Refresh Your Hair: Celebrity Stylist Cynthia Alvarez Shares Do's And Don'ts Of Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is the game changer all women love. You simply spray dry shampoo into the roots of dry hair where hair is most oily and it’ll absorb any excess oil to leave your hair looking fresh and beautiful. But even the best dry shampoo has its Do’s and Don’ts.

We had an exclusive interview with Dove's Latina ambassador and Celebrity Stylist Cynthia Alvarez, who shared interesting facts about the new Dove Dry Shampoo line and beauty tips on how to use it.

The Puerto Rican, New York-born Alvarez assures that when your hair’s feeling a little flat due to excess oil, Dove products are a gem for leaving hair looking instantly refreshed. With these two new additions to the armor of the beauty world you can conquer and manage at least 3 consecutive days of oily hair.

Dove Hair What refreshes you hair, instantly removes oil, and adds volume plus fullness? Dry shampoo! Celebrity Stylist Cynthia Alvarez shared with Latin Times the do's And don'ts of dry shampoo for each type of hair, and how often to use it! Photo: Courtesy of Dove

The Detox and Purify Dry Shampoo and the Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo refresh and revive oily hair between washes with Detox & Purify dry shampoo, for beautifully clean results every time.

The Dove Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo was created especially for those with flat hair that can be oily, a little limp or weighed down between washes. Massaging a few sprays of this Dove dry shampoo into the roots is all it takes to take your hair from lifeless to bouncy in moments.  With Dove Detox and Purify Dry Shampoo, you can revive and refresh due to its amazing formula that works to remove oil, instantly leaving behind cleansed, purified hair. 

The Dry Shampoo technique is very simple but you need to make sure you are following the right steps depending on your type of hair. Find below Cynthia’s expert advice:

  • Straight Hair:

“For straight hair you definitely want to get closer to the roots of your hair, because that’s where all the oil starts to accumulate,” says Alvarez. “A cool trick is to spray the ends of your hair to achieve a light airy kind of feel.”

With a portfolio that encompasses high caliber celebrities such as Shakira, Alicia Keys, Becky G, Dascha Polanco and many more, Cynthia says that with that trick it will be easier to have fuller, bouncy hair.

  • Curly Defined Hair:

“Be careful not to spray in your part or on your hair line,” warns the expert. “Because that’s where all of the curls tend to show the entire residue of the dry shampoo.”

“What you want to do is section your hair, maybe like an inch between each and spray on the underside,” she suggests. “This tip will also help to create volume especially for those girls who have fine hair.”

The hairstylist suggests that after applying the product, you should flip your hair over and shake to avoid breaking the curls or add back the oil we have on our hands and fingers. She also said that is very important not to brush or comb through.

  • Coarse Hair:

“Do not spray your ends unless you added tons of oil serums,” said Alvarez. “If that’s not the case then only spray the roots with controlled movements and very close to the scalp.”

Since coarser hair needs moisture, Cynthia suggests spraying the roots and rubbing in while combing the hair.

  • Relaxed Hair:

“Relaxed hair can be treated like straight hair,” informs Cynthia. “You tend to get oily quicker, but you don’t want to wash it as often because that's a lot of work, so you need to make sure you are spraying on the roots.”

“Be careful when you are applying oil on a daily basis because obviously your hair is dryer when it's chemically processed, so you want to concentrate the product on the ends and not so much on the roots to avoid putting oil on top of dry shampoo, and then add oil, and then dry shampoo again,” adviced Cynthia.

  • Asian/Peruvian/Mexican Hair:

This kind of hair is thicker, oily and tends to flake. Cynthia suggests “scalp scrubs” and then wait a day or two to apply dry shampoo.

We also asked Cynthia how healthy it is to use dry shampoo and after how many days we should stop applying the product. “Your third day should be the last,” warns the hair expert. “After the day three your hair will be like ‘c’mon, we had enough, please give me some water, some shampoo, some conditioner,’” jokes Alvarez.

Cynthia Alvarez has had the opportunity of becoming a benchmark in the hair industry, leaving her identity and roots in every job she does. If you want to be part of Cynthia’s journey follow her moves on Instagram.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.

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