**Life-changing product alert**So, not too long ago, I discovered the wonderful thing known as dry shampoo. If you’re guilty of over-shampooing (which BY THE WAY can lead to hair loss, limp hair, and even a mean cycle of overactive sebum production) or just one of those people whose hair gets greasy all too quickly, this is a God send.
The lowdown: Dry shampoo is a hair refresher that you use, without water, between shampoos which makes it ideal if you’re normally on-the-go. It’s usually in a spray form and works just like a powder to absorb oil and add volume to your roots. Basically, it’s amazing.
I try not to shampoo daily, but the problem with my hair is it can get greasy fast. That’s when I discovered Ojon’s Rub-Out Dry Cleanser. It was a new concept for me, and it took a little getting used to (shaking it well before using; making sure I’m not spraying it too close or else it get’s too wet; massaging it all the way through so it sops up oil), but if used correctly, it works wonders.
This particular one is also has a light, pretty scent to really refresh hair. Only thing I’m not crazy about (and I’ve read reviews of people complaining about the same thing): the nozzle can get clogged, so even though I know I have some left in the bottle, the spray won’t work half way through! Next time, instead of the full 4.5 oz, I’m going straight for the 2 oz. travel size (note: I gave the amazon.com links since they are a tad cheaper than Sephora’s).
Another one I’ve used that I didn’t love at first but it’s grown on me greatly is Klorane’s Gentle Dry Shampoo. It’s a little less expensive ($18) and boasts a hypoallergenic formula with no sulfates, parabens, and other bad stuff. On first use, I freaked out though because it comes out totally white on my dark hair. But after combing it through, it not only did a great job of absorbing oil, but it gave me major volume too. Both great things.
Only minus point for me is, after getting used to Ojon’s lovely scent, it was hard for me to switch over to something that smells more soapy like this. But, it hasn’t clogged on me and I like the price point and gentle formula.
This probably goes without saying, but just, you know, please don’t substitute this for shampooing entirely. Although it’s a great temporary solution when you’re short on time, it won’t clean your hair the way a good wash does!
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Have you ever tried dry shampoo? Let me know if you have any of your own recommendations!