I’ve got big ole Southern hair. I’m serious, my weave is outrageous. I have curls that don’t listen to me. It takes me at least 30 minutes to blow dry my hair and add on another 20-30 to straighten or use a curling iron. On the bright side, my hair doesn’t get too oily, so my blowouts last.
But doing my hair is purely exhausting. Per recommendation of my hair stylist, I only wash my hair at most three times a week. Before you freak out and tell me how gross I am, let’s talk about it. Your hair needs its natural oils, and it’s well known in the beauty world to not wash your hair everyday unless your hair gets super greasy. It can actually dry your hair and scalp out if you wash it too often. So no, I don’t wash my hair everyday.
I do however, use dry shampoo like it’s my job. I love dry shampoo. Because even if my hair doesn’t get greasy after day 2, I get some serious flat head. I don’t look good with sleek hair. I need some volume. Dry shampoo does just that and keeps my locks looking fresh.
I’ve rounded up my favorite dry shampoos (all tried and tested) for you below!
Batiste Dry Shampoo
This is my favorite dry shampoo ever in the history of dry shampoos. It comes in several scents (I like “blush”) and colors for various shades of hair. I love this because it’s one of the cheaper versions, but it works like a charm. I use this ALL the time.
Psst! Dry Shampoo
Psst! is a classic. Seriously, my mom used it back in the day. Before I discovered Batiste, I was using this as my go-to. It doesn’t really have a scent, which is nice because some can be overpowering. But I like my dry shampoos to have a little fragrance for a pick-me-up!
Suave Dry Shampoo
This one is fab! I love anything that has the word infusion in it, which is why I bought this in the first place. I was pleasantly surprised! It claims to refresh as well as bumble & bumble, which I’ve used. I must say it does a pretty good job.
Tresemme Dry Shampoo
This is my current dry shampoo, and I really really like it. I got it because my drug store was out of Batiste, and I needed some right away. It smells so clean and comes out almost clear. Most dry shampoos can leave a chalky white powder in your hair, but this doesn’t!
Ojon Dry Shampoo
I love this stuff. It’s definitely one of the best dry shampoos I’ve tried, but the price tag makes it a no-go for me in the long run. If you want a good high end dry shampoo and don’t use it too often, this is a good option. It smells great and it doesn’t leave build-up in your scalp.
Do you use dry shampoo? What’s your favorite? How often do you wash your hair? Tell me in the comments!