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Dry Shampoo: The Multi-Purpose Hair Product Every Girl Needs

Marion Fernando by Marion Fernando on Mar 28, 2016
Why you should care

Dry shampoo isn’t just shampoo substitute, it’s also a nifty styling product!

Ahh, the feeling of running your fingers through clean hair. Then the thought of shower time hits you – ain’t nobody got time for that!

Between running errands, work, and life, it’s sometimes hard to find time (and the resolve) to shampoo, condition, and blowdry your hair. Then there are other times when your limp hair forgets that it has to wake up on a Monday morning to do life. This is when dry shampoo swoops in to save the day with its many uses:

1For Lazy Ladies and Blonde Bombshells


dry shampoo


Whether in spray or powder form, dry shampoo works to soak up excess grease from your scalp and hair. Since it’s not advisable to shampoo on a daily basis, you can use dry shampoo on no-wash days.

For those with coloured and especially bleached hair, dry shampoo’s a good way to avoid shampoo which not only washes out grease, but also your precious dye job! A few spritzes of this miracle stuff on your roots will eliminate grease and volumise your ‘do by lifting your roots.

There are so many dry shampoo brands to choose from, but we like Sephora’s Express Dry Shampoo or the ever popular Batiste Dry Shampoo range, available at selected AEON Big outlets.

If you can’t find one at your nearest store or if you just find it too darn expensive to keep repurchasing, fret not, there’s a DIY version that will do the job.

homemade dry shampoo


Just mix equal parts of cornstarch and cocoa powder with a few drops of your favourite essential oil and an optional dash of cinnamon.

Sprinkle generously on your roots, then brush out the excess powder and style as usual. The cornstarch works great as a grease absorber and the cocoa powder will leave our dark tresses from looking dull.

2Big Hair, Don’t Care

asian girl wavy hair


Besides soaking up the goop from your hair, dry shampoo will give you much needed bounce and volume. Instead of spending extra cash on a volumising spray or hairspray, use the dry shampoo to volumise your locks.

Flip your head upside down and spray the dry shampoo onto your roots, then give a light spray throughout your hair. Dry shampoo and gravity means big hair without crispy hair courtesy of the 80s.

3Perfect Canvas for Styling

Have you noticed that freshly washed hair is more limp and hence barely holds a style (or a bobby pin for that matter)? That’s cause dirtier or matted hair has more texture and holds styles like curls and updos better.

Second or third day hair is perfect for creating curls and updos. With an added spritz of dry shampoo, you’ll get textured, big hair that will last the whole day.

4Gym Junkie

asian gym girlIf the gym you go to doesn’t have a shower room, or if it’s just too crowded, dry shampoo’s the perfect quick fix.

While your hair is still tied up, spray dry shampoo around your hairline and onto the back of your neck. This way, you get to target the sweat spots, keeping you fresh-smelling until you get home.


young mother with babyMany Asian moms adhere to a postnatal confinement (rest) period of 4 – 6 weeks. During this time, moms are advised against washing their hair.

Dy shampoo works great in this instance. Not only will it ease the greasy feeling, it also helps a mom look good for her first family wefie!


Why you should care

Dry shampoo isn’t just shampoo substitute, it’s also a nifty styling product!

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