Honestly, I can’t live a week without dry shampoo. Washing my hair is just too much effort after a long day at school and work, so dry shampoo it is. But before I tried, all the dry shampoos at the drug store, I had no idea what I was looking for. I didn’t know what was good and what wasn’t? So, here’s a how-to guide for anybody new to dry shampoo.
What makes a good dry shampoo?
A good dry shampoo should:
- Absorb oil
- Add texture (without being crunchy)
- Leave no white-cast
- Smell good
- Has a good nozzle
- Bonus: add volume
A good dry shampoo should not:
- take five minutes to rub in
- leave a white-cast
- have a sticky residue
- smell weird
- make the hair look dull/ lifeless
- weigh down your hair
- sprays a very firm stream at your hair and leaves you with an awkward white dot that takes 20 minutes to rub in…(trust me, I’ve been there)
One of my favorite drugstore dry shampoo is from HASK! They have a variety of dry shampoos for a variety of hair textures. Personally, I’ve been loving the Charcoal dry shampoo from HASK. It has a fresh citrus scent that is (currently making me miss summer) great for day two hair when my hair smells like the stir-fry dinner I made last night. Plus, it has long-lasting oil absorption without al the gross sulfates and parabens found in many dry shampoos on the market. With HASK, my hair smells good, feels good, and looks good. No more dry, dead, or zombie-looking hair here!
Tips for Best Dry Shampoo Application
- Don’t spray too close, even with a good nozzle you can get a concentrated amount of dry shampoo if you spray the bottle right by your head. Always use the bottle as a measuring tool and spray the dry shampoo on to your hair a bottle length away. (I actually learned this from YouTube! LOL all the things you can learn…)
- Don’t just spray and go, take a few seconds to rub the product in, so that the product can absorb the oil and actually freshen up your hair.
- Spray a light coating over mid-shaft to strands for the perfect, tousled look
**Disclaimer: I received the products free for reviewing purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.**