The hair trick for when you’ve used too much dry shampoo

Because white and powdery roots aren’t a good look

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / January 10 2017

It’s fair to say that dry shampoo is a must-have in our (and we’re sure many of your) beauty cupboards. It’s also fair to say that it has made our questionably greasy second, third (and sometimes fourth!) day hair look presentable, sans a wash, on numerous occasions.

However, when dry shampoo is concerned, you certainly can have too much of a good thing. Its easy to get a little heavy handed in your application and end up with white and powdery roots that just can’t seem to be salvaged.

Thankfully, hairstylists Sheridan Ward, Aaron Light and Daven Mayeda recently shared with InStyle their top tips for removing any excess powder lingering on your roots.


Shake it out

First, Ward says to shake out as much dry shampoo as possible with your hands and then “set your blow-dryer on low heat and use a brush to remove more of the unwanted product.” To remove the excess powder, we recommend using the Lady Jayne Ceramic Radial Brush.


Add some moisture

If there’s still stubborn powder present after that, Light recommends spritzing your roots with water or prep spray, as “it’s a great way to get rid of the extra dry shampoo without having to wash your hair.” The Not Your Mother's Knotty To Nice Conditioning Detangler is a great option for removing any last trace of dry shampoo whilst also smoothing and moisturising your locks.


Leave some distance

To avoid this process in the future and ensure even product distribution, Mayeda suggests erring on the side of caution when applying dry shampoo and making sure that you leave a 30cm distance between the nozzle and your hair. A good choice to leave your roots clean and refreshed is the TRESemmé Instant Refresh Cleansing Dry Shampoo.

For those looking for more dry shampoo options, here are the 10 dry shampoos Australia's top beauty editors swear by.

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Kate started working for BEAUTYcrew in early 2016, first as a contributor, and was then named Beauty Writer in 2017. She loves picking the brains of the industry's top experts to get to the bottom of beauty's toughest questions. Bronze eyeshadow palettes are her weakness and she's forever on the hunt for the perfect nude nail polish to suit her fair skin. Her words can also be found in Men's Health magazine, and she now works in PR.