Dry Shampoo: Which one is the best?

I have been going nuts with dry shampoo for the last few years and decided the other day that I should really do a review on all the different ones I've tried. I tried to make these reviews nice and simple to read through for you all, so enjoy! 

Lush No Drought

Cost: $13.95 4.6oz

Pros: 
-Smells great! I loved the smell of the lime, grapefruit, and lemon which helped to open up my senses in the morning.
-A little of the product goes a long way. Since this dry shampoo is a powder and not a spray, I felt it was easier to spread throughout my hair.
-No chalky feel to your hair. This dry shampoo left my hair feeling very soft, almost like I actually washed my hair fully. There was no chalky feel to my hair, so I really liked that.

Cons:
-The cost. To me, $13 is a lot to spend on such a small bottle. I got my bottle for Christmas so I didn't use my money, but it might take me a while to repurchase this one just because of the price.
-It take a bit more time to apply. I found that this product works best if it's left in for about 5 minutes before rubbing in so for some who are in a hurry, this may not be the best choice.

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Not Your Mothers Clean Freak
This was the very first dry shampoo I had ever use and I used it for a good 3 years after that. It was my favorite for the longest time. I used it almost every day in the summer when I worked early mornings and didn't want to take the time to wash my hair fully.

Cost: $4.74 (at most drugstores) 7 oz

Pros: 
-The spray nozzle on this bottle is great. It sprays the product evenly on my hair.
-No smell. Sometime dry shampoos have funny smells, but this one was odorless.
-Lasts forever. I could use one bottle for a good 4 months before I had to replace it and that was using it almost everyday. So it's cheap and lasts a long time.

Cons:
-White application. It takes a bit of rubbing in and dispersing the product into your hair in order to get rid of the white powder, exspecially if you
-Chalky feel. After applying and rubbing in, my hair was left feeling chalky. I didn't mind to much, because I always wore my hair up in a braid and ponytail for work so it didn't bother me. The feel may bother some if you leave your hair down.

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Garnier Fructis Volume Extend

Cost: $4.97 (at most drugstores) 3.4 oz

Pros: 
-Smells great. This one has a very nice citrus smell to it. It was a favorite of mine to use in the morning for a quick wake me up and your hair was left smelling like oranges all day long.
-Doubles as a volumenizer. It definitely creates a nice body after using. I have very limp straight hair and when I applied the shampoo straight to my roots it really helped to lift my hair up a little.

Cons:
-Doesn't last. This 3.4oz bottle felt like it only lasted me a good 5-6 uses, it was pretty much gone within 2 weeks. I used it normally like any other dry shampoo and it felt to me like the product just vanished. I probably won't repurchase this brand of dry shampoo.

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Herbal Essences Naked

Cost: $4.97 (at most drugstores) 5 oz

Pros:
-No smell. This dry shampoo had just a nice clean scent to it, nothing overpowering.
-Free of nasty crap. This formula from Herbal Essence is a newer one I believe and it doesn't have any harmful parabens or dyes in it that some people really don't care for.
-Sprays very evenly. I loved the spray nozzle on this one. It sprayed very evenly throughout my hair and I never had any problems with the nozzle getting stuck or clogged from product.

Cons:
-Leaking problems. I did not have fun with this bottle. I used it once and packed it to go see Chris for the weekend. When I unpacked it, the bottle had exploded all over my bag, well more like leaked everywhere, but the whole bottle was pretty much gone after that. This may have been just a issue with this one bottle, but it still really pisses me off.

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Herbal Essences Body Envy

Cost: $4.97 (at most drugstores) 5 oz

Pros:
-Smells great. This one was another citrus scent of orange. I'm currently using it and I can't get enough of it. I love the fact that my hair smells like an orange orchard all day long.
-Spray nicely and even.
-No chalky feel to your hair. This dry shampoo just sucks the oil right up and makes it feel like you just washed your hair. I didn't have any issues with my hair feeling thick of product or chalky.

Cons:
-Haven't found any yet! I love it!


I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope it helps you narrow down your choice for a good dry shampoo. I have quickly become a dry shampoo freak, I absolutely love and cherish it. Some days it is just too much to ask to get me to shower in the morning and I love having a bottle on hand. It also helps when I'm in a hurry. I'll shower but I'll just skip washing my hair and use dry shampoo.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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4 comments

Kate said...

I've been really keen to try the Lush dry shampoo but the price has put me off too. Your review of it is pretty good overall though, so I may have to invest!

Night Owl said...

do the dry shampoo things work. i've tried it once and that was about it.

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heather said...

Thanks for such a thorough review! I have been wanting to try a dry shampoo but wasn't sure where to start.

Jasmine Maria said...

I use Dove. It's super good and makes your hair smell so good. lol

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