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Using dry shampoo: the fact and the fiction

For some of us, a good dry shampoo is a lifesaver for hair – that never-leave-the-house-without-it product – whether you’re heading for a walk in the park, or running a quick errand. But if you’re not quite at that level yet, you might have a few questions. Luckily, we’ve got all the answers: from using dry shampoo too much to how you can get clean hair without shampoo (the regular, wash-out kind anyway).

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    Q: ‘Is using dry shampoo the same as washing my hair?’

    A: It’s not the same as a deep clean, but it will refresh your hair. The best dry shampoos soak up the excess oils that can build up (and leave your hair looking a little flat). It’ll instantly revive your hair, and leave it looking clean and with a little volume, too – and you won’t have to wake up early to wash it. Win-win 

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    Q: ‘Can I use dry shampoo on damp hair?’

    A: It’s all in the name: dry shampoo is a waterless shampoo and it won’t work properly on wet or damp hair. And if you’re wondering about rinsing it out afterwards (like a normal shampoo), that’s a no-go, too. All you need to do is spray it onto roots, massage it in, and brush it out. Skipping the rinse doesn’t mean you miss out on a fresh scent though: our Refresh + Care Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo will give you the perfect soft, floral fragrance

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    Q: ‘Will dry shampoo weigh down my fine hair?’

    A: We know the ‘fine hair’ struggle – sometimes, it feels like even the smallest amount of product leaves your hair heavy. But here’s some great news: Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo is designed to efficiently remove oil from roots to tip, without leaving visible residue on thin fine hair, so you’ll get that clean look with refreshed hair without feeling heavy.

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    Q: ‘Is dry shampoo bad for your hair?’

    A: Short answer: no, so spray away. Long answer: no, but switch up your routine to keep your hair happy! It’s easy to get used to the extra sleep and quick fix of using Dove dry shampoo in the morning, but it’s still a good idea to wash your hair with regular shampoo for a deep cleanse at least twice a week. It’ll help to keep your hair as healthy looking as possible – and who can go without their usual hair routine for too long? Try a shampoo, such as Dove Refresh + Care Purify & Strengthen Shampoo, to keep your hair clean and help remove product build-up

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    Q: ‘Can you use dry shampoo too much?’

    A: Well, it’s really down to your hair – but as long as you’re shampooing your hair regularly enough, there’s no reason why you can’t use Dove dry shampoo whenever you need to. Running late for a socially distanced walk and talk? Spray on, brush through, get dressed, and go. Want a boost of freshness after working from home? Take Dove Refresh + Care Unscented Dry Shampoo with you and you’re day-to-night ready. It’s that simple – we promise