Because you and I can comfortably go into TMI territory, I’m guessing/hoping that you won’t be grossed out when I say that I get a weird thrill from seeing how long I can go without washing my hair.
I find it fascinating and kind of disgusting at the same time.
I think the longest I’ve ever gone is five days… Or maybe it was six? I had a killer blowout (’twas glorious! — like in a shampoo commercial), and I hated to see it go…
Obvs, I need a lot of help when I do this, since a woman trying to get by on minimal hair washing cannot do it on unicorn kisses and tabby whiskers alone, and when I say “a lot of help,” I mean copious amounts of dry shampoo, which lately has been Klorane Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk for Brown to Dark Hair ($19.50), a tinted aerosol dry shampoo with softening (ooh!) and smoothing (ah!) oat milk and a paraben- and colorant-free formula. It’s designed for all hair types.
Because I love this stuff so much, I currently keep not one, but two bottles on hand.
And I’m also clearing out a place on my bathroom shelf for a third; it’s that serious!
I’ve tried many dry shampoos, and most have been misses, but Klorane’s has all the right moves.
- It adds crazy-good lift to my roots and keeps my strands feeling soft, not stiff
- Soaks up all of the oil and grease (ew, I know, but it’s true) and leaves my roots with a natural-looking matte finish
- It feels comfortable and doesn’t make my scalp itchy or otherwise feel weird (or weirder than usual, ha!)
- No powdery buildup
- And it washes out easily with shampoo
The root lift is exceptional. My hair has a decent amount of natural volume at the ends, but my roots fall flat. With this dry shampoo, however, my roots practically stand at attention.
But the absolute best thing about this stuff — and it’s something that I think my fellow brunettes will appreciate — is the color of the spray. It’s dark when it comes out of the can, as opposed to the stark white color of many other dry shampoos, so I don’t have to spend forever and a day massaging and brushing it into my roots to disperse and diffuse the spray.
I know that there are other dry shampoos out there made for dark hair, but of the ones I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot! — apparently, I’m really adept at not washing my hair, LOL!), this is the best.
Sometimes fragrance is the deciding factor for me when it comes to dry shampoos, and I think this one smells lovely. It’s like oatmeal and flowers… Very light and non-offensive, and it fades quickly so it doesn’t clash with my perfume.
Oh! — and miracle of miracles, the nozzle on the bottle never gets stuck/clogged, and the spray comes out evenly, too. Those are just two of the little things I also appreciate.
PRICE: $19.50 for a 3.2-oz. bottle
AVAILABILITY: Available now at salons, beauty stores, Pharmaca and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+ (I just think this stuff is fab)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,