Let’s talk about one of the biggest hair life-savers out there; dry shampoo! If you want to turn your hair from “blah” to “blam!” this is the single most important product you need to invest in. I wish I had known about dry shampoo when I was in high school and washing my hair every damn day, think of the time I could have saved. Not only can your second and third day hair be salvaged, it can be even more cooperative and therefore fabulous than clean hair. All you need to do is lift up your hair in a few key areas (the crown and sides of the head tend to greasify the fastest) spray the product at the root and voila. You have volume and new life with a pretty scent to boot. Don’t forget to give it a chance to dry before brushing and styling.
As with any product, certain issues can come up depending on which brand you use. A less than desirable fragrance, or a powdery residue are common dry shampoo complaints. Here are the ones that have worked best for me:
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo
I have to have one that smells good, so that’s usually my top criteria when buying. This is the best dry shampoo I have ever smelled and that’s why I used it for so long. The price is a little steep though, so I sought an alternative. I buy mine on Amazon and it’s just under $40 for a pack of two.
Salon Grafix Play It Big Volumizing Dry Shampoo
The name says it all, isn’t big hair what we’re all going for, or is it just me? This is my current favorite for many reasons. It smells good of course, it’s a good price, and not only is there no white residue – you can buy the product in a clear formula – but you can also buy it in your hair color, so it can act as a root touch-up if you need that as well. The fact that it’s infused with a keratin complex to strengthen hair is a plus. I pick mine up with my groceries at Kroger, so it’s very convenient and you can get it for under 10 bucks.
Sometimes certain dry shampoos can add texture and oomph to clean hair as well, or try a texturizing spray for the same effect.
Stubborn cowlick? Use a round brush and blow dryer to lift and train the roots in the problem area, even wetting it first if necessary.
I hope this post has been helpful to you. As always I want to reiterate that I am not a licensed professional in the field of beauty, nor am I paid to push these products, I am just in LOVE with all things beauty. I love sharing tips, tricks and products with friends, and I love getting feedback as well. Let me know things you’ve tried that have worked for you!