Dry Shampoo: what it is and why you need some
I hate oily hair, yet in the same breath, I can’t be bothered washing and drying my hair every day (demanding aren’t I!) so alternatives to afore-mentioned daily washing + drying are highly sort after. One option is dry shampoo.
Now I’ve been a little skeptical about dry shampoo for a while, but others have raved about it (ok, Amber Hughes, I’m finally listening to you!) so I have persisted. And finally, I found it, the perfect dry shampoo.
But first, I can hear you jumping up and down in the background yelling ‘that’s awesome Cait, happy for you, but what the frick is dry shampoo’ so let me explain.
The idea of dry shampoo is that is absorbs any excess oil in your hair to keep it looking fresh between washes (in the olden days we used to use talcum powder remember? Never worked so well on my dark brown hair haha)
Here’s how you use it:
1. take day-old (or older) hair that is feeling a little skanky (you know the hair I mean!)
2. spray the be-jebbers out of your roots with the dry shampoo (in a ventilated area, this stuff is potent!)
3. Massage in – now this is the key to getting it working well, massage the dry shampoo into your roots thoroughly, you want to absorb all the oil and add volume and fullness to your hair
4. Style your hair – I find that dry shampoo adds a bunch of volume to my roots so I tend to style it up in a bun or pony (that way you also won’t be tempted to touch your hair as much, with creates the oiliness in the first place…..)
Which one to use?
I was just using the original one from Batisse, but I recently bought their XXL Volume product (who doesn’t need a bit of extra volume in their hair, oh you don’t? Well go away, we are no longer friends, I ALWAYS need more volume) and it is amazing! It also smells yummier than the original (I think)
But there are heaps of other options from Batisse and others, I almost picked up the product for dark hair (no more talcum powder-looking grey tinged hair) and there is also one for blondes. The best place to pick one up is from your chemist or department store so here are some other options;
Have you tried dry shampoo before? What was your experience? Or do you have another beauty product that has changed you life? Tell me in the comments below!
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