Hair update

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Tried & Tested

The one product guaranteed to give your hair body and lots of it is dry shampoo – if you haven’t tried it yet then now’s the time – you will be amazed – I promise.

Since posting my story below on dry shampoo I’ve been lucky enough to be introduced to another couple of products that have quickly become personal favs.

So let me talk you through them. The Matrix Design Pulse Clean Remix was launched in May this year and has a lovely floral fragrance to it which I particularly like. It also leaves absolutely no traces of white powder in your hair which is a must for me. At $21 it’s a great price too.

Redken’s Powder Refresh 01 dry shampoo is also a relatively newcomer to the dry shampoo market but they’ve obviously done their homework because I’m going to give this one my very own gold standard award. It’s brilliant. It leaves my hair smelling fresh and it gives it loads of body which I really like because my hair is fine. It’s a little more expensive but worth it at $36.

Now this next little product I’ve discovered is a total gem for fine hair. It’s Redken’s Powder Grip 03 mattifying powder, $33. It’s a fine powder which you shake onto your hair and then you gently massage it through with your fingers. You’ll be amazed because all of a sudden you have instant volume. This little bottle has become my new best friend because it adds extra grip to my hair which makes it very easy to manage when I’m playing around with up-dos. A word of warning on this one though – a little goes a long way so don’t be tempted to be over vigorous.

Dry shampoos work by lifting the oil and dirt from your scalp to give your hair that freshly washed feeling. With all dry shampoos I find it easiest to tilt my head forward and evenly spray my roots from about 10-15cm away. You must leave it to dry for a few seconds though and then I just roughly massage it through my hair with my fingertips then style my hair as normal and I’m good to go.

If you haven’t tried dry shampoo it’s really worth giving a go.

If you missed my original story you can take a read of it below.

 

My Pinspiration

 

 

 

Okay I want to let you in on one of the fashion industry’s best-kept beauty secrets – dry shampoo.

Over the years I’ve  seen dry shampoo used hundreds (maybe a slight exaggeration) of times on shoots and the reason why is because it makes hair really easy to manage and style. I got hooked on dry shampoo a few years back. My hair is quite fine and on the second day after washing it starts to look a little lank. A spritz of dry shampoo means I don’t have to wash my hair every day and it gives it amazing body and texture. It’s this added texture that makes dry shampoo a firm favourite with make-up artists too. Freshly washed hair is always difficult to style – a few squirts of dry shampoo transform soft, slippery hair into a much easier texture to work with.

I’m so addicted to the stuff now that I even spritz it in my hair on wash day because I love the added body.

Over the years I’ve tried many brands of dry shampoo.

Here are my favorites:

 

 

Batiste
Pros: This has a super-charged spray-action and gives my hair fabulous texture. It also has a really pleasant smell.
Cons: The black isn’t often available to buy and the original leaves my hair with obvious white powdery marks which isn’t a good look.

 

Fudge
Pros: Makes my hair feel and smell amazing.
Cons: It’s quite wet when you first spray it into your hair but does dry quite quickly.

 

Pssssst!
Pros: This product seems to last forever and it never leaves white powdery marks in your hair.
Cons: It has no fragrance at all so doesn’t make your hair smell like it’s been freshly washed.

Have you tried dry shampoo before? I’d love to know how it worked for you. Can recommend any other brands? I’d love to extend my repertoire.

Credits

Image 1 & 2: Pinterest