Things I Like: Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo is a girl’s best friend, am I right? Unless you’re one of those people who’s blessed with the ability to wash your hair once or twice a week OR you have the time to wash, dry and style it every day, and in either case I’m jealous.
I’ve been a dry shampoo devotee since college, mostly out of laziness. My hair used to be ringlet-curly, and now it’s straight enough that I can’t do it curly without effort and wavy enough that I can’t do it straight without effort. So I typically wash my hair every other night, sleep on it, wake up to bedhead extreme, straighten it, and go on my merry way. The next morning, it’s typically a little, ahem, less than clean. Sometimes a lot less (I blame my grabby children, although I had this problem before they existed so…). Enter the dry shampoo.
If Sephora (or CVS, for that matter) sells it, I have probably tried it. Some absorb the grease and leave a nice little white residue. Some have actually made my hair greasier. I recently discovered Elizabeth and James dry shampoo (which my savvy sister tells me is Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s brand?!) through Cup of Jo, and I bought the Nirvana Black scent.
Angels rejoice, it is hands-down the best dry shampoo I’ve ever tried! It absorbs the grease, doesn’t leave a residue, and my hair actually looks like it does on Clean Hair Day. My only qualm is the scent, which is fairly powerful and I’m an anti-perfume person (unless it’s my essential oils), but it seems to subside drastically as the day goes on. The price could also be a little bit more pocketbook-friendly, at $28 for 4.4 ounces, but if it saves me time and aids in helping me look somewhat presentable, I’m in.
Get you some! Purchased here, of course.