Does Dry Shampoo Work for Curly Hair?

dry shampoo for natural hair

Natural hair girls tend to be product junkies, but is there something missing from your collection? If dry shampoo isn’t one of your go-to products, the answer to that question is yes.

Dry shampoos are meant to soak up extra oil to clean hair. These sprays are water-free, and leave your locks feeling fresh and rejuvenated. They can also be used for extra volume and texture to give your curls that tousled, “I woke up like this” look.

How To Use Dry Shampoo

Begin with dirty, dry hair and spray a light coat around the hairline. Divide your hair into sections and spray your roots to evenly soak up oil. Let the shampoo work it’s magic for about 10 seconds, flip your head upside down and give your hair a little shake.

Don’t actually rub your scalp otherwise the shampoo will accumulate, clog your hair follicles, and possibly cause itchy scalp. Depending on how heavy the dry shampoo is, you may want to use a soft t-shirt or a microfiber towel to brush off some of the extra powder, especially if you plan to style your hair with a part.

Flip your head upright again and finger comb your curls back into place. You may want to do a quick touch-up with a wand to complete your style.

When To Use Dry Shampoo

When your hair is feeling a bit greasy, dry shampoo can work miracles. I don’t usually wash my hair in the morning since my curls take forever to dry. Instead I use dry shampoo to combat bed-head. I fluff, use a bit of dry shampoo to revive my curls, and I’m ready to go.

After a long day, your hair can feel a little bit flat and worn out. If you have plans in the evening, tired, greasy hair just won’t do! Use a little dry shampoo to rework your curls and give them some love before heading out the door.

How do you use dry shampoo? Share your tips and tricks with us in the comments section!

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