That's some suggestive wordplay right there, huh? Sorry to disappoint you but this one's just about my dirty-a$$ hair and what I use to make it look semi-presentable.
Anyone that knows me knows that if I could go a month without washing my hair, I would. I am not ashamed. I’m sure you have heard plenty of times that “it’s not good to wash your hair every day”; and to that I say, to each is own and if you like washing your hair every day, I can think of a lot more things that are detrimental to your hair’s health than just washing it too much. That being said, if you’re like me and despise washing your hair and only choose to do so when your boyfriend won’t come in for hugs anymore until you do... dry shampoo is your friend.
I’ve tried a lot of shampoos and very infrequently do I make it through a bottle without tossing it in the garbage. Call me picky but I like what I like and anything floral-scented, I DO NOT like. I like my hair products to be either fruity, musky or un-scented if possible. I do not like my dry shampoos to be chalky and I tend to gravitate toward brands that have tinted shades, whether it be a “dark tones” or has a blonde/violet tint so that I don’t get that white cast on my roots. Even with having blonde hair, that is never a cute look. Unless you have bleach-blonde or grey hair, I would suggest trying one with a tint.
Below, in no specific order, are my top 3 favorite dry shampoo sprays and 1 dry shampoo foam that I don’t actually know how I feel about but I figured I would throw in the list for some “wow factor”.
Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo $26
This dry shampoo comes in two colors, for dark and light hair. It “contains ultra-fine rice starch that absorbs oil, buildup and odor, leaving hair instantly cleansed and refreshed. UV-protecting, argan oil-infused formula contains subtle violet undertones to balance brassiness in blonde hair and bring out the best in light tones.” The dark tone ensures that there is no white residue on your roots if you have darker hair as well!
I really like the smell of this product, it smells like the lighter version of the oil that they have (or just Argan Oil in general). It has a nice consistent mist that doesn’t just shoot out and leave you with a blob of dust in one area of your head.
The price point is a bit high to me but if you have a buddy with a cosmetology license, have them grab you several to stock up! But if not, I definitely think the product is still worth the price.
Key Ingredients : Argan Oil: Extremely rich in tocopherols (Vitamin E), essential fatty acids and antioxidants, this natural oil helps to nourish.
Rice starch: A natural absorbent that draws out excess oil.
Batiste Dry Shampoo $5-10
If you’re looking for a great dry shampoo that is easier on your wallet, then I highly recommend Batiste. My favorite scent is Tropical but I also love their colored sprays as well. They have blonde, light brunette and dark brunette toned versions! It is both vegan, sulfate free for those of you that are into that. Batiste can be commonly found in drugstores, Ulta but if you’re lucky, you can find it at it’s best price in TJ Maxx/Marshalls!
Unlike the Morrocan Oil mister, this one is a bit more intense so be careful when spraying. Make sure you have a good 8-10 inches between your roots and the nozzle or you will end up with dusty and crusty looking hair. That being sad, you can always flip your head over and shake it out to get rid of some product!
Key Ingredients: Butane, Isobutane, Propane, Oryza sativa starch, Alcohol denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Coumarin, Distearyldimonium chloride, Cetrimonium chloride.
Design.ME Dry Shampoo $22
“Quickie.ME is a dry shampoo spray with a rice starch formula that absorbs, lifts and styles hair without the need for water. Rice starch absorbs oils and gives volume while the cetrimonium chloride and disiloxane condition.” I like the dark tone of this product because it is not too dark, so for my dirty-dishwater-blonde hair, it is perfect! It does come out a little on the dark grey side, so that is something to keep in mind if you have super dark or warm toned hair. The smell is great and it doesn't leave my hair feeling gritty or gross. Like the Moroccan Oil dry shampoo, it has a nice mist but I would still recommend that you shake well and spray 6-8 inches from dry hair. Let dry, massage and brush out.
Side note, this company also makes a really nice volumizing powder named, "Puff Me" so check that out too if you like extra volume!
Key Ingredients : Rice starch: A natural absorbent that draws out excess oil.
Ouai Dry Shampoo $28
This dry shampoo foam is a little weird to me. On my curly hair, I love it. On my straight hair, well... I wont try it, to be honest. Because I have naturally really curly hair, when I spend the time to straighten it, I really don't want to risk putting any moisture on my roots, activating my curly-q's. Quai states that it works on all hair types so if you're willing to try it out on naturally curly hair that is straightened, let me know how it goes!
Otherwise, I love it on my curly hair! It's the only dry shampoo that I've tried that actually makes my hair look and feel cleaner instead of just soaking up the oil while depositing powder on my hair. I would highly recommend this for anyone that has curly hair to refresh third or fourth day hair or to give naturally straight hair a little more life!
Hair products are really one of my favorite things to try out. If you saw my medicine cabinet, underneath my bathroom sink and the hallway closet, you would really understand just how much I like trying out new products. So if you have any product recommendations, please let me know! Or if you would be interested in knowing more about how I style my curly hair and the products I use on a regular based to achieve defined curls with less frizz, leave me a comment below.