Dry Shampoo... it really is a girls best friend. You all know I am a hat girl - I wear hats at least 2 day a week - but typically only when my hair is getting a little dirty (or traveling). I try to wash my hair about 1-2x a week so the only way to make that stretch is w/hats & dry shampoo! Anyway, I find dry shampoos to be kind of tricky - some leave a white residue, some make your hair feel sticky, some help create volume, some create texture, some smell horrible and some smell wonderful.. I could go on - I am really picky about dry shampoo, obviously! Anyway, I snapped a few weeks back that Sephora sent these 5 dry shampoos over and I decided to test them all and let you all know how I felt about each of them!
These are the 5 I tried out..
First, I wanted to share a few tips for dry shampoo..
-If you are brunette and you are using one w/a white powder, try applying it at night before you go to bed - the oil will be absorbed over night and the white residue will be gone!
-Always always use your CLEAN fingertips to rub the product in to get it activated. I have to really work it into my hair to get it absorbed & working!
-Don’t over do it / or use too much, it will leave your hair dirty feeling & potentially weigh it down!
First up is the Living Proof Perfect Day Dry Shampoo.
I think overall, this may have been my favorite. It smells so fresh & clean, leaves no white residue, & it absorbs oil SO quickly w/o having to really rub it in! I think this is best for those of you looking for a product that will leave your hair looking natural & clean. I didn’t find that it helped with volume really or created any grit or texture! So for me, I’ll be using this on days when my hair is dirty & needs a little refreshing. OR on days when it is kind of clean - but needs a little refresher!
*Also, my Snapchat friends sent TONS of messages saying this is their favorite!
Next is the Bumble & Bumble Prêt-a-Powder.
I really, really liked this product - it promotes volume so that is always a good thing in my book! :) There’s no scent really & the powder is pretty easy to get activate but I do recommend teasing w/a comb if you are looking for volume w/ this! This leaves your hair clean & roots lifted - and it doesn’t make your hair feel sticky! This product claims to help extend a hairstyle and I can attest to that it does do that. I work this powder through the top half of my head at the roots while my hair is flipped over use my fingers to work it in - when I flip back up it looks like a fresh blow out.
*The only downside to this is that it isn’t a spray - it comes out in a powder form so you kind of shake it over the area you want it to go!
Next is the Amica Perk Up Dry Shampoo.
Not going to lie - I love the packaging of this product best. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging though! This product is good - but I would prefer the Living Proof over it. Technically it does the same thing as the Living Proof one, but I do think this one has a really nice smell! This one is VERY lightweight - so it doesn’t weigh down your hair at all if you over do it & it can add texture more so than the Living Proof. I like to have a Dry Shampoo on hand that creates textures bc that helps if you are doing a braid or a fun ponytail. The texture helps to keep the style in tact and keep it looking ‘alive’ if you will... haha! I use this when I want my ponytail to be extra perky and not flat!
I don’t have photos for the last two & I really wasn’t AS crazy over the last two really... But I’ll review those also!
I think this one is best for someone who wants to really dry up oil. Other than that it was just ‘okay’ for me - I like a scented dry shampoo and this doesn’t have any scent. (SO if you like a scentless one, you may like this - bc it does a great job with soaking up oil!)
This one is actually pretty good - and it claims to do everything, absorb oil, increase volume, extend hairstyle, & cover any oder. I will say that it does do all of that - but I didn’t feel like it helped with my volume as much as the Bumble & Bumble! I will say that this truly leaves no white residue which is always a plus if you have darker hair! If you are looking for ONE dry shampoo that can do it all, this could be the one!
Ok, let me know if you have any questions!!
Thanks to Sephora for sponsoring today’s post.