Thursday, June 10, 2010
Using Dry Shampoo on Vintage Hairstyles
Here I am wearing my hair in 40s rolls. It was the end of the workday and yet, my hair still held up well.
In the 11 years I have dabbling in the world of vintage hair, I have learned that bobby pins, a rat tail comb, hot rollers or curling iron, and tons of hairspray are vital to do most looks.
However, I have recently discovered dry shampoo sprays. So far, I have tried two different brands, Ojon and Tigi. The Ojon spray is available in two sizes, 4.5 ounces ($24.00 USD) and 2 ounces ($10.00 USD). You can find this product at most Sephora locations and it is also on their website.
The Tigi "Rockaholic Dirty Secret" Dry Shampoo comes in 6.3 ounces and retails for $18.95 USD. Tigi can be found at most salons and in stores like Ulta and Trade Secret.
Both products are sprays that emit a fine powder like mist that works to absorb hair and scalp oils, gives hair volume, and refreshes hair. Dry Shampoo is also great for saving your hair until the next day.
Here is how I use it:
On the day I wash my hair, I style my vintage hair as usual.
Then, after the day is done and I getting ready for bed, I take out all bobby pins and gently comb out any hair spray or hair products that were used to keep my style in place.
I re-roll hair in curls using rags or curlers. I then wrap my head with a scarf and go to sleep.
When I wake in the morning, I take the scarf off my head and then put on a plastic shower cap and take a shower.
After taking shower, I remove shower cap and put on my skincare and then makeup.
After makeup is done, I take out the rags or curlers and gently comb using a wide tooth comb. I then take my Ojon spray and give the can a good shake for about a minute. Then I apply the dry shampoo onto my roots. Now, this is important: after applying the spray, I gently weave my fingers onto the roots and scalp and shake hair back and forth until the powder dries. The spray will feel slight cool and damp but that is okay. This is not ruin my style.
I occasionally shake the can re-activate the shampoo as I work in sections of my hair.
Now that the dry shampoo has been applied, I gently comb my hair using a paddle brush to evenly distribute powder and to smooth out any sections that look too powdery.
Then, I simply restyle my rolls, secure with bobby pins, apply a little hairspray (Elnet is amazing), and I am out the door!
You can also use dry shampoo as a volumizer and 'hair gripper' when doing rolls (even on days you wash and blow dry)! When I was at my salon recently, I overheard one of the stylists telling her client that dry shampoo is good for giving hair more "oomph" and "grip." I took note of this tidbit and when I applied the Ojon spray onto the sections I was to roll, I noticed that my rolls were not only bigger in volume, but also how the bobby pins really stayed in place! I was really impressed!
Whether you prefer Ojon, Tigi, or other brands, you must give dry shampoo a try!