vanity check: dry shampoo

my number one soapbox:

If you have ever been in my presence you have probably heard me rant and rave about dry shampoo. Oh, how I love it.  Seriously. Love it.  Here are the top three reasons to love dry shampoo:

  1. Fewer hair washings.  I am lazy, so I am not going to lie, I seriously love that I can take less time getting ready and skip the shower.  I do, however, have another reason for wanting to shampoo less.  An application of dry shampoo will absorb some oil, but does not completely strip your hair of natural oils, keeping your hair healthier in the long run.
  2. It adds volume! As a Texas girl, I am obviously consumed with the desire for voluminous hair.  Luckily, dry shampoo does just the trick.
  3. Dry shampoo can get you out of a jam, and having you look fabulous.  Long flight, add some dry shampoo.  Water and power outages, dry shampoo.  Unexpected guest when you have been in your PJs all day, dry shampoo. Seriously.

All that being said, I am very particular about which products I will use.  I bought one small bottle of Stila, Creme Bouquet Hair Refresher in the spring of 2008.  It is almost at the end now.  I use it all the time, but all you need is a little of this powder to revive your strands.  It is a powder, which I rub between my hands and then into the roots of my hair.  It smells amazing, works with any hair color, and is just the best. Buy this! If you have questions about using it, just ask me.  I am a self-proclaimed expert.

I once ventured out and tried colored spray dry shampoo.  It did not work for me.  I talked to an expert at Sephora, who explained to me that this type is better for women with really thick hair that is darker in color.  If I had this type of hair, I would go for Bumble and Bumble.  It comes in travel size, and the Sephora gals love it.

I have one other dry shampoo, powder form again, that I love. I couldn’t find my Stila kind anywhere, so I ventured out last month and added Oscar Blandi, Pronto Dry Shampoo into my rotation. Love it! It has a lemon verbena scent that is fab.


  1. Oh yes. I own Oscar Blandi’s dry shampoo and it is oh so wonderful! Gotta love hair with oomph!

  2. I’m big on going as long as I can between washings too! A while back, I messaged the ladies from The Beauty Department to ask if they had any recs for a more natural dry shampoo (who needs all the chems?), and they said Klorane Extra Gentle w/Oat Extract. Can’t argue with the experts!

  3. I SWEAR by dry shampoo too! I love it! my go to is the Oscar Blandi one!!!

  4. Oh wow, I’ve never tried dry shampoo, but want to ASAP. I always try to get out of washing my hair too, but end up doing it at least every other day. You’ve sold me on the idea….now just need to find some!

  5. I share your affinity for dry shampoo and love trying out new products. I’ll definitely give these a whirl. I recently just picked up a cheap one from rickys to see if its a bargain. will let you know!

  6. Oh, how I ADORE dry shampoo! In fact, I sprayed a little Oscar Blandi on today…

  7. I have to admit I have not yet been introduced to the amazing, life-altering qualities of dry shampoo but I am SO excited to try it out! I’m always so out of the loop with beauty products, so thank you!!

  8. i’m so with you on the oscar blandi!!! used to use it when i had long hair almost daily! :)

  9. I had never thought about using dry shampoo, but lately I’ve been wishing I didn’t have to wash my hair every day. I’m so picking up the Stila one you recommended.

  10. i’ve been a big oscar blandi user for a long time but switched recently to clean’s version (just to try something new – it’s available at sephora) and i’m loving it!

  11. Alexis Crowell

    I told you I’d let you know how I liked the Stila dry shampoo. Ages ago. It’s been so long because I’ve been trying a few out myself and have finally settled on one that I love. I found it after a trip to the Drybar. Detox Dry Shampoo made by Drybar. Thanks for the Stila tip – opened up a whole new world. ;)

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