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What is dry shampoo?

November 9, 2009

**Life-changing product alert**

Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser

Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser

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 links since they are a tad cheaper than Sephora’s).

Klorane Dry Shampoo

Klorane Dry Shampoo

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!

More dry shampoo options:

  • Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo – $19 for 2.5 oz
  • Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo – $21 for 3.2 oz
  • Algemarin Dry Shampoo – $8.95 for 6.7 oz
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo – $5.88 for 5.05oz
  • TIGI Rockaholic – Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo – $11.79 for 6.3 oz
  • Have you ever tried dry shampoo? Let me know if you have any of your own recommendations!


    5 thoughts on “What is dry shampoo?

    1. Erica Sung

      omg i had the same problem too with the ojon! i bought the travel sized one over teh summer and only used it like twice and when i reached for it the other day, nothing would spray outt! i was soo pissedd lol do you konw any way of unclogging it?

    2. shyema Post author

      I’m struggling with that myself since I still have so much left! I read that some people tried using the backs of earrings or a straight pin in the nozzle and it worked…I’m going to have to try. They really need to fix that issue!! If all else fails, just go an exchange it for another dry shampoo at Sephora — they take back used stuff and I’m sure they get that one back quite a bit.

    3. Nada

      I have a friend who’s tried dry shampoo but I don’t know how it worked for her. I’m super lazy about washing my hair since it takes forever to dry and style, and one really cheep remedy I’ve found is baby powder (talc). Probably doesn’t work as well as fancy dry shampoo, but it gets the job done. I just part my hair, sprinkle some in, muss it in, part again, repeat… Doesnt look like freshly styled hair but deffinately gets rid of the icky, dont-remember-the-last-time-i-washed sheen. Just gotta be careful not to use too much otherwise you look like your grandmother

    4. shyema Post author

      I’ve definitely done baby powder before and it works really well. Only difference between that and these sprays is probably more control and at least the Ojon one is less visible.

      Also, Bumble and Bumble have colored hair powders so they blend in with your hair color– I used their black one but only complaint is it rubs off and can leave a mess!

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