I love dry shampoo. I have fine hair that looks best when washed every day, but quickly dries out breaks more easily if I actually do. Shaving off a few minutes in the morning is definitely a perk as well, and my hair is much happier/healthier when I extend the time between washes as much as possible.
I’ve tried a few different dry shampoos over the years, and have never found one that covers all the bases, until now. Before finding AG’s, my favorite was definitely Alterna’s translucent dry shampoo. It smells great, sprays evenly, and adds some great volume. I have light hair, but it works just as well on dark, which is a rare find!
When I ran out I was in a pinch, and grabbed a can of Herbal Essences naked dry shampoo from Target, and was left disappointed. The smell was pretty overpowering, but besides that it seemed to make my hair look even dirtier than before applying. Not good. Which is what lead me to stumble onto AG Hair’s dry shampoo.
Although I was initially wary of a dry shampoo that deposits a bit of color, I remembered that my second day hair often looks a shade or two darker than normal, and so gave it a try. The blonde color deposit is subtle, and the smell is nice without being too strong. It uses natural ingredients like tapioca starch to soak up excess oil, as well as tea tree oil and silk protein. The best part, though, is that it makes my second day hair look freshly washed, and gives my third day hair some nice volume- perfect for adding waves or throwing it into an easy bun or ponytail.
To apply I follow the directions, but with a twist or two- the night before I apply by shaking the can and spraying it directly onto my roots from six to eight inches away. Then I flip my head upside down and massage it into my scalp, sometimes using a hairdryer on low help it absorb more easily. From there I style as usual, either going over the ends with a straightener or a large-barrel curling want.