So I have been M to the I to the A lately and I’m not gonna lie, I kinda liked it. It was the holidays and we were on vacation and my kids are still outta school and I just didn’t have that much motivation! I am excited about 2014 and ready to kick some serious butt. I’m giving school in France a shot (nervous!!), working, & still doing all the major mom/wife things I usually do. And I’m excited about it!
One of my blog goals in 2014 is to have a hair tutorial with a video up every Friday. This might be a total long shot for me because, well, I suck at consistency, but I wanted to give myself a goal. What a better way to start off those videos than with a little tut on how to use dry shampoo.
I wash my hair two times a week, if I’m lucky. I have a lot of thick hair and it’s a hassle to dry. I probably use dry shampoo more than I use regular shampoo! Let me give you a few reasons why I love it.
- Helps your hair look less greasy
- Creates volume at the roots
- Helps hold tease
- Freshens up any look
- Helps in styling hair
I could go on but you get the point, it’s awesome. If you don’t own any, you need to so stay tuned, I’ll suggest some later on. But seriously, what’s better than spraying your roots, styling your hair and walking out the door. I don’t know if there is anything…
Little disclaimer. I know you see lots of beautiful, perfectly coiffed hairstyles out there and those are fabulous. I have just come to the realization that, while I love those styles too, that will never be me. I’m not ‘perfectly coiffed.’ Come to think of it, I’m not ‘perfectly’ anything. And since this blog is a reflection of me, it’s not perfect either! The styles I want to share are for normal people. Women on the go. Who maybe don’t wash their hair as much as they’d like. Women who need quick, easy fixes. You get the picture.
Oh and if you want perfectly clean hair, just wash it. Dry shampoo is a quick fix, so if you’re expecting it to be perfect with it, you’ll be disappointed.
Here’s my experience:
Oh geez, I need to color my hair. Point taken. Other than that, can you the difference? Total grease bomb in the first photo and nice and fluffy in the second. Like I said, this is not a cure all. If you want super clean hair then take a shower! In the meantime, this is fabulous!
Obviously using dry shampoo is super duper easy. But I’ve put together a little video explaining how to use it and how I use it. Check it out.
Now let’s talk about which products are the best. Here is my personal experience. I tried Tigi bed Head Rockaholic on clients and personally a bit. I liked it but I wasn’t completely WOWed by it, you know? Then I bought Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak because I don’t prefer to spend a buttload on products although I will if I have to. It worked but it was noticeable in my roots & I really could not stand the smell. Then I got a package for an ULTA Beauty campaign with ton of awesome products and Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo was one of them. I tried it and loved it. You can really see the difference, it doesn’t leave a residue, and works with my brunette/redish hair. Score. Except the price tag, not my favorite. ($17.95 at ULTA)
So I asked on Facebook and got some other suggestions for you. Tresemme was one often suggested. Dove came recommended and even Not Your Mother’s a few times. The winners from the recommendations however were Batiste & Suave!
I think the bottom line is you have to find one that works for you. Everyone has different hair types & textures and what I love might not work for you. But who wants to buy a whole bottle of product just to find it doesn’t work? Bummer. Maybe try borrowing a spritz or two from a friend to see how you like it. I should start a beauty products trade website, wouldn’t that be cool? You could list old products and trade or buy new ones. Oh man, genius!
Here’s the links to the ones listed and some extras. Have at it! I think the best option is to just give them a try and find one that works for you! Good luck on your dry shampoo adventure!
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