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Professional Application Tips

One of Ali Yanez’s, vice president of LifeSpa at Life Time favorite tricks to apply your dry shampoo powder is with a fluffy makeup brush for a more even distribution. “Simply dip your brush in the powder and tap it lightly on the edge of the container or bottle to remove excess product. Sweep the brush wherever your hair gets greasy: along your part, bangs, and at the crown of your head,” she says. “Let the dry shampoo sit for a few minutes while you go about getting ready, then massage it lightly into your scalp, brush through your hair, and style as usual.”

To avoid the powdery, ashy look in your hair, Yanez recommends applying the dry shampoo before bed or your workout. This technique gives the dry shampoo extra time to absorb oil and sweat and disappear into your hair — plus, it saves you time when you’re ready to style.

“Once it’s time to style your hair,” Yanez says, “brush through where you applied the dry shampoo powder and tease the roots a little. You’ll enjoy great volume for the rest of the day — or two!”

Yanez’s final application tip may seem a little counterintuitive: Try your dry shampoo on clean hair. “Dry shampoo makes a great styling aid if you’re trying a braid or updo,” she says. Add a little dry shampoo to help your clean hair hold its shape without slipping. You’ll have more control working with your strands, and it gives bobby pins and other clips a little extra staying power, too.

Lindsey Frey Palmquist
Lindsey Frey Palmquist

Lindsey Frey Palmquist is a senior copywriter at Life Time.

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