I would love to know what we did in a world with NO dry shampoo. Remember back in the day when you would put baby powder on your roots? Or, you would wash your hair everyday (eekk isn’t that crazy when you think about it now?!)
Recently, I tried the Amika Phantom Hydrtating Shampoo (c/o Amika) and I hated it. It made my hair feel more greasy than it was before.. and I was confused. It had good reviews so what was happening? Turns out applying a foam is WAY different than applying a dry shampoo spray. Duh! Read the directions, Jen. So, I looked up how to use it (a little dollop + a blowdryer) and boom, it was my new favorite!
SO since I am a dry shampoo addict, I am breaking down all my faves (and each for a different reason!!)
As I mentioned above, the application is very different than most dry shampoos so there is definitely a learning curve! If you use just a small (think: pea size amount) and a blow dryer – you rhair feels like a fresh wash! In a pinch I won’t use it, but if I have the time to apply correctly, I love it.
Pros: works well, hydrating
Cons: takes most time to use, have to be careful with amount
This one is only available on their website. Its usually my go to because I love the smell, however, at $32 its definitely the most expensive. It really does work with NO white residue, so if you’re biggest concern is the white flakes – I would definitely grab this one!
Pros: works well, no residue, lovely smell
Cons: super expensive
This is the one I keep in my work bag for a touch up during the day! It leaves absolutely NO white residue since its tinted! I use the dark color, but it comes in four shades. I will say, however, you CANNOT itch your scalp because the color will get on your hands and under your fingernails. Its kind of gross, actually, but its under $10 and I do love it in my hair
Pros: no residue, cheap, tinted to match your hair
Cons: leaves brown gunk on your hands/under your nails
This is definitely the most affordable, and what drew me to it was that its sulfate free (huge for someone with extensions). It also smells really good! I think it does the job just fine, and its hard to find dry shampoos without sulfates, so that’s why I grabbed this one.
Pros: cheap, no sulfates
Cons: leaves residue if you use too mcuh
This one is pricey, and you will either LOVE the smell or hate it. I found it at TJMaxx which is why I purchased it, but I only use it at night before bed because it leaves too much residue for me. I douse my head in my before I sleep and wake up though, and once its all soaked in, it works great!
Pros: works well in absorbing oils
Cons: leaves too much residue
So tell me your favorite dry shampoo! Did it make my list?