My beauty confession: My favorite texturizing spray isn’t actually a texturizing spray at all. When I want my hair to have that gritty, tousled look and feel that’s synonymous with beachy hair, I turn to dry shampoo. I know, I know — dry shampoo is typically used on only the roots of your hair (where it’s most oily), but I DGAF. I spray it ALL. OVER. There’s more to it than that, though.


I don’t just use any dry shampoo to achieve this next-level texture. I notice a huge difference when I use Alterna Bamboo Style Cleanse Extend Translucent Scented Dry Shampoo ($22) over other brands. This stuff delivers instant, enviable hair oomph that no other product has been able to compare to — even when I use my trusty dry shampoo hack.

Why I Love Using This Dry Shampoo As Texturizing Spray


What It Is: This dry shampoo not only saves the day when you don’t have time (or energy, TBH) to wash your hair, but it gives your locks a boost of that fresh-from-the-beach texture. It smells amazing (my fave scent is Mango Coconut) and dries in a translucent finish, so it’s a solid product to spritz in when you need an instant hair upgrade.

How It Works: I get awesome texture in my hair by spraying this product alllll over. I start by lifting up the roots of my hair and making sure the product gets as close to my scalp as possible — this method helps create lift in the hair and eliminates any oiliness. After that, I flip my hair all the way to one side and go spray crazy over the length of my hair.

Where You Can Find It: You can buy Alterna products from Ulta or Sephora.


Why This Is My Beauty Confession: This is my beauty confession because it’s my go-to method for serious texture in my hair. I love using double-duty products that offer up more benefits than what they’re intended for, so the fact that I can make second-day hair (and third…) look seriously GOOD is a big win for me. Also, who doesn’t love something that smells like mango and coconuts?!

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