Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Another New Favourite Thing: Dry Shampoo

Because I have difficult hair...curly, obstinate, frizzy, difficult to tame...I am always on the look out for things that actually tame and manage my curls.  Regularly I get cranky and I grab one of the girls' hair straighteners and boss my hair into complete submission.  If you have difficult hair you know what I'm talking about.  If you look at everyone else's curly hair and wish you had hair like that, I'm sorry, but you have no idea what you're wishing for! 

As I mentioned a few posts back, Coconut Water spray is like the best thing ever for taming difficult hair...and it actually works.  But there is one downside.  I have to wash my hair every 3rd day no matter what, but the 2nd day after washing is a bit ordinary.  For those of you who wash your hair everyday and have smooth, silky hair you won't understand what I'm about to say...I only wash my hair twice a week, usually.  It takes a day or two to settle down after a wash.  I get one day of reasonable-looking hair and then a day of really ordinary.  But the ordinary is worth it not to deal with the difficult any more often than necessary.  I'm loving my Coconut Water!!!

The fix to my new problem, though, is Dry Shampoo!

I have to say I was very skeptical about how such a thing would work but a colleague and my daughter assure me it was easy peasy and brilliant.  You know what?  They were right.  It is truly and completely amazing. 

You spray it on. 
You massage it in. 
Your brush your hair. 

You get at least another day of great-looking hair.  No oily 'ordinary' to be seen.  It looks like you just washed your hair.  I wouldn't want to leave it there more than one day because that stuff is sitting on your scalp but I guess there's no telling what a person will do if dire circumstances.  Regular life is not dire though, so I wash my hair the day after using dry shampoo.

This post was not sponsored by Batiste or any other manufacturer of dry shampoo products.  It is purely based on my own discovery and experience.


Crunchie's Mum said...

I've been using dry shampoo for some time as I too have curly hair that likes to fizz. My dry shampoo is a tiny bit of cornflour (yes, the stuff you cook with) massaged through my hair then brushed well. I brush my hair outside as you do get cornflour mess on the floor. Brush well and instant 'clean' hair.

I used to wash my hair every second day. With this method I know wash it once a week.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I must admit I'm one of those people who look at women with curly hair and think, "I'd love to have hair like that!"

I remember using dry shampoo as a kid. There was a brand called "Pssst" that was popular in the '70s. I always used too much, though, and it looked like I was prematurely gray!