These days, time is precious. We always seem to be rushing from one commitment to the next, fitting in day to day tasks whenever we can; in fact, sometimes it can be hard to fit everything in. Maybe you’re like me, and you wake up in the morning, your alarm heralding the start of a new day, you immediately groan and press ‘snooze’ several times, before realising that you’ve slept too long and now have no time to wash your hair before work.
Thankfully the beauty Gods deemed it necessary to save us over-sleepers, and invented the wonder that is dry shampoo.
Perfect for long weekends, festivals when hair washing facilities are the last thing on your mind, busy mornings, or simply when you just don’t have the time, this shampoo in a can instantly refreshes your tresses, making it possibly to skip a wash, or at least give you a few extras hours’ grace,
A God-send indeed.
Like most beauty products on the market, there are many to choose from, and it can be hard to decide which is for you. Never fear, read on for five of the best dry shampoo products you can buy.
1. Batiste Dry Shampoo
Perhaps the most famous, Batiste comes in a range of scents, from tropical to blush, and even adds a hint of color to hair, with three color-enhancing variations in their armor. Of course, on a basic level, Batiste is sprayed onto roots, ruffled, brushed out, and like magic, hair is oil-free and smells just like it’s been washed.
I use Batiste on a regular basis, and I find that when I use it in the morning, my hair will last until early evening, before I give in and give it wash. Found in most large supermarkets, you can buy Batiste in a standard can, or travel size, which is great for those weekends away.
2. Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo
You might think that all dry shampoos are the same, and yes, whilst they generally all aim to do the same thing, there are variations. The famous Dove brand has branched out to meet growing market need, and is as affordable as the rest of their beauty range.
Dove is again sprayed mainly to the roots, rubbed in and brushed out, and promises to add volume to flat, lifeless hair that is in need of a regular wash. Again, this will give you another day’s grace, as it’s formulated to clean your hair of build-up, without the need for water. Time-saving has never been so handy.
3. Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Whilst not the prettiest of packaging, Klorane is gentle on skin for great for dry scalps, due to its infusion with oat milk. Again focus on the roots and leave for 2 minutes, before brushing out excess. Oily hair no more- oil is absorbed and hair is left feeling light and clean.
Whilst not as easily available as perhaps Batiste or Dove, Klorane offers a reasonable alternative. Our friends from schlüsseldienst berlin use dry shampoo on business trips, because they don’t always have the time or opportunity to wash their hair properly.
4. Psssssst Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo
Despite the fun name, this particular product has an added extra, as it claims to preserve colour, which for those with coloured hair is a definite plus point. Many products dull artificial colour, so this carries an advantage from the get-go.
Absorbing oil, boosting flat hair with volume, and taking away that needing a wash hair smell too – multi-faceted indeed!
5. Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo
The Keratin Infusion range promises to strengthen damaged hair, due to the all-important ingredient, Keratin. When used along with the other products in the range, obviously the benefits are increased. From the dry shampoo point of view, this product can be used whatever you hair type, and has the usual advantages of oil absorption and refreshing.
A little pricier than some of the other products we’ve listed, but if you’re using the rest of the range, it makes sense to continue with this particular product too.
So there we have it, five of the best dry shampoos, the secret weapon in any weekend bag, or indeed bathroom cabinet.
A few extra minutes in bed? Thank God for this invention!