I picked up the VIP pack from Dry Bar recently at Sephora, and the Detox Dry Shampoo was included in the set. After hearing about how great it was from Chelcey, I couldn't wait to check it out!
I will say, my relationship with dry shampoo hasn't always been sunshine and roses. The first kind I ever tried was TRESemme, and that stuff was absolutely positively awful! It made my hair even more oily than it was before and it looked matted and gross. Disgusting. No thank you.
Well, several years later, dear Chelcey shared with me her amazing fairytale of only washing her hair once a week (or longer). *Gasp.* But how?? Her answer, as you may guess, was dry shampoo. I was reluctant to experience that catastrophe again, but I wanted to live this magical life of only washing your hair once a week. If you have thick hair like me, you can imagine why. I'm going to save the details for another post all about how I get a good 7 days out of each wash, but for now I wanted to share my thoughts on the Dry Bar product specifically.
: I found that with this dry shampoo, if I first applied it on say, day 3 or 4, I wouldn't really need to reapply for a couple of days, if at all, before my next wash. This is really amazing because it cuts down on buildup on your scalp. Think about it, you're basically spraying white powder all over your roots and not washing your hair for a week, as in my case. The less you have to use, the better. This also means you don't have to repurchase it as often, which means more money in the bank. Mo' money might mean mo' problems, but one of those problems will
be dirty hair! Another thing I liked about this little guy specifically was that it was travel friendly for flying. It fit nicely in my carry-on without taking up a lot of room. Of course, this does come in a full size but it's nice to have the smaller one for trips.
: This dry shampoo had a very strong, perfume-y smell which irritated my throat. I tend to have this problem with a lot of musky fragrances, although it wasn't quite as bad as straight up perfume. It's not that the smell was bad in general, I'm just sensitive to it. Maybe this is an allergy I never knew I had - I should probably go get that checked out. Also, when I went to spray this at my roots, it seemed to come out really quickly and concentrated. I looked like I had white patches of hair all over my head until I blended it out. Even that was a little tough to do because you could still kind of tell where the product wasn't evenly distributed. As long you blend it well you should be fine, but definitely take the time to do it right.
In the end, I'm glad I picked this up to try. The lasting power of this is great, and definitely makes me want to grab a full size. I can't say that I'll choose this over my drugstore finds all the time, but it's something I want to have on hand.
Have you tried this dry shampoo? I'd love to hear how you liked (or disliked) it!