Dry Shampoo Goes Drugstore: Have You Tried a Budget Brand?

Oscar BlandiLast year, a friend introduced me to dry shampoo.

I had always thought it was used primarily by hospital patients who couldn't shower.


Dry shampoo spray had become the hairstyling weapon of choice for women who wanted to extend the life of their blowouts. They also were said to give texture to newly-washed hair and add volume to second-day hair.

Lena let me try her Ojon dry shampoo and I loved it. A month or so later, I tried Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo and I've used it ever since when my hair seems a bit flat on top (which is USUALLY).

But the other day, I've noticed that there may no longer be a need to pay $23-$30 for a bottle. Everyone from Suave to TRESemme is making the stuff. Now, I've gotta know --

Does it work?


Check out these drugstore versions of expensive dry shampoos ...


Drugstore.comThere's got2b Rockin' It Forever Stylestay Encore Fresh Dry Shampoo (Drugstore.com, $5.99). Long name, anyone? Yeesh. This version is supposed to be invisible, which is an important aspect of dry shampoo -- some leave a powdery residue.


Drugstore.comThere's TRESemme FreshStart Dry Shampoo for Oily/Straight to Normal Hair (Drugstore.com, $5.49). Reviewers do not give this one high marks. Says one:

I sprayed this on and brushed my hair thoroughly, and my hair was coated with a gritty residue I could not remove. I am now off all Tressemme products forever. And the next time I need a convenient dry shampoo, I'll mix my own from cornstarch, baking soda, cinnamon, and cocoa powder.

Homemade dry shampoo? AWWWW, YEAH!!!

Drugstore.comThere's Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo (Drugstore.com, $2.29), which comes in a nice little travel size. And let's face it -- dry shampoo that works could be incredibly helpful while traveling!


Drugstore.comThere's John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher (Drugstore.com, $6.49).

SuaveEven Suave is offering this Dry Shampoo Spray, but I'm having a little trouble finding it for sale anywhere ...

I'm excited to try a cheaper brand, but I don't want to mess up my hair in the process.

So, dear readers, have you tried a drugstore/supermarket-sold dry shampoo spray? How did you like it?


Images via Drugstore.com, Suave

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