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Mastering Dry Shampoo for Oily Hair: Your Ultimate Guide!

Can dry shampoo be used for curly hair? Does dry shampoo make curls last? What shampoo should I use for dry curly hair? What is the best dry shampoo for curly frizzy hair?

A common hair struggle that many of us face – greasy, flat hair. It’s frustrating when you wash and style your curly hair, and after drying, it looks limp and dead. But don’t worry, I’ve got a solution for you – dry shampoo!

What is dry shampoo? 

Dry shampoo is a hair product formulated to absorb excess oil and grease, without using water. It is a hair product in a powder or spray form to use on dry hair.

Dry shampoo is a game-changer for those of us who struggle with oily hair. It’s a powder spray that absorbs excess oil and grease, leaving your hair looking fresh and clean. Not only does it save you time on wash day, but it also gives you free voluminous hair!

The Dry Shampoo I use 

Volumizing Dry Shampoo by My Hair Dance. Cruelty-free. Vegan-friendly. Made in the USA.  My affiliate code: HONESTLIZ10 will get you 10% discount!

How to apply dry shampoo on curly hair:

  1. Start by spraying it into your hair or sectioning your hair into manageable sections.
  2. Hold it close to your hair and roots.
  3. Focusing on the areas that are the greasiest. 
  4. Use your fingers to massage the dry shampoo into your scalp, for even distribution
  5. Wait a couple of minutes for the dry shampoo to absorb the oil.
  6. Then don’t touch your curls after 

And that’s it! Your hair will look fresh and voluminous in a few minutes.

Use dry shampoo sparingly

Dry shampoo isn’t meant to be a replacement for shampoo, washing, or even a full refresh. Instead, use dry shampoo specifically when your scalp feels oily and ONLY on your scalp.

In my case, sometimes my scalp gets oily if I haven’t washed my hair in three or four days. In that case, I use dry shampoo on my scalp and refresh my hair using other methods.

When my hair feels greasy after using too much hair oil or leave-in condish, hair cream. This is when I use the dry shampoo on my hair as well; learned this from lovely UK blogger CurlyCooper26! Here’s a quick tutorial. 

Top Benefits of using Dry Shampoo

One of the best things about dry shampoo is that it saves you precious washday time. Instead of having to wash your hair every day, you can go a bit longer between washes. Letting your scalp and hair rest between washes is healthier for your hair anyway.

Another great benefit of dry shampoo is that it gives you free voluminous hair! When your hair is weighed down by oil and grease, it can look flat and lifeless. But when you use dry shampoo, it absorbs that excess oil, which lifts your hair and gives it more volume.


The dry shampoo is a quick solution to fix oily hair. Give your curls and waves an instant volume boost with this product. Hope you find this helpful! If you have any questions please leave a comment below

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