“Sorry, I can’t make tonight I’m washing my hair’’ is now a thing of the past. Is it that extra 10 minutes in bed we crave? Or maybe it’s the desire to have the biggest and bounciest barnet in town (I like to mix the two). Whatever your reasons to switch to your cleanse and condition to a can form, no-one is judging you and you’re a part of the one best kept good hair secrets around. The great news is dry shampoo is cool, and it’s here to stay (phew)!
Where did it all start? Let me tell you, it didn’t all begin with the ‘B’ brand.
Let’s take a trip back to 1972. Maxi dresses were a thing whatever the weather, Abba were newborn and Watership Down was published. But still, unbeknown to many, the first ever dry shampoo was created – and it was actually created by our French friends over at Klorane.
Not washing your hair can be a bit taboo. I hold my hands up, washing my hair has always been both a pleasure and a chore for me as I can happily go a week without washing my bleach-infused barnet. Still, the tell tales signs of lack-lustre locks and slightly greasy crown start to show, so I need a little help from time to time. And the answer is the Klorane dry shampoo collection.
The oil absorber
You know that uplifting, fresh feeling you experience after 10 minutes of chewing gum, well imagine that invigorating feeling on your scalp. The Klorane Nettle Dry Shampoo not only refreshes your hair, but provides you with that freshly washed feeling with only a few quick sprays, directly onto your roots (brunettes be careful, this is a white formula, so go gentle with it).
I would definitely recommend this solution for oily hair. Some dry shampoos can feel like they weigh down your tresses but this lightweight formula lifts and breathes fresh air into your follicles, making sure your blow-dry can be extended by at least two days. This makes it a must for your festival beauty bag, or your office top drawer – no one will ever know!
Dry Shampoo works better when you use it before bed, as the formula can take the appropriate time to absorb all excess oils, leaving your scalp feel clean and hair feeling freshly washed (not to mention the easy ride your hair will give you the next morning). Don’t be miffed by the nettle extract, this natural astringent controls and de-greases tresses and with regular use, it can actually decrease oil production over time.
Tip: Kirby grips/ bobby pins, whatever you like to call them. They don’t always live up to standard. However, when you spray a little bit of dry shampoo on the ridged side, this helps to build the grip, sustaining your desired style for a while longer.
The style saviour
Create your own glam squad with the Magic Mike of all dry shampoos and expect nothing but a great body and a super-tight grip for your kinks. If va-va-voom is what you’re after, this your new SOS styling spray! This formula makes my hair goals achievable. Those voluminous, soft waves on everyone’s Pinterest boards are finally mine, with endless added benefits. Roots are disguised (brunettes, I hear you, your perfect dry shampoo is coming) and volume is increased. Either spray directly into your hair for a quick refresh, or build volume and hold by spraying onto a brush (wait 5-10 minutes before touching) before working the formula through your roots – Bridgette Bardot eat your heart out!
And for those brunette beauties there’s a darker option, the Klorane Natural Tint Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk. If you’re hook, line and sinker for the Klorane Oat Milk Dry Shampoo and your hair colour resides on the dark side, you’ll adore this tailor-made colour specific concoction. I understand, choosing a dry shampoo colour can be concern as nobody wants to wear a grey crown. However, this formation contains an added brunette bonus of beige mineral pigment. This warming shade is designed to adapt to even darkest of hair types, from light brown to ebony shades, resulting in a movie star mane of dreams – and an added extra ten minutes on the clock to perfect your badass eyeliner flick.
Tip: Rumour has it, this spray doesn’t just hold the hair on your hair, it also thickens brows! Spray a tiny bit of dry shampoo on to your fingers or brow spoolie to set in place for the rest of the day!