Dry Shampoo used to have stigma attached to it, seen as the lazy person’s answer to hair washing. I first used dry shampoo about 19 years ago, when pregnant with my first child. I was so debilitating-ly nauseous and weak that I couldn’t phantom the idea of keeping my arms above my head long enough to shampoo my hair. Dry shampoo became my secret grooming weapon for years to come. A little applied to the temple and bangs would rid my hair of the second (often third!) day greasiness and at least allow me to pull it back stylishly without even raising any suspicion to the fact that I had not washed my hair.

I’m pleased to announce that dry shampoo is no longer what it used to be. It has evolved and has now become a versatile styling tool that adds volume and texture to hair. Personally, I have been using it more than usual this summer to remedy sweaty-summer-hair syndrome.

Dry shampoo is a powder, available in a shaker, spray canister or “pouff” bottle. The powder absorbs the oil that makes hair look greasy between washes. Simply apply to the root area and brush to remove the excess. It’s the best quick fix to get you on your way, hair looking refreshed and well-coiffed.

Which dry shampoos to choose?  There is something in every price range:

PSSSSSST Instant Dry Shampoo. The no-frills classic is available at almost any drugstore for about $5.99. HerCut Dry Shampoo protects color. This one for normal hair but there is also a formula for oily hair. On sale for $11 at Sephora. The Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo gets great reviews for adding volume and removing dirt in a matter or seconds. About $19.00.


Of course, there are many more choices to be had. Check your beauty supply stores or online such as Ulta and

Alternatively, if you are the DIY type, why not make your own? Here’s a recipe for that.

Either way, let us know how it all works out!

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