Hey everyone! Lately I’ve been really into dry shampoos and with so many options out there I figured I would pick a few of the most popular, try them out and give a break down of each product. Usually I can’t go a day without washing my hair, and having thick medium-long hair takes forever to wash, brush, blow dry and style. I know it’s not all that healthy for your hair to wash it everyday, so when I heard all the hype about dry shampoos I just had to give them a try. I’ve used 5 different dry shampoos within the past couple of months, and have given each one a fair trial. Each bottle was pretty in-expensive, around $4-$8 which is part of the reason why I’ve tried so many!
If you’re not familiar with Dry Shampoos they are basically a product used for days when you don’t want to wash your hair and you need a refresher. They help absorb oils and give life to limp, weighed down hair. They are also good to use on clean freshly washed hair for adding texture and a bit of volume, or even to use if you’re curling or styling your hair! I applied all of them the same way, by parting my hair in different sections, holding the bottle about 8 inches away and doing a quick spray. I would spray all over, parting my hair in different spots about 5 or 6 times and then I would use my finger tips and massage it into my scalp, just like you would when you wash your hair in the shower. I used each product on 1 day old hair and also on clean hair, just to see how long it would hold up before looking a total mess.
The first product I tried was the TRESemmé Fresh Start, let’s just say that this product almost made me hate dry shampoos from the get go. It was absolutely horrible and only made my hair look worse, almost wet…ew not cute! The spray itself was clear and the smell wasn’t horrible, but it did nothing to help absorb oils and make my hair look/feel cleaner.
The next two I tried were by Batiste. This is probably one of the most talked about dry shampoos on YouTube & by other beauty bloggers. At first I was obsessed and now that I’ve tried others, it’s not my favorite. I will say that this product did a great job at absorbing oils and making my hair feel more refreshed, although the smell is very strong and over powered my perfumes and body sprays. The Original has almost like a deodorant smell to it or like baby powder, and the Blonde bottle smells kind of like vanilla which wasn’t horrible, but still not a fan. They both left a very noticeable color on my scalp, the Original bottle leaves a white/chalky residue and the Blonde bottle left my scalp looking yellow. It was so bad, I would have to use a wash cloth and rub it in spots on my scalp to take away some of the color left behind. This was the most expensive out of all the products listed above, but I did not feel was worth it.
Finally we’re getting somewhere! I’ve always been a fan of Dove and Pantene’s styling products so when I saw these two I had to get both! Let’s start with Dove. This one smells really good and did a great job at making my hair look cleaner, and gave me a ton of volume to my hair which I loved and was not expecting. It does leave a slight white/chalky look to your hair, but not near as much as the Batiste Original. This product gives a mattefying feel to the hair, and if you spray too much it can leave your hair very dry and hard to brush. This was defintely one of my favorites, but because of the mattefier I felt as though I couldn’t go as long before feeling the need to wash my hair.
And lastly my new favorite the Pantene Pro V. This smells so amazing! If you’re a fan of the scent of their hairsprays then you’ll love this one! It’s very light and weightless as it claims on the bottle. This one is colorless so it won’t leave any nasty residue behind, but be careful not to over spray it’s easy to get carried away! This one made my hair look and feel so much cleaner and didn’t feel like I had a ton of product in my hair, like the Dove dry shampoo did but I still find myself going back and forth between the two.
I hope this post helped you in some way! Please leave a comment if you’ve tried any of these or have used any Dry Shampoos that you love that I haven’t mentioned. I always like hearing other bloggers favorites and suggestions 🙂