Dry Shampoo is one of those beauty power houses: it helps preserve a blowout, adds volume, and banishes any second day (or even late day!) oilies.
Many hair stylists consider Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo to be one of their secret weapons – not only for getting rid of greasy hair, but also to add body and texture to the hair.
While Psssst! actually works very well and is super budget friendly (only $5.49 from Drugstore.com), just be forewarned that it has a few problems that you need to watch out for. If you have dark hair and you use too much, this white powdery spray will leave you with a Taylor-Hicks-hued hairdo (or Anderson-Cooper-colored coif, for you non-American Idol fans ;) Just make sure to use only a little bit at a time — and keep brushing your hair out.
An even cheaper (but even more problematic) alternative is to shake a little baby powder on your roots and then brush it out. This works best for those with very light blonde hair and I don’t recommend it for you raven-haired makeup moxies.
To avoid these problems altogether, Bumble and Bumble’s Hair Powdercomes in in 5 different colors – black, blonde, brown, red, and white. You can pick a color to match your own or you can even try out choosing a different color to enhance your natural hair color. ($34, Amazon.com)
Another dry shampoo that I spotted that looks interesting is Cake Beauty’s Satin Sugar Hair & Body Refreshing Powder. Talc-free with skin soothing ingredients such as calendula and chamomile, this powder comes in two tones and can be used to keep both your hair and your body fresh. It’s available for $18 from Makeup.com. Order before 2/28 and you get free shipping!
A few other dry shampoos you might like to try:
- Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo ($19, Nordstrom.com)
- Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion ($22, Aveda.com)
- Klorane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Extract ($14.99, Amazon.com)