So as you can see in my profile, my mood totally depends on my hair condition. When my hair is wrong, EVERYTHING ELSE is wrong. So you can imagine how hard I try to keep my hair in its best shape from day to day.
Unfortunately, as always, sometimes things do not fall into place as planned. For instance, waking up late on your hair-washing day, or having to come to office earlier when you were actually planning to get your hair blow dried at the salon that morning, etc. For me, those conditions mean tragedy. Because my hair would feel/look so messed up by then. My hair would feel oily,it would start to look flat, and my scalp would start to feel itchy. All are big eughs and no no for Miss Hair Drama here
What I used to do is the oldest trick in the book, baby powder.what I do is, Pour a generous amount to my hands, spread it evenly to scalp & hair, pat here and there to make sure I don’t suddenly look like Adnan Buyung Nasution, and off I would go. This works, but only for a few hours. I’d have to rush and wash my hair during lunch break, or immediately after work ( because sometimes life sucks that much that there’s a lunch meeting on the day you don’t have the time to wash your hair). And another downside is, sometimes you miss a spot and people can actually see the excess baby powder. Not good.
But then I found this magic spray at Sephora labeled Dry Shampoo. Yes ladies, this is the solution to not having enough time to do old-fashioned wet shampoo! It’s super easy, all you have to do is just spray it all over your hair, preferably near the roots, because the ingredients (all dry shampoos contains some type of powder) are supposed to absorb the excess oil that causes your hair to look and feel flat & oily. I read in some sites that you should comb your hair after several minutes to remove the excess oil, but I usually just run my hands through my hair after spraying the dry shampoo, so that it doesn’t ruin the curls (I only brush/comb my hair after shampooing).
The effect is MUCH better than using baby powder. My hair instantly becomes less flat & oily, and the itchy feeling is also gone. And this can last up to the next day, so it can buy me more time in case I really really don’t have time to wash my hair that day. Now how can I not love this product?
Of course this can not substitute the real thing. The old-fashioned wet shampoo is still the best way to go, but dry shampoo is a great alternative compared to having my day ruined just because I didn’t have time to wash my hair. Please note that using dry shampoo also leaves residue on your hair, so this should only be used in emergency situations only and is not suitable for daily use
Sephora Express dry shampoo is available at Sephora (of course). I bought this one at Sephora ion Orchard. 1 size only (75ml) for SGD 10. Sephora (the non express range) also has dry shampoo in a bigger size, but also more expensive, about SGD 30-40. If you just want to do some testing, better go with this one first.