Hello MYD Beauties!
I have a new FAVORITE dry shampoo! But first let me give you a little information about my search for the perfect product.
I just so happen to be one of those women who have relished the trend of washing our hair less and less. I am sold on the idea that it not only saves me time in the morning, but also keeps my hair and scalp healthier by not stripping it with cleaners on a daily basis. With that I will also let you know that my skin tends to be a little on the dryer side, and therefor so does is my hair. I mention that knowing that if you’re a woman with a little bit of an oilier scalp HAVE NO FEAR, along with talking about this product I have some usage tips that will even help the oiliest of hair stretch that extra day! So, without further ado lets get on with the review…
I have TRIED.THEM.ALL! From inexpensive, to way out of budget, from brunette to powder white, and let me tell you that Living Proof “Perfect Hair Day” Dry Shampoo is the bees knees.
Here is the break down. It runs about $22 dollars for a 4oz. bottle, which I know is a little on the pricey end, but worth it. It is an aerosol spray that like a lot of dry shampoos comes out white. If you are a blonde, then this is no problem, but for dark brunettes myself I was pleasantly surprised when the white powder easily blended away.
It will cleanse the hair and leave it smelling fresh and clean. It will even leave you with freshly blown out oomph and body, which is a great plus. And even though you can feel a bit of product in the hair it is not anything like some of the heavier residue dry shampoos on the market. This product does exactly what it says it is going to do, makes my hair look, feel, and smell super clean.
Now for the skeptics. I have had clients tell me that they simply HAVE to wash their hair every day or every other day. If thats the case okay, but I encourage you to try and cut back. It helps your hair stay healthy by distributing natural oils from the scalp to the shafts and ends of that hair, and because you are blow drying less you hair will also benefit from less heat damage. Also, if you color your hair or have extensions washing less will help extend your time between visits to the salon. Win. Win. So here are a few tips when using dry shampoo.
1. Don’t wait till it is to late. I will usually apply dry shampoo to my hair on the second day whether it needs it or not. That way the product is in my hair giving me great volume and absorbing excess oil over time.
2. Hit it where it counts. For a bottle of $22 dry shampoo I want to use it sparingly, so if I can help it I will lift up the hair on either side of my part and right around my hairline and only spray that. That is usually the area that needs it the most and what people will notice.
3. Don’t brush through to quickly. We are tempted to spray the product in and quickly rub out that white powder look, but here is another option. I will spray the product before I head into the shower, put my hair up in a ponytail and allow the product some time to absorb the oil close to the scalp before brushing it through. You can also apply this trick by spraying before bed and waking up with fresh locks in the morning!
All in all, dry shampoo is a product that everyone is making and with so many options it is hard to know which ones truly work. For me this is the hands down winner, and as a person who enjoys switching it up and trying new things I am currently on my 2nd bottle and not planning to change my loyalty any time soon. I hope you give it a try and let me know what you think.
Happy Great Hair Days!
**Caroline is an MYD Beauty Resident Stylist in our Nashville, TN office. She is available for on-location hair cuts, hair extensions, airbrush makeup applications, beauty lessons, hair styling lessons, waxing, as well as temporary lash applications by appointment. To schedule a session with Caroline (or any of our MYD Beauty Team experts) please contact us HERE and leave a note requesting her in your comments! Caroline, as is all our MYD Beauty Team, is available for travel to destinations outside our Nashville, TN office for special events and weddings worldwide.**