As far as I’m concerned, one of the best beauty products ever invented is dry shampoo. It’s one of those things that I wish I came up with. I mean, it’s brilliant and allows for us ladies to go a couple of days without shampooing our hair.
And going a few days without shampooing is awesome because, let’s face it, shampooing hair takes some time. You not only have to shampoo it, but most likely condition it after. Then spray in a leave-in conditioner and/or heat protectant so that you can blow-dry your hair safely without your hair getting damage from the heat. Then there’s the curling iron or flat iron, depending on if you want straight hair without frizz or pretty waves. So now it’s been at least an hour (at the very least). It’s such a long process and one that I dread doing. Don’t you?!
There are so many dry shampoos out there and it’s hard to know which one to get. I’ve tried so many in the past without having much success. I’ve tried cheaper ones like Suave and found that it did not do the trick for me. I read the reviews on it and thought it would be perfect because so many people liked it, but my hair still felt oily. I did like the $3 price though, lol.
I tried TRESemme Freshstart dry shampoo and found that it didn’t seem to absorb the grease. The more I sprayed, the heavier my head started to feel. Again, I liked the $6 price tag, but it just wasn’t even worth that sadly. After trying two cheaper drugstore dry shampoos, I figured I’d have to spend some more money to get a good dry shampoo.
Since I’m a member of Birchbox and have received Shu Uemura shampoo and conditioner before and really liked them both, I thought I’d give their dry shampoo a try. It’s different from the above two dry shampoos in that it’s a powder that you put on your roots with a brush. I was a little worried that I would put too much powder on and give my hair that terrible powdery look, but that didn’t happen. It was super easy to apply and I really liked the volume that it gave my not-so-clean hair. The only thing I didn’t fall in love with was the price: $48. Seems a bit much for dry shampoo.
Next I tried Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder in Blondish. It’s a spray-on powder and went on my oily hair pretty easily. I read that it absorbs best to oily strands, so I applied it two days after shampooing… It was definitely oily, lol. Just like the Shu Uemura dry shampoo, I really liked it, but was hoping I could find a cheaper one. Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder is $35, which is still a little steep, in my opinion, for dry shampoo.
I decided to look on Amazon and see if there was a cheaper dry shampoo with good reviews and I found Batiste dry shampoo. Of course I read the reviews and found that there were tons of people that really liked this dry shampoo. And the price was only $7. Definitely right up my alley! I placed my order and could not wait for the Batiste dry shampoo to arrive. When it did, it lived up to my expectations. It’s a spray and went on my roots with no problem. There was no gray tint to my root from using the spray and my hair had a ton of volume. I got Batiste Blush, which has a nice floral smell. For real, the smell is so good!
So my go-to, can’t live without dry shampoo is Batiste Blush dry shampoo. It’s my favorite all around dry shampoo and beats any of the others out there. It’s cheap and does what it’s supposed to do. My oily roots are transformed into fresh looking roots with a lot of volume to work with and a wonderfully clean smell! It’s the best!