The ultimate dry shampoo tutorial for brunettes
- A dry shampoo tutorial that works!
- Do I need a dry shampoo specifically for brunette hair?
Gone are the days of greasy, flat hair in between washes; just a few sprays and you’re ready to go. Dry shampoo means no more over-washing your hair, no more hours in front of the vanity every day. That is, unless you’re a brunette.
If you have darker hair, you’re no doubt familiar with white chalkiness after applying dry shampoo. You may be thinking that dry shampoo isn’t for you, but don’t give up hope. You might just need to adapt your technique…
A dry shampoo tutorial that works!
If you’re experiencing the dreaded chalkiness when using dry shampoo, this tutorial will stop that in its tracks. Just a few simple adjustments and you, too, can fall in love with dry shampoo.
Step 1: Shake and spray
You should always begin by shaking your can of dry shampoo before you spray. This will help to combine all the ingredients so they can work together at their best.
When it comes to spraying, most people still hold the can too close to their head, which is a major reason why brunettes using dry shampoo often get the chalky treatment! Hold the can about 8 to 12 inches from your head. Still got the white stuff? Hold it further away next time.
You only need to apply dry shampoo to the roots of your hair, where it gets most greasy. But you don’t need to go wild with spraying. Start with the front, particularly if you have bangs, then down your part. Next, lift up sections about an inch apart starting beside your part, and give a light spray in between each. Flip your hair forward and do the same to the sections of hair above your neck.
The key is not to overdo it. A very quick, light blast in each section is perfect.
Step 2: Wait
This step is the true secret to using dry shampoo. Rather than immediately massaging the dry shampoo into your head, give it five minutes to settle and start soaking up the oil at your roots. Massaging straight away will stop your dry shampoo from doing its best work. So be patient and go apply your mascara while you wait.
Next, you can start massaging. You really want to get in there, massaging your scalp, to distribute the dry shampoo evenly over your roots, just like when you shampoo in the shower. If you had chalky white residue before, massaging it in thoroughly should prevent that.
Step 3: Brush through
Again, give your hair a few moments to absorb all the dry shampoo, then brush your hair. You’ll find that any chalkiness has disappeared altogether, and you can step out confidently with hair that feels as great as it looks.
Do I need a dry shampoo specifically for brunette hair?
There are dry shampoos out there specially formulated for brunette hair, to prevent any chalkiness occuring. However, you don’t necessarily need a special dry shampoo for brunettes. TRESemmé Pro Pure Clean Dry Shampoo is perfect for all hair colors and types. It contains 100% natural tapioca cleanser, a fully natural starch that’s well known for its oil absorbing properties. And if you follow our expert dry shampoo tutorial, there’ll be no trace of chalkiness to be seen! You’re welcome.