I’ve been using the Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo Spray for nearly a year now – I stole a bottle from my sister last spring (and then tried a different kind, big mistake). I immediately restocked myself with 3 bottles of Detox. I really like their dry shampoo for two main reasons…
- It smells good. If you’re using dry shampoo, not only do you want excess oil to be soaked up from your head but you want your hair to get a scentsual kind of refresh, you know? I hate dry shampoos that smell like baby powder or something really old – I don’t want that to be on my head. I want something clean and fresh, which is what you get from this.
- It is legit. It seriously works. HOWEVER, since it is basically a white powder, as a brunette it takes a careful hand to not overdo it as I spray down my hair… The formula is like this fine chalk that is really absorbent and while it is white in your locks at first, as it sinks in it blends in too. If you have dark hair and are afraid of turning your roots gray – don’t worry. The chalky color gets soaked up. If it doesn’t – you’ve used too much and that’s a lesson for next time. Basically, how much you should use is proportional to the amount of grease in your hair. Once it’s all soaked up you look like you have fresh bedhead. AND, it smells good! I’m a sucker for basically anything that tickles my sense of smell.
Someone on Twitter asked if the Drybar dry shampoo for brunettes was any good, which piqued my interest as I have never tried it but really like how the original works for me. I mean, it sounds great! Now I won’t have to worry about the awkward wait time while my dry shampoo sinks into my hair – just like when you wait for foundation to sink into my skin so it looks natural, you know?
Word on the street is that this brunette dry shampoo stains your hands as you may touch your hair through the day. I felt like this was worth writing a post about because I do love the original but wanted to share a friend’s review of the brunette spray so I could warn you guys to stay away… My girlfriend Kelly has the spray for brunettes and said it transferred from her hair and the color wore off onto her hands, staining them as the day went on. Do you want your palms to look like that little shit emoji? NO THANK YOU.
Bottom line: don’t be fooled into buying the gimmick-y brunette spray, even if you have dark hair! The original blends in as it soaks up your excess grease – be careful about how much you spray on and it should suit any hair color just fine.
What’s YOUR tried and true dry shampoo? I would love to know what you guys use – comment me with your faves so I can try them too!