I want to point out that I’m still enjoying the $20 Detox Dry Shampoo I bought at DryBar in the Stanford Shopping Centre, not knowing we had a Dry Bar location closer, in Santana Row. It’s also available at Sephora, but they seem to always be sold out.
I’m not sure how much I have left, as the can that it comes in, is lightweight and I have no way in knowing when I’ll run out. I tend to wash my hair once, then skip two days (and use the dry shampoo) and wash it again on the fourth day.
I was skeptical on using a clear aerosol spray for a dry shampoo for fear of the white cast it so commonly leaves. For the past few years I was using Principessa (dark coloured) dry shampoo powder, which suited me well, but it was messy to apply, and left gritty bits on my scalp. I was worried using the Detox that it would leave a white cast — which it does when you’re not careful with it. Apply correctly, and it should blend in with your brunette hair just fine.
Note, I did not buy the Detox for brunettes, the sales associate mentioned that it would’ve been too dark for my hair.
Detox gives me a freshly showered feel to my hair and definitely gives volume and texture which my fine, limp hair is missing. There’s no gritty bits either on my scalp. Big plus. I’ll be buying this again, and I know for sure it’s not going to last a good year or more like my Principessa, but it’s worth it.
It has a scent to it. I’m not sure how to describe it, but it’s not my favourite. I don’t want to say it’s floral, but if you have used it — then you’ll know the smell I’m talking about. It’s not an obnoxious scent by any means, but a different one.
Quick tips on how to use dry shampoo
- Shake the drybar can well.
- Lift sections of your hair and spray a good 10 inches away from each section. Sometimes I do the head flick upside down and spray everywhere quickly
- Apply generously (my problem area is the crown area – separates and makes me look bald)
- Massage your head to make sure everything has been blended in
- Comb and style your hair as usual