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Dove Dos and don'ts dry shampoo

Our 6 dos and don’ts of how to use dry shampoo

Snoozed alarm, missed train, and a very important meeting to get to… some mornings are made for dry shampoo. Using dry shampoo isn’t tricky, but when it comes to the tips and tricks of how to get rid of greasy hair fast (just how soon is that meeting?), it’s handy to have a guide at the ready. With these 6 dos and don’ts of how to use dry shampoo spray, we’ve got you covered.

  • 1

    DO…choose the right dry shampoo for you.

    Whether you’re after a floral fragrance, or a quick boost for flat hair, you’ll be able to find a dry shampoo to suit you: how to get oil out of hair is no longer a one-size-fits-all. Dove Fresh & Floral Dry Shampoo gives you an uplifting fragrance, while Dove Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo will absorb oil leaving hair with bounce. Start by picking the right Dove dry shampoo for you, and you’ll instantly start the day right

  • 2

    DON’T…spray your dry shampoo too close to your hair.

    They say that distance makes the heart grow fonder: well, we’re no experts on that, but in this case it’ll definitely help your hair. Spray your Dove dry shampoo at least a few inches away from the roots of your hair so that it’s lightly and evenly applied, and then brush out. Got oily hair? Try Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo for clean, purified hair

  • 3

    DO…focus on your roots.

    Don’t have time to spray every inch of your hair? Good – dry shampoo works by soaking up excess oil, which means focusing on the roots of your hair where the oil is produced. Spray your dry shampoo onto the roots, massage in, and brush out: we promise it’ll work

  • 4

    DON’T…forget to give your dry shampoo time.

    Don’t worry, we’re not suggesting you waste precious minutes standing still – but once you’ve applied dry shampoo, take a few minutes to do the rest of your routine. While you’re packing lunch, or applying mascara, your Dove dry shampoo will get extra time to absorb that oil before you massage it through, and brush it out

  • 5

    DO…massage it into your scalp and roots.

    It’s a little step, but it makes all the difference. Once you’ve sprayed Dove dry shampoo into your hair, massage it into your roots and scalp with your fingertips. If you skip this part, it’ll simply sit on top of your hair – and that won’t give you that clean look you are trying to achieve. Plus, the more you massage it, the longer you have to enjoy the scent – especially if you use something like Dove Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo

  • 6

    DON’T…brush off brushing your hair.

    Dressed and refreshed, it’s time to go; but not before a quick brush through your hair. It’ll help to distribute your dry shampoo evenly before you brush it out, and give you that clean, just-washed look – so you look like you’re fresh from a blowout, even if you’ve just jumped out of bed

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