After reading several recommendations on various beauty blogs, I gave dry shampoo a second try and now I'm a huge fan! I wash my hair usually only every third day now, and I love it! Not only does it save me time in the morning, but I've found that second- and third- day hair hold curls and braids more easily too.
The most important things to remember when using dry shampoo?
- Choose one that blends well into the hair, leaving no visible residue. (I've found this to be true with all the brands I'm listing below.)
- Always spray in short, quick bursts at the roots of your hair from underneath, shaking the can regularly.
- Blend, blend, blend, by rubbing your roots vigorously with your fingertips.
- Don't over-apply, especially if you'll be going more than one day between shampoos--the product does tend to build up and you don't want to weigh down your hair, just freshen it up.
Considering that I've only been using dry shampoo for a relatively short period of time, I've had the chance to try several different brands. All of the dry shampoos I'm listing here are products I would recommend -- they all blend well into the hair without leaving any visible residue and they are all effective. But I do prefer some over the others for various purposes and reasons:
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo - This has a nice minty fresh scent that doesn't linger too much. I would call this my top pick thanks to it's combination of effectiveness, scent, and price.
Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo (not pictured) - Another great drugstore choice if you're on a budget. I only prefer the Herbal Essences over this one because of the scent.
Batiste Dry Shampoo in Blush - This is a great choice for travel, because it comes in a handy 1.6 oz size as well as the full size.
KMS California Hair Play Makeover Spray (not pictured) - Another good travel choice, but pricier than the Batiste. I really like the light fragrance of this one too. It would be my favorite, if not for the price.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo - Another nice, lightly scented choice, but definitely on the pricey side. (I used Birchbox points to purchase mine after trying a sample and loving it, which made it more affordable.)
Do you use dry shampoo? Which one is your favorite?