All About Dry Shampoo

How to use Dry Shampoo Properly

Before I start this post, I have one disclaimer: Don’t judge me! I have a ton of hair, and I try my best to wash it few times each week to keep it healthy. By few, I actually mean… twice! Yup. I wash my hair twice a week (with some exceptions). I know that sounds gross, but today, I’m letting you in on my secret, because I swear, my hair doesn’t look bad on the daily! 1). I still shower every day, I promise :) I just use a shower cap. And 2). I use dry shampoo to strip my hair of oils and grease, while keeping it looking and smelling fresh and clean. The best news? It takes about 3 minutes to have fresh and clean roots again!

Don’t believe me? Check out my before and after shot and be amazed!
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Antes de empezar esta entrada, necesito pedir que no me juzgues! Tengo mucho pelo, y trato de no lavarlo mucho para que esté más sano. Aunque no lavo mi pelo cada día, sí baño cada día (y uso un gorro para proteger mi pelo). Además, uso champú seco entre mis lavados y funciona totalmente. Mira abajo para ver mi antes y después foto:

How to use Dry Shampoo Properly

Do you see how much fuller the strands of hair are on the right? Incredible! Ok, so here’s the step-by-step breakdown of what I do:
No es difícil saber que mi pela aparece mucho más limpio, verdad? Abajo les comparto mis instrucciones de usar champú seco:

How to use Dry Shampoo Properly

After I shake my dry shampoo (a must-do!), I spray my roots from about 6″ away. I spray each side, my crown, and the back of my hair (to get rid of bed-head). Basically, where ever I feel greasy, I spray. Note in the photo above that the spray comes out slightly white. That’s normal- no worries! It will go away in just one more step.
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Después de agitar mi botella (algo importante para mezclar el producto), rocío mis raíces y las áreas grasosas. Básicamente, pongo el espray por todos lados, y atrás también. Durante este paso, el espray aparece blanco. Es normal y al final, estará transparente. 

How to use Dry Shampoo Properly

After I wait a few minutes (usually when I put my jewelry, lipstick, or other accessory on), I massage my head. Massaging the hair that you sprayed helps activate the dry shampoo. This activation steps also makes the white residue absorb. This is probably my favorite step because you can literally feel your hair fluff back up, while the grease disappears, all within your fingertips. Sometimes I flip my head upside down and shake my hair out with my fingers, to really get into my roots and give me volume. Then, I give my hair a big Beyoncé flip!
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Después de esperar unos minutos (mientras que me pongo las joyas), masajeo mi cabeza muy, muy bien. ¡Qué rico! Este paso ayuda a activar el productos en la cabeza. También elimina el residuo blanco. A veces, pongo mi cabeza boca abajo para agitar mi pelo un poco más. Es increíble porque durante este paso, vas a sentir el pelo cambiando entre los deditos! 

And voila! I haven’t teased my hair at all here, but I have to say, I think it looks just as great here as when I style it on day one. Below are some other major points to think about when considering using dry shampoo (if you can’t tell yet, I suggest Living Proof’s, but you should test and find your favorite):
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¡Y voila! No hice nada extra a mi pelo aquí, y todavía aparece fresco y recién lavado, cierto? Abajo hay unos consejos míos de considerar antes de comprar y usar un champú seco (obviamente, adoro lo de Living Proof, pero debes encontrar la marca mejor para tu cabello):

How to use Dry Shampoo Properly

  • Many dry shampoos smell great. Some smell powdery- avoid those, as that scent isn’t natural. When I use LP’s, I often get compliments of how amazing my hair smells. Seriously, even on day 4! Bonus: Throughout the day, you can unlock that lovely scent again anytime you touch or move your hair around (this is specific to the formular in LP’s dry shampoo, by the way).  • • • Muchos champús secos huelen muy bien. Si no te gusta el olor, busca otro. Cuando uso el champú seco de Living Proof, recibo muchos cumplidos. Es que está formulado a seguir emitiendo un buen olor durante el día, después de mover un poco. 
  • Your hair won’t feel starchy or stiff after using dry shampoo. It should maintain almost all of its regular movement. That’s the point! –> If it feels stiff, you’ve probably used too much. Always start with less, and add more as needed.  • • • El pelo no se sentirá rígido. Debe mantener el movimiento. Si se siente tieso, es probable que hayas usado demasiado producto. Empieza con un poco, y añade más como sea necesario.
  • You won’t have leftover white residue in your hair once you’ve massaged your scalp. So keep massaging and shaking your hair out until it’s gone. –> If you do have leftovers, 1). You’re either using a low quality product that doesn’t absorb well, 2). You haven’t massaged your roots enough, or 3). You sprayed too much product (shake it out!). • • • No vas a tener piezas blancas después del proceso. Si sí las tienes, es probable que 1). el producto que estás usando no sea de buena calidad, 2). No hayas masajeado las raíces bastante o 3). Hayas usado demasiado producto (¡agítalo!).
  • Dry shampoo will give your hair some texture. This is a major advantage! You should be able to tease your roots better, and that tease should stay longer. Can you say va-va-volume?! • • • El champú seco te dará textura en el pelo. ¡Es una ventaja tenerla! Puedes peinarse y obtener volumen mucho más fácilmente. 
  • Some brands offer dry shampoos that are “tinted” for brunettes. I do not recommend these. I have found that the tint doesn’t absorb fully into your hair. This means that every time you touch your hair, the tint will come off onto your fingers (and therefore onto your white jeans, lovely blouse, face, etc.). It’s a messy situation! Plus, who’s to say the tone matches your shade of brunette?! • • • Algunas marcas ofrecen champús secos con un tinte de color para las con pelo moreno. No se lo recomiendo. Es que el tinte no se absorbe muy bien en la cabeza, entonces los encontrarás en los dedos, la ropa, la cara… Es un desastre! Y es probable que el color no sea un buen match para lo tuyo.
  • Your dry shampoo, once washed out later, shouldn’t make your scalp flakey. It should wash out easily with 2 rinses in the shower.
    –> If you have flakes after washing your shampoo out, you may need to use a different brand, as that particular brand may be drying your scalp too much. • • • Tu champú seco, después de ser lavado de tu pelo, no te debe dejar con copos de piel. Si sí, debes pensar en cambiar la marca porque no es sano tener un cuero cabelludo seco.
  • I recommend using your dry shampoo just 1-2 times in between washes. It can only go so far because you really need to just cleanse those roots. Check my post about healthy hair to learn why! • • • Te recomiendo que uses el champú seco máximo 2 veces entre lavados. No es sano tener demasiado aumento de producto en el cuero cabelludo. Hablo sobre pelo sano aquí.
  • I’ve tried a handful of dry shampoos (almost all from Sephora and one from Target). Hands-down, the Living Proof Dry Shampoo is my favorite. I’ve found it is the only one with all of the following qualities: amazing scent, doesn’t leave residue, lets my hair move around freely, doesn’t come with a weird tint, and is affordable. • • • He usado varios tipos de champú seco (casi todos de Sephora, y algunos de Target). El champú seco de Living Proof es mi favorito de todos, sin duda.
  • A full-size version of LP dry shampoo lasts me a couple of months, with multiple sprays 1-2 times a week. Remember, I have a ton of hair, so you may get more from yours, too. I also have travel size versions for work, my gym bag, and my suitcase, and a full-size version in my vanity (#obsessed). • • • Tengo el producto grande en mi baño, que dura por 2-3 meses (y lo uso 1-2 veces cada semana, con mucho pelo). También tengo unos pequeños para el gimnasio, el trabajo, y para viajar. Soy #obsesionada :) 

Let me know if you have any questions, and please share your favorite brand! Below are those that I have tried: • • • Avísame con preguntas! Y me encantaría saber cual marcar me recomendarías también! 

xo Rach

How to use dry shampoo properly

4 Responses to All About Dry Shampoo

  1. Krystina Wales says:

    Got this and loved it! I got the little bottle to try it out in case I didn’t like it, and it didn’t last me all that long. Maybe six or eight times? Is that normal? I wonder if I am spraying too much, but I find I have to shake in between sprays or else it doesn’t come out white. Any suggestions are much appreciated!

    • La Mariposa Blog says:

      Hi Krystina! Do you have a lot of hair? My little bottles probably last me 10-12 uses, and I only do the front and top/crown of my head (not underneath usually, unless it is very dirty). I so always shake in between, but I don’t think it HAS to always be white when it comes out. It will still work!

      • Krystina Wales says:

        OK, that’s good to know. I don’t have a lot of hair, so perhaps I was just using too much because I was expecting it to come out white every time. It was also my first time using it so maybe it will last longer now that I have had some practice. :)

      • La Mariposa Blog says:

        Yes I hope so! It is a life savor!

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