Can you use dry shampoo two days in a row? No, you shouldn’t, especially if your hair is dry

woman using dry shampoo

  • You shouldn’t use dry shampoo two days in a row, no matter what type of hair you have. But if you have dry hair, the consequences can be even more dramatic. I’ll tell you why below.
  • You should use dry shampoo at most twice a week. Always alternate with normal shampoo.
  • So, since it’s recommended you wash your hair at most three times a week, it’s impossible to use dry shampoo two days in a row.


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 Using dry shampoo two days in a row? 


Goodness me. How funny people can be.

I must admit that sometimes I find the jokes I see on TIK TOK very funny, but when I see certain videos that talk about hair issues, my laughter vanishes.


And this is one of them. I don’t know if you read this information on some social network or if it came from your best friend, but the truth is that you can’t use dry shampoo two days in a row.

And you can’t use dry shampoo two days in a row even if your hair smells bad. Not even if you feel like your roots are greasier than the salami your boyfriend enjoys so much.

 If your hair smells bad or your roots are very greasy, and you used dry shampoo yesterday, you have to wash your hair today. It’s as simple as that. 

But why? That’s what I’ll talk about next.


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Why you shouldn’t use dry shampoo two days in a row

woman has dust in her hair because she applied dry shampoo two days in a row

 The most obvious reason is because dry shampoo is a product to be used only in “emergencies.” 


Something similar happens with a root touch-up spray, which you don’t use to renew hair dye, but rather to conceal any gray roots that you grow. Just until the next application of your regular dye.


In many cases, dermatologists also recommend alternating dry shampooing with traditional shampoos if your hair is very oily.

However,  in both cases, dry shampoo should be used at most once or twice a week. Never two days in a row. 


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Ideally, you should alternate your usual washing with water, shampoo and conditioner, with dry washing your hair.

With dry shampoo, the shampoo will encapsulate the oil from the scalp, leaving your roots and hair cleaner and odor-free.

Now, how often should you do this? It all depends on your hair type. Read more below.


How often you should use dry shampoo depending on your hair type

dry shampoo bottle and hairbrush

There are three types of hair: normal, oily, and dry.

  •  If your hair is dry,  I guess you’re attentive to your moisturizing routine. Because in this case, it’s important you wash your hair a maximum of three times a week. That way you won’t interfere with the natural hydration of your scalp. So  if you wash your hair two days in a row with dry shampoo, you’ll cause more dryness.  And you can also clog the pores on your scalp, causing irritation and itching. This is why it’s essential you limit the use of dry shampoo to once a week. Alternate it with two normal washes using shampoo and conditioner.
  •  If your hair is normal , it means that both your ends and lengths are pretty hydrated. There won’t be any excess oil at your roots. In this case, you can use dry shampoo up to twice a week, alternating it with shampoo and conditioner.
  •  If your hair is oily , it means that your scalp produces an excess of sebum. This may be due to an unbalanced diet or hormonal fluctuations. In this case, you can use dry shampoo twice a week, alternating it with traditional shampooing. An ideal routine would be to wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner, then apply dry shampoo after 48 hours. And after another 48 hours, wash your hair again with shampoo and conditioner.



You can’t use dry shampoo as a regular cleansing method for your hair. It will dry out your hair follicles and you’ll start to experience hair loss.

Even on oily hair, you should only use dry shampoo up to twice a week, and never two days in a row.

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