Friday, March 23, 2012

how to apply powder dry shampoo

Just a little video on how I apply my dry shampoo using a powder puff. :) I got this idea after watching Daven Mayeda (your hair BFF, hollllla!) apply dry shampoo with a big powder brush. I didn't want to dedicate one of my make up brushes exclusively for my hair so I decided to use the powder puff that came with my cover girl loose powder.

I love that I don't waste any product, get a more even application, and can throw my powder puff in with my laundry every week to keep it sanitary.

I hope you find this video helpful!

P.S. If you noticed I was a little more subdued in this video, it's because it was 7am and my brain was still half asleep. I'll be back to my regular self in my next video... promise!

FTC: I paid for all the products in the video and nothing was sent to me for free.


  1. Very interesting! I had no clue how to use this stuff.

    1. haha, i didn't either when i first bought the powder form (i used to use a spray)... but had to find a better way because i was wasting so much product!!!

  2. You could really see the difference from when you started with your hair greasy to after. I have dark hair like you but I use an aerosol dry shampoo that comes out white. I need to get a dry shampoo that is made for dark hair.

    This technique would be great for me because I have bangs and don't wash my hair that often but I think I will dedicate a makeup brush to apply the dry shampoo to my bangs.

    Thanks for posting this video.

    1. greasy hair was a huge issue for me when i had bangs - to the point that i used to get fed up and just pin them back (this was before i discovered dry shampoo). i really like the principessa dry shampoo. cake also makes a dry shampoo for darker shades but i haven't tried that one yet. glad the video helped... thank you for your comment! :)

  3. I never thought of using a powder puff to apply dry shampoo before! I'm currently using Batiste and it works great. I've never dried a powder form but the one you're using looks really effective.

    I'm amazed to see how big of a difference there is for your hair from before and after you use the dry shampoo. My hair is super greasy and oily by the next day so it's hard for me not to wash it every day.

    Curious though, when you go the several days between washing your hair, do you rinse the dry shampoo out of your hair with just water? Or you keep it dry and apply dry shampoo again the next day?

    1. i love the batiste dry shampoo too but i am pretty much a daily user so i find i finish a canister way too quickly! oh yes, the powder dry shampoo is very effective. :) i'm currently using the julep and marc anthony sprays too (on days i just have to touch up before running out the door) and those i feel are not as absorbing, especially since it's a little more humid/muggy out these days. my hair gets greasy super fast and the powder really keeps it at bay.

      i can go 2-3 days without washing my hair but i don't rinse my hair in between... i just add more dry shampoo the next day. i do find the texture of my hair changes a little because of all the dry shampoo but in a good way - it's more volumized and keeps it shape better... similar to when a hair stylist tells you not to wash your hair for a day or two so it is easier to style.

      if you do end up giving the powder dry shampoo a try, let me know how you like it! :)


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