I remember in my early twenties hearing about dry shampoo. I thought it sounded gross and couldn’t understand who didn’t have the time to shower so badly that they needed that kind of alternative. Well guess what you little pretentious younger judgy self, not everyone in the world has two free hours every night for their beauty routine!
So what exactly is dry shampoo? For those not familiar, it is a powdery like spray (similar to hair spray) that you can spray in your hair to absorb grease and oils. I have found that I can double the amount of time in between shampoos if necessary, just by spritzing in a little dry shampoo in the morning before heading out the door.
There are many instances where dry shampoo can come in handy – students who are hitting the books hard for a big exam, someone who travels A LOT and wants to stay feeling fresh for a long trip… or in my case, super busy working mom with a blogging side hustle who just can’t find the time for anything anymore (it also saved my life post C-section too!).
Spraying something into your hair to go longer without shampooing – that sounds pretty easy, right? Well my only word of caution would be that all dry shampoos are not created equal. I have found some cheaper shampoos come out STARK WHITE, not smelling great, or leaving a lot of residue in your hair. A good dry shampoo will still leave your hair feeling a little thicker, but will smell great and not look greasy.
I have one ABSOLUTE, ALL-TIME FAVORITE dry shampoo, but it is pretty darn expensive. The product line was only available of Nieman Marcus for a little while, if that tells you anything. I absolutely think it works the best, and it smells beautiful. The brand is Oribe, and you can find the product HERE! Since Oribe is a little spendy, you can score a trial size for $22 which I think is a great deal.
Okay, yes I understand I just suggested broke college students use this product then dropped that it is almost $50… I completely get it that not everyone has the cheddar to splurge on a beauty product like that. Shoot, I love the stuff, but I can’t bring myself to refill a $50 can every few weeks! So, I set out to find some alternative Dry Shampoos that I love that are also on a budget.
The budget brands I have tested are: Bed Head, Big Sexy Hair, Not Your Mother’s, Dove, Treseme, Nexxus, and TIGI. AND, the award for best BUDGET dry shampoo goes to DOVE!
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Amazon Affiliates program… I am not sponsored by any of these products, I just really like them! I do however get a little kick-back if you purchase anything through the links provided. Prices are no different than if you were just shopping on your own 🙂