Dry shampoo 101: how it works, how often you can use it and more

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It might seem like magic, but there’s something more clever going on with dry shampoo. Here’s your dry shampoo 101, covering how it actually works, how to apply it properly, and the benefits of using dry shampoo, beyond just getting cleaner hair.

How does dry shampoo work?

Nexxus Refresh Volume Dry Shampoo extends your style, giving you a clean, just-washed look and revives volume and bounce for up to 48 hours.

But how? The specially-formulated ingredients absorb sweat, oil and odor from follicles, making your hair look and feel cleaner, while also adding a beautiful floral fragrance.

So does it really clean your hair?

Refresh Volume Dry Shampoo freshens hair, absorbing oil and reviving volume and fragrance, but it doesn’t actually clean the scalp, so it’s not a straight substitute for shampoo. But it is an ideal quick boost between washes, or if you have to skip wash day when time’s too tight.

How often can you use dry shampoo?

We wouldn’t recommend using dry shampoo more than a few times a week. It’s perfect for freshening day two and three styles, or pushing your hair wash a little later down the line, but if your hair looks oily or dull after using it, it’s time for a full, in-shower cleanse to rehydrate. And it’s smart for regular dry shampoo users to detox their scalp every now and then – Nexxus Clean & Pure Exfoliating Scalp Scrub features Elastin Protein and marine minerals and gently exfoliates and removes impurities, including product and oil buildup, leaving your scalp nourished and purified.

Can dry shampoo enhance hair health?

Yes, ours can! Nexxus’s proprietary StyleProtect technology, developed by our team of scientists, encapsulates each strand with weightless protection to increase the lasting power of your style and keep hair healthy.

How to use dry shampoo

Fresher hair couldn’t be easier with Nexxus Refresh Volume Dry Shampoo. Here’s how to use it to extend the life of your style and freshen up hair:

1. Shake the can well

2. Separate a small section of hair and spray the oily area in a sweeping motion

3. Move around the rest of your hair, continuing to spray section by section

4. Gently massage the dry shampoo into your scalp

5. Brush through your hair and style as normal

Is Nexxus Refresh Volume a color-safe dry shampoo?

Yep – Nexxus Refresh Volume Dry Shampoo is formulated with color-safe ingredients, making it safe for colored hair.

Are there other benefits of dry shampoo?

Dry shampoo adds impressive hair volume and bounce, and can also add a little texture, making it ideal for styling, too. Braids, ponys, or other day two or three styles. Nexxus Refresh Volume Dry Shampoo is also formulated to actually look after and protect your hair’s health, thanks to our proprietary StyleProtect Technology, developed by our team of experts, which encapsulates each strand with weightless protection to increase the lasting power of your style and keep hair healthy

And then there’s the gorgeous fragrance. Refresh Volume Dry Shampoo has top notes of violet leaves, redcurrant and neroli; heart notes of rose, peony and lily of the valley; and base notes of sandalwood, musk and raspberry. Bliss!


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