Dry Shampoo That Works

I hate dry shampoo. I’ve tried so many and I have a growing graveyard of dry shampoos, gone to die. Some make my hair feel no different, while others actually make it feel more dirty, as if that were even possible.

My hair is thick and I have a lot of it. I have never colored it so it’s very healthy, but when it’s dirty it feels so extra heavy and awful. It makes me angry actually.

Here are just some of the many dry shampoos I’ve tried. I haven’t completely hated all of them but have yet to find one I felt was worth using long term.

So many people talk about dry shampoo saving their life, post memes about it, praise it’s integral role in their life, so I just keep trying to get a piece of the pie.

I’ve tried everything in the photo above as well as ones from Aveda, Kristin Ess and Batiste. I know I still need to try Living Proof and Kevyn Murphy to round out the lineup.

That led me to purchasing Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo. I think was attracted to it’s simple, salt-like container and probably the pretty watercolor too. It retails for $14 so it was an affordable risk to take.

Cool Things

  • Leaping Bunny-certified cruelty free
  • Paraben free
  • No talc
  • Certified organic
  • Non-aerosol
  • Aluminum free
  • Vegan
  • Charitable. Donates to 1% For The Planet foundation

Ingredients

  • Arrowroot powder
  • Kaolin clay
  • Rice powder
  • Aluminum-free baking soda
  • Rose geranium and palmarosa oils

Results

While Captain Blankenship Mermaid Dry Shampoo isn’t perfect, and it can leave a white residue in my dark hair, it’s the only one I’ve tried that actually made my hair feel less greasy and cleaner after using it.

When you use enough, but not too much, and allow it to sit for about 2 minutes before brushing it through, it does it’s job. I like using it at night before bed so that in the morning, any residual powder has absorbed.

I wish there was a more translucent version or maybe a dark version but for now, this is the best I’ve found.

So, have I neglected to try any truly amazing dry shampoos that have changed your life? You let me know, k?

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