I hate washing my hair. Actually, no. I hate drying my hair, therefore I hate washing my hair. So I usually try to get a whole week out of one washing. Naturally, dry shampoo is my best friend. And I have tried lots and lots. Here are my three current favorites.
I have dark hair, which means dry shampoos often look really white and powdery in my hair. I use this in the dark tones formula. It’s not extremely pigmented, but is somehow just enough to blend quickly and completely. It also doesn’t have the grit to it as some other dry shampoos have, so my hair feels relatively soft and able to be styled even after a couple of applications.
My go-to cheap dry shampoo is usually Batiste, but I’ve not found that I love any of the scents it comes in. On a whim, I picked up the Not Your Mother’s in a travel size before a trip last year, and have to say that this beats out Batiste for me. It works well, is not strong or offensively perfumed, it leaves less of a white cast and it’s cheap….. even a little lower priced than Batiste! *side note – While writing this I did notice that Batiste now has a “bare” unscented formula, so I’m sure I’ll find it’s worth trying that at some point.
Aveda is all plant essences and calming aromas, and while this is somewhat tedious and annoying to apply due to the non-aerosol eco-friendly packaging, it does work really well and smells sooo good. You have to squeeze the bottle to poof the product into your roots, and that takes some time, but I can deal with it on a day that I’m not in a rush. It doesn’t leave much of a white cast, if any and it’s pretty travel friendly as it’s not an aerosol or liquid.
Do you have a favorite dry shampoo? I’d love to try it. Let us know.
*I purchase my dry shampoo with my own hard earned money.