As so many of you asked me about the dry shampoo I featured on my latest haul,
I thought of uploading a little review for you ;)
Using dry shampoo as a quick fix instead of washing your hair is no news, though it's new to me. Judging from the poor variety of dry shampoos in our stores, you can tell it's a type of product that hasn't fully bloomed as it has in the UK; seeing no better alternatives (i.e. Batiste or Tresemme), I settled to Syoss.
I must confess that I was sooo excited to start using a dry shampoo on my hair, since everyone on Youtube and blogs kept raving about it. However, after 2 months of use, my feelings are mixed.
You see, I initially thought that I could finally! be able to slacken up on the frequency
I wash my hair (it's so time-consuming and I hate it), but no. I imagined it would give me some colossal volume at the roots- again, not the case. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a nice little helper when you have to rush out the door but don't have time to do the whole shampooing-detangling-drying-styling shebang. It does freshen up the hair and gives the roots a bit of lift, but nothing too spectacular as I expected.
It sure can't beat freshly washed hair!
Also, the way to apply it can be a bit tricky; spray it the wrong way and you'll end up with white powder all over you hair. I guess blondes are luckier with dry shampoos! Now, I haven't mastered the following technique, but I'm sharing it with you anyway:
You have to shake the bottle before every spritz, lift a small section of hair and spray the dry shampoo in the part of the roots that is under the hair you've grabbed. Hopefully, the white powdery bits won't be visible that way. After you've sprayed all of the roots in the same pattern, you massage the scalp lightly so that the powder can be distributed throughout the hair and soak up the oiliness.
To conclude, I would rely on the Syoss dry shampoo for an impromptu coffee with the girls or a round of beers- but if I was to go on a meeting where it's expected to look your best, I would put away the shower cap and wash that hair. For impressive volume at the roots, look for a backcombing spray instead ;)
Have you tried dry shampoo before?
If so, please leave your recommendations in the comments below!