I relax my ultra-curly, ultra-thick, ultra-coarse hair, so for years I've struggled with ways to make a blowout last longer than a day. Not washing your hair every day is something that's difficult to get used to, even for someone whose hair doesn't really get greasy.
So about two years ago, I started using dry shampoo--and it's seriously changed my life. I can keep a blowout longer and even when I don't blow dry, I can skip a day by just spraying some of this old-fashioned stuff on my roots.
Britt--whose hair is a bit thinner than mine (but much more lustrous)--says that while she couldn't use dry shampoo when her hair was longer, it works with her shorter hairstyle. However, she also says that "Dry shampoo is like Febreeze for your hair. It still doesn't feel clean, even if it looks and smells clean."
I, personally, must disagree. Dry shampoo has changed my life! Here are our reviews of the good and the bad.
Worst: Treseme Fresh Start, $5. Ew. This stuff is gross. It feels like hairspray. I used it this morning and my hair feels disgusting.
Okay: Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder, $35. It makes your hair soft--and it's nice that it matches your hair color--but it's pricey and I always ended up getting in on my face. (I have black hair, so it looked like coal or something.)
Best: Label M., $14. This gave Britt's hair plenty of volume.
Best: Klorane, $18. This is the ultimate dry shampoo, in my humble opinion. It makes your hair soft, doesn't feel sticky and absorbs quickly.