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Banish Oily Roots Using Dry Shampoo

September 7, 2021

1 Min read

Everyone can use dry shampoo, but it’s particularly a hero product for those with oily roots. Prose’s custom dry shampoo uses ingredients like tapioca starch, kaolin clay, witch hazel and rice starch to sop up the excess oil that can burden strands. Pick up a few different techniques to give your hair the refresh it deserves, below.

Dry shampoo techniques

  1. Start by brushing your hair to distribute the natural oils evenly


  1. Part your hair as needed


  1. Hold bottle six to eight inches away from hair


  1. Press lightly to spray dry shampoo


  1. Watch as the powder cloud distributes dry shampoo evenly for all-over volume


  1. For more targeted cleansing, pump dry shampoo into your hands and apply directly to roots


  1. Wait 30 seconds for the powder to absorb


  1. Massage to help oil fully absorb and add a boost of volume and lift at the same time


  1. Add dry shampoo to your brush for finishing touches


  1. Go about your day with refreshed roots and happy hair!

If you would really like to soak up oil at your roots, apply the dry shampoo overnight, and then massage into your scalp in the morning. The dry shampoo will help to remedy your oily scalp, and you won’t have to work as hard to massage your roots in the morning. Our dry shampoo is formulated for you, meaning it’ll have just what your hair needs.

What is dry shampoo?

Dry shampoo is a product that helps with the appearance of clean hair without having to wash it. Many individuals use it to touch up their hair when they don’t have time to wash, like when they’re traveling or after a quick gym session, or to freshen up their look during the day.

We avoid fragrance and perfume in our dry shampoo but make sure that the featured ingredients in the dry shampoo can help to keep your hair feeling fresh. Dry shampoo is a perfect temporary fix for oily roots.

Dry shampoo benefits

Dry shampoo became more popular in the past few years. It’s a ground-breaking product because it can help give your hair a break from shampooing, and can also help your style last longer. Shampooing every day can be abrasive for your hair because it can strip your hair of its natural oils. 

When your hair feels clean everywhere but your roots, dry shampoo helps to keep your scalp feeling fresh, and can even add some texture or body to your hair as well. The Prose custom dry shampoo is a light powder dry shampoo that refreshes the roots and prolongs hairstyles while also catering to the requirements of your scalp. 

Your unique formula of dry shampoo can include ingredients that help with nourishing your scalp or adding volume to your hair. All Prose custom dry shampoo formulas are silicone-free, and vegan, leaving room for your hair to flourish.

Is dry shampoo right for you?

Whether you have curly, wavy, or straight hair, we have a custom formula waiting for you. Your hair does not have to be a specific type to use dry shampoo. We also have special ingredients for those that may have specific scalp needs. 

Wondering if you can use Prose custom dry shampoo if you have a sensitive scalp? Yes, even people with extremely sensitive scalps may use Prose custom dry shampoo. It also promotes scalp health with mild, non-irritating ingredients, as well as added soothing actives for individuals who require them. Remember, it’s always a good idea to seek medical advice if you are suffering from a serious medical problem.

In addition to our dry shampoo helping with your scalp, toxic aerosol gases, nanoparticles, talc, alcohol, fragrance, silicone, phthalates, and GMOs are all absent from Prose custom dry shampoo. Our dry shampoo, like all Prose products, is cruelty-free.

Dry shampoo is for everyone. Start your free consultation today and see how dry shampoo can support your hair’s styling.

Does dry shampoo clean your hair?

Does dry shampoo clean your hair? Dry shampoo can help to minimize oil for a day or so, but ultimately it is wise to prioritize washing and conditioning your hair. 

At Prose, we have formulas that are designed for your hair specifically. Our custom shampoo and conditioner can feature ingredients that are best for your hair type and structure.

Our shampoo formula has natural ingredients and can help to clarify your hair while helping to add moisture or volume. Prose shampoo formulas can target certain hair needs you have. Gentle and sulfate-free, Prose crafts shampoo just for you.

Our conditioner is rich enough to help bring intense moisture but lightweight enough to let your hair flow the way it should. Bringing deep nourishment to your hair, while keeping it light, all at the same time.

In conclusion

If you’re looking to take breaks from washing your hair, it’s time to try dry shampoo. Our dry shampoo can be formulated for you and has the potential to be filled with whatever ingredients you need for your hair. We take a look at your hair needs and meet you with products that aim to fill the gaps in your hair. 

We’re always researching and learning new ways to make the best hair care formulas for you. Check out more information and frequently asked questions about our dry shampoo here. Your hair journey is one we are so happy to be part of.


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  1. I Watched the vid until The end… tbh there was no real dIfference between her unpowdeRed and powderEd haIr. Both loOked pretty greasy. Pass.

  2. Never thought I would ever like any dry shampoo before in my life. First of all, I have dark hair. There are only a few dry shampoo I can use that won’t show up as white flakes on my scalp and in my hair. The ones I have tried would either leave my scalp itchy or leave somewhat of a sticky hairspray-liked residue. But this actually works. It also smells amazing. I have gotten compliments many times about my hair smelling good even though I haven’t washed my hair in a few days after using this. And a little bit goes a very long way with this.

  3. BEST dry shampoo I have ever tried! It does what you’d expect a dry shampoo to do but most don’t. It actually makes it look like i shampoo’d my hair!

  4. so Far I really like this shampoo! (if this is in all caps, apologies, it seems to be the default in this window) It is bar none the only one that has not made my scalp smell worse, and no itch, and no flakes. LOVE!

  5. I really like the dry shampoo in that it does take care of my oily root without leaving my hair feeling dirtier. However, it comes out in very large clumps that get everywhere. I feel like I’m wasting a bunch of product. It will be all over my clothes, and my bathroom with just a couple half-pumps.

  6. I love how it works and feels in my hair but…. my pump work for like three pumps then nothing had to remove it and just put in my hands. Still love it but wish pump worked

    1. Hi Kerry, yes you can skip this step! Just make sure to massage your Dry Shampoo into your hair to help it absorb any excess oils 🙂

      -Keely, Prose Community Manager

  7. I just received mine and I didn’t realize there was Aluminum in it. I don’t think I’ll be using it. I know that it’s deemed “safe” but not by everyone, especially on the scalp.

    1. Hi Ashley!

      We do use aluminium starch which is a natural starch extracted from corn, partially modified to increase its sebum absorption properties. Our top priority is our product safety and with that said, we will share your feedback with our team!

      -Keely, SEO & Community Manager

  8. I love this powered dry shampoo. I have tried many expensive and cheap aerosol versions and couldn’t find any without toxic ingredients. The aerosol dry shampoos were damaging my hair! In four months with Prose I can officially wash every two or three days because of this amazing dry shampoo product. I have tons of healthy baby hairs that are about two inches long – thank you for your excellent products! My hair and scalp are finally in recovery after years of thinning!

    1. We are SO thrilled to hear you’re loving your Prose results. Thanks for sharing your experience with us 🙂

      -Keely, Prose SEO & Community Manager

  9. I think there’s an issue with my dry shampoo bottle-it’s not coming out as an airy cloud, but if it comes out at all after a lot of pumping-it’s like a couple small powdery chunks that fall out.

  10. When I spray it it still comes out in big old clouds and I don’t like how I get big old white spots in my dark hair (even after trying to brush it through repeatedly)

  11. I tried the dry shampoo but it doesn’t seem to come out like in the video. It’s very hard to pump and I need to squeeze the bottle and pump at the same time for anything to come out. Extremely difficult and frustrating. My hands aren’t strong enough. Any suggestions?