Wednesday, June 20, 2012

all about dry shampoo

about 6 months ago, i decided to change up my beauty regimen. part of my plan involved washing my hair less frequently - i've always read that you don't have to wash your hair every day but my greasy scalp disagreed. nevertheless, i pushed through a difficult week of having oily hair every other day... and now i am 6 months into a new routine and loving it. in the process, i have tried 5 dry shampoos. this post is all about them!



tresemme quick start
aerosol spray
white in colour
161 grams
approximately $5 to $7


i did not like this dry shampoo. it left an unpleasant residue on my hair, smelled terrible, and was not effective. i only got about half a day of grease control with this dry shampoo.



batiste dry shampoo for dark and deep brown hair
aerosol spray
dark in colour
90 grams
approximately $11


this dry shampoo is one of my favourites. it is easy to use, has a pleasant scent, and is very very effective. i got around 1-2 days of grease control with this dry shampoo. the only issue is that i only got 8-10 uses out of this 90 gram container of product.



batiste dry shampoo blush (floral & flirty scent)
aerosol spray
white in colour
30 grams
approximately $5


very similar to the previous dry shampoo except that the product comes out white in colour. it is still very easy to blend. the scent is very pleasant but i only got about 3 uses out of this canister of product.



principessa beauty notte breeze dry shampoo for darker shades
powder form
medium brown colour
125 grams
$24


this is my favourite dry shampoo out of the ones i've tried. i love this product and consider it one of my essentials. it smells great and is very effective. similar to the batiste products, i get around 1-2 days of grease control with this dry shampoo. the container of product also lasts forever - i apply this dry shampoo with a powder puff so there is very little waste.



cake beauty satin sugar hair & body refreshing powder for darker hues
powder form
medium brown colour - a little lighter and more red than the principessa dry shampoo
50 grams
$18


i found this dry shampoo similar in effectiveness as the principessa dry shampoo but i didn't like the scent on my hair. the cake beauty dry shampoo smells very sweet - too sweet for my taste. pun intended.



the below video contains a few more details and also shows 3 tools that can be used to apply the powder form dry shampoo.



there are a few other brands i'd like to try - my friend uses klorane and seems to like it. a couple of my youtube viewers also mentioned lush's no drought and marc anthony's 2nd day clear dry shampoo.

are you a fan of dry shampoo? have you tried any that you would recommend?

8 comments:

  1. I'm the same, washed my hair every day. Which meant I also blow dried and styled my hair every day. bad for my hair and, frankly, exhausting. i've only tried 2: klorane and oscar blandi. while i'm sure the oscar blandi formula is probably decent, I didn't like that it comes out this little tip, what very difficult to apply. I really like the klorane. it's a spray, so I'll usually spray it in, put on a shower cap, have a shower, then brush my teeth, then brush it through--this gives it enough time to, i dunno, penetrate? the scent is nothing to write home about, so maybe i'll give some of your suggestions a try :)

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    1. i felt quite liberated not to have to wash my hair every day. i really want to try the klorane now. it's on sale at well.ca but it's still kind of expensive at $15-something. did you try the regular (oil suppressing) or the extra gentle with oat milk?

      p.s. i've been patiently waiting for your blog updates! :)

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  2. I agree with you about Tresemme and Batiste. Tresemme is crap and it's because it is cheap. Batiste is good but I find that it's mostly air so you only get a couple of uses. Right now I am using Cake (the dark one) and I like it. I apply it with a big blush brush but there are times I rather just use dry shampoo in an aerosol can because it's much faster. I think I heard that Cake is coming out with an aerosol can this summer. Yay!

    My eyebrow lady uses Klorane and she highly recommends it.

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    1. totally agree that sometimes you need a few extra minutes in the morning so the spray version is great to have. ooh, i hope the cake aerosol version materializes... would love to try that too.

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  3. I need to try dry shampoo! I wash my hair every 2 days and I just simply cannot extend it longer than that or it's not just should-be-washed greasy, it's very greasy. I just heard about this stuff this week when I came across the company Cake in a video or blog. I really want to try something from Cake because they're Canadian and have a good concept, decent prices, seem to be in large part natural products and I've only heard good things about the owner and generally what they stand for. But I HATE candy, sugary food smells. Lol, I don't think I would be able to tolerate most of their products.
    Dry shampoo I have to try... On the website, the principessa one is sold out, darn!

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    1. yes, definitely give it a try - i think you will like it! here is another link for the principessa dry shampoo: http://www.murale.ca/Brand/15-Principessa.aspx :)

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  4. My family always used corn starch as a dry shampoo, all the way back to my grandmother's childhood. I was taught from a young age that hair shouldn't be washed every day, though I suspect that stemmed from a need to be thrifty.

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    1. i've heard about using corn starch... i may give that a try when i'm done my current dry shampoo. i used to wash my hair every day and it always got so flat and limp (yet static-y in the winter). now that i only wash it 3 times a week, it looks and feels so much better.

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