Sunday, July 7, 2013

My favourite dry shampoos.

Dry shampoos are a god send. You know that you've had those days where you can't be bothered to wash your hair in the morning because you have to be at school, or you have to be at work in 20 minutes or else you'll be late. My hair is a nightmare to heat style all the time, it takes forever, even at this short length. It takes thirty minutes for me to heat style my hair - when you have no time it is very difficult to incorporate that into your morning routine - so I am very thankful for dry shampoos.
It took me a long time however to find dry shampoos that would be compatible with my hair. Some people use baby powder and while it works for them, I don't like the white film that makes my hair look ashy. Sadly, most dry shampoos on the market are exactly like that - they leave my hair looking limp and grey, a big no-no for people who have dark hair like mine.

SO, to help the other dark-haired ladies out there I wrote up this quick review on dry shampoos. Hopefully it works for you as well as it does for me!


Batiste Dry Shampoo - Dark & Deep Brown

Price: Approximately $8.99 CAD (Can be purchased here)
Would purchase again?: Absolutely.
Review: Out of all the aerosol dry shampoos this one has to be my favourite. It sprays on dark so it blends well with my nearly black hair and it smells absolutely fantastic. The scent I would describe as a faint sweet candy smell, not like the coconut-scent the regular Batiste dry shampoo has. Other dry shampoos leave my hair looking matted but this shampoo still keeps the shine and it feels weightless. It is my holy grail dry shampoo, it is a shame however I can't find at any drug stores in Canada. I had to buy it online! One flaw I do have to list is that the can is very light and if you use it every day it can be used up very fast.

Principessa Beauty Notte Breeze Dry Shampoo for Darker Shades

Price: $24 CAD (Can be purchased here)
Would purchase again?: Yes.
Review: Yes, it is very expensive for $24 but hear me out, this stuff is made of powder so a little goes a long way unlike the aerosol cans. You need to just put some on your hair and rub it in and it'll soak up the oil in no time! Or, if you want to be less messy you can use a powder puff to mix it into your hair. This one is best if your hair is a real oily mess, like if you've been at the gym or something and need to mattify the hair. It does leave the hair looking matte rather than fresh-out-of-the-shower shiny, but it is not overbearing. The powder itself is dark and resembles cocoa powder, and it smells like sweet cake. I've been using this dry shampoo for a year and it still is nearly full. 

There you have it! I hope you enjoy my reviews on these products. As a dark haired girl I grew frustrated buying crappy dry shampoos at the store and having them look like a grey mess on my hair, so I hope it helped a bit if you want to consider purchasing some dry shampoo. There are honourable mentions too that I will review on the blog another time that would also work for dark hair, such as Oscar Blandi and PSST dry shampoo.

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