Of all the products that I use in my hair on a regular basis, dry shampoo is one I cannot live without — at least not happily. Since I try not to wash my hair too often (usually just twice a week), I need dry shampoo to keep my roots from looking greasy and to put the volume back that I lose on day two or three. While I have my favourites, I still like to try new ones now and then to see if there’s something better out there. So of course, I was intrigued when I saw the new dry shampoo from Living Proof and decided to pick one up during the last Sephora VIB sale.
This new dry shampoo from Living Proof’s Perfect Hair Day range has a lot of claims. It promises to absorb oil, odours and sweat to leave you with “ultra clean hair” as well as a time-release fragrance, meant to keep your hair smelling fresh and clean all day long. The first few times I used this, I thought it was good, but wasn’t sure if I liked it as much as my all-time favourite. I knew that it was very different from other high-end dry shampoos that I have used like Drybar’s Detox Dry Shampoo and Bumble and bumble’s Prêt-à-Powder, but I wasn’t sure what made it so different. The powder applied is slightly white, but not chalky at all (unless I don’t shake it well enough). There is a noticeable difference in the amount of oil that I can see at my roots right after I use it, but for me there isn’t really any volume added at all. I think the reason for this is that there is hardly any build-up left in my hair so there’s nothing left to grip the hair and add texture and lift. I don’t mind that on days when I just want my hair to look clean on day two and I’m not trying to add extra texture or volume on day three or four.
It took me a while to figure out if I actually liked this dry shampoo, but I think in the end, I do. Now that I know better how to use it, and what to expect from it, I feel like it’s a good product. If you want something that will actually make your roots feel clean again without a wash, or you hate the feeling of product in your hair, then this is the product for you (if you’re okay with the $27 price tag). Much like the other Living Proof products that I’ve used, I like that it’s lightweight, easily layered, and never leaves my hair feeling overdone or gross by the end of the day. It also smells pretty nice, but I don’t think I’ve noticed the “time release” fragrance at all. I will keep this in my rotation for now, but I will likely go back to Batiste for every day, or Prêt-a-Powder when I want some serious texture and oil absorption.
Have you tried this dry shampoo yet? Do you have a favourite dry shampoo?
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