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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pretty hair while traveling

Have you guys ever tried dry shampoo? It's a lifesaver when traveling. You just spray the shampoo on, and it instantly makes your hair look clean and full of volume. So, if you have an overnight flight, or can't check into your hotel right away, or explore a big city all day, you can still look fresh and gorgeous.

My friend Caroline (of hair tutorial fame) first told me about it. "I swear by it," says Caroline, who travels all the time for work. "After being touristy all day, I hit my hair with the dry shampoo, and it looks clean and pretty at night."

Caroline's favorite is Klorane. "Every magazine editor and stylist uses this one," she says. "You'll see it on all their tables." Bonus: It's very gentle with natural, non-toxic ingredients.

Have you used dry shampoo? Any favorite beauty products when traveling? I'd love to hear!

(Thanks, Caroline)

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macaca grava por cima said...

Why the hell people with frekles are so photogenic????

About the dry shampoo... never tried it, it sounds strange, but now that you recommend it...

Lindsay R said...

I've wanting to try it but never have! Now I must! Sounds like a lifesaver.

Lindsay

Giulia said...

Did you see that Gabrielle from Design Mom just posted about the same brand? Must be good - must try.

Anna said...

I use baby powder: on blonde hair, you can't even see it once you rub it in. Cheap, easy and smells interesting.

Diana Mieczan said...

I totally need to try it now. It sounds very tempting. Have a great day. xo

Anonymous said...

I love dry shampoo! It's a lifesaver, I have very thin blonde hair and it gets so dry if I wash it every day, the dry shampoo lets me go that extra day. It's also great when camping

Emily said...

I live for dry shampoo. I used to have to wash my hair daily or it would get greasy. One of my New Year's resolutions last year was to wash every other day or every third day. I use the Psst dry shampoo-widely available at drug stores and extremely inexpensive. It is amazing. My hair looks incredible and people are constantly complimenting me on it. I cannot recommend Psst enough - PLUS, IT'S FUN TO SAY!

Joanna Goddard said...

no way, guilia! that's awesome. it really is the best!

Joanna Goddard said...

emily, omg, Pssssst dry shampoo -- did you know that they haven't changed the label since the 70s!!!??? SO RAD!

Rachel said...

Nope, never tried it. For whatever reason I've always been kinda scared of it. I don't travel very much but maybe it'd come in handy for mommyhood when the babe arrives in May.

sadie said...

I would LOVE to try it.. but what if you've got curly hair, and can't really brush it out?

Allison said...

I agree Klorane is the BEST! I prefer their non-aerosol version, which is more in the baby powder form. It is much easier to work into your hair, gives you more control, and lasts A LOT longer than the aerosol. I cannot live without it, and it has seriously changed the health of my hair, given that I wash, dry, and straighten it less. LOVE!

Fresh Faced Girl said...

Yes!! love dry shampoo!! My fav is John Frieda! I think Oprah uses it too! :)

http://thefreshfacedbeauty.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

I've always wanted to try this, but my hair can be so very greasy if not washed frequently. How well does this work with straight, fine-haired, oily ladies! I hate sporting the ragamuffin look after a day outdoors, or worse, the post-flight limp static-y look!

Robyn said...

i used to used talc-just works as well as dry shampoo...now i just wash my hair...
as it makes YOU feel much cleaner.

elizabeth arden-to help dry lips and hands on the flights-all in one.

SmartBear said...

I use Klorane, and I do like it. My only issue is that I have very dark hair and it is hard to brush it in to disappear. Also, it contains butane. Not so fond of putting butane in my hair. I am looking for an alternative that is clear and I heard that there are tinted brands to blend better with dark hair. Anyone know of one? Otherwise, I love the volume and texture it gives my very fine hair.
Best,
Tina

Renee@This Won't Hurt A Bit said...

I like dry shampoo on those mornings you are running late or those days you just don't feel like fixing the ole hair. I have tried Kenra brand and the Tresemme. Tresemme I hated. It was just too much for my hair. It made it feel dirtier than it was to start with. I liked the Kenra though. And I'll definitely be on the look out for the Klorane brand. Thanks for sharing!

Joanna Goddard said...

oooh, Allison, i'm going to check out that version! and robyn, i agree--talc works well, although it can make your hair smell like babies:)

and haha, yes, maybe just showering IS a good solution! :)

teeny84 said...

Anyone with dark hair have any suggestions? I've tried them all but they never seem to blend nicely into my hair (even after brushing etc). I end up with white streaks or patches.

LeeLee said...

I am going to try this. Great post.

Fancy Pants said...

I use the tresemme dry shampoo. You can find it in any drug store for about $5 and it smells really nice. I keep some in my desk at work too in case I need a lift.

ALSO, fyi, in a pinch, baby powder (just a TINY bit) at the roots works too!

mamacita said...

My favorite brand is Algemarin. You can only get it online (far as I know), and in a pinch today I bought some Suave at Target. Ugh--it smells like artificial peach. But yes, dry shampoo is an absolute must for blondes.

Anna said...

I just started using dry shampoo to get the tousled "looks natural but it's not" waves a la Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids. It's seriously the best! Curl your hair, spray on dry shampoo, tousle, look amazing.

I use Big Sexy's dry shampoo.

Jillian said...

Sachajuan volume powder is my personal favorite! And it smells like Pez. :)

Beatrix said...

I've tried so many dry shampoos! I have super fine hair and when I had bangs, forget it, two hours after washing my hair I'd look like a wet rat. After trying so many different dry shampoos I found this one, which is really effective, smells fantastic and, best of all is really inexpensive!

Barchbo said...

I've used Klorane, Pssst!, Tresemme, baby powder, Bumble + Bumble hair powder...my current fave is Suave. It blends in much better than Tresemme and it's supercheap. My hair is really thick and takes forever to dry so I don't wash it every day - the Suave adds some awesome volume and smells amazing.

Melissa Blake said...

Hmmm, never tried this. Sounds neat!! :)

Tuesday said...

Basiste do little mini handbag versions in the UK, they are lifesavers! (they even do a version especially for dark hair)

Katie said...

Dry shampoo is the best thing that's ever happened.One of my best girl friend's always had GORGEOUS hair and I finally had to ask her secret. Sure enough, she uses a DISCOUNT brand ($6 a can!) of dry shampoo--Blush. It is a white powder and we both have dark hair--I usually apply it 15 minutes before I have to leave (think time to do make up etc), and then blow it out with the cold setting on a hair dryer(just for a minute). I'll also use it right before bed so it absorbs overnight leaving 'clean' hair and no white residue!(Sadie- I have curly hair too, this is when I'll dry shampoo when skipping a day or two of washing)

I've tried other brands, even the brown tinted ones for my hair to eliminate the blow out step but haven't liked them nearly as much as the cheapy brand.


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Meant for a Moment Designs said...

Oh I have always wondered how this worked! My hair is so temperamental so I always travel with hats and scarves... although they are really cute I always know the 'dirty' truth (and so does my fiance) lol. Thanks for the tip

nickandnoragettingmarried said...

I've never tried it before, but I'm intrigued. I bet it would be helpful after quick workouts, when you're not a total sweat bucket but still want to freshen up.

Caroline, No. said...

Yeah! I once did a live dry shampoo demonstration in the pub, for the boys at the table. Before [run to the loo, apply dry shampoo] - after!

They were amazed.

I used to love bumble and bumble's powder one, but they changed the formulation. I now used batiste, but will try the klorane!

Hannah said...

I love dry shampoo!!! It's a must if you have bangs! I use it on my clean bangs, believe it or not- Spraying them while they're still clean ensures oil will never have a chance to mess 'em all up!

Sara said...

I haven't since a disastrous moment of trying to MAKE my own dry shampoo....and wound up with a clumpy, knotted mess. Yeah..kind of scared me off!

I may have to experiment with some though, since I'm in the midst of wedding planning, and dry shampoo might be nice for the honeymoon travels! :)

Anna said...

Dry shampoo might be the greatest thing that ever happened to me! I've been using the Ojon powder (not spray)and I love it.

I always like to take some sort of toner or rose water to spray on my face during/after flights. It's so refreshing. I also take NARS Orgasm Illuminator to brighten up my dull, post flight skin.

Amy Mathis Burns said...

I recommend Batiste from Ulta. They have tinted ones for blondes and brunettes as well as regular. Doesn't make your feel like it has product in it.

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge fan of Serge Normant dry shampoo - I get it at Barney's. It doesn't leave that white powdery residue like the Klorane kind, and it smells a-mazing. I have super fine hair and this gives it a nice Parisian-chic boost.

Seem said...

I swear by dry shampoo. It will lengthen the life of a professional blow dry, too. Makes the most of your investment!

Batiste makes a great tinted version for brunettes...not sure if it contains butane or not. Good luck!

HiLLjO said...

I have tried dry shampoo before! It works! But now I've gone "no-poo" so if I can't wash my hair it's no big deal!

Beth from Tres Bien Ensemble said...

I love dry shampoo in between washes, my fave is "Pssssssst" - only around $6 and smells amazing!

Taylor said...

im not so much a fan of dry shampoo as i am with lather-free shampoo. it is a lifeeeesaver!

Ballad of Seasons said...

wow! wonderful! never heard of it, great news for me :)

sherri lynn said...

I've never tried it but have been curious to! I'll have to remember this for next time I travel overseas. I'd love to feel fresh on arrival!

Steph said...

I use the Oscar Blandi powdered shampoo because the salesperson told me it would last longer. It definitely works, but I want to try your friend's recommendation too :).

Audra's Ally said...

I LOVE dry shampoo! Such a great product, and now I can shower every other day. Trick: use it at night before going to bed. You'll wake up with a fresh looking head. (Bedhead is totally in, right?)
-Audra

Tinyo said...

Batiste do brunette and redhead versions.

however, I've never found any brand of dry shampoo that could replace washing my hair. they make my scalp feel gritty, I had how they make my skin feel after brushing them out, and they also make the hair look dull because naturally they are meant to soak up the oils. I think that they can work well on blonde hair, and are particularly good for enlongating the lifespan of your highlights as they can lighten the roots a little, but as a brunette, I have never liked the result of them i my hair.

I have lots of straight silky long hair so perhaps they work better for stronger hair?

Janna said...

do NOT get Tresemme brand dry shampoo...my hair got really crunchy and still looked greasy

Christina said...

Although I am not one to spend too much on my hair products this product sounds totally worth it. I still need to try the Treseme version for straight hair.

seashoreknits said...

Thanks for the tip on Klorane - and for the other brands mentioned by the commenters here. I've only used Tresemme - and while good, I really can't imagine a true brunette being happy with it. It definitely lightens your hair.
I haven't seen too many here comment on how perfectly awesome dry shampoo for making your hair SO much more manageable and styleable. I can do things with my hair post-dry shampooing that it just will not do before. It's a great styling product.

Elisa said...

Oh wow, Katie! Your trick with the blowdryer sounds amazing. For all curly girls out there, I thank you!
I will surely try it out.

Wear The Canvas said...

Just tried out some last month and I am hooked for life! I have the thinnest, greasiest hair no matter what I do, and this has transformed it! I use it for some texture even if it's not that oily.

natalie said...

I've tried one a while ago and it didn't work very on dark hair. I'll have to try this! Loving the travel tips! :)

mercedes. said...

i started using rene futurer's dry shampoo after the recommendations here, and i love it a lot! unfortunately, the sephora in my city has stopped carrying it. i tried some oscar blandi but it's nowhere near as good. klorane is definitely the next brand i'd like to try.

Grace said...

dy shampoo is amazing. Perfect for travelling but also for those days that the alarm clock decides not to work. Will have to try the klorane. I'm all out of the umberto one i use.

Louise said...

In the UK ad Ireland Batiste is the most widely used brand, and the best bit is that they have a dark version for brunettes to avoid white streaks! Just found this link on Amazon but I'm not sure how widely available it is in the US http://www.amazon.com/Batiste-Shampoo-Dark-Deep-Brown/dp/B005D7G12Q

K said...

Since I wash my hair more or less everyday I've never really had a need for dry shampoo. BUT to those that asked about dry shampoo for brunettes, I know Bumble & Bumble makes a hair powder that supposedly works the same way, and it comes in four different colors, including two for brunettes.

nic said...

When I was backpacking in Europe with my best friend, I picked up the habit of hanging on to the extra sugar packets that came with my coffee/tea. On the train/plane, right before getting to our destination, I'd slip into the restroom and scrub my face with the sugar and a little water, and then rinse off. The sugar dissolves quickly, so it's not too abrasive, and I'd get off the train/plane feeling fresh-faced.

mary @ figwittage said...

Klorane and Rene Furterer are my favourites!!!! Been wanting to try Batiste as it's cheaper... it's at Ulta in the U.S. :)

Hayley R. said...

Dry shampoo is a time and hair saver for me! My bangs get greasy way before the rest of my hair and I hate washing my hair every day just to keep my bangs clean. I just stole my mom's klorane from her and I love it. Some dry shampoos like Bumble and Bumble don't leave a white residue, but they make my hair feel dirtier than it already was. With Klorane it still feels clean and blends evenly with dark hair like mine.

Carolynn Cecilia said...

I love dry shampoo! I use an Oscar Blandi spray and it works wonders, especially when I wake too late for a shower or if I want to go out after a long, summer day and need to freshen my bangs.

Katie Kat said...

I read on Into the Gloss that Tory Burch uses Klorane dry shampoo as a styling product, just to give her hair texture. Been meaning to try it since then, and this just reminded me!

As far as beauty products for travel, I like to bring Eau Thermale Avene spring water face mist for a mid-flight refresher. If it's an overnight flight, I also bring face wipes-- I really like Yes to Cucumbers and Korres' pomegranate-scented ones.

Kate said...

I've used baby powder for years, but recently switched to Ojon Full Detox Rub-Out Dry Cleansing Powder, which actually is supposed to cleanse your hair as well. It is absolutely amazing. It hides grease so well that I really have to remind myself of the last time I actually washed my hair. I usually only wash once or twice a week.

It adds volume and blends really easily. I have dark red, curly hair and I can usually just take my finger tips and rub it in. I'll even use it in freshly cleaned hair just to give it some texture. I suppose my only complaint about the product is its medicinal smell, but that scent fades almost immediately.

wmbg said...

not sure about dry shampoo.

but her bangs are quite fabulous.

The Egg said...

thanks for the tip. wish i knew this when i was traveling through sri lanka! my hair was a MESS.

the egg out west.

Anonymous said...

I work at a salon where we sell Rene Furterer (they make two sizes of dry shampoo, and also they have a dandruff shampoo called Krlorane that looks like similar packaging, so I'm wondering if RF is a parent company of Khlorane?) and Bumble and Bumble. As mentioned previously, Bb makes tinted ones (white for light blondes, blondeish which is a dark blonde color, brown medium brown, and black)- these work as dry shampoos or you can not brush them out and they are really great for teasing and formal updos, too. They discontinued the red version (which I am upset about, personally). Our Bb rep says everyone can use the white, but I'm dubious since it really is white, not clear. If you want a clear one for a styling product (NOT a dry shampoo, but the volumizing effect) try Schwartzkopf Osis Dust It.

Cheers,
Meredith, SF CA

Terese said...

with my 1st baby on the way in 2 weeks, i sense that this recommendation is perfectly timed :) i will definitely have to try it!

Erika Peterson said...

I use Psssst (such a funny name). It works well for me, but I'd definitely be interested in trying another brand!

robyn devine said...

dry shampoo is perfect for new moms! i use the Suave version, available at Target and most other drug and chain stores, and have been wowed by the results every time!

hk said...

blugh i'm jealous it works for you- it just leaves my hair disgusting and flat... and i can't help but think of how you're just adding a layer of powder crud to your head which in fact is much dirtier than you started ;/

megan said...

I have been wanting to get some dry shampoo. I will try the recommendation

rolala said...

Dry shampoo is great for refreshing your hair and a little goes a long way. I use Oscar Blandi but have heard rave reviews for the Klorane.

Brhea {NoPlaceLykeHome} said...

I read the opening paragraph and couldn't wait to say, "yes, I have heard of it and KLORANE IS THE ONE!" and then you beat me to the punch :)

I have tried about 7 different brands including oscar blondi and I have to say, klorane takes the cake by a landslide. Both their aerosal and powder is so superior to anything else I have used!

Malia said...

Love dry shampoo! I am Asian so I have straight, DARK, hair that tends to get greasy fast. My hair stylist was really trying to get me to only wash my hair every other day, but I didn’t feel like I could make that second day without my hair looking like a big old grease ball. I tried Tresemme’s dry shampoo but it left flakes in my hair and made it look like I had dandruff! I’m now in love with Batiste. It’s cheap, works great (even with my black hair) and smells lovely.

Jen said...

I love dry shampoo! I'll have to try Klorane. As for my #1 travel go-to, I use the multi-balm by One Love Organics. It's a facial cleanser and moisturizer. All in one little tub! And a little goes a looong way. I use it for everything!

Giulia said...

Klorane is good, yes. Use it or another brand on all but the bangs. My big tip, if you have bangs: pull back your hair into ponytail. Wash your bangs with a bit of real shampoo - yes. Then quickly dry straight w/a hairdryer if you have it on hand. Or fluff them a bit. Your hair feels so much cleaner if the bangs are clean for real.

shoegirl said...

Given my dry hair and temperamental hair color (red, not naturally), I wash my hair only 1-3 times a week, so I use dry shampoo regularly. I've actually found Burt's Bees Baby Bee Dusting Powder to do the trick just as well, plus it smells wonderful and is much cheaper than dry shampoos. Not to mention it's talc free and all natural. :)

Desiree Jacobs said...

i bought a john frieda dry shampoo to test as my introduction to the world of dry shampoos. it's just ok. this is the second recommendation i've heard recently for klorane. i have now added this to my cart on amazon. thanks for passing this one on joanna!

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Maud said...

Dry Shampoo is my new favorite thing. My coworker got me hooked. I use psst cause it's cheap and works really well (even though I have dark brown hair the white brushes out really easily). Now my hair is way healthier (down to 2-3 washings a week) and it always looks great!

Teri B. said...

i absolutely love dry shampoo! it's magic for greasy roots.

teri
www.bockting.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

love dry shampoo! i need to check out this brand though! I have been using the cheap stuff. =)

Meredith said...

I love dry shampoo. It took a few days of clenching my teeth through especially greasy hair days to finally get used to not washing it every day, but when you make it over the hump, your hair produces WAY less oil (bc when you wash it daily, it strips the oil and your scalp works to replenish it). Dry shampoo is great for late-day refreshing, or stretching a shampoo out for two or three days.

I tried the Bumble and Bumble in a Sephora and loved it--but not $35 worth of loving. I actually like the $3 Suave version a lot. And I recently lucked out in stumbling upon a bunch of travel sized Pssssst at Urban Outfitters that was on clearance. Less than $1 apiece! Oscar Blandi powder is good (their aerosol doesn't last long enough). I'll have to try Klorane!

Emily said...

In a pinch, cornstarch works really well - and isn't smelly like baby powder.
I bought Sevi Maranta dry shampoo recently and it works very well, and they have some different options for colors. I use neutral though, and it blends right in.
Works well on the days when my bangs have been under a winter hat for a long while!

Emily said...

Oscar Blandi dry shampoo is amazing! I'm so much more likely to put in the extra time to blow dry my hair knowing that I can use this for the next 2 or 3 days.

superDUPERhilarious said...

I love dry shampoo! Before I finally started using it on my dark, very straight, very fine hair that demands to be washed every day, I would use a tiny bit of baby powder on the roots. One day, when I was running late and out of baby powder, I decided to use a tiny bit of my husband's Gold Bond powder. I'd done it before and it worked fine.

After putting it my hair, I looked down and realized I'd actually been using Dr. Scholl's Odor Eaters Foot Powder. Awesome!

meme-and-he said...

yes! I use dry shampoo and love it...although my hair always feel dirty after a long flight.

tpanddz said...

The ingredients in Klorane and dry shampoos scare me a little: "butane and propane"....I am not sure how they can call this gentle and natural (unfortunately!).

I think Ill stick to talc powder in a pinch.

Tonia said...

I keep a package of refreshing face wipes (my fave is any of the Body Shop choices) in my carry-on bag so I can freshen up after a long flight and appear bright and clean when I arrive at my destination. They remove makeup that has surely creased into my face at that point, and dead skin cells, leaving me with a clean face to either re-apply makeup to or go bare. They feel refreshing and wake me up, too. No water necessary!

Desiree said...

Always (always always always) in my carryon bag:
-colgate wisps
-hand lotion
-a tin of nivea's classic creame (only $1!!)
-a tin of rosebud salve
-an extra pair of panties (bc you never know when there will be long delays and NOBODY likes to re-wear undies)

I am LOVING the travel themed posts this week. I love having a peak into how other travel.

Kelly R said...

I have been obsessed with Batiste Tropical dry shampoo for many years. I use it all of the time (I buy in bulk when I visit the UK - it's so cheap and it comes in travel sizes, too!) and only wash my hair about twice a week. It smells delicious and I actually prefer how my hair looks a few days after washing with dry shampoo than when just washed! It really does amazing things where volume is concerned.

DiamondsandTulle said...

I have tried a bunch and agree the Klorane one is gentle - some of the alcohol one make my scalp itch. BEST invention, if only there were more affordable and actually good products available for brunettes. I resist from using them because it makes my black hair look ashy in general.

WMBG said...

awesome post and your blog is fantastic!

XOXO

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Sarah @ Designs Good said...

I have used it. I currently have the Oscar Blandi one ... and it doesn't work so well with my hair. I love the idea, but so far no luck :(

Jessica Qualie said...

I love dry shampoo! I have fine blonde hair and it is amazing for giving volume as well as soaking up oil. I even use it on clean hair when I want extra volume and a bit of root coverage. I have tried the Klorane brand and I liked it but it only lasted about 2uses and had some sketchy sounding chemicals in it.I have tried the Bumble & Bumble as well but it has some even worse chemicals and is very pricey. My favorite is by Cake, it's a Canadian company and is mostly all natural, it comes in 2 shades that both smell amazing. It also comes in a tiny travel size. You can buy it at Sephora here in Canada and online as well. I've tried quite a few dry shampoo brand and this is by far my fav. http://cakebeauty.com/home.asp

Sara Szatmary said...

this will very likely change my life. Thank you (and Caroline)!

Megan said...

I use corn starch! I sprinkle it on the roots and brush it through--works for me!

genevieve said...

LOVE! I've tried a slew of brands, and my favorite is Frederic Fekkai's Au Naturel. It is paraben/sulfate/fragrance free, and isn't too powdery for the fellow brunettes out there. Such a time-saver!

Sammi said...

I haven't had the need to try it yet but if I do I will certainly keep this in mind x

Alice said...

someone may have already said this, sorry if so, but my hairdresser loves Kevin Murphy's pricier, but great quality, paraben and sulfate free version. http://www.amazon.com/Kevin-Murphy-Fresh-Hair-5-25/dp/B0036BRC06/ref=pd_sim_sbs_bt_15

She said that the TIGI version "party like a rockstar" (or something like that) smells great and works well, but the cheaper you go the more likely your hair will feel powdery and not smell that great.
I will have to try this. I don't know why I haven't already.

Thanks for the great idea again!!

michal said...

Vaseline. This is such a weird tip, but I use it all the time when traveling, and at home! Doesn't keep your hair looking fresh, obviously, but it does keep your lips amazingly moisturized, removes makeup like a charm, and can help dry skin when traveling through different climates. It's like 5 products in one... saves tons of space when packing!

Jacquelyn said...

I live and die by dry shampoo. I spray it on right before working out, and usually don't have to wash it after because of it. I have also been known to go a whole 5 days without washing while on vacation. I love baby powder when my hair is lighter colored, and Sauve dry shampoo every single day. It's the best smelling, in my opinion. :)

Meredith said...

I am a huge fan of washing my hair as little as possible to keep it healthy (plus I love the gritty texture WAY more than clean hair), but somehow I have never tried dry shampoo. I will def be trying this!

elizabeth said...

I love dry shampoo and have used various brands over the years. I now use Baking Powder. It's amazing and super cheap! It absorbs the oil, and gives me volume. I have it in an old salt shaker that I shake on my roots. I just flip my hair; rub it around and style as I normally would. I have blonde hair, so I've never had an issue w/ it looking white.

Sarah said...

Love dry shampoo - it allows me to only wash my hair once a week. I use Big Sexy Hair Volumizing dry shampoo and actually wrote about it a few days ago...http://sillygrrl.com/2012/01/06/how-to-only-wash-your-hair-once-a-week/

Annabelle said...

I live by dry shampoo. I used to neeeed to wash my hair every morning (after 12 hours even it would be noticably greasy) and dry shampoo changed my life. I have so much extra time on my hands!

I've also tried a lot of brands. The splurge is well worth it over the cheaper brands.

Liv said...

Another vote for Klorane... I keep a bottle at home and another at my boyfriend's place... but why had it never occured to me to pack it for trips?!

http://idlefascination.blogspot.com/

dreaming en francais said...

Great tip and definitely one I will have to use next time I'm abroad! xo

http://dreamingenfrancais.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I use baby powder, just a little right at the roots near my part. Sometimes this makes my hair a bit static-y so a spritz of shine serum on the ends helps. Its a life saver when traveling, and the baby powder does double duty for after shower too.

mollie said...

im addicted to mine. it helps my hair hold curl too. my day 2 hair is usually a braid of some sort or curls!

Jennifer M. said...

You know I've heard of this but never tried it. It just sounds like it would make your hair dirtier, but maybe not. I guess it couldn't hurt to try it out, right?

Lux M said...

OMG! Sounds absolutely great!!
Why haven´t I heard about it before??
I´m not sure if it`s available at Buenos Aires (Klorane products are, but I never seen this one) If not, I´ll definitely get it next time I travel!!!

Rosemary said...

I have really thin, fine, oily hair and have had to shampoo it every day of my life (or at least - every day that I want to look presentable). After I discovered dry shampoo, it was the first time that I actually had another option! I still have to shower the night before, but not having to wash my hair every morning is a whole new world. And yes, it's also great when you've had a long day and want to look nice at night. I use the $5 Tresemme stuff at drug stores and it works great.

mfelenyuk said...

And another vote for Klorane. With fine blond hair and bangs it really is a life saver. I have tried Pssst, it was nice, but not nearly as nice as Klorane and the smell is so much stronger. Hated Tresemme, couldn't even finish the bottle, tried two different versions and chucked them both.

Kristi said...

if you are blonde you can use baby powder and it works just as well and smells fresh! and is cheap, especially if you've got babies in the house already. my hair dresser swears by it.

natalienoods said...

Would also like to add it's a godsend when you have bangs and oily skin...saves the bangs after a busy day!! Fave brand (high end) is Klorane, fave budget is the new Suave one.

M said...

I have very dark, fine hair and agree with those who say DO NOT use Tresemme's dry shampoo. Use it and you have no choice to shampoo your hair. I would like to try Klorane, have tried to go the cheap route, but might try Batiste first!

PS, I also sometimes just wet and shampoo my bangs!

Molliee said...

I live for dry shampoo... my fave is Oscar Blandi

Char said...

I've been looking to try some dry shampoo. I have personally never used it but sooo many people have been talking about it and are loving it! I will have to try this one. Thanks!
Char
www.itsacharmlife.blogspot.com

Anna said...

No experience with dry shampoo, though this does sound perfect for traveling! I used to swear by Clarins beauty flash balm following a flight, or really any time my skin felt lackluster. It's a bit pricey for a small tube, though, so I'd love to discover something similar but a bit less expensive.

Jennifer King said...

I swear by it too. It completely changed my life! I use Batiste, but I'm always open to suggestions too. I've tried a couple of different brands, but Batiste still seems to work best for me.

Unknown said...

not sure if anyone has mentioned sachajuan's volume powder but it is absolutely amazing! i have thin hair and bangs so i have to wash my hair everyday and usually by 6 or 7pm have to apply dry shampoo if i plan on going out after work. i have tried so many brands and this is my favorite. it not only makes your hair look "clean" but it also volumizes and makes my hair look thicker. i like the texture and it doesn't make your hair sticky but since i have thin hair i do shampoo a little extra the day after to make sure it's all out. they also have a travel size available although it's hard to find. woodley & bunny in bk sells it.

ellen c said...

YES....love Psssst dry shampoo. You can find it at any drug store.

Mackie said...

I use dry shampoo a few times a week. The ones with out alcohol are much better- like TJ Bed Head Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo. I got a blow out at Dry Bar and the stylist used this after and the blow out lasted 5 days!!!
Another thing that I do if in a rush but have a little bit more time is to wash the front pieces of my hair with shampoo then blow out. Its nice because the hair that touches your face and nose are clean smelling and takes less than half the time of a full wash/blow out.

Jessica Frost said...

Dry shampoo is a God send! Having to keep my hair extra moisturized to reduce frizz (I have wavy/curly hair) but I usually straighten and use a curling iron everyday. My hair can look slightly greasy after a day and I don't want to do that much damage to my hair to shampoo/dry/straighten/curl my hair EVERYDAY so I use it for SURE! lol :)

Camille said...

I really like dry shampoo, and have tried many brands. If you're interested...
I have found that Batiste is really irritating if you have sensitive skin, but if you don't, lucky you!
Klorane in a spray is great, but doesn't last long, and the price increased by 5 or 6 dollars since it started getting recommended in magazines!
Now I'm using Oscar Blandi (the powder version). I use it every two days, and have had the same bottle for almost a year. It's a bit expensive when you get around buying it, but it lasts for a very long time.

Peterborough Wedding Photographer said...

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SKC said...

I love the idea behind dry shampoo (longer lasting clean means less washing, which means your colour lasts longer). However, dry shampoo doesn't like me. I've tried the Tresemme version a couple of times, but always break out in itchy hives around my hair line. Maybe a more natural formula would make a difference?

Jenny said...

Dry Shampoo has literally changed my life! My morning routine is so much shorter without having to wash and dry my hair each day! I only wash my hair every 3 days now and it's never looked healthier! Batiste is my absolute favorite brand - it's cheap and works amazing!

mamadontcare said...

I also swear by dry shampoo. It's actually better for your hair if you don't wash it every day, so since I tend to get greasy after just one day I through this in on day two (sometimes day 3!) and I'm good to go! LOVE!

The Jilly said...

Thanks (Caroline) for the recommendation!

I've tried a dry shampoo that is a powder before, but being that my hair is practically black I often end looking like I've got grey hair if I accidently apply too much. I've wanted to try other dry shampoos, but didn't want to spend money on something that might not work well. I will definitely try this (and maybe some other suggestions listed in the comments)!.

Kiley Kate said...

I've used the regular Tresemme kind and I just started using the strengthening formula, it's a lifesaver when you don't have time to shower twice a day. Before dry shampoo was all over the place I just used regular baby powder

logan said...

I swear by Oscar Blandi dry shampoo. The loose powder not the aerosol. I carry the little travel size bottle with me everywhere. It's been a lifesaver on so many trips, mornings when I just don't have a minute to spare for a shower, or when I just want to add a little texture to my hair. Gave it to all my girlfriends one year as stocking stuffers and now they are hooked too.

cmf221 said...

T3 Orlando Pita - tinted to match your hair! I like it much better than Klorane, and the can seems to last much longer.

catherine said...

I think lots of hair tutorials on a cup of jo are great for traveling like braided top knot. it takes no time and bonus it looks great on pictures

krista said...

I am thrilled to hear there is a good natural and non-toxic kind out there! In reading the reviews of Klorane a few writers wrote that they only got 2 uses out of the bottle though. Has anyone had that experience?!

Mikki said...

Batiste is a great (and classic brand). That's what I use from england anyway, I'm not sure if it is available in the US but if it is, you ladies should give it a try. Amazing and they do a range of different scents too! (the original and the fresh scents are lovely but they also do summery, floral ones etc). My mam used to use it when she was younger and it's definitely something I use often! Love it!

J. said...

I use TIGI's "Dirty Secret" dry shampoo from their 'Rockstar' line- and I LOVE it! It smells great and works both as an alternative to shampooing AND as a great texturizer. I have VERY fine and oil-prone hair, and often if I change my style from day to night I have to rewash. With this stuff, I just spray in, restyle and go! It's saved me SO much time AND actual shampoo!

Elisha(: said...

dry shampoo is a lifesaver on a missions trip ;)

Megan Clouse said...

I love dry shampoo and Bumble and Bumble used to have one that was amazing but now they switched to a spray I don't love as much! I will definitley try this one out though.

Anonymous said...

how is it non-toxic? the first ingredient is BUTANE!

Ainsley said...

i seriously looooovelovelove the cheap tres emme dry shampoo from target (green bottle)... it works great, lasts a long time and it's like $6/bottle.

kle said...

Her sweaters are SO beautiful!

Julia said...

yes dry shampoo is great! but the problem with some brands is that it goes on white and is really hard to get the white powdery stuff to go away. The Treseme one is the worst for this! I really liked the TIGI Rockaholic dry shampoo. Also the one called Pssst works really well and is really inexpensive. I have never tried the one you posted about but may I will now...

Katherine Weiss said...

How do you fly with an aerosol dry shampoo? I haven't tried it yet, but I didn't think you could.

Emily said...

Yes! Dry shampoo is THE BEST! Bastite (available in England) is a lifesaver at summer music festivals. Bumble and Bumble is the best for darker hair. I've just moved to America and started using Suave, I'm going to try everyone's suggestions from here :)

JennySue said...

I like Big Sexy Hair dry shampoo- bc this mom of 3 is lucky to get a shampoo in every 3 days!! It's a life saving product- but when I'm broke and can't afford a can, I use my babies baby powder at the roots- works decently!

Sarah said...

What stores carry Klorane???? I want to try it! :o)

Ali said...

I've just fallen in love with dry shampoo. The Tresemme kind was not very good, but now I'm using Suave and love it.

Hannah Hall said...

Dry Shampoo is my best friend!

I have lots of thin blonde wavey hair & this is what I've experienced...

Tresemme foam (for curly hair) is too heavy for my limp hair.

Tresemme spray for straighter hair is a little too sticky for me (feels like hair spray the day after).

Ojon is a little too perfumey & i've never been able to make it through a whole bottle because the nozzle gets clogged after first use (plus it's pricey).

Gosh is probably my second favourite, absorbs nicely into the hair, a little on the heavy side so acts somewhat like a dry shampoo + hairspray all in one - it does have a more permanent whiteness to it, so wouldn't recommend on brunettes or darker. BIG downfall to Gosh - it is super toxic, I almost choke when using it, but am always happy with the end product... turn on the bathroom FAN!

Klorane is my absolute favourite as it's light, does not leave as much residue in your hair, does not have a strong smell, you can breathe while using it & it's more natural/easy on your hair.

But.. when in doubt go with Baby Powder, it's what my mom & grandma used! Apply with caution if you are not blonde.

For darker haired individuals I imagine the search is a little tougher, I hear Bumble & Bumble has one made for dark hair!

HereIAm said...

Got 2 Be Fat-tastic Dry Shampoo works really well. I am happy I shelled out a few bucks to try it. It can be a life-saver on those days when I should have washed, but couldn't....

Nik said...

I love RockStar dry shampoo. Savior!

xoNS

www.athoughtinthemindof.blogspot.com

lizzle @ the blisslist said...

I use rockstar too! I keep a bottle at work and at home ... for me, my bad hair moments take me by surprise (aka, passing a mirror at work) and I need to stay armed with this stuff, ha! Every girl needs some good dry shampoo, it's a MUST.

Grace said...

I love carrying a travel-sized bottle of caudalie beauty elixir. i spray a little on my face and the back of my neck for a little wake-me up. it has a great history behind it since a Queen commissioned it and they haven't changed the formula since!

theincurablelibertine said...

apparently dry shampoo is supposed to be super good for your hair, especially if you wash your hair everyday cos it strips all the natural oils out. i really wanna try but my hair gets oily so easily...

Elle Sees said...

I actually did a tutorial on how to use dry shampoo correctly:
http://ellesees.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-dry-shampoo.html

Brynn {In Bloom} said...

i LOVE dry shampoo! it is the best invention ever. psssst works well and is budget friendly :)

MrsJPruitt said...

That model is so beautiful!

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I love dry shampoo, Psst is my favorite brand, it's like $7.99 at the drug store.

candycane said...

i live on dry shampoo (& cornsilk). i have long blonde hair (dyed & a little bleach) & people are constantly making comments about how healthy my hair is. i use pssssssst & also johnson&johnson cornsilk. i only "wash" my hair 2 to 3 times a month. highly recommend it.


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Alex Aleshin-Guendel said...

dry shampoo is definitely my go to also!

Alexandra said...

Candycane - NO WAY 2 to 3 times a month that is genius! What does cornsilk do?

I have oily hair and I'm trying to train my hair so that I don't have to wash it everyday. Is dry shampoo or cornstarch bad for you hair? These are some great ideas! Thanks.

The Vintage Cardigan said...

I've been wanting to try out dry shampoo but had no idea what brand to try. Your wonderful blog always saves the day :) Thank you!

BronsonBloopers said...

Your post reminded me that I got a little tester of dry shampoo when I bought new conditioner. I tried it out and I like it!

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Anonymous said...

I LOVE dry shampoo and I like Klorane too but they all seem pretty good and the mini travel size ones are great for the plane. I also love tinted moisturiser MAC is my go to and everyone always tells me I look so healthy and glowing - I love the simplicity - put it on , no powdering necessary over the top and good to go.

India

lovelaughterandlipstick said...

omg, I just wrote a funny little post about dry shampoo too...great minds think alike! it is my mama lifesaver since having three little birds! you can read here...

http://lovelaughterandlipstick.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/makeup-monday-wants-needs-2/

helen @ forty percent fringe: sixty percent face said...

I ADORE dry shampoo, used it years ago before I cut all my hair off and then was reminded of it's existence last summer. It's perfect for using whilst at music festivals and on road trips, wouldn't be without it now! Hx
www.helenlimbrick.com

kendra said...

i swear by it. I get the "Pssst" brand. It has a cute retro look to it, is only $6 and works amazing. I love it

http://www.drugstore.com/psssssst-instant-spray-shampoo/qxp308567

Claire said...

dry shampoo has changed my life. i used to wash my hair everyday, because it was just so oily. but since using dry shampoo i probably wash it 2-3 times per week. it also makes my hair easier to style- it has more body and holds styles easier. i finally got hold of some klorane (it's always sold out!) and i'm really looking forward to using it. i would definitely recommend dry shampoo.

danielleMC said...

I like Bumble & Bumble tinted dry shampoo spray, but I REALLY like Tresemme's dry shampoo spray bc it works great, smells great, and is really inexpensive.

Bright Smile said...

I use the Oscar Blandi one in the brown container. (I have fine black hair.) I don't like it at all. I don't know if it doesn't work, or if it wears off, but by the end of the day I have greasy hair. When I went to Coachella I used baby powder, it's a good option when there is a 2 hour wait for the showers, but it didn't add anything to my hair, just kept me from looking as gross as I might have...

SPYT said...

I'm a huge fan of the Oribe dry texturizing spray. It's insta-sexy super volume bed head in a bottle. I only wash my hair once or twice a week because it's very long, but the last few days my hair gets greasy at the roots and very heavy and flat. I usually use it on my last day or two before washing because it's a pretty serious product... Make sure to use a light hand with it! A little goes a long way.

shushu said...

I haven't tried dry shampoo yet because I never wanted to give myself an easy button to not washing my hair... sigh.. lol but in any case.. i freakin need it. I'll try the Klorane one out first, for sure !

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homesweetoakland said...

I love Klorane!! It's my favorite dry shampoo...just be careful with the aerosol one while traveling, I don't think it does well on airplanes.

Little Blond Bird said...

I've tried a bunch of dry shampoos, but in the end I still find nothing works like a sprinkle of johnson's baby powder and a quick blast with the blow dryer!

Funny you asked about travel essentials, I just posted mine last week!

http://littleblondbird.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-are-your-travel-essentials.html

Stephanie L said...

My numba one travel beauty essentials are:

1) Dove soap (for face and body!)

2) First Aid Beauty face+body cream (smells great, excellent for sensitive skin, and fixes the hell out of dry winter or over-baked summer skin! doesn't cause breakouts either!)

:)

p.s. Joanna, your travel posts couldn't come at a better time for me! i'm gearing up for Spain, OLA!

Darlene said...

Love dry shampoo! A must have for camping trips. :)

utran28 said...

I travel alot and love dry shampoo! The best I've found is Baptiste. It's a cheapy brand from Boots but it's awesome!

Emily Elizabeth said...

I need to try this! I have thinner hair, and I wind up washing it every day, which is not good- it just feels so yucky if I don't. This might be the thing I've been hunting for!

Dress Me Dearly said...

I LOOOOVE the Klorane dry shampoo. It's definitely the best of all of them out there. It's easy to use and doesn't have a strong scent.

I always keep it stocked in my vanity!

www.dressmedearly.com

ileanna said...

Why does the "Month of Hair" link not work? Ahh!!!

Anonymous said...

"Caroline's favorite is Klorane. "Every magazine editor and stylist uses this one," she says. "You'll see it on all their tables." Bonus: It's very gentle with natural, non-toxic ingredients."

Just want to throw out there that this product is far from non-toxic. If you're used to toxins in your shampoo than I suppose a toxic dry shampoo is nothing to bat an eyelash at.

If... you have a problem with toxic products being called non-toxic, I'd recommend a quick search on: Cyclomethicone or the (as usual, unhelpful) parfum. Search this site or many others http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ if you're curious about effects to you and your environment.

Desiree Fawn said...

Oh man... been wanting to dry dry shampoo forever!

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Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but other than that, this is great blog. A great read. I will certainly be back.

Heldine said...

Never even heard of dry shampoo before, but I would LOVE to try it. :)

Erin said...

I bought this per your recommendation and used it for the first time today. And I LOve it! My hair looked like I just washed it. Smells lovely too! Thank you or the wonderful recommendation!

Clementine said...

I love dry shampoo! It is perfect for travelling (and for a greasy frindge!)x x x

Emma said...

Cornstarch works pretty well too - better for light haired folks as sometimes it's hard to rub it all in when you have dark hair.

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Anonymous said...

Great post. For some reason, though, every spray on dry shampoo I have ever used has left my hair at least feeling dirty, and often looking a little dirty... it might be because I have very fine hair. The one I like - which is a miracle worker - is powdered dry shampoo by Oscar Blandi. It has a lemon verbena scent and leaves my hair feeling clean, and fuller, as you mentioned. (I actually got into the habit of just using it in the morning after washing and drying my hair, pyrely for the purpose of adding body, and you can also use it if you accidentally apply too much product.) My hair color is light enough that the white powder disappears into it.

Anonymous said...

PURELY for the purpose of adding body, that is.

Anonymous said...

Also, just to add... in a pinch, yes, baby powder (either talc-based or cornstarch-based) does work for people with light-colored hair, and it works better (for me) than every spray dry shampoo I have tried. But no, it does not work as well as a good-quality powder dry shampoo. Good powder dry shampoos are made with specific starches which absorb oils better than baby powder does. If you haven't done so, give them a try!

Anonymous said...

Breaking news, breaking news! There is a new drugstore brand spray dry shampoo which, in my opinion, is vastly superior to the other drugstore brands I've tried. I'm a devotee of Oscar Blandi powder dry shampoo... I buy it online and love how it refreshes dirty hair, soaks up excess product on just-cleaned hair, and adds volume throughout the day. I also like how it comes in highly-portable small travel bottles.

But! I have tried both Psssst! and Tresseme spray dry shampoos, and they both made my hair feel even MORE dirty, even when used very sparingly. It's possible this is because I have quite fine hair... I think these products work fine on thicker hair. (But it's we fine-haired girls (and guys) who usually have most need for dry shampoo.)

Today, though, I discovered John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher. It is a spray dry shampoo, although if you didn't look at the bottle carefully, you might think it was just a volumizer. Nope - it's a featherweight dry shampoo which actually leaves my hair feeling and looking CLEAN, and with more volume. It smells pretty good, to boot. This may be my new go-to day-to-day dry shampoo. It's readily available and also costs less than Oscar Blandi (though it's possible that dollar for dollar, I get more uses out of the Oscar Blandi.) I don't think the John Frieda "cleans" QUITE as well, so for camping and long flights I'll probably take the Oscar Blandi. (Plus, I haven't seen this available in a travel-size container.) But, the powder it leaves behind is much easier to blend into your hair, and you can use it several times throughout the day, if you desire.

TwentySixEast said...

I SWEAR by dry shampoo! I shower everyday but after getting a bold new haircut last Friday --- I was terrified to wash out the style my hairdresser did because I had a weekend of events - I was thinking I'd never recapture it! Thank goodness for dry shampoo. I rocked the look all weekend and everyone raved! I use a < $4 brand from CVS called Pssssssst. :) Works fantastic! Suave makes a $7 one now too.

Ladies Holiday said...

My hair is frizzy (bottom) and oily (top) maybe this will help!

Lucy said...

I just purchased Big Sexy Hair from my hair dresser for $12. It works wonders. I have greasy hair on a consistent basis, and Big Sexy Hair does just the trick!

Sarah said...

One note: the non-aerosol version is the one that's non-toxic and doesn't have butane! I'm definitely trying this!

Marissa said...

You always have great product recommendations and I was wondering if you know any good products for heat protection when blow drying?

Anonymous said...

LUSH NO DROUGHT dry shampoo.. Smells like fresh lemons, Corn Starch gives you volume...AMAZING....

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Natalie Salvas said...

I actually like Suave dry shampoo. I've tried Tresseme and I can't stand the smell or the texture. Suave is easy to brush in on dark hair, doesn't make you look grey.

Nuria said...

i use a home recipe and it works too :) here is the blog where i found it

blog.freepeople.com/2012/09/diy-dry-shampoo-dark-light-hair/

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