3 Dry Shampoos I Love (+ 2 I Don’t Like)

Hello lovely ladies!

This week, work was finally back in full swing, which means that my days are picking back up as well.  With all of this, my schedule is getting busier and busier again; meaning that getting ready quickly is key… especially on the days I snooze my alarm clock one too many times.

Keeping products on hand like dry shampoo really help to speed my getting ready process up a lot.  If you aren’t familiar with dry shampoo, it is typically a can of aerosol spray or moose that you work into your hair to refresh it on the second day after washing.  Dry shampoo is a great way to make your wash last one (or two or three…) extra days.  I also sometimes using dry shampoo to add texture to my hair when I’m curling it.

Through all of this, my favorite styling product has been dry shampoo.  I have loved this stuff for years, throughout all of my hair colors/styles.  During high school, college and now in the “real world” I have used a few different brands of dry shampoo and I am going to break down the pros and cons of my top three brands.

Not Your Mother’s “Clean Freak”

This stuff is awesome for the price.  I can use a can of this dry shampoo for at least six months, thats how large their canisters are.  They now offer three different types of dry shampoo: Original, Unscented and Tapioca. I would say this dry shampoo has the best value for the price; I used it in high school and college when money was tight and it worked great.

Pros: Best drugstore brand for dry shampoo, great value.

Cons: The “unscented” smells weird, sometimes need a lot of product to make your hair look clean.

DryBar “Detox”

This is my current favorite dry shampoo.  The DryBar brand makes some great products. Not only does the dry shampoo smell amazing, but it also works into your hair well.  By this, I mean that it doesn’t leave white powder spots where it is sprayed into your hair. One thing that I keep doing is getting it confused with my Dove deodorant because the bottles look the same… I need to start drinking my coffee before I get ready.

Pros: Great quality, smells awesome, works into your hair well and does a great job of making the oil in your hair disappear.

Cons: More expensive (usually $23 for the larger can), also a can only lasts me about a month.

Living Proof “Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo”

I love their Perfect Hair Day shampoo and conditioner, so I was very excited that to discover that loved their dry shampoo just as much. It smells great and was a dollar less than the Drybar dry shampoo at Ulta.  It also smells very fresh and clean.

Pros: Makes my hair actually feel clean, also smells really nice. Also comes with “instructions” that are easy to read for those who have never used dry shampoo.

Cons: Gets a little powder-y if you don’t work it into your hair well.

Not my favorite…

Although I love dry shampoo so so much, I’m just not a huge fan of these.  Keep in mind, I really wanted to like them, but I knew I couldn’t rely on them to have the same affects as the above products.  This may be different for you; however, they did not work for me.

Fredrick Fekkai Dry Shampoo: I really wanted to get behind this product as I have used their shampoos in the past and loved them.  However, the product didn’t give my hair a good, clean feeling and instead smelled (and acted) like hairspray.

Batiste Dry Shampoo: I liked this dry shampoo until I noticed the product getting all over my hands and staining them.  I purchased their brunette dry shampoo so I wouldn’t have white residue in my dark roots. After a couple of days, I noticed I was getting product on my hands after running my hands through my hair. It didn’t look good and really turned me away from using again.

What are your favorite dry shampoos? Have any styling tips for dry shampoo? I would love to hear them! Let me know in the comments!




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