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What is dry shampoo and how do you use it?

Discover why it's the key to perfect second-day hair

There’s something inherently wonderful about second-day hair. It strikes a balance between being “done” and keeping its natural shape. The secret? A great dry shampoo. Read on to discover the benefits of dry shampoo, including tips, tricks and product recommendations.


What is dry shampoo?

Dry shampoo is a hair care product that is designed to refresh your hair without the need for water. It is a powder-based formula that absorbs excess oil and grease from your hair, leaving it looking clean and refreshed. Dry shampoo is a great solution for those who are short on time, or for those who want to extend the life of their blowout.


What are the benefits of dry shampoo?

There are many benefits to using dry shampoo as opposed to washing your hair, including:

• It’s a time-saver: one of the trickier aspects of styling hair is the amount of time it takes. By incorporating a waterless dry shampoo into your hair care routine, you can extend days between washes, which means fewer hours of your week will be spent washing or styling with a blow dryer and more free time on your hands.

• It makes the most of a blow out: there’s something so wonderful about the first couple of days of a blow out - how your hair falls perfectly, your roots never look oily and your strands have a voluminous texture that looks so alive and full of body. Why not keep that momentum going with a no-rinse shampoo?

• It's for everybody: at Aveda, we understand and appreciate all hair types - and with a variety of textures and oil levels, comes a range of cleansing needs for healthy hair.

• It's great after a workout: one of the best excuses for avoiding exercise? “I don’t have time to deal with my sweaty, oily hair.” Put your health and well-being in focus with less time spent cleaning up post-workout. The magic is in its oil-absorbing ingredients which quickly dry up sweat and oil on the scalp.


How to use dry shampoo?

To experience the full effectiveness of dry shampoo, follow our three easy steps below:

1. Shake the can well. Hold about six inches away from your hair and spray the dry shampoo onto your roots. Be sure to focus on the areas where your hair is the oiliest.

2. Once you have sprayed the dry shampoo onto your roots, massage it into your scalp. This will help to distribute the product and ensure that it absorbs excess oil.

3. Finally, brush your hair to remove any excess product.


How often should you use dry shampoo?

The frequency with which you should use dry shampoo depends on your hair type and your lifestyle. If you have oily hair, you may need to use dry shampoo every day. If you have dry hair, you may only need to use it once or twice a week. It is important to remember that dry shampoo is not a replacement for washing your hair with water. It is simply a way to refresh your hair between washes.


What is the best dry shampoo?

Our shampowder™ dry shampoo is a great option for those looking to extend the life of their hair. Formulated with plant powders, this dry shampoo absorbs excess oil, impurities and sweat. It also instantly adds volume and texture to hair to refresh your style.

With shampowder™ dry shampoo, not only will you have more free time, but you can also enjoy our organic, calming signature shampowder™ aroma. Crafted with nearly two dozen pure flower and plant essences such as lavender, petitgrain and ylang ylang, you’ll embark on an aromatic and peaceful journey every time you use shampowder™.

When it's finally time to wash your hair, our best-selling dry shampoo pairs well with our shampure™ nurturing shampoo and conditioner. However, you can also check out our range of shampoo and conditioner to find one that best suits your hair type and texture.




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