I love dry shampoo. I have a lot of hair and don’t like to wash it everyday. Using dry shampoo is a huge time saver and works almost as well as a real wash when used correctly. I thought it would be fun today to do a compare and contrast of some of the most popular brands. Basically, I’m saying I tried them all so you don’t have to!
A couple of things to remember when using dry shampoo to get the maximum effect: don’t go more than three days without a real wash to prevent breakage and dry scalp, spray at least 8 inches away, and be sure to brush out the dry shampoo after a minute or so. I just recently learned how to properly apply dry shampoo, and taking these precautions makes all the difference.
Ok, here we go:
L’Oreal Extraordinary Clay – This “clay in a spray” is new. I’m digging all these products L’Oreal is coming out with, but this one is particularly good. It uses the clay to remove oils without leaving that white nasty residue. Plus it smells really good and the price can’t be beat. I give it three out of five stars.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day – So this one is awesome because it actually gives you clean feeling hair rather than just covering up your greasy roots. However, it kind of smells like a nursing home. I felt like every time I moved my head during the day I got a wiff of floral baby powder. It’s actually my favorite dry shampoo, but that smell is a bit much. I give it four out of five.
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe – I love this one for the days I sport the mermaid hair. If you follow my Instagram stories, you’ll hear me complain a lot about my early wake-up time, but you will also see my natural wave because I don’t get up early enough. This is a texturized dry shampoo so it’s perfect when I rock the mermaid. I only use it on lazy days and it does require a bit more product to get coverage so I give it three out of five
Dove Refresh + Care – This was the only dry shampoo I used for a long time because I got comfy. However, once I opened my eyes, I realized it’s not the best on the market. It’s definitely good with removing the greasy roots, but leaves white residue. It’s fine for me because my hair is so light, but not ideal. I give it two out of five.
Batiste Tropical – This is my favorite smelling product. It smells like a piña colada, and is SO CHEAP! At first, I expected cheap to not work, but it does. I really like it. I would say this is my second favorite. Can I give it four and a half out of five?
Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo for light tones – Alright, this is my winner. This smells amazing, is excellent in removing oil, and perfect for my blonde hair. One of the most obnoxious things for me is any residue from dry shampoo, but with the matched hair tones that isn’t an issue. They also make a version for dark tones. It’s a little pricier, but truly the best of the best. I give it five out of five.
What is your favorite dry shampoo?