Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Best of Dry Shampoo + How I Use Dry Shampoo

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!

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! 

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!

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!!

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Thanks to Sephora for sponsoring today’s post.


  1. I love the drybar one but I'm going to have to try the living proof one! I'm always on the hunt for a great dry shampoo!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  2. Great post for me since I've been planning to test dry shampoos any day now! You look incredible, as always!

  3. I am all about the Living Proof one - I feel like the scent isn't too overpowering whereas the DryBar one is pretty potent!

  4. I love the Living Proof one! However, Batiste is always my go-to :-)

  5. Thanks for sharing Emily! I'm going to have to try the Living Proof one now!
    xo, Caitlin

  6. Absolutely going to order the Living Proof!! I've been needed a new Dry Shampoo for a while, so thanks for the tips and reviews!!


  7. I adore the Bumble & Bumble powder. It also lasts longer because you don't need a whole bunch to make it work.

  8. I agree, the dry shampoo by Living Proof is my current favorite as well! There is no white residue left over and it has such a lovely smell!


  9. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Klorane's Dry Shampoo. I get the tinted one which is great if you have dark hair like I do. It also comes in a smaller travel size version that I take with me on trips. I can't believe it wasn't one of your favorites! I have tried so many and I feel like this is the BEST one to really soak up all the oil and make the hair look clean. I guess I should try the Living Proof one soon to compare since it's your fav. :) Thanks for the review!


  10. My favorite budget friendly dry shampoo is Batiste! Its AMAZING and even has a great product for dark hair (praise the lord)! The only down side is it gets the dark residue under your finger nails if you mess with your hair throughout the day like I do. Seriously though, I can go at least 2 days longer without washing my hair if I have Batiste around!

  11. I love dry shampoo I got the amika dry shampoo in an ipsy box once and i have loved it ever since!
    Xo, Kelsey

  12. Love this post so much! I am currently loving the DryBar dry shampoo... but will definitely have to try out Living Proof next. Thanks so much for sharing! ♡
    xx Taylor |

  13. I will def have to try the Living Proof. My recent go to has been the "Not your Mothers" brand one. I love trying new things. Thanks for the suggestions :)


  14. Such an awesome post Emily! Having curly hair I only like to wash my hair once a week so dry shampoo is my best friend!! I personally love Batiste with the hint of dark color to make sure there is never any white marks- its magic!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  15. Of all the products that you've mentioned, I've only tried Living Proof and it is by far my favorite! I tried cheaper drugstore brands and they did nothing for me. Living Proof is definitely worth it!


  16. Will definitely look into the living proof dry shampoo! x

  17. Thank you for sharing! I'm a dry shampoo addict & always looking for the next best one out there! I'll definitely be trying a few of these!

  18. I've been looking forward to this post! Always love a good dry shampoo! Also, hope you feel better soon!


  19. Such a great post! I am always looking for a new dry shampoo--- seriously girl's best friend! And I am so impressed you can make it last a whole week! You rock!
    xo, tara

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  22. OMG Love your hair <3

  23. I'm such a big fan of dry shampoo as well!!! <3

    xo Vanessa from

  24. I'm with you, Emily! I didn't rely on dry shampoo as much until the last six months so this post is just on time, haha! I'm a sucker for packaging too and the Amica bottle totally stood out to me. I've been wanting to try Living Proof too. Love that you're teaming with Sephora. I LOVE their brand!!!

    What do you think of TRESemme? I just grabbed a bottle at Target and I'm not loving it. :/

  25. You HAVE to try Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast, its like your top 2 combined and smells amazing!

  26. I love the aussie dry shampoo and I put it on before going to bed and works a dream!
    Jabeen x

  27. Definitely going to give the Living Proof dry shampoo a try. I feel like they usually don't make much of a difference on my hair so I'm always on the lookout for a new brand to give a shot!

  28. I definitely have to try this out!

    Mireia from TGL

  29. Love this review! Definitely going to try the Living Proof one!

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