As of 7am this morning, I had not a clue what to blog about. At 7:30am, after I finished my daily 10-minute make-up routine, I sprayed in my dry shampoo to freshen up my holiday weekend hair. It hit me… blog material! So thankful for those duh moments!
True to gut, I believe dry shampoo is the greatest beauty product ever invented and deserves more credit than given. Seriously… if I ever run into the person who came up with this beyond miraculous idea, I would kiss their feet. O.K…. maybe I wouldn’t go to that extreme, but they would receive a Jackie-sized bear hug .
I’m a blond (and not naturally), so washing my hair every day is just not an option. It’s entirely too dry, and by recommendations from my hair dresser, and 27 years of keeping my mane long, I’ve learned the best thing for my locks is to not over wash, blow-dry, straighten, curl, etc. Hence the reason I fell in love with dry shampoo. For those of you who haven’t tried it, It will give you that freshly washed (and good smelling) hair look. It’s also excellent for a quick volume boost (sometimes I spray it into clean hair just for that reason). I learned the old baby-powder trick back in high school, but dry shampoo is formulated to feel light and not give you that heavy build up caused by baby powder. Below you will find a review on three different types of dry shampoo:
1. Frederic Fekkai Au Natural Dry Shampoo: Sprinkle this formula onto your scalp and roots (like baby powder) to absorb excess oil and dirt for a clean and fresh coiffure.
Pros: It will last forever. It took me over 6 months to go through the bottle. Best for giving a boost to lifeless bangs and applying to small areas. Colorless.
Cons: Messy, and you can easily sprinkle in too much. Honestly, it doesn’t work near as good as a spray.
Where: Sephora, Ulta, Target, and some salons
2. Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo: Spray it into your hair like hair-spray just around your roots for a freshly shampooed look.
Pros: Works better than the other two listed. Lasts into the next day. Causes very little build up with repeated applications. Easy to apply and mess free. Colorless and blends well with all hair hues.
Cons: Runs out quick. You could go through a can in as little as 10 applications.
Cost: $21 for a 3.2 oz can
3. Umberto Dry Clean Dry Shampoo: My personal go-to favorite. Works very much like the Oscar Blandi spray.
Pros: Inexpensive. Comes in an easy to apply spray-can. More applications with the 4 oz can versus the Oscar Blandi 3.2 oz. Colorless and blends well.
Cons: Doesn’t have the lasting power of the Oscar Blandi.
Cost: $8.99 for a 4 oz can
Where: Target or drug stores
Go ahead… have a good hair day… everyday!