I discovered dry shampoos and texturizing spray a few years ago and they have seriously been a serious game changer for me. I talk about them both a lot on social media and one question I get a lot is what the difference between Dry Shampoo and Texturizing Spray is and are both necessary??
The short answer is they are similar but each do a different job and YES you do need both! I used to be an everyday hair washer but with the help of both dry shampoo and texturizing spray I can go up to three days with straight hair and 6 with curled hair without washing it! Needless to say I love me some dry shampoo and texturizing spray!!
So let’s talk about the differences between the two products!!
Dry Shampoo. Dry shampoo for all intents and purposes just a shampoo in powder form that doesn’t require water for use. Some come in a straight powder form that you shake on to your hair and some come in a spray on powder form that you spray on. Both formulas work great, it’s all just a matter of preference. Dry shampoo is best used only at the roots of your hair because that is where the oil is. There is no need to spray it all over your hair unless it gets oily too.
How I use dry shampoo. So on day one of washing and staying my hair I just wash and style like usual and go about my day. Right before I go to bed I will spray a little dry shampoo right where my hair gets oiliest, at the roots right by my hair line and on the top of my head. Then I throw it up in a messy bun and go to sleep. The nest morning I take it down and rub my fingers really good through the part that I sprayed and make sure there is no residue left. Some dry shampoos are white and will turn my hair gray and that is completely fine because I make sure to rub it all in so that residue goes away. And honestly most mornings it is gone anyway.
The dry shampoo really keeps my hair smelling good and staying “fresh” throughout the day. On day three or four is the night time dry shampoo method isn’t working I will spray a little more on in the morning but I make sure that one is a clear spray so I don’t accidentally walk around all day with a gray spot! HA!
These are a few of my favorite dry shampoos…Bed Head Oh Bee Hive!, Living Proof dry shampoo, drybar Detox Dry Shampoo and BedHead Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo. I also wrote a post last year about my favorite brands of dry shampoos and you can check that out if you want!!
Now lets move on to texturizing spray!!
Texturizing Spray. Texturizing spray doesn’t soak up oil like dry shampoo does it just adds a little texture and volume to your hair where you need it the most. You can use it all over your head and hair and it doesn’t leave it feeling heavy. Basically texturizing spray is a southern girls best friend because we all know the old saying “the higher the hair, the closer to God”, HA!!
How I use texturizing spray. I actually use texturizing spray every single day. My hair is super fine and silky (I just have a lot of it so it doesn’t look fine) and won’t stay teased at all so I just spray a little texturing spray to give it a little grit and then I can usually make it do whatever I want. If it’s straight I usually focus on the top of my head so it isn’t flat all day, I don’t like a huge tease but just enough to give it some shape, and if it’s curled then I just spray it all over and fluff it up. It really makes my curls stay and I hardly ever have to use hairspray now. I love me some texturizing spray!!
Now I have several different brands of texturizing spray that I love but hands down my go-to number one favorite is Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray. It’s pretty expensive but a bottle will literally last me six months with pretty much daily use. You just can’t beat that!! I am also loving this Living Proof Dry Volume Blast and Blow Pro Texture Spray.
Did this post answer any questions you may have about dry shampoos and texturizing spray?? I really hope it did!!
Do you use a dry shampoo or texturizing spray??
What is your favorite of either??
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