Happy Tuesday, friends!
Okay, today’s post is about something that I’ve only recently learned to love and appreciate.
Up until about two months ago, I just wasn’t really a dry shampoo girl. I would hear my friends talk about it, buy different versions, try them, but never really use them. I really always just thought it was easier to wash my hair than use dry shampoo. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing I enjoy more than skipping a hair washin’, but when push came to shove, I was in the camp of “I’d rather wash my hair than it feel sticky and ick because of dry shampoo”. So, I had bottles and bottles but didn’t really use them.
And then we had a global pandemic.
And then I had absolutely NO PLACE TO GO.
And then my roots grew out, my hair was icky at the ends, and I literally could have cared less about washing it.
And then, I tried dried shampoo again under these conditions.
And now, I’m obsessed.
Back in the day, I would wash my hair on let’s say Monday and then again Wednesday, Friday and probably Saturday night (for church the next morning) and repeat. Um, well, since I stay at home, see no one and do not care any longer, giving dry shampoo a go seemed more reasonable than constantly washing my hair for no reason.
These three are my new holy grail of dry shampoos…
#1: Drybar’s Triple Sec
For years, whenever I’ve mentioned dry shampoo, I’ve always told you ladies that my favorite was Drybar’s Triple Sec…which isn’t even really a dry shampoo 😉 . I actually think the reason I’ve liked it for so long is just that…I can spray it on my roots and it doesn’t leave that gritty, icky feel on my scalp (because it’s not technically dry shampoo). In the past whenever I needed a little pick me up, wanted my hair to smell really nice (the blanc scent is AMAZING!!!), give it some volume (either when wearing my hair down or gathering it up for a ponytail), I would spray this on. I always use it on dry hair (not wet) and either at the end of the day when I need to give my clean hair some oomph or on day two (or three) for some lift and volume. I’ve been told by several ladies at Drybar that it can also double as a hairspray too (but I always use this hairspray instead). So, it really is a multipurpose spray (and did I mention the smell?!).
About a year ago though, I had several of you suggest I try…
#2: First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo
Now this stuff, made me realize that sometimes, a dry shampoo can be almost as good as shampooing. I really love this Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo and have been using it on all of my day two hair since you told me about it. You really need to read the reviews because they’re so well stated, but this is cool because the charcoal really absorbs any oils you have, it doesn’t leave a gray/white residue that often comes with dry shampoo, has a nice light scent and I can brush through it after spraying and my hair doesn’t feel gritty or gross (just clean). I typically just give my roots one or two sprays, brush through it and then can style my second day hair. Easy!
Okay though, I was totally sold on this one and not looking for any others until I started seeing all of the reviews about…
#3: Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
Holy cow, this stuff is COOL!!! I’ve never been so excited about a dry shampoo until this one!! I have been telling my friends, my mom, my sister-in-law, basically if you have hair, I’m telling you to try this stuff. It’s hard to explain because it’s a mousse that goes on wet and dries right away and actually cleans your hair (verses just soaking up the oils). I made a very short little demo video for you to see because it’s too weird/crazy/fantastic for you not to see in person…
Whew! That’s cool, right?! I laughed at myself when I watched the video back because you can clearly see my enthusiasm. Haha! I am practically giddy over it!
I love finding silver linings in life and I guess you could say, being stuck at home as made me find the joys of dry shampoo 😉 .
Just in case you were wondering, I still love the Keune shampoo and conditioner for days when I really want to wash my hair. Sometimes, it’s really hard to find though, so in April I tried this one along with the corresponding conditioner and love them too! Not only do they both smell amazing, I feel like my hair has been super hydrated as well (even with all of the chlorine I’ve been subjecting my hair to recently!). So, there’s that too!
Okay, have you tried any of these? Have you tried the mousse??? Is there another I need to try??? I always love your feedback! In the meantime, have the BEST Tuesday!! xo