Sometimes, we simply don’t have enough time to wash our hair every morning! Dry shampoo has been a real life-saver for when I’m running out of the house and want to maintain a fresh and clean look. My usual routine is to wash my hair every other day, which I’ve been trying to maintain by using tea tree shampoo & conditioner for better oil control. My roots tend to get oily quickly, so going so long without washing my hair is a huge success for me. I wanted to find the perfect dry shampoo that also has natural ingredients. Here are a few that I have been trying:
- Tints of Nature dry shampoo ($14.99) comes in a simple, travel-friendly bottle with a nozzle, which is very convenient to use, because you don’t need to touch the product at all. Just point the nozzle to your roots, press the cap and it releases a white cloud of a dry shampoo. Not too much, not too little. Just make sure you shake the bottle after each spray. Use a brush to separate your hair and spray evenly on your roots. I usually use my hands to pat the product and spread it out evenly.
- Captain Blankenship Mermaid dry shampoo ($24) is not travel friendly, but it’s an essential part of your hair routine. One of the best aspects of this dry shampoo is its floral scent. Organic Arrowroot Powder and Kaolin Clay mattify greasy hair and add volume. Organic Essential Oils of Geranium and Palmarosa create a beachy rose smell. Sprinkle the powder onto the roots where necessary and gently rub it in using your fingers.
- Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Biotin dry shampoo ($24) is one of my favorites. It doesn’t use an aerosol can spray (environmentally friendly!) and it has charcoal in it, which helps to detoxify, cleanse, and balance the scalp for optimal scalp health. Witch hazel extract helps to normalize oil production to prevent an oily scalp, while the super-vitamin biotin provides essential nutrients to the hair follicle to support healthy hair growth. Best of all this 98 percent naturally-derived formula is cruelty-free and formulated without gluten, silicones, DEA, or synthetic dyes.
Although these may seem a little on the pricey side, it’s a lot of product which goes a long way!
By Sohee Cho