Dirty Hair? You Need a Dry Shampoo
With the holiday season in full swing, I’m sure your schedules are filling up as rapidly as mine is. Naturally, I would love to get my hair blown out for every event because, let’s face it, a great blowout works wonders on your self confidence. Alas, as it is financially impossible for me to get my hair professionally blown out for every event, I am going to be relying heavily on dry shampoos to get me and my hair through the holiday party season.
Dry Shampoos are powders sprayed into dry hair at the roots then brushed out. They are used in between regular washings and are designed to absorb oil and add volume and texture to the hair. They can give you an extra couple of days to your blowout, and can help hold updo’s in place. They also cover up any odors you hair has absorbed since your last blowout/washing.
I’ve tried numerous brands of dry shampoos over the years with some hits and many misses. So, here are a few of my favorite and not so favorite dry shampoos. Hopefully one of these works for you.
This one is my number one favorite, I just wish it was a little bit cheaper. I have a problem with really strong scents and the scent of this shampoo is light and fresh. A big plus is that the powder itself is a light flesh tone so it won’t leave a white reside in the hair. Also, it utilizes kaolin clay, silica, rice and cornstarch powders to absorb oil.
I really like the way this shampoo works, but I would only recommend it for people with fine or short hair because it runs out kind of fast. A thick maned maven may only get a couple of uses out of it. The scent is light and the oil absorbing Oat Milk works really well around the hairline. It might leave a slight white residue, however, that brushes out easily with a boar bristle brush.
This shampoo is packaged a little differently than the rest; it is not a spray, but it is a powder in a nozzle (like a hair color bottle) so you have to be careful not to use too much. If you are an over-user of product you may want to look elsewhere, but if you are light handed this is good for brunettes. It is a white powder, but once it is massaged in it won’t leave dark hair ashy. Exclusively at Sephora.
This is one of those love ‘em or hate ‘em products. The difference in the Bumble and Bumble hair powders are that they are colored: blondish, red, brown and black, and because the powder is colored it is a lifesaver if you have roots or grays around the hairline and can’t get to the salon. The downside is that they can get extremely messy. Holding a towel over your face is a good idea if you have already done your make up.
Another one of those love it or hate it products primarily because of the scent. Ojon nuts are roasted to release the oil the scent of their products is very smokey and strong. Personally, I love the way it smells, like fresh ground coffee, but if you have a problem with lingering scents you may not like this one. Also, you really have to shake this one up before using or the nozzle may clog.