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I've heard of dry shampoo occasionally in years past, but I associated it with patients in the hospital that go weeks without washing their hair or elderly people. To be honest, I didn’t think much about it or realize it was missing from my life. However, once I tried it I was hooked, and it became a must in my beauty arsenal.
Dry shampoo truly gives me an extra day between hair washing, a lift after a light workout, or time outside in warm weather. It is recommended that you only wash your hair 3-4 times a week to minimize damage and breakage. Dry shampoo absorbs oil and leaves your hair looking and feeling fresh. It is also perfect for rushed mornings when you just run out of time to do your hair. A quick rinse off, a dusting of dry shampoo, lip gloss and you are out the door!
I was given a can of dry shampoo from my college BFF. She is a beauty editor and generously shares a few goodies after she reviews them. The dry shampoo she gave me was by Charles Worthington, a British brand. It definitely refreshed and revived my hair, with a pleasant smell. Applying too much produces a mild white residue and a subtle dulling effect, so I used it sparingly at the roots. When I flipped my head over and sprayed the underneath, it gave me great body and lived up to its promise to “revolutionize my hair routine.”
I recently ran out of my hand-me-down can, and I knew I couldn’t go too long without buying another. I quickly grabbed a can of Dove Style and Care Dry Shampoo during one of my weekly Target runs. Big mistake. Obviously, the price was great, but sometimes you get what you pay for. After just one use, it is already relegated to the back of the cabinet. I am convinced that this product could only be used by someone with no sense of smell. The scent was so heavy and perfumed that it actually made me gag. This product was supposed to give me another day before I had to wash my hair, and the first thing I had to do after praying this was to wash my hair. Talk about frustrating. I couldn’t even think straight until I washed it out. My search continued….
I needed another brand to try pronto, so I turned to my BFF once again for suggestions. She is exposed to a plethora of brands in every beauty category and always has fabulous recommendations. She told me that Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Goat Milk has the best reputation in the beauty crowd in London, where she works. My current favorite shampoo and conditioner are the Nourishing Mango Butter Shampoo and Detangling Conditioner by Klorane, so I felt confident about this purchase and anxious to try it. A bonus is that it was available on Amazon Prime Shipping, which satisfied my need for immediate beauty product gratification and helped me avoid another errand.
Two days after I hurriedly shampooed the Dove product out, it was time for a little spritz of Klorane. I immediately knew that I had found the product I would stick with. The scent was minimal, but fresh and light, and there was absolutely no white residue at all. It was an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner in 2009 and 2011 and I can see why. Another bonus is that it comes in a travel size, and is perfect to extend the life of your hair on a trip. Isn’t it great to get a blowout before you go away and have it last the entire long weekend?
What more can you ask for in a dry shampoo? This is the brand that I will stick with for sure. Although the can is a bit pricey, it won't be used daily and should last quite a while.
Have you ever tried dry shampoo? Grab a can, and if you are feeling generous grab one for your Mother-In-Law too!
(Side Note: I ordered a can of Pssssst which has good reviews and is well priced, but the aerosol top didn’t work, so sadly I couldn’t try it. Let me know if you do!)