I love my hair. I also do very little to it besides the flipping and the fiddling. It's awfully hard to do a "Notice Me" hair toss worthy of shampoo commercial status when it's tightly pulled into a braid or bun. Because of this, I leave my hair down 90% of the time. (It's also possible that I do this because my styling skills are amateur, at best.)
1. Suave Professionals
I purchase this in bulk. They sell it in almost any drug store and always have it in stock at Target. I love this one because it's so freaking cheap and works like a charm. Admittedly, You have to use quite a bit of it (which is also probably why I buy four or five bottles at a time.) However, when it costs under $3, you can't really get too upset. Plus, the scent is totally fantastic: unique but not overwhelming and vaguely citrus. This is definitely my go-to.
I am already a huge junkie for Dove products. I use their body wash, deodorant, and conditioner, so adding their dry shampoo into the mix was a natural choice. I feel like Dove always cranks out consistent quality and this is no exception. More expensive than the suave version, but each can lasts longer because you don't need nearly as much spray to absorb the same amount of oil. My only beef with this one is the smell. Its a little too "clean" for me and smells like baby powder. Not terribly sexy. However, scent preferences vary pretty drastically from person to person so I'm sure lots of people love the smell. I've also found that this leaves the most white residue which is a problem since my hair is fairly dark.
A couple of bonus tips:
- For the most dramatic volume, shake your head upside down afterwards while rubbing the powder into your scalp with your hands. Don't brush through your hair with a comb afterwards like it says on the bottle because you will lose most of the bounce and end up with sad limp hair. Totally oil-free but still sad and limp.
- Also, if you have dark hair like me, make sure to check for white residue before you leave the house.
- Lastly, always wash your hands after rubbing the dry shampoo into your scalp. The powdery texture feels great in your hair but super weird when touching anything else.