second day hair saviour

Monday, July 03, 2017



Bangs... what a high maintenance hairstyle. Despite this, every once in a while I flip through a magazine (or old photos of myself) and the call of the straight fringe beckons me.

Dry shampoo, a miracle worker and timesaver on a normal day, is especially integral in maintaining bangs (especially for me and my oily forehead).

So, I thought I'd share four dry shampoos currently in my rotation that will give your bangs (or your whole head) a refresh, no water required:

  1. Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8.99 CAD, Well.ca): if you want an affordable drugstore option to sop up all the oils in your hair, then this is your best bet. Not only does it work, but it comes in so many scents that there's bound to be one that you like. And if you have darker hair, like me, no problem because they have a dry shampoo specifically for dark/deep brown hair (also for brunettes and blondes). Especially for a product that you're spraying up front & center, the coloured tone definitely helps mask the product. I also quite like the spray on this, the spritz is strong and the application is even.
  2. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($29 CAD, Sephora): this is a great oil absorber and works just like you would expect a dry shampoo to work. What's fancy about the PHD dry shampoo? Well, it apparently has a time-release fragrance so that your hair will smell good all day long. Not sure if this is a gimmick, but since my hair doesn't smell funky at the end of the day, I'm inclined to say that it probably does work. Cons? There is a noticeable white case with this one, so you have to be extra diligent in brushing your hair out.
  3. Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo ($29 CAD, Sephora): this was my go-to dry shampoo for a while. It smells great (of course, if you don't like fragrances, that's a con) and it absorbs all the second, third and sometimes fourth day hair oils without a sweat (pun intended). Cons? I found that I used up this product so quickly. It actually has the least amount of product out of the four I'm mentioning. So, for the price, that's extremely disappointing.
  4. Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo ($29 CAD, Sephora): this is another great tinted dry shampoo that won't leave a chalky residue in your hair. If you love the scent of Moroccanoil products, you won't be disappointed with this one. This is the only one of the bunch that is infused with argan oil, which, fun fact, will not only give your hair a soft sheen but can also help protect your hair from UV rays.
It's hard to choose one favourite, but if I did have to pick one... I'd say that it's a tie between Batiste (it's only $9) and Moroccanoil (it smells so good).

So tell me, do you have a favourite dry shampoo? From my experience, it's hard to love just one.


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