Hair Heroes:

Transform your locks with grease absorbing saviours

It’s become a must have in every woman’s hair and beauty armoury, a not so secret weapon against grease. Not only a lifesaving timesaver when you’ve over slept, a quick blast on the roots can save hours washing and styling, the right dry shampoo can absorb oils and create volume too, extending the life of your beautiful bouncing blow-dry and making it easier to style. The wrong one, however, could put you off for life after leaving you with a chalky, dusty scalp and matted roots.

As with all hair and beauty products the array of choice is huge, the price tags and quality vary considerably, and it can be tricky to pick the best one for you and your hair.

Here are my top 4 Dry Shampoos which are sure to keep you locks looking fresh.

Bumble and Bumble
Pret-a-powder Tres Invisible Nourishing Dry Shampoo
£24.00
www.spaceNK.com

Formulated with Hibiscus Extract, this sweetly scented dry shampoo absorbs oil at the root, while nourishing dry ends, leaving locks soft, shiny and manageable without leaving any hint of white residue or powder. Strands are left lightly scented and look freshly washed. It is suitable for a variety of hair types but is definitely more suited to medium/ thick and dry/damaged, colour-treated hair due to its moisturising properties.

Pros:
• Invisible
• Lightly scented, leaving hair soft and manageable
• Contains protective UV filters
• Contains hibiscus extract
• Ideal for a variety of hair types and textures, including thick, curly and colour-treated
• Cruelty free

Cons:
• Not suitable for fine hair
• Pricey

Quai
DRY SHAMPOO FOAM
£24.00
www.lookfantastic.com

There is no doubt, Jen Atkin, celebrity hairstylist responsible for the enviable locks of the Kardashians, has revolutionised dry shampoo with the award-winning Quai Dry Shampoo Foam. It’s unique foam formula which works without water, cleanses and refreshes hair while adding instant volume and a freshly washed shine. Unlike traditional aerosol offerings, the foam is completely absorbed into the hair within seconds with minimum rubbing or massaging and never leaves a white or powdery residue, just bouncy lovely locks. Although it’s one of the more expensive products available if you are looking for a luxury product that is easy to use this this definitely worth the investment.

Pros
• Free from parabens and sodium chloride
• Cruelty Free
• Suitable for all hair types and colours
• Absorbs instantly

Cons
• Pricey, but will last.

Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo Dark Hair Tones
£15.46
Feelunique.com

This incredibly light and pleasantly fragranced product leaves darker hair looking instantly refreshed with that just left the salon feel after easily removing build-up and odour. The argan oil -infused formula breaks down instantly leaving no dull residue or white flecks, synonymous with some dry shampoos that we all want to avoid, easily blending into the hair maintaining the natural richness of dark, brunette tones.

Pros:
• Good for darker hair tones
• No white residue
• Perfect for use on fringes or tips that need mattifying
• Fragrance
Cons
• Not for oily hair types

 

Bastiste Dry Shampoo tropical
£2.99
www.boots.com


The first product of its kind, the original award-winning miracle in a can. When we think of dry shampoo it’s Bastiste that comes to mind. It’s affordable and comes in a variety of scents and tones, the one for brunettes works brilliantly, blending in beautifully and giving those darker tones an incredible boost. It quickly revitalises hair and banishes grease. Hair feels clean and fresh with added body and texture.

The tropical scent is exotic and can transform your look in an instant. There is no doubt that this product does the job it sets out to do, to mask the grease when your hair really needs a wash, and it does so perfectly. Be careful with continued use though as it does build up if you try and re-apply it more than once, your hair will become a little itchy and matted , but it’s definitely worth keeping in the cupboard for emergencies.
Pros:
• Affordable
• Available in a variety of scents and tones to suit all hair types
• Easy to use
Cons:
Not suitable for continued use.