I really dislike washing my hair. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love a fresh blowout, the heavenly pomegranate scent of my Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner, and running my fingers through clean, silky hair. But the process of washing and blow-drying my thick, long hair is a hassle. I barely have enough time to get ready in the mornings and I’d rather spend that precious time snoozing. In comes dry shampoo to save the day!
Not only is dry shampoo great to save time in the mornings, but it’s also perfect if your hair always gets oily, if you have dyed hair that can’t be washed too often, and if you want volume.
Here are some things that you should look for when you buy a dry shampoo:
- Doesn’t leave a white cast
- Smells good
- Absorbs oil well
Today, I’ll be talking about 2 of my current favorite dry shampoos that I just can’t live without and they fit all 4 requirements that I talked about above! Let’s start off with my absolute favorite product.
Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo (Coconut & Exotic)
The Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo is my current holy grail dry shampoo that works so well for under $10. I tend to stay away from higher end dry shampoos because I’m not willing to spend over $15 for a can that I’ll finish in less than two months.
Fragrance: Now let’s first talk about the awesome smell of the Coconut & Exotic fragrance. This is my favorite fragrance out of the Batiste line and it makes me smile every single time I use it. I can just imagine myself sitting on the beach on a tropical island far away and drinking a margarita. Of course, if you detest coconuts or if you’re allergic to strong fragrances, you should probably stay well away from this product!
Packaging: Not only is the smell of this dry shampoo simply divine, the functionality of the spray can is well designed as well. The nozzle works so smoothly and sprays out the product in an even fashion. A lot of other products I’ve tried in the past had such bad nozzle jams that product couldn’t even disperse out.
Powder: The powder is very fine so that when I brush out my hair, it disappears entirely. There is no white cast leftover nor does it look like I’m left wearing a gray wig (which is very noticeable if you have dark hair like me).
Oil Control: I also really like this product for its oil controlling properties. My hair gets really oily but if I apply this in between hair washes every other day, it’s able to keep the oilies at bay.
Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo
If you’re looking for a more affordable drugstore alternative than the Batiste Dry Shampoo, you should give the Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo a try. I tend to alternate between this product and the Batiste when I want to save a bit of change.
Fragrance: If you’re into floral fragrances, you will probably enjoy the fresh smell of this product. The floral fragrance to me is a little less appealing compared to the coconut scented Batiste, but for the price and how well it works, it’s still a great choice.
Oil Control: The oil control on this is not as strong as the Batiste but it’s still miles better than other similarly-priced drugstore dry shampoos I’ve tried in the past. Luckily it makes up for the weaker oil control by being super lightweight and invisible when applied.
The only negatives about this product are that it doesn’t disperse the dry shampoo as finely or as smoothly as the Batiste Dry Shampoo nor does it leave as nice of a finish. But with its low price tag, you can’t have everything I guess!
If you want to need help saving time in the mornings or you have very oily hair, I highly recommend investing in a great dry shampoo that works for you. They’re oh-so-easy to use and a great, practical addition to any girl’s beauty kit.
What are some of your favorite dry shampoos? Feel free to share!