Everything you need to know about dry shampoo

When you don’t have the time or energy to wash your hair, a good dry shampoo can be a lifesaver. It’s a product that makes everyday life easier, given that you use it correctly. We’ve listed common mistakes that many people make when using dry shampoo and give valuable tips, helping you to choose and apply dry shampoo in the best possible way.

Many people use the wrong type of dry shampoo and/or apply it incorrectly

A common mistake that we've noticed is that many people leave visible product residue in their hair. This is mainly because the person has chosen the wrong product or applied the dry shampoo incorrectly. For example, if you have darker hair – it’s important to choose a dry shampoo that doesn’t leave any visible product residue. Generally, a dry shampoo that adds more texture also leaves more product residue, so it can be a good idea to choose one with this in mind.

When using dry shampoo many people apply it incorrectly, because they forget to let the product sit for a while after application. To achieve the best result, start by shaking the bottle well. Separate your hair and spray the product onto your scalp from a distance of about 15 centimeters. Then, allow the dry shampoo to sit and work its magic for a few minutes so that it absorbs oil from your hair. Massage the dry shampoo into your roots before finally brushing away any excess product residue. If you follow these simple steps you’ll notice an even better result.

People wash their hair too infrequently and not thoroughly enough

Many people consider their dry shampoo as their savior in between washes and some even put off washing their hair for far too long due to this. Despite all the benefits, your scalp can become itchy and irritated if you overuse dry shampoo and don't clean your scalp properly in between uses. The amount of time someone can go without washing their hair varies from person to person, but make sure that you don’t turn to this quick fix for too long as dry shampoos don't remove harmful bacteria, fumes and dust.

When washing your hair, it's important to shampoo it at least twice to effectively remove all the dirt. During the first shampooing, you only remove the dirt on the surface and the second time you’re actually deep cleansing your hair. A tip is to focus on massaging and cleaning your scalp and the rest of your hair will automatically be cleaned as well. It’s important that you also remember to use a moisturizing conditioner on your scalp as this will help prevent it from becoming itchy and irritated.

How do I choose the right dry shampoo? 

There are several Björn Axén scented dry shampoos to choose from. For example, the bestseller Dry Shampoo Green Apple. It’s a light product with the scent of green apple that effectively refreshes the hair without adding any texture or leaving a rough feeling.

Two useful dry shampoo hacks from our hairdressers:

1. Make your hair easier to work with by spraying dry shampoo into the lengths of your hair before setting it up.

2. Apply dry shampoo in newly washed hair and it will make your hair stay fresh for longer.