Keeping your hair stylish and looking fresh is essential, but it isn’t always easy. After all, you have a busy schedule and limited time to do your hair every day.
Dry shampoo can be an excellent option for extending the life of your style between washes, but there are some tips you need to know before using it. To make sure that your dry shampooed hair looks great for as long as possible, follow these eight tips:
Start With the Right Products
You need to start with the right products. You’ll want to use a dry shampoo and a root lifter when dealing with short hair. A root lifter will lift the roots of your hair and give it volume while creating a light effect around your face.
You can also add volume by using a volumizer. Volumizers are great for giving fine or thinning hair extra body without weighing down the strands too much. They’re also suitable for styling curly or wavy styles, which tend to have more volume than straight styles anyway but may lack some definition at the top of the head if there isn’t enough height from roots through ends (also known as “lift”).
If you want even more texture in your style than what these products offer on their own—or if they don’t work well with whatever product combination works best for your needs—try using texturizers instead! Texturizers boost extra texture while still keeping things sleek and shiny like they should be when styling short hairstyles like this one.
Refresh Your Roots With Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a lifesaver for hairstyles that quickly get greasy if you don’t have time to wash and style your hair daily. Just spray some dry shampoo at the roots where they look the oiliest (usually about an inch away from your scalp), massage it into the scalp gently with your fingertips, and then brush out any excess product. This will give your hair extra volume and texture without making it look like you’ve been rolling around in a pile of dirty laundry all day!
The best part about dry shampoo is that it will absorb the extra oil, making your hair look fresh and shiny without having to wash it. This is especially helpful if you have dark hair, as washing it too often makes it fade faster than usual.
And if you have light hair, you can use dry shampoo to make it look even lighter. Dry shampoo is a great way to get that fresh-out-of-the-shower look without having to shower!
Try a High Ponytail or Bun
You can also try a high ponytail or bun to add height to your look. To create a high ponytail, use an elastic band to secure the hair on top of your head and then wrap it around for extra hold. For an extra touch of style, use bobby pins to connect loose strands along your face’s sides before you pull back the rest of your hair into a ponytail.
If you want something even more dramatic than a high ponytail, consider creating one in front as well as on top with two separate braids that are braided together—a “double crown” style will give you twice as much height!
You can do this by weaving all of your hair into one braid from ear to ear and then separating it into two equal sections, but be sure not to let those pieces hang out too far past each side because they’ll look like long bangs hanging down over your eyes instead of framing them nicely.
Once you’ve got your two equal braids going, use a clear elastic band to tie them together in the back and secure them with a bobby pin or two. You’ll have a dramatic look perfect for prom night or any other special occasion!
Use the Right Brush for Your Hair Type
Whether you have short or long hair, you’ll want to ensure you’re using a brush that’s right for your hair type.
For fine hair: Use a boar bristle paddle brush. It will help the product penetrate down to the roots of your hair and create volume while minimizing frizz.
For curly hair: A paddle brush with a wide, flat base is best for taming frizzy curls. The bristles will help smooth down your mane and create definition, while the rounded edge allows you to pull out any tangles or knots as needed.
For wavy hair: If you have waves prone to frizz, try using a vent or detangling brush. Their bristles are excellent for detangling and smoothing your mane without making it too flat or straight.
Use an Accessory Like a Headband to Hide Roots and Imperfections
When working with a second-day hairstyle, it can be a good idea to wrap your hair with an accessory—like a headband or scarf wrapped around it to hide roots and imperfections.
If you’re using a scarf, use the tie on its back to secure it. If you’re wearing a headband, clip the sides of your hair back with bobby pins so that they don’t distract from your new style. Add flowers or other ornamental accessories to amp up your look for an extra special touch!
You can do many things with styling brushes to help you keep your hair looking fresh between shampoos. Using the right brush and comb can help you eliminate tangles, tame frizz, detangle your hair while blow drying, control volume, and more. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to create any hairstyle you want with just a few tools in your bathroom cabinet!
Spornette brushes are great for extending the life of your styling between washes by ensuring everything stays in place while adding volume and body. They’re available in various sizes and shapes, so whether it’s a small brush for shorter hair or larger ones for long locks, there’s something out there for everyone. Visit our shop today to find the best hair brushes for your needs.