By Friday 90% of our hair is dry shampoo. This is because (a) we get v. wrapped up in Jon Benet conspiracy theory documentaries throughout the week which leaves little time to wash our hair and (b) washing your hair all the time isn’t good for your hair! Oil is like food for your hair so sometimes it’s good to give it a break for a day (or several days).
Here are some of our faves!
The only way you can tell I’ve gone a few days without washing my hair is by its volume. So when I’m looking for a product I need something that’s going to make my hair look big and voluminous. This actually isn’t marketed as a dry shampoo but it’s what I use when my hair is looking a little flat after I haven’t washed it in a few days. I spray it on my roots and it helps to look refreshed and big again. It does exactly what it says it’ll do: texturizes, amplifies, and refreshes. So if you’re having a day where you don’t need to clean your hair, just freshen it up, I would recommend this!
This is what I use when my hair really needs help. I like it because it doesn’t have a white cast and it doesn’t feel sticky like other dry shampoos. You just spray it on your hair, wait thirty seconds, and rub it in. It’s like magic and I highly recommend!
Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo
This is a new guy in my collection so I can’t recommend him as hard as my other two faves. But I like it so far and it’s what I would recommend if you’re on a budget. I also brought another bottle of this to work and everyone loves it!
I live for dry shampoo, but the two problems I come across with them are the white cast it leaves behind and the overpowering scents. These two Batiste products solve these (honestly minor) inconveniences.
I love using the divine dark one from the “hint of color” line that, as you guessed, tints the dry shampoo so you don’t look like you dumped baby powder on your head. They also have ones for blondes!
I love using the bare one, which has minimal fragrance in it. Fragrance is super drying for your hair, so even if the scents don’t bother you, I would suggest using this one so you minimize drying your hair out.
Bumble & Bumble Bb Pret-a-powder
Okay, so actually I thought of another issue I find with dry shampoo: the use of drying alcohols! I try to completely avoid alcohol in my skin and hair products (look for the terms alcohol denat, SD alcohol on the bottle) because it’s so incredibly drying and damaging for your hair.
It took me forever to find a dry shampoo without alcohol, and this powder one is incredible! I just shake a little bit straight onto my scalp, lightly massage it in, and it soaks up any excess oil. A huge bonus of this is that is adds great volume to my hair, so sometimes I use it on clean hair as well!
DIY Dry shampoo
So yes, I’m a bit of a hippie when it comes to clean beauty products. And this includes making my own dry shampoo, so I can keep my hair healthy and shiny and beautiful. This DIY is so simple, and contains no harsh chemicals, alcohols, or fragrances that dry out your hair. Yes, it is slightly less convenient than a quick aerosol bottle, but totally worth keeping your hair healthy.
Literally all you need is arrow root powder (which you can find in any grocery store), and if you have darker hair, you can add in pure cocoa powder for a tint. I put mine into a little shaker container for easier use. Just like the Bumble and Bumble one, I shake it straight onto my scalp, and massage it in! And it’s SO inexpensive!
What’s your favorite dry shampoo? How many days do you go before washing your hair?
xo R & L