dirty little secrets

Day 3 Hair! (Thanks to Batiste)
I have a secret to confess.......I don't shampoo, every day.
During high school, I wouldn’t (couldn’t!) go a day without washing my hair. Each and every morning, I would routinely wash and condition and blow dry in order to make sure that my locks were primped and polished for the day. I was envious of the girls who boasted about making their curly do’s last for days at a time, but with hair so thin and so light, it was hard to make it through even a late evening without feeling like my tresses needed a pick-me-up.
But then something happened during college. You see, I learned the value of sleep. And the snooze alarm. And taking those valuable minutes of quality blow-drying time, and turning them into quality pillow-time. So, at that, I became a dry-shampoo adventurer. A coniseur, if you will, trying every possible variety that could go on sale, in order to find the perfect sleep-in solution for my tough-to-love hair.
Of all the types I’ve given a try, my top 3 worth-while dry shampoos:

1. Dove, $  2. Batiste, $$  3. Tigi, $$$
1. Dove Hair Therapy, Refresh + Care, Dry Shampoo -- Ringing in as the least expensive of the three, at about $4 a bottle, this shampoo has seen me through a number of sweltering summer days. It left my hair feeling squeaky clean, between washes. But.. with an emphasis on squeaky - and the light-colored powder that it left in my hair tended to build up as the days added up. I wouldn't try to get past a week of washing with this one.
2. Batiste Dry Shampoo (Blush scented) -- After receiving this baby for Christmas, I immediately became addicted! I didn't need to use as much as I would normally use with other brands of dry shampoo, making it's slightly higher $8 price tag totally worth it. Over the holiday break, I was feeling especially experimental (and a tad bit lazy, if I'm being honest) and was able to make it to a whopping 10 days without a wash. And to make it better: my locks felt freshly washed and bouncy, without any gooey buildup. Woohoo!
3. Rockaholic by Tigi, Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo -- The most pricey of the group, weighing in at $19, this spray smelled incredible. I decided to make the splurge after a customer at my weekend job at the pharmacy boasted about how she couldn't live without it. It was definitely good for a volume pick-me-up throughout the day, as it was so much lighter than other sprays. But unfortunately for my pocket book, it wasn't a contender for multi-day wash-skipping.
After all of my testing, by trail and error, my favorite of the many (for skipping multiple washes) is definitely..... Batiste!

What about you? Do you frequent the dry-shampoo scene?
What are your favorite hair care secrets?


  1. Yes, I am a huge fan of dry shampoo too! I am currently using Suave, another cheap and surprisingly effective version! It looks like you and I have very similar hair--it's funny how even though curly hair looks thick it can actually be fine and require frequent washing. Oh, the joys....haha. Yours looks great!

  2. I only wash my hair every other day. I find it dries my hair out if it gets washed more than that! I tried dry shampoo once, which I found worked reasonably well, but I found that when I sprayed it I couldn't stay in the room for the amount of coughing it caused. Which made me think about what was in it and I decided I didn't want to use it. I haven't tried any of these brands though so perhaps they wouldn't have the same effect!

  3. Your hair looks amazing! I've never actually used dry shampoo, I'm so behind. x

  4. I have never tried dry shampoo, but I keep hearing such great things about it. I wash my hair every day, because it seems like it gets so greasy by the end of the day. I want to try Batiste now, though, because your hair looks great! Thanks so much for the comment on my blog. I'm excited to follow yours along:)