When I caught my first whiff of Lush’s citrusy new No Drought Dry Shampoo ($12.95), I wondered if it could handle the scent of eau de greasy roots — that scent somewhere between musk and the fragrant toe funk that manifests after one too many days without shampoo.
To erase my doubts about No Drought, I went four days sans shampoo, at the end of which my mop had reached greasy critical mass, complete with limp roots, a gummy scalp and a scent akin to El Hub’s sock drawer. With my hair at new heights of jankiness, I reached for Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo.
I followed the directions on the bottle, or tried to at least, but the bottle doesn’t make this loose powder easy to dispense.
Correction — it makes it too easy. The cap has a regular lotion topper that dumps out a ton of product when it’s tipped, and I wound up with more powder on the sink and bathroom floor than I successfully got in my hair.
Carefully, I managed to tap out a small amount into the palm of a hand that I then ran through my hair and scalp. In no time, my head smelled as fresh and clean as a bucket of lemons, but that was the high point for me and my hair.
I think No Drought absorbs excess oil and dirt fairly well, which is its raison dâ€™Ãªtre, but it also leaves a lot of itself behind. I feel the powder everywhere — on my hair and scalp. It feels heavy and thick, and I don’t get the nice lift at the roots that I get from finer, lighter dry shampoos. When all is said and done, it takes a couple rounds of washing, lathering and rinsing to thoroughly remove every grain.
And then there’s the noticeable white cast it leaves on my dark hair…
Yup, on top of everything else.
As for my favorite thing about this, the scent, it’s just not enough to earn No Drought the win, and I don’t get the same sense of relief after using it that I get from $24 Rene Furterer Naturia or $3 Suave Dry Shampoo.
PRICE: $12.95 for a 250-ml bottle (about 8.5 ounces)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Lush stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C
New year, new hair
Speaking of coifs, I’d like to get mine cut and colored before the end of the year — ya know, to set a good tone for 2012. Sure, I’d also like to clean and organize the house, but getting my hair done is the funnest thing on my year end list.
Are there any things you’re trying to take care of before the end of this year?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,