I have a confession to make. I hate washing my hair. Don’t get me wrong, I do wash it. Quite frequently too, every 2-3 days or else I look like a grease ball. But I genuinely hate doing it. The time it takes and the fact that my hair is far from perfect means that I just can’t leave it to simply air dry. I try to stay away from a blow dryer, so velcro rollers are my hair’s best friends.
When I try to cut down on washing my hair so frequently or when my hair is looking particularly bad, I then resort to dry shampoos. In the past I used to be obsessed with Batiste, but my scalp has become very sensitive to the artificial fragrance, plus let’s not forget how bad it is for the environment to use spray bottles.
I have a whole host of natural, non-spray dry shampoos and here are some of my all-time favourites.
First up, Tabitha James Kraan Dry Shampoo. Tabitha is a famous hairdresser in London, who created a line of natural hair products, one of them being her famous now dry shampoo in two varieties, for blondes and brunettes. This dry shampoo contains chestnut and tapioca powder, along with bicarbonate of soda. It also smells beautiful, so your hair will not only look fresh, but also smell lovely. It has to be the nicest smelling dry shampoo I’ve ever tried. The only downside of it is that it’s a bit gritty in texture so it’s a bit of a hassle to work with it.
Next one is Black Rose Dry Shampoo by French Girl Organics I got from Etsy. You can always find some fantastic organic, natural, and hand-made beauty products. It’s easy to spend hours there going through all the shops and products.
They sadly don’t seem to have it listed anymore, but I’m sure you can still have it custom made for you if you write to Kristeen.
This particular dry shampoo is made with ingredients like organic arrowroot powder, earth clays, baking soda, and proprietary blend of organic herbs and flowers. It also comes with a whole manual on how to properly use dry shampoo, which is very useful. It has a subtle smell and nice texture, not too coarse, not too fine.
Last, but not least my favourite out of the whole bunch, Rahua Voluminous Dry Shampoo. This one is the latest addition to the Rahua product range and just like their other things, this one is just as wonderful. It’s a very fine powder, made with clay and tapioca powder, which means it doesn’t leave any grainy bits in your hair. Plus, all the volume it give is unbelievable!
Also, can we talk about their innovative non-spray bottle? It sprinkles the perfect amount of product every single time. It’s like a natural dupe for Batiste! Well, minus the price (yikes!). However, I find that it lasts me way longer than any other dry shampoo as it’s so effective. Even the smallest amount gets rid of all the oiliness from my hair.
I have no idea what I’d do without a dry shampoo in my life. Probably would have to wash my hair almost every single day. No, thank you.
What are your favourite dry shampoos?
Some of these products may have been sent to me for a review. See disclaimer.