The TikTok technique
In a TikTok titled ‘if dry shampoo doesn’t work for you, here is why’, she shares this wisdom: “So you’re probably using dry shampoo wrong, and I’m going to show you how to use it right. You’re going to take your favourite dry shampoo (Cora uses Kevin Murphy but also recommends Dove, two choices we can fully get behind), and spray it very generously at your roots, all over,” she says.
“Very generously,” she emphasises. Okay, at least we’ve been doing one thing right - it usually takes us a solid minute to emerge from our dry shampoo dust cloud post spritz.
Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Shampoo, $39.95, available at adorebeauty.com.au
Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo, $10, available at woolworths.com.au
Prepare yourselves; here's the kicker. “Then you’re going to leave it in, for like five or ten minutes,” she says, deadpanning to the camera with what appears to be a hair look inspired by the villain from The Incredibles. “So you can leave it in while you’re doing your makeup, or whatever you’ve got to do.” Consider this a challenge to nail your everyday face in five to ten flat.
Once your time's up, it's onto the next step. “After you’ve let it sit, rub it in like this,” she says, using her fingers to work the product into her roots. “Make sure it gets spread out all evenly, and then you’re going to brush it through all the way.”
And just like you wouldn’t only apply shampoo when washing with water, Cora recommends rounding out your routine with the dry-styling equivalent of your second shower step. “I like to follow up with a dry conditioner," she says, reaching again for Kevin Murphy. "And then you’re clean,” she declares with strands that we swear could pass for freshly washed - sorcery.
Kevin Murphy Young Again Dry Conditioner, $38, available at ozhairandbeauty.com.au
After the visuals? Check out the TikTok-approved technique here.