Beauty Buzz | Dry Shampoo Showdown

Beauty Buzz | Dry Shampoo Showdown

Dry Shampoo ReviewsQuestion:  How often do you wash your hair?

I only shampoo mine twice a week and have for years.

It’s quite an ordeal with over 40 minutes of blow drying and flat ironing to get my very naturally curly hair more manageable.  I don’t have time in my mom schedule to do that often so once it’s done, I do everything I can to extend my blow out for a few days.

I’ve discovered a few tricks for making my blow out last longer between washings.  One is to use conditioner on the ends of my hair only.  Applying conditioner near your roots can boost oil production on your scalp.  The same rule applies to styling products.  I apply them sparingly and avoid my scalp in order to keep my hair cleaner for a longer time.

But my real secret weapon is dry shampoo.  A few days into my blow out, I spray some near the roots of my hair to absorb oil and give it a fresh scent.  An added bonus of dry shampoo is that it creates volume.  This is especially nice on the days when I decide to pull my hair up in a ponytail.

Through the years, I’ve tried many different brands of dry shampoo – expensive brands from the salon and cheaper options from the drugstore.   Recently, I decided to try out two different drugstore brands of dry shampoo that I hadn’t used before – Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo and Tresemme Instant Refresh.  Both products were under $4.

I rated the products on a scale from 1-5 on their abilities to absorb oil, the feel of my hair, how much volume they added and how they smelled.


1.  Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo earned almost perfect marks across the board.  It’s light enough that I could use it two days in a row without build up.

  • Oil Absorption – 5
  • Lightweight Feel – 4
  • Volumizing – 4
  • Scent – 5

2.  Tresemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo got low marks on everything except oil absorption.  Anything this heavy should absorb oil exceptionally well.  It’s too powdery, too thick, weighs hair down and the scent is really bad.

  • Oil Absorption – 4
  • Lightweight Feel – 1
  • Volumizing – 2
  • Scent – 1

Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo was the hands-down winner in this showdown.  It’s a great alternative to more expensive brands and my new go-to dry shampoo.

Note:  This post was not sponsored by either of the brands mentioned.  It’s just my independent review of two products I’ve been wanting to try.

It’s Your Turn:  What are some ways you make your blow out last longer?  Share them in the comments.


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