Good morning! What are you guys up to this weekend? I’m going to watch March Madness with some co-workers at the Mellow Mushroom this afternoon, then Adam comes in for the weekend tonight. It’s 8:30 a.m. and I’m already thinking about driving through the McDonald’s between the airport terminal and the freeway for a Shamrock Shake after I pick him up.
I reviewed four dry shampoos back in November but didn’t land on one I really loved. So, after burning through every bottle in just a few months, I decided to try again. This time I tested dry shampoos by Kardashian Beauty, Living Proof, and Elizabeth and James. The first one I picked up at random as I wandered aimlessly through the aisles of Target; the others had lots of positive reviews online.
Kardashian Beauty Take 2
I didn’t know what to expect from this – I suspected based on Kim/Kylie/Khloe’s usual hair and makeup that it wouldn’t provide the most natural-looking results – but was pleasantly surprised. The formula didn’t gunk up my hair at all, so I didn’t find myself messing with it all day like I sometimes do with other dry shampoos. I also learned that black seed oil, which I’ve never used before, contains the fatty acids necessary to nourish and rejuvenate damaged hair. And apparently cures every other ailment except death, too.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day
Do you guys ever read the Modern Love column in The New York Times? You can listen to it as a podcast now, too, where an actor reads one of the Modern Love essays and then the host interviews its author. In the middle of every episode, there’s an advertisement for this dry shampoo that claims it’s so good at actually cleaning hair, you can go to a spin class and not wash your hair afterward. Obviously I had to try this, even though the chances of me attending a spin class right before a bunch of social engagements is pretty slim.
And…Living Proof’s claim is not false. My hair felt cleaner right away, partly because this product had a fresh, floral scent without that faint odor of clay you sometimes get with cheaper brands. My hair looked fine for the rest of the day and even when I woke up the next morning; I left the house to run errands without spraying on more. It comes out of the bottle white but absorbed easily, which I’ve decided I actually prefer over formulas made specifically for dark hair – too many stained shirts.
Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
I saved the best for last! The only drawback to this guy is that it left a teeny bit of residue in my hair that I had to spend an extra minute working through (it’s white, too). Other than that, I loved this dry shampoo and will probably buy it again when the rest of these run out. It has the same sandalwood tones of the fragrance (masculine stuff that’s made for women is the best) and completely tamed my flyaways, so it would be perfect whether you want to wear your hair up or down.
I’m glad I found a few winners this time around! Do you have a favorite dry shampoo?