A Roundup of Dry Shampoo Reviews

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Since I straighten my hair everyday, I try to only wash and blow dry every other day. I tend to have oily hair, so dry shampoo is a must. I feel like I have tried all of them searching for the perfect one! I have narrowed it down to four different kinds that I’ve got on the go right now, and I’ve reviewed them for you below.

Cake’s Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray is the most costly out of the four, but I wouldn’t say it’s the best. It retails for $22.00 CAD, and the smell is AMAZING! It smells like lemon, sugar and vanilla. It absolutely creates volume – better than any of the other dry shampoo’s I’ve tried! It didn’t leave any white residue at all, but I didn’t feel like it did much to absorb any oil in my hair. It was great to do a messy ponytail with, but when leaving my hair down it didn’t make my hair look refreshed at all. It really made it feel like I added a lot of product to my hair, and when I touched my hair it seemed almost sticky. I wanted this one to work the most because of that amazing scent, but I found it was just great for a messy ponytail.

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One of my favourites, but the cheapest of the group is Batiste Dry Shampoo. Normally I buy it at Shoppers Drug Mart for $9.99, but I often find it in Winners for even cheaper. It comes in a few different scents like Blush and Tropical, but even the original spray doesnt have a bad scent. The volumizing effect isn’t bad, but it’s how it refreshes my hair and absorbs the oil that I’m impressed with. When I spray it in it really looks like I’ve washed my hair! As long as I don’t play with it too much throughout the day, it keeps your hair looking refreshed for most of the day. I found this one left a bit of white residue, but it could easily be brushed out.

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Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo doesn’t have the most amazing smell, but it’s claim is that it actually absorbs smell from your hair. Does your hair smell bad enough to need spray? If I’m at a campfire or something then yes, my hair smells bad. When I have second-day hair my main concern isn’t the odour of it, because it doesn’t smell bad! I felt like claiming to eliminate my hair’s odour was a strange offer! Otherwise it did a good job at absorbing excess oil, and volume-wise it wasn’t bad either. I didn’t experience any chalky residue with this one at all.

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The latest addition to my dry shampoo collection is Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender. It came in a swag bag from WMC Fashion Week so I gave it a try! Redkin has revamped this line, and have changed the bottle to a hot pink colour (you may have seen it in monochrome packaging previously). The nozzle has some serious pressure – I actually had to hold the canister pretty far from my head! It claims to extend your blow-out to the second day which I think it does, and unlike the other sprays it didn’t claim to add volume. It’s good it didn’t claim it would be, because it didn’t add any volume at all! It did seem to absorb oil, but because it didn’t volumize it was hard to tell because the volume in the other dry shampoos made my roots look fresh. This dry shampoo did absorb the oil, but because my roots were still pretty flat, my hair didn’t seem as refreshed.

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Out of all of these dry shampoo’s, I would say the Batiste and the Marc Anthony are the best. The both absorb oil and have a bit of volume. The Cake Dry Shampoo is the one I wanted to be the best, but the feeling it left in my hair made it seem less refreshed after using the spray. The Redkin was the most disappointing due to the lack of volume.

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