Hello gals, and happy Tuesday! I hope you’re having a great week so far. Today, I thought I’d share with you my dry shampoo review that I’ve been working on for quite some time now. If you’ve read my Hair Care and Daily Products blog post, you know that my favorite dry shampoo is the Drybar’s Detox Dry Shampoo. I started shopping for different dry shampoo a while back to see if I could find a drugstore product that was as good as the Drybar’s but without the $23 price tag. I wash my hair about 1-2 times a week and use dry shampoo 3-4 times a week, so a really good one is the difference between greasy hair and fresh looking (and smelling) hair.
It’s important to note that I tried all of theses until I finished the bottle, so about a month or a little longer. I wanted to make sure I gave them a fair shot so that I could properly review them for you. All of these are under $10, and here’s what I found.
Scent: Unscented. Weird chemical smell.
Application: I applied it to the root like I normally would by dividing my hair into sections and spraying it about 6-8 inches away from my roots. It’s really hard to spread and had to keep patting my hair and running my fingers through it to try and even it out.
Texture: This was my least favorite of all the ones I tried. I do like that it doesn’t come out like a white powder, like most of the other dry shampoos, but it also comes out in a wet moist texture. I hated the way it felt because it made my hair look like it was wet at the top which in turn made it look greasy. It also made my hair feel kind of rubbery at the top and a little sticky.
Overall Review: Not a fan, at all. I continued trying it week after week and still the same icky wet and rubbery texture. I had to wash my hair more often to remove the texture and it did not absorb the oil well at all.
Scent: Toasted Coconut. The scent is like what you would expect from a beachy kind of hair product. It’s ok, not totally in love.
Application: Easy application, and much easier to spread that the Clean Freak Refreshing dry shampoo.
Texture: This one is a texturing dry shampoo and I did like it better than the refreshing one above. It does not have that wet texture that I hated but it actually makes your hair heavy and reduces volume instead of adding it.
Overall Review: Still not a fan of this brand’s dry shampoo products. A good dry shampoo is supposed to reduce the amount of times you wash your hair but these made me wash my hair more often because I hated how it felt when I ran my fingers through it.
Scent: White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint. Amazing scent! Herbal Essences always has the best scents and leave your hair smelling so good for days.
Application: The product comes out in an excessive portion when you spray it so you have to be careful not to over spray the same section.
Texture: I think the main flaw in this dry shampoo is how much actually comes out in a single spray. I love the scent so I kept spraying it but it’s too much product so close to your root, that it just totally weighs it down and makes it heavy. You can’t lift those areas anymore after applying it and it leaves your hair flat and lifeless.
Overall Review: Again, the scent is great so I used it more all around my hair like a hair spray to make it smell good instead of using it as what it’s intended to. Love the scent for everyday spraying but definitely not as a dry shampoo to soak up the oil.
Scent: Blush. Light and airy rose scent, love it.
Application: Very fine white powdery product that is super easy to spread out. I like the amount of product that comes out with each spray.
Texture: I like the light texture that is not too heavy. It still leaves your hair soft and doesn’t feel like you caked on a ton of product on your roots.
Overall Review: This is the one I like the most so far and the most similar to the Drybar’s dry shampoo. I love the scent and texture. The only thing is that it does not absorb all the oil so you can only use it for a couple of days before you have to wash your hair again.
Scent: Original Scent. Also known as, the best scent ever! The Drybar sells this scent in a candle and I want it. This is their signature scent.
Application: Super easy to apply and comes out in a generous portion. White almost beige light powdery product. You do have to work your fingers through your hair harder that the Batiste dry shampoo, but it also lasts much longer and absorbs oil better to where you do not have to wash your hair so often.
Texture: Not heavy at all and actually lifts your hair because it removes the heavy oils that weigh it down. I sometimes apply it the first day after I wash my hair after styling it because I find that it reduces the amount of times I have to apply it later in the week. It makes your blow out last longer. Leaves your hair soft, light and manageable.
Overall Review: By far my favorite, still love this one the most. The scent, the texture and the way it makes my hair feel is exactly why I use a dry shampoo in the first place.
Have you tried any of these? Do you have a dry shampoo that you absolutely love? Share it with me below so I can try it next!