This week we’re continuing on the dry shampoo train! As we all know, dry shampoo can be a pain, but it’s also vital to not washing your hair. I struggled for years trying to find the one for me. I've spent PLENTY of money on different kinds, all to end up leaving it half used in the back of my bathroom cabinet..
I don't want that happening to any of you beautiful people, so this week I've decided to try out different dry shampoo brands to see how they work! I'll be going over the coverage they give (how much oil they soak up), the ingredients, and my opinion on each one. This way you know before you try, and even if you still don't get the right one on the first try, you'll be on a better track than before! (If you need to know why dry shampoo is beneficial and a breakdown of the types click here!)
In the video, you can see me use each type of dry shampoo on myself. I'll give you a breakdown on the feel and show you how to apply! Below the video, I have a breakdown of each of the products I used with pros/cons and ingredients if you're interested! If you want to know about any dry shampoos not on this list feel free to message me.
The biggest thing that I learned through this dry shampoo experiment is that ingredients and price do matter!!
The cheapest options all use VP/VA Copolymer or Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate for coverage as the "powder." These ingredients are not good for the scalp. I mean, you’re basically putting metal aluminium particles on your scalp.. Eeek! The Ulta and Salon brands usually use higher quality “powder” options like tapioca starch, rice starch and corn starch. These ingredients are naturally derived and therefore safer for the hair during extended use (also why they cost more.)
The dry shampoos with Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate are going to cause more of that “tacky” or “sticky” feeling due to the chemically processed compound & the dry shampoos with natural “powders” are going to give you that “clean” feeling!
Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate is also going to produce more of that white, powdery or cakey look. It doesn't soak in the oils as well as a natural ingredients thus leaving that filmy look.
Other ingredients that are often used in dry shampoo are alcohols, butanes and propanes. All of these chemicals are designed to light shit on fire…. But they also come in our beauty products? They are what help propel the powder out of the bottle and onto your hair. While these ingredients aren’t awful for the hair, If you’re truly looking for a natural option, I’d go for the Aveda Shampure.
Ultimately, you have to use what is best for you.
If you want to have hydrated hair, I recommend the foam option. If you’re looking for volume, I’d recommend a dry shampoo with alcohol and Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate because they will give you that tacky feel for volume. If you want a “clean” feeling I’d recommend using one without Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate. If you need to be cost effective, maybe the aluminum doesn’t bother you so much. If you want it to last, I’d recommend a powder or foam because they stayed for days!
If you try one and don’t love it, don’t give up! I promise there is a dry shampoo out there for everyone, you just have to weigh the pros and cons to decide what is best for you. If you need any help deciding or have any questions, feel free to message me by clicking here!
Watch Me Trying All 10 Types!
Breakdown of Each Type:
Spraying this foam directly onto my roots really scared the heck outta me. I thought I was going to turn into a sticky mess, but I was pleasantly surprised. Foam dry shampoo does take the longest to apply, so if you’re in a hurry I wouldn’t choose this one- but if you want it to last, I would! (Click Here to Buy!)
If you have the time for application, I highly recommend this one! It works well and doesn't contain any harmful chemicals at all! (Click Here to Buy!)
I love this dry shampoo! This is the one I used when I had too. It's lightweight and I feel like it gives the cleanest feeling with no tacky or sticky residue. It does run out faster than some of the others, but totally worth it to me! (Click Here to Buy!)
This dry shampoo wasn't awful, but the smell was. Personally, I'm not a fan of strong artificial smells, but other than that it's not a bad cost effective option. It did have good coverage. (Click Here to Buy!)
This aerosol dry shampoo is very cost effective. It'll last a while, but it does contain aluminium particles so it doesn't work as effectively as the other dry shampoos. It does have a tacky feeling, but that will help promote volume. (Click Here to Buy!)
I loved this dry shampoo and it was my first time using it- the downside, it definitely took the longest to soak in. It is a foam to powder, so you rub it in with the tips of your fingers. It did have a stronger citrus smell than the Kenra foam, but I thought it smelled amazing! (Click Here to Buy!)
This one is jam packed with chemicals and just asking to dry your hair out. Honestly, I didn’t even want to put this one on my hair, but for you guys… I did it. 10/10 just wouldn’t recommend it. (Click Here to Buy... Or Not!)
The Joico dry shampoo is lightweight, which is awesome if you are worried about dry shampoo weighing your hair down! Overall, a great and basic aerosol dry shampoo. (Click Here to Buy!)
If you’re looking for volume with your dry shampoo, this is the one for you! It has that tacky, hairspray feel that helps to provide volume as it cleanses the hair. I do not like that feeling so I did not like this one! (Click Here to Buy!)
Out of all of the aerosols, I think this dry shampoo smells the best! I didn’t experience any white powder or tacky texture and it lasted all day. The downside is that I did have to use a lot, I feel like this one would run out the fastest. (Click Here to Buy!)
I am SO GLAD I was able to make this blog mini-series about dry shampoo. If you have any questions about dry shampoos or other brands, don't hesitate to contact! Also, if you want to see anything in my blog send me an email and I'll make it happen!
Hi There! I'm Ashley and welcome to The Sunkissed Hair Co. Blog! Here you'll find the latest tips and tricks to achieve your dream hair! After all, hair is the crown we never take off! Read more about SHCo Here!
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