Cue the All American Rejects because I have a dirty little secret…
I only wash my hair once a week!
(Sorry if that was super cheezy, I couldn’t help myself!)
Anywho, how do I manage to only wash my hair once a week yet keep it looking super clean and not all gross and oily? My secret is my favorite dry shampoo brand, Batiste! (Actually it’s probably not so much a secret, I feel like everyone and their mother is using dry shampoo nowadays but for now, we’ll call it my “secret”)
For anyone who doesn’t know what dry shampoo is, it’s basically a powdery-spray that you spray on your roots to soak up oil. It kinda speaks for itself, it’s a shampoo that doesn’t need water! It works SO quickly and always leaves my hair looking cleaner and fresher than the day after I shampoo it, it’s crazy!
Batiste dry shampoo is just perfect in every way. They offer a bunch of different scents, all of which smell great. It sprays on the perfect amount of dry shampoo and soaks up all the oil ASAP. It’s also not too expensive, I believe I pay like $8 at CVS for a can of it, so it’s nice to not have to empty my wallet every time I want to buy it. I wouldn’t change a thing about it!
Now let me tell you, I have tried a LOT of dry shampoos, and some of them suck. Some of them even leave your hair looking dirtier than when you first started! After trying many, many, manyyyy different types of dry shampoo, I stumbled across this one and never looked back.
When looking for a new dry shampoo, the main reason I decided to take a chance on this one is because it is cruelty free and certified vegan. It was love at first “scan” when I scanned this dry shampoo with my Cruelty-Cutter app and saw that it wasn’t tested on animals ❤ ❤ ❤
Oh, and what’s that cute mint green brush next to my dry shampoo? It’s just The Wet Brush. I used to stay away from brushes because of how damaging they can be to your hair. Before the wet brush, I think it had been like 8 years since I had actually brushed my hair with a brush. I was strictly a comb girl because brushes tend to rip out my hair like crazy.
Then one day, I was reading one of my favorite blogs (The Skinny Confidential!) and saw this brush in one of the posts. Lauryn, the owner of the blog, swears by it and says it’s super delicate on your hair, so I read a bunch of reviews which all happened to be amazing, then ordered one for myself. The bristles are soooo gentle on your hair that barely any hair gets ripped out even on your knottiest days! It’s also only like 10 bucks so it’s a total win/win.
See how clean it is?
That’s because it doesn’t yank out half of your hair every time you use it!
Back to the dry shampoo, though! Every since I started my washing my hair once a week/using dry shampoo ritual, my hair has gotten soooo much healthier. Specifically my ends! By the end of the week, my roots are looking cleaner than ever, and my ends have had a week of moisture from my hair’s natural oils. Since washing your hair everyday strips it of its natural oils, my hair stays soft and silky throughout the week which is so nice compared to having straw-like hair!
So sometimes, I like to deep condition my hair with coconut oil (who doesn’t!) For my hair, coconut oil can sometimes be super stubborn to get out. Sometimes, I’ll think I washed all of the coconut oil out of my hair, but as my hair is drying after my shower, I start to notice that I didn’t get all of the oil out which can end up looking like a greasy mess. Instead of re-washing my hair (which ain’t good for it!) I just use dry shampoo on the roots. This way, my ends are nice and shiny and soft all week and my roots are as clean as can be!
I never travel without my dry shampoo, because it is so imperative for my hair care routine! It’s so easy to use and leaves me with cleaner, more voluminous hair. What’s not to love! I can’t stress enough though how great this brand of dry shampoo is, and how awful some other brands can be. If you’re a dry shampoo newbie, def save yourself a load of trouble and just skip to this one!
How often do you guys wash your hair? Are you well versed in the dry shampoo world or is this all news to you? I’d love to hear about your hair-care routines, and your fav cruelty free and vegan products!
Happy Friday everyone 🙂