This may sound hyperbolic, but having oily hair made me a complete prisoner to my shower, blow dryer, and morning routine. I was always envious of women who could go three, four, even five days without washing their hair – meanwhile I was stuck shampooing every other day, if not daily. I would plan my life around my hair – making sure I had enough time for the 45 minute blow dry and straightening job that was necessary to get out the door.
Some days I just wanted to roll out of bed and be out the door in 30 min – not an hour and a half.
Many thanks to Drybar’s Detox dry shampoo, I’ve been able to join the club and be a little more liberal with the snooze button. It is my new holy grail.
Now trust me, I am no stranger to dry shampoo. I’ve tried Tresemme Fresh Start, Bumble and Bumble Pret-A-Powder, and countless of other sample size offerings I’ve collected over the years. None of them made a difference, so eventually I gave up on the idea – as ingenious as it was and as much as my friends swore by it.
Detox entered my life when a well-meaning but someone pushy Sephora employee coaxed me into buying a travel size to accompany the blow dryer I was there for. I have trouble saying no to sales people (I end up feeling irrationally guilty), so I figured – eh – give it one last shot.
And it WORKED.
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words, so first, let me show you the results.
This is me before on day 1 hair (this is evening, I had washed my hair that morning. Pardon the costume, it was Halloween):
This is me on day 5 hair (FIVE!!!) with the dry shampoo.
What oil? What grease? It looks ~almost~ like a day 1 blow out.
To be fair, this experiment does not have a proper control as the test subject. I bleached my hair, which from my understanding is known for decreasing oil production.
I accept this as a variable, but the results of the dry shampoo are impossible to ignore.
The shampoo comes in an aerosol can – which right away is a plus. I much prefer that over the Bumble and Bumble style shaker. It distributes the product more evenly. The spray itself comes out thick and uniformed. Unlike Tresemme’s Fresh Start, which had a very narrow spray and too fine of a mist, Detox coats your hair in product in a few short bursts, allowing you to cover a large section of hair in seconds.
When I massage the product into my hair, it immediately feels silky, not like there is a ton of product build up. I can run my fingers through it my hair, and the visible residue absorbs within minutes without any traces of dandruff-like powder. My hair looks fluffy and fresh, and smells amazing.
The best part is, if I spray the shampoo on day two hair, it continues to do its job absorbing oil on day three, four, and five with little to no need for reapplication. I feel like I’m finally doing my hair a favor and giving it a much needed break from constant heat and shampoo.
The product comes in two colors, blonde, which I bought for my quickly fading purple hair, and brunette, which I would have purchased for my natural color.
So, cheers to Drybar for their miracle product that has cut my mourning routine in half.