Day Two Hair Help
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DAY TWO HAIR HELP
Unwashed hair need not require a ponytail. An expert trick to add oomph to flat, oily or day-two hair using ordinary dry shampoo.
- Written By
- LEXY LEBSACK
Editorial and red-carpet hairstylists are known for using common products in nontraditional ways on set. A toothbrush misted with hairspray calms flyaways, mineral-powder eye shadow hides roots and K-Y Jelly creates a wet look. But dry shampoo tops every artist’s list of favorite pinch hitters. While it was developed to absorb unwanted oil from the scalp between shampoos, professionals use the simple powder to make freshly washed hair feel full and thick, to revive bedhead or even to diminish day-old product residue. Translation: An expert lesson in dry shampoo can prevent many mornings of hair agony and pre-party anxiety.
“I use dry shampoo to create more volume and texture, but also to make hair look less ‘done,’” says hairstylist Peter Butler of the magic effects of dry shampoo. “Your style is still there, but it’s softer.” It’s this ability to craft full, lightly textured, universally sexy hair that has put Butler’s work on magazine covers ranging from Vogue to Rolling Stone to Sports Illustrated (he’s done 11 S.I. covers, to be exact) and garnered clients like Claire Danes, Natalie Portman, Kate Upton and Heidi Klum. His expert strategy (outlined below) includes massaging his favorite non-aerosol formula (he prefers powder over spray) into roots, blow-drying away excess (especially helpful for brunettes), then adding luster back into hair with his go-to serum.