Correctly using dry shampoo spray

dryshampoo1Suave Dry Shampoo, $3

A day to say “pass” on washing my hair?  I’ll take it.  I tend to shower at night (after all the gardening I do during the day) and I like my hair after I sleep on it, a few waves and more volume.  But sometimes hair sticks to my forehead when I’m sleeping and that looks greasy.

I knew I wasn’t doing something right when using dry shampoo spray actually made my hair look like it wasn’t washed for two weeks opposed to one day.  Have you ever had that happen?

My girlfriend Melayne – my Ireland/London partner in crime who does hair on the side and graduated from beauty school after college told me how to correctly use it.

Once you spray it on, do not touch it for a few minutes!


Most of us spray and then start tossing our hair around between our fingers like we need to shake or get it in there.  What we need to do is spray the dry shampoo on and let it set and absorb into our hair for a few minutes (dirty hair first pic), and dry shampoo sprayed hair on the right – fast forward to some awesome grandma hair in a few decades.

Tackle the makeup while waiting…


And then back to the hair, to tousle to rub it in.


That’s it.


Equipment used: Sony NEX-5R (c/o), 50mm f1/.8.  I left my ISO on 25600 from the other night after capturing an owl outside, but not bad for a photo that high ISO right?  Gotta love my compact Sony!

Embroidered Wildflower Top: J.Crew

Diana Elizabeth says the top knot ballerina bun also saves her one day to not have to wash her hair.  

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.


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