To make dry shampoo work well, you should brush your hair first, then apply the spray on the roots of the hair, holding the can 15 cm away from your head. Leave it on for two minutes, then massage the hair gently and brush the powder off. Remember that dry hair cannot replace the regular shampooing and that you shouldn’t use it more often than three times between the washes. The hair is exposed to pollution almost all the time and it is very important that you wash it once every few days, even when it doesn’t look greasy. What’s more, overuse of dry shampoo can lead to a build-up of white powder in your hair, which looks much more unattractive than greasy hair.
The liquid used as hand sanitizer can also be a quick fix for oily hair, provided it contains alcohol. As we mentioned before, alcohol dries out the excess of sebum on the hair and it will work the same way when you use a hand sanitizer. Squeeze a small amount of the product on your palm, dip your fingers in it and massage gently into the roots of your hair, into the most greasy parts. There is no need to rinse the hand sanitizer off or brush it out as it evaporates in a few seconds.
Another way to make the use of the beneficial properties of alcohol when you want to get rid of greasy hair fast is to spray your hair with perfume. Spritz it on the roots of the hair and massage it in gently. The alcohol will dry out the oil and the perfume will stay in the hair for a long time, making you smell and feel fresh. Remember not to overuse the perfume while spraying it onto your hair as it smells much stronger than when you spray it on your clothes. Very strong smell of perfumes may be as annoying as their complete lack, so use them sparingly.
One of the products that everyone has at home or in the car are wet wipes. They can be very helpful when you want to refresh your hair and reduce the amount of oil produced since the last shampooing. Remember, however, that only the wipes that contain alcohol will be helpful in this case and you should avoid baby wipes that contain oils. They may be great for the baby skin, but will give just the opposite result when used on the hair. Also, with this method your hair gets a bit damp, so you need to make sure you give yourself a few extra minutes so that your hair gets dry before you are ready to go. Take a wet wipe and rub the hair at the root quite vigorously. For one treatment you should use three to five wet wipes, depending on how thick and long your hair is. Let your hair dry and enjoy your fresh-looking strands again.