Wednesday, January 7, 2015

War of the Dry Shampoos

Let's get real, I do not wash my hair everyday. Honestly, I don't know of one girl that does. It's so time-consuming. I mean, I could watch a 30 minute TV show on my DVR in the time that it takes me just to wash it. And don't even get me started on blow drying and "fixing" it, which I rarely do nowadays.

I try to go about three days without washing my hair. During those in between days, I rely on good ole dry shampoo. I feel like I've had my fair share of trial and error with the cheaper dry shampoos, so here they are.. the ones I like and dislike.

NOTE: My hair is more oily than it is dry. It is naturally straight as a board and there is no color in my hair.

1. Batiste Dry Shampoo - A Hint of Color: Dark and Deep Brown (my favorite)
Pros: Having brown hair, sometimes using a white spray will not always work for me, so this great for brown hair. It sprays out almost a gray/black color. Don't freak out! It will massage in perfectly. This is also perfect for someone who would rather brush the dry shampoo through their hair instead of massaging it in. It takes care of (at least) three day old hair. I may or may not have used it for four day old hair, and it worked like a charm.
Cons: If you massage this into your hair, you will most likely get a brownish tint to your fingertips. It will wash off, but it gets worse the more days you use it. This one is also a little pricey compared to the other ones.

2. Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
Pros: This is works great for two day old hair. I love the smell of it. Plus, I love that it comes in a travel-size. I find the spray to be more clear than white, which I love as well.
Cons: It didn't work quite as well on the third day as the Batiste Dry Shampoo. Also, you lose the last little bit in the can because it will not spray out the rest.

3. TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo (least favorite)
Pros: It smells really good. Comes in travel-sized bottles as well. It's also much cheaper than the Batiste Dry Shampoo.
Cons: The white will not massage into my hair no matter what I do. I will massage, brush, then massage again, and I will still see white streaks in my hair.

In addition to this list, I've heard great things about Bumble and Bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish, but I haven't talked myself into spending $29 on dry shampoo.

What are some of your favorite dry shampoos?

All opinions shared are my own - straight out of my roaming brain.

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