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How To Use Dry Shampoo Paste

14 August 2018
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Jessie Amato

Junior Beauty Editor

When it comes to reliable hair care products, dry shampoos are without a doubt our number one. Over the years, we’ve tested out our fair share of dry shampoo formulas. Whether it be a traditional spray or a foam formula, the end result is usually the same. They refresh our strands between washes, stretch the life of blowouts, and save us a lot of time during our morning routines.

If you’ve stuck to traditional dry shampoo formulas for a while, you may have missed out on another variation of the product—dry shampoo paste.

If dry shampoo paste doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry. We’re breaking down everything you need to know including what it is, how to use it, and one of our favorites that you need to try now.

What is dry shampoo paste?

When we reach for traditional dry shampoo, we usually have one thing in mind: taking a breather from our regular shampoo routine. While skipping a shampoo sesh may save you an hour or two, we’re often still left with the responsibility of styling our manes. That’s where dry shampoo paste comes in.

Unlike traditional dry shampoo, paste comes in handy for more than just a quick hair revival. Since it’s a dry shampoo and dry styler all in one, when applied to wet or dry hair it can create undone, effortless texture. Although the paste acts as a dry shampoo, you can also use it on freshly washed hair for styling purposes.

Convinced that dry shampoo paste is a must-have for your hair styling routine? We recommend giving the Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 a try.(coming October 2018!) This dry shampoo/styling paste hybrid is a dry texturizing product that provides reworkable hold with the freshness of a dry shampoo, adds texture, and absorbs oil for the perfect, undone look.

If you’ve opted for traditional styling cream in the past, the sticky look and feel it leaves behind when you’ve applied too much may seem all too familiar. Luckily, the Redken Dry Shampoo Paste 05 can be re-layered in your hair over and over again—without the oily effect or residue of a traditional styling cream.

Still unsure about dry shampoo paste? A hair care professional can help you decide what will or won’t work for your specific hair type.

How do you use dry shampoo paste?

Whether you’re looking to amp up your texture or revive your second-day hair, applying dry shampoo paste is simple. Work a small amount of product onto your fingertips and apply it onto your roots and throughout your mid-lengths.

If texture is your goal and you’re looking to add a bit of extra hold to your ‘do, be sure to complete the look with a few spritzes Redken Triple Dry 15. Triple Dry 15 is an aerosol dry texture finishing spray that finishes hair with airy lift and medium hold without crunch or visible residue.

Now that you have all the details, it’s time to get to styling.

Looking for more expert hair styling tips? Use our salon locator to book an appointment at a salon near you.

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