Dry shampoo is my absolute favorite beauty product, and Not Your Mother’s ($5 for 7 oz. at Walmart) is one of the best drug store ones I’ve tried.
How I Use Dry Shampoo. I use it a bit differently from the average consumer. Most people probably use it as a form of damage control; so when your hair is feeling greasy, you apply dry shampoo to freshen it up. Instead, I apply this product in my clean roots daily as a preventative tool. After I apply dry shampoo, I can go days and my hair still looks and feels clean! It’s amazing! Go ahead and judge, but I’m a grad student so I’m entitled to a few crazy days where I didn’t make it a priority to wash my hair.
Anyways, I also find another perk of using dry shampoo is long lasting volume! My hair isn’t especially oily, but after a few hours, my hair always seems to go flat. Dry shampoo does a great job of adding a bit of volume to my hair; I use this alongside hairspray when I go clubbing and the combo is amazing!
NYM’s Dry Shampoo. The price on this one is definitely right; $5 for 7 oz is a good deal, promise. I don’t even comb out my hair after applying and there’s still no white residue. I love that after I use it my hair still feels pretty much product-free. In contrast, I know there are other brands that leave your hair feeling very heavy (*cough, Tresemme), but this one is pretty much perfect. My only complaint is that it does run out a bit fast compared to my other favorite, Salon Grafix.
Other Brands. Salon Grafix’s Dry Shampoo ($5 for 5 oz. at Walmart) works very well and is my other favorite. What I love about Salon Grafix’s is that the bottle seems to last forever, making it a great value! Psssssst can be purchased for a bit more money ($7 for 7 oz.); it also works well, but with Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo on the market, why pay the extra $2 for Psssssst? Suave’s is cheap ($3 for 5 oz.), but it runs out after only a few uses, making it less of a value than it seems. Suave’s also has a very strong smell, which really similar to my Dove deodorant, and I prefer my armpits and hair to have different scents. As stated above, Tresemme’s is awful. It makes your hair feel so heavy, almost greasy, upon application.