I've had dry shampoo sitting in my bathroom cabinet for ages and until recently, I had never used it. I feel like I have to start over with my hair every day...things just don't seem right if I haven't washed my hair each morning. But I've experienced a few hectic mornings lately where time just wasn't on my side. And out of desperation, I gave dry shampoo a whirl.
It was rough going at first (I didn't read the directions and thought I could just spray it in my hair and go...you have to RUB it in. Now I know), but I've really gotten the hang of it now. For those dry shampoo virgins, by spraying it on your roots and rubbing it in, excess oil is absorbed and any scents (smoke, food, subway hobo, etc.) are masked. I actually got complemented last week on my hair and it was three days without shampooing. I'm still reeling.
Here are the two I feel like I've mastered so far:
Ricky's (5.3 oz for $6.99). My only complaint is that if you spray it too close to your crown, it can look a little chalky. And my dark brown hair does not like that.
Batiste works great as well, although the blush scent I'm trying now smells like my old roommate who was obsessed with anything gardenia-scented. I got this one at Folica (5.05 oz for $8.99). There are plenty of other scents that I'll try next time (fresh, tropical).
Also, for those of us who color our hair, the less shampooing we do, the more we preserve our color. So, that alone should convince you to give it a shot.
Any other brands out there I should try? I'm totally on this bandwagon now...