I’m always some what skeptical when it comes to beauty products, especially when it comes to hair products. When I was younger, I had thick curly beautiful hair, but I hated it. It was frizzy, and I didn’t know what to do with it. Once high school came around I started straightening and washing my hair every day, which eventually lead to my hair getting to be fine and flat (yuck). It wasn’t until a year ago, that I really started trying to give my hair its life back by re-hydrating it with oils and nutrients. I started putting coconut oil in my hair once a week, and only washing it 2-3 times a week. My hair started to get a little volume back, and wasn’t as dull.
A big reason why I washed my hair every day was that I worked out regularly, and I’m always covered in sweat leaving the gym. I’m that girl that comes in with a light blue tank, and leaves with it 3 shades darker. I always thought I needed to wash my hair right after, or put a baseball cap on – which probably isn’t the best idea to wear to work everyday. To add more fuel to the fire, if you have blonde, fine hair like me, you know that your next day hair can get really oily, flat, and make you look like you got stuck in the rain.
So, I was still in need of some kind of hocus pocus to give my hair some life, which is why I turned to dry shampoo (my fairy godmother).
Honestly, dry shampoo is a magical creation that could be the best thing the beauty industry ever came up with – well, except for mascara, but I digress. The next step was to find the dry shampoo that worked best for me. The process sucks. You have to try a lot of different brands to find the perfect one for you. Some work better than others, and some will put quite a dent in your wallet. There are all sorts of different kinds out there – for different hair types, volume, texture, hair colors – the list is truly endless, and it’s overwhelming to figure out what to start with!
It wasn’t until a few weeks ago that I discovered an article by Reviews.com called “The Best Dry Shampoo” that I realized someone already put in the work for me! The team at Reviews.com spent over 45 hours learning about 54 different popular products. In the end, they narrowed it down to 17 of the best dry shampoos for every hair type.
The dry shampoo products that they narrowed it down to are:
- not too pricey
- leave no chalky residue behind
- have no unpleasant odor
Checking all wish-list boxes!
They separated it by 5 overall best products, and then 5 additional standout dry shampoos for individual categories (price, hair color, hair type, concerns, etc.).
The overall best dry shampoo that the Reviews.com testing team used was Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, and I’ve actually tried this! They said “Klorane’s best-selling dry shampoo works best for light or medium-toned hair, but can be used by those with curly, thick, or fine hair”. I completely agree. The only thing I personally didn’t like about it was that it doesn’t add any shine to your hair. It left my roots a little matte.
So what dry shampoo ended up working best for me? Drum roll please! Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo was the perfect fit! Reviews.com named it ‘Best Dry Shampoo for Oily Hair’! I wish I was joking, but I use it every day that I don’t wash my hair. It gives my hair a light clean feeling, and adds volume, so my hair isn’t pasted to my head. It’s the perfect morning hair product to make it look like you really put in some work to get ready for work in the morning.
So you want to try dry shampoo, but you’re not sure how to use it? Well, lucky for you, Reviews.com already has you covered! There is an awesome infographic in the article that shows you how easily it is to use dry shampoo, and get the best results.
Lesson learned, if I’m ever trying out new products, the first place I’m headed is to Reviews.com! The have reviews on everything from home security systems, to homeowner’s insurance, to workouts and of course beauty products.
Check out the full article about dry shampoo here: http://www.reviews.com/dry-shampoo/
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