As I continue on this natural hair journey my goals are to maintain the health of my natural hair and to grow my hair as long as possible. If you’ve read any of my blogs on growing long healthy natural hair you’d know that some of the tips I’ve given include avoiding the use of shampoo (not to shampoo as often) and to reduce the manipulation of your hair and to always be gentle.
In an effort to follow those tips I’m always looking for ways to stretch a style and to keep my hair feeling refreshed until my next wash day. With that being said, is dry shampoo able to do the trick? This is my second time using dry shampoo and so far so good.
This time I used Oscar Blandi dry shampoo and this runs for about $25 on amazon and is worth every penny. I only needed to stretch my straight style for a few days but it made all the difference. I sweat VERY easily and my scalp is no different, between the layers of clothes and blankets in this winter’s cold and getting back on the health wagon and being more consistent at the gym, my sweaty scalp feels gross, after 5-6 days. I really wanted to keep my hair straight just for a few days so the dry shampoo refreshed my hair and gave me the extra days I needed.
What I loved:
- It’s inexpensive: it runs for about $25 and it works!
- You get multiple uses from one bottle
- It refreshes my hair and my scalp leaving it a lot lighter than it felt before
What I didn’t love:
- I generally don’t love aerosol sprays. Whether it be for hold, shine or dry shampoo it’s never really been my thing, (I feel like I’m polluting the air) so that really wasn’t my favorite.
Overall I would definitely recommend this dry shampoo, although no dry shampoo will EVER replace actually washing your hair but the purpose is to refresh and make your hair lighter and that is exactly what it did.
Check out my first impression video here!