one do you recommend for fine, naturally curly hair that is always blown out straight?

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