Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Dry Shampoo 101

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

For those of you who haven't yet discovered the wonders of dry shampoo, I'll tell you a bit about it. Basically it's a powder that you spray (or in some cases - shake) into the roots of your hair, which soaks up oil whilst adding volume and texture.

Did you know that it's actually bad to wash your hair every day? Doing so not only strips all the moisture from your hair, but also kicks your scalp into oil overdrive, causing your hair to get greasy faster than it otherwise would. Also think of all the heat damage you can save your hair by only blowdrying/straightening/curling every few days instead of every day!

With that in mind, dry shampoo is the perfect weapon for getting through those days in between washes, or days when you don't have time to wash your hair (hello, shower in a can!) Not only that but dry shampoo can be used on clean hair to help add volume and texture (even my boyfriend is hooked on it!)

The most effective way to use it is to part your hair with your fingers and spray a little bit into the roots from about 20-30cm away. I find it works the best if you let it settle in for a while to soak up all the oil, then massage and brush through.

So now you know a bit about it, read on to find out about some of my favourites...


This is definitely my favourite dry shampoo - everything from the texture to the smell is perfect. The powder is very fine and silky, so it's easy to work into the hair with minimal white patches, however it still adds a good amount of volume to the roots whilst leaving hair nice and smooth. The smell is light, fresh and clean. The only downside is the price - I can rarely justify spending so much on it (even during a 40% off sale) when the Batiste one is almost as good and near half the price.


We've all heard about this one over and over again, and for good reason. It does exactly what it should - soaks up oil, adds volume and texture, and comes in a huge variety of fragrances so there's something to suit everybody (my personal favourites are "fresh", "original" and "tropical"). The only thing that puts this every so slightly below the Klorane one in my books is the fat that the powder isn't quite as fine meaning that it can be a little harder to rub in and may leave white marks (if sprayed too close). Otherwise it's great and a lot more reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Toni & Guy 

I actually can't decide how I feel about this one. On one hand it does a great job at absorbing oil and is THE BEST for adding texture, however the one thing that's hard to get past is the smell. The fragrance itself is not unpleasant at all - it's just so strong. Strong to the point where you can still smell it on yourself hours after you use it. It can do great things for your hair, however it must be used sparingly to make the smell bearable.

A couple that I've tried and disliked are the Cedel Dry Shampoo, which left my hair feeling sticky and mangy, and the Lush "No Drought" dry shampoo which comes as an actual powder rather than a spray and can be difficult to work into the hair.

Hope that helps you guys out somehow!

Until next time xoxoxo

1 comment:

  1. I love the fresh Batiste so much! I'm using the original right now and I'm not liking it as much :(


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