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Like the Internet, your smartphone and online streaming, once it enters your life, dry shampoo is one of those products you don’t quite remember surviving without. Greasy roots are no longer the bane of your existence, and with one quick spray and you (and your hair woes) are out the door.

But what if we told you that dry shampoo has another use that just might just change your life? Get ready because here it goes:

In a pinch, dry shampoo can be used as an alternative to showering.

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That’s right. After a workout, spraying dry shampoo onto your body and brushing it off will leave you feeling cleaner and more fresh. Don’t believe us? There’s science behind it.

We spoke to beauty care product development specialist (not to mention physicist and chemist) Rachel Zipperian, who actually shared this off-label usage with us.

Zipperian, who works at the Procter and Gamble Innovation Centre in Cincinnati, has employed this method many times herself, using Herbal Essences Bio:Renew Dry Shampoo as her preferred weapon of choice.

“Our dry shampoo contains tapioca starch, which is able to absorb liquid. Once it absorbs, it expands and you can simply brush it off. You’re left with soft skin that smells amazing,” she told us.

Naturally, we had to give it a try. So when one of our writers came in feeling, erm, a bit sweaty, they put that bottle to the test. The results? Nothing but freshness and the scent of white grapefruit and mosa mint. We’re probably not giving up our showers altogether (no thanks), but for as a quick solution when you’re pressed for time — we’ll take it.