7 Dry Shampoo Styling Hacks For You To Try Now

Written by Maureen SheenSep 4, 2019

Read time 5 min

Photo Credit: Instagram @braidinglife

What did we ever do before dry shampoo? It’s become a daily go-to, occupying coveted space in practically everyone’s bathroom shelf, drawer or toiletry kit. But this hardworking cult product isn’t great for just absorbing excess oil, it’s also proven itself to be a versatile, multi-tasking styling product. Here are 7 reasons why dry shampoo is your ultimate styling assistant.

Braid Aid
Apply dry shampoo all over before braiding to create matte, non-slip texture without the weight or stickiness of hairspray.
Try: Pulp Riot Berlin Dry Shampoo
Redken Dry Texture Dry Shampoo Paste 05

Fringe Perfection

To prevent bangs from sticking to the oils on the forehead, spray the underneath section to keep them fresh and free.
Try: IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo
Pravana Fresh Dry Shampoo

Add Grip
Spray bobby pins all over with dry shampoo to prevent them from slipping out of hair when styling.
Try: amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo  
Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hair Dry Shampoo

Perfectly Imperfect Curls

Keep curls from clumping together. Spray a starch-based dry shampoo to create piece-y curls that don’t stick together in a uniform wave.
Try: Pureology Style + Protect Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo
Ouidad Dry Shampoo

Boost Volume

Flip your client’s head upside down and concentrate dry shampoo on the roots first before spraying all over for volume and texture.
Try: 12 Benefits Dry Clean Shampoo
Kenra Volume Dry Shampoo

Temporary Highlights

Create a tint or highlights with a colored dry shampoo in a lighter hue to add dimension.
Try: Design.Me Quickie Me Blonde Dry Shampoo
Design.Me Quickie Me Brunette Dry Shampoo

Backcomb BFF

When backcombing, lock in the volume without weighing it down by spraying each section with dry shampoo before teasing.
Try: Biolage Waterless Clean & Full Dry Shampoo
Matrix Total Results Miracle Extender Dry Shampoo
About Expert

Maureen is a veteran beauty and style editor having worked at AmericanSalon, Woman’s Day, People StyleWatch and Teen Vogue, and a contributor for CR Fashion Book, Well + Good, Elite Daily and Glam. You can find her reporting on the latest trends from backstage at New York Fashion Week, interviewing celebrities and beauty industry heavyweights, and fashion styling for editorial photo shoots. The self-professed product junkie, super foodie and wannabe hand model is obsessed with rose gold jewelry, the NYC Flower Market and planning her next big getaway.