7 Cool Alternative Uses for Dry Shampoo

I don't need to tell you all the magical wonders of dry shampoo. Chances are you are just as obsessed with this miracle product as I am. Whether you're refreshing your 'do after a quick gym sesh or aiming to add volume to your roots, the dry, powdery substance has quickly become an essential part of every girl's beauty routine. It's so life-changing, in fact, that Bumble and Bumble's founder confidently told Wired earlier this week that regular shampoo will soon be obsolete, saying, "I honestly think in five years people are going to go, 'Oh, God, remember when we used to wash our hair with shampoo?'"

OK, so that statement might be a bit of stretch, but I think the important takeaway here is how incredible and wonderful dry shampoo is. While it may not solve all of your life problems, it can actually do a lot more than you originally thought. There's a world of dry shampoo possibilities beyond revitalizing your flat, oily hair and a majority of them don't even involve your tresses at all. (Do I sound like a dry shampoo spokesperson yet?) This whole spiel aside, you should really try out these seven awesome alternative uses for your dry shampoo.

Batiste Dry Shampoo, $6, Amazon

1. Getting rid of stinky shoe odor

It's OK to admit that your sneakers emit a bit of an odor after you wear them. It happens to everyone. And whoever says it doesn't is totally lying. Before you put your shoes on next time, give your kicks a little bit of a spritz with your dry shampoo. It'll help absorb any sweat, which reduces the smell.

2. Oily Stains

Spill some pizza grease on your shirt during lunch? Spray some dry shampoo to help suck up the excess oil before you dab soap and water on it.

3. Body Perspiration

Travel Size Batiste Dry Shampoo, $4, Amazon

Headed to an all-day picnic or outdoor fest? Bring a pocket-sized dry shampoo bottle with you. Use it to halt perspiration all over your body, by spraying it all over your back and on top of your chest.

4. Creating a Grip

Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo, $8, Amazon

Don't let sweaty palms get in the way of a good workout. Get a better grip by spraying some dry shampoo on your hands before you head to yoga or lift weights.

5. Securing Bobby Pins

In an ideal world, bobby pins keep their promise and hold your hair in that perfect 'do all day. When that doesn't happen (which is often), spray a little bit of dry shampoo on it to really put it in its place.

6. Covering Roots

If you're strapped for time and can't fit a root touch-up appointment in your schedule, don't worry. With a little bit of dry shampoo, you can disguise your dark roots by lightening them. Plus, the added volume will help hide them, too.

7. Adding Thickness to Your Brows

Bumble and Bumble Prêt à Powder Dry Shampoo, $30, Amazon

Are your eyebrows looking a little sparse and unruly? Sprinkle a little bit of dry shampoo onto your fingers and rub it onto your eyebrows. This will add thickness and keep your brow hairs in place!

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