Although it's been around for a while, I really wasn't interested in trying Dry Shampoos. I had tried a sprinkle-in powder variety some time ago and it left my hair feeling gritty, and gunky. :-P That is, until I received a sample of a new Dry Shampoo spray...
As I've gotten older, and my hair more gray, I've had to color my hair more often. To my fine, thin hair this means breakage and dryness. So I have tried to wash may hair as infrequently as possible to keep the color from fading too soon, and needing recoloring more often.
But I could not go any longer without washing my hair than every other day. It just started to look too stringy, and greasy.
But with the Dry Shampoo I can extend washing my hair to at least 3 (sometimes even 4) days!
I tried a few different brands of Dry Shampoo. Some I liked the smell better than others, but my main goal is getting my hair looking and feeling as clean as possible without washing. With these goals in mind, there was definitely a clear winner for my type of hair: DryBar's Detox
The other dry shampoos didn't seem to leave my hair as clean looking or feeling, and also weighed my hair down quite a lot. The max number of no-wash days I got with the other brands was 2.
While DryBar's Detox literally made my hair feel as though it was just freshly washed. It remains weightless even on the 2nd day of using it, with a nice fresh scent to boot, and adds beautiful, natural-looking volume to my hair.
Here is my routine for getting at least 3 full days of fresh, clean hair:
- Day 1 - wash hair, add little to no styling products, blow dry, can use light mist of hair spray to set - or may apply a little Dry Shampoo at the roots to help volumize hair (I particularly like Oribe Dry Shampoo Texturizer for this, which is more of a styling product than a full strength Dry Shampoo.)
- Day 2 - lightly apply Dry Shampoo section by section at the root, avoiding the part line (most brands - at least the ones that I found to work the best - had a tendency to make my part look dusty even on my blonde colored hair, so I only go so far as about 1/2 inch from the part line on both sides.)
- Day 3 - repeat Day 2
- Day 4 - depending on the time of year (cold dry winter, hot sweaty summer) I may or may not get a 4th day from dry shampooing my hair. So I might try the dry shampoo first to see if i can get away with one more day. If not, it's a wash day.
I'd love to hear your feedback on which Dry Shampoo you like the best, and why...
Until next time,