Before I became a mom I was one of those people that washed their hair every day. I just couldn’t stand having that oily hair feeling and felt that if I didn’t blow dry it that much it would still be healthy. I got through doing that because, well, I had more time to work with my hair. Now that I’m a mom I have zero time. Plus I’m going through that whole post-baby hair falling out stage so I’m trying to be better about putting aside my need for super clean hair and caring for the strands that I still have. When the team at Reviews.com revealed their research on dry shampoo, I felt confident that introducing this new product to my routine would help me to obtain healthier locks without sacrificing time with my little one (or great strands!).
What I particularly loved about their research on dry shampoo is it’s not only separated by the top rated choices, but by the type of hair you have, the type of hair you’re looking to get or by the budget you’re willing to spend. It also goes in depth about the nitty gritty details such as what form of dry shampoo is available, the pros/cons of each, how to make your own and what the experts are saying. It’s the answers you need so you don’t have to do the digging yourself.
The last few weeks I’ve been dabbing into not washing my hair every day but felt that on that second day I needed to put my hair up to hide the fact that it’s a little greasy. With dry shampoo I don’t have to necessarily throw my hair into a bun. I can refresh my hairstyle of choice without anyone knowing I decided to forgo a wash.
Reviews.com spent an impressive six weeks researching and testing over 50 dry shampoo formulas, and after reviewing their results I was ready to give it a go. I decided to try Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Shampoo, which I thought was an affordable first option to try, and I love anything that says clean freak in the title since it speaks to my inner OCD. It also has the convenience of being a spray to help shave more time off my getting ready routine. Plus since it makes their cut it meant that those testing the product didn’t have to reapply, didn’t see any residue or smell an unpleasant odor – seems pretty great and what’s not to like about only $7 for hair magic?!
To apply like a pro I simply followed their easy guidelines below:
For the last step I did some light styling at the roots with my blow dryer the first time then as I got more confident went without any styling tools (other than a brush!).
Results: Where has dry shampoo been all my life?? The last few days has been great! This has changed the way I do my hair, and I can’t get over the fact that I can get ready even quicker without looking like I just rolled out of bed. When you’re only getting 15 minute naps with a baby you need all the precious minutes you can get. The product gave me back some volume, which was flattened from sleeping on it and weighed down due to oil. It lasted all day without the need to reapply and smelled like baby powder, which I tend to enjoy. It also didn’t show on my dark hair, which I’ve always been concerned about with using dry shampoo.
By the end of day two though I was ready to wash my hair again and felt that another day without washing would be kind of a disaster. My hair felt a little stiff, and I missed that soft feeling. It could just be the fact that I’m still getting used to the feeling of hair that’s not freshly washed. I felt this was a fantastic option though and the information I learned about dry shampoo has really been beneficial to my hair and my routine. I may even move on up to a more expensive option like their first pick from Klorane, which I still consider a relatively affordable option for a stay-at-home mom like myself.
Overall I’d say I’m officially converted and don’t ever want go a week with washing my hair every day again. It’s too much work, super damaging since it strips your hair of naturally occurring oils and takes away time I need for more important things, like snuggling and smooching my baby boy (whether he likes it or not!).
If you’re hesitant to try dry shampoo, I suggest you start out with this affordable option or even try a little baking soda for a DIY/green solution. It’s time we start giving our hair a little break so it can continue being its vibrant self. And check out the rest of the research from Reviews.com to feel fully armed to tackle this new routine yourself!
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