I can't stand the feeling of my hair getting greasy, but I still only wash it every other day because the last thing I want is to stimulate any more oil production. Dry shampoo is a Godsend for those of us stuck in this dilemma. It does a good job absorbing oil and preventing that "I just rolled out of the 90's" stringy hair look while you're waiting for a wash. As my sister is a hair stylist, I've been lucky enough to try a fair few dry shampoos over time and I think these two that I've got picked out today are among the most impressive for a few different reasons.
Dove Refresh and Care Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo seems to either be a love or a hate for people, but I'll run you through why I think it's worth while. The product almost reminds me of hybrid of a dry shampoo and one of those back-combing powders that were popular about a year ago (like the Osis Dust It Powder). It means that it feels a bit heavier in the hair, but you can get a lovely textured, tousled effect with it. It also does a great job absorbing oil. There are two potential downsides though. The first being that it can leave a slight white residue if you're not careful to work it into your hair and the second being that the smell isn't for everyone. It could be seen as a bit old lady floral. But overall I'm really impressed with the effect it gives and for under $5.00... well I'm not complaining about that.
Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender
Hell of a name, but hell of a product. There is nothing about this dry shampoo that I can see someone disliking, except maybe the price. It feels weightless, but does a great job absorbing oil at the same time. It doesn't leave any ashy coloration in your hair and best of all it's lightly peppermint scented. I just think that's amazing. If you're feeling kind of gross and groggy and you want something to make you feel refreshed and clean, peppermint is the perfect thing. The price of this product seems to vary greatly depending on where you purchase it. It's on the Ulta website for $8.50 (count yourself incredibly lucky if you live in the States), but you're looking at closer to £10.00 if you're from the UK. As for us Canadians, I would recommend trying to find it at a beauty supply store, rather than a salon if you're looking for a good price.
So which one of these dry shampoos is for you? I'd say if you're looking for a one that's going to give you some texture or aid in back-combing then head for Dove's option. Whereas if you want something simply for absorbing oil and freshening things up then it's Redken all the way. What's the best dry shampoo you guys have tried? I'm curious to see if there's something that combines the magic of both of these.