For some reason I’ve been in a writing SLUMP and I was revisiting my blog when I was young and carefree (haha! I’m still young but slightly more cares…) and I remembered how I started this blog initially because I truly love to talk about products. In another life, I would have loved to work in that industry, however that was/is not my path and GOD BLESS all of you that do because I don’t think I could put up with trying to please people on that level day in and day out! Phew… talk about stressful.
I’ll stick with sharing my favorite products and you can check them out if you want! If you’ve been around here at all, then you’ve seen a lot of posts on dry shampoo. I’ve always functioned on dry shampoo. Not just as a mom, but also as a single and married lady :). Dry shampoo is for everyone… and if you ask me, you are missing out on the advantages it can give your hair by NOT using one!
Way back when, I blogged about my favorite dry shampoos and since times are always changing, I thought I would update!
This post is more of an experiment, as I waited until I saw a dry shampoo mentioned A LOT, and then I bought it and put it to the test. The shampoos I’m discussing today are being reviewed from worst to best.
* I am not affiliated with any of these companies. These products were tested on my own dollar and are strictly my opinion*
8. Lush No Drought ($8.95)
I took notes on each shampoo as I used them. For the sake of experimentation, I started 24 hours after a wash and continued on for 4-5 days, which is pretty standard for me (unless something tragic happens like #babypoop and I have to wash immediately). Anyways, No Drought is a POWDER, not a spray. So while spray may go on powdery, this is literally sprinkled onto your head. So in my notes, after one use, I just wrote NO.
I am not a fan of powder to begin with, I’ve had better luck with baby powder than this. I just have nothing good to say about it. It did have a nice fresh lime scent but did absolutely nothing to remove oil or refresh my hair. SO DISAPPOINTING. Hence #8.
7. Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo – Texturizing Version ($3.59)
Ummm yikes. First mistake was likely that this is supposed to be texturizing. I highly recommend NOT buying this for the sake of fixing your unwashed mop. My hair looked slightly wet after using and it felt more like a hair spray going on. I actually had to WASH my hair early because of it. Truly this could have easily been #8 as well.
6. Klorane Dry Shampoo ($20)
This shampoo has been showing up everywhere on my social media and I was honestly pumped to try it. It’s a little more pricey than a drug store option but still not as much as some high-end options. Long story short… I had to give it a NO. I guess I don’t get it? It didn’t smell good, or even really refreshing. It didn’t do much for removing oil. I could maybe get ONE good day out of this stuff. Blah. Major disappointment.
5. Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo ($3.99)
This shampoo has somehow slipped under my radar and I haven’t tried it. In the past (when I first started using dry shampoo, years ago) I would buy Suave Dry Shampoo because it was SO cheap. Like this, I would say it has a lot going for it… considering it is less than a drive through sandwich. It smells nice. It does refresh. For maybe a day. But I wasn’t able to get the longevity between washes that I need. I have very high standards for what my dry shampoo needs to do for me… and Dove just didn’t cut it. This is a shampoo I would keep in my cupboard for if I accidentally ran out of my favorites.
4. R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo ($17-$30)
Alright. I LOVE the smell of this shampoo. Truly, it may be worth buying for that alone. I love other products from the R+Co line but I can’t say I think this is worth the price. My main reason…I just couldn’t stretch my blowout the way I wanted to! My hair seemed to get heavier and heavier by the day. Sure, it smelled fantastic… but just not the whole package.
3. Batiste ($6-8)
This shampoo will forever make my lists. It can be found virtually anywhere these days. It is the perfect price (depending where you get it, more or less) and even comes in a large variety of scents. It truly works! It really removes oil. It doesn’t extend your blowout for a week like a high-end shampoo will, but this baby will get you a few days and save you if you wake up late for a wash day.
2. Kristin Ess Reviving Dry Shampoo ($14)
Oh. My. Goodness. Even though this isn’t NUMBER ONE it is one of my favorite new products. In a strange turn of events, my sister, who only recently started using dry shampoo, told me about it and how it smelled really good. Scent is a huge criteria for dry shampoo because you are probably going to be getting whiffs of it all day long. The price point is a little more than your average non salon product, but I’ve experimented with other products from this line recently (more to come) and I have to say…. I am IMPRESSED. Not only is scent incredible and dreamy, this stuff WORKS! I got my full 4-5 day with no trouble and I honestly was considering keeping it up because my hair still smelled so good! Get your buns to Target and throw this in the cart with all of the other things you don’t need!
1. DryBar Detox ($23)
DryBar. My one true love. I have been using this dry shampoo for 3ish years and I will never fully stray. The scent is heaven on earth. But beyond that, it erases my oil, adds volume and more often than not my hair looks better on day 2 or 3 because of this product. It is a little more than the average drug store product. But IT WORKS. It does so much more than just absorb some oil… it really gives your hair some oomph! Hands down my favorite dry shampoo… I doubt my mind will ever be changed! 😉
If you’re still reading, you must really love dry shampoo! I get it. It’s a godsend. How did we ever do without?
So… tell me. What’s your favorite dry shampoo? And WHY? And if you’ve been looking for a winner, check out my top picks!
For more on dry shampoo check out my old experiments here