LUSH No Drought Dry Shampoo

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I love love a good dry shampoo! BUT, this dry shampoo is a no-go for me. My hair is a weird texture that at times doesn’t handle certain oils or products well. What do I do when this happens? I reach for a good dry shampoo. OR when I do a mean blow out but,at the end, realize my roots are a little too weighed down I, once again, reach for a good dry shampoo. This is NOT the one I would reach for. This dry shampoo does a mediocre job at absorbing oils and ALSO leaves a lot of itself behind. Although I do realize I have dark hair, the other dry shampoo products that I have tried have been fairly easy to brush/blow dry out without leaving a grey tint. This product? Not so much. AND I can also FEEL this product still in my hair afterwards, even when I can no longer see it. The regular lotion like dispenser also makes this product difficult. It’s tough to get any out, which leads to one shake too many, and then in an instant you have TOO much. Tragic. Usually I am an avid fan of LUSH products, but unfortunately this one doesn’t do it for me. If you want to try for yourself, however, you can purchase this product on the LUSH website for $13 for 8.5 oz.

INGREDIENTS

Corn Oil (Zea mays) , Magnesium Carbonate , Talc , Perfume , Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi) , Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia) , *Citral , *Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool

HOW I USE IT

As I mentioned above, you can use this product when your roots are too oily or you don’t have time to give your hair a good wash! Just shake it out and apply to roots. The best option is to blow dry it through the hair but a good brush through also works.

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TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

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This dry shampoo is the one that I carry around in my bag or in my car. So, I guess you can call this my go-to dry shampoo. I love this dry shampoo because it does a great job at removing oil at my roots and throughout the length of my hair. There are several types of dry shampoos that TRESemme offers but this one is specifically meant for volumizing fine/oily hair. My hair is the farthest thing from fine but it can get oily this product is perfect lifting all that oil from the root of your hair. The only drawback to this product is the scent can be a little strong, so make sure not to spray too much on.

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Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

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This is my all time favorite dry shampoo, thus far! I purchased this dry shampoo during a Thanksgiving trip at a CVS for about $5 for 5 oz. Usually I use TRESemme’s dry shampoo but as the CVS I was at didn’t have it, I grabbed this one. No regrets! I still love my TRESemme but I do love the scent of this dry shampoo more. It has a clean fresh scent that smells just like fresh laundry.

INGREDIENTS

Isobutane , Propane , SD Alcohol 40 B , Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate , Butane , Fragrance , Isopropyl Myristate , Cyclopentasiloxane

I like to use this dry shampoo after a blow out and flat iron. I have a weird texture of hair that sometimes doesn’t handle certain oils well, and sometimes I just use too much. So, as soon as I’m done heat styling, I just shake the bottle and spray (about six inches away from my hair) at my roots and lightly towards the length of my hair. You want to wait about 2 minutes to ensure that the product settles into your hair. Two minutes is a long time to wait when you have dark hair and you see white product all over your freshly styled hair, but trust me it’s worth it! Once the two minutes has passed, you can brush through your hair making sure that you brush all the product thoroughly through your hair so that it disappears. Then, voila! No more oily hair!

While I like to use this product after a fresh blowout and flat iron, you can also use it simply between washes or when your hair needs a little bit more volume. Enjoy!

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The Art of Dry Shampoo

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One of my most recent obsessions is dry shampoo! I love love love it! As a product junkie, I face the daily struggle of deciding which product to use and when to stop. When I first started using essential oils, I would use too much OR when doing a blow out/flat iron I would use too much styling product or leave in conditioner and the end result? Limp oily hair!! Then I discovered dry shampoo and fell in love! Dry shampoo is gaining more popularity as the “no poo movement” grows. Women everywhere that are kissing shampoo goodbye, due to it’s naturally stripping qualities, have begun to use dry shampoo as a way to still acheive that freshly washed hair look (without actually have to shampoo or even wash) and amping the volume of their hair, all at the same time!

I’ve pulled two articles that do a great job of explaining how to use shampoo and even some product reviews within them. This first article by the Huffington Post explains the “Do’s and Dont’s” of dry shampoo while also featuring a variety of dry shampoos at the end of the article. The second article showcases 5 dry shampoos–2 of the worst and 3 of the best. Personally, I disagree with one of the ones that was voted as the worst (pictured below on the far right) ,but again, to each their own! Within this section of my blog, I will review different dry shampoos I’ve tried and if I can remember, post some pictures of the before/after difference!

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