The Only Two Products You Need If You Hate Washing Your Hair
Gah, we ALL hate our own hair, don’t we? I don’t know anyone who likes it, it’s definitely something I dread doing. It's so UGH because I have a lot of hair, it’s thick and it takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R to dry on frosty mornings.
Of course, nothing beats freshly washed hair but during these cold months, I try and get away with ‘next day hair’ for the third day and this is when dry shampoo comes in handy! I might have just found the two best products to help me go without washing my hair for just one more day!
Forget your Batiste (which I think is amazing value, but I was never overly keen on that powdery build up on my scalp), my favourite dry shampoo of the moment is the Philip Kingsley One More Day. It is really really good. It absorbs the oil, and it doesn’t leave a stark chalky white mark on hair. It mattifies your scalp with minimal residue too.
On Snapchat, I saw the girls at Birchbox take on dry shampoo challenge where they tried to go as long as possible without washing their hair. I think one of them manage 9 days, only relying on Philip Kingsley One More Day.
Nine days is a good run - personally, I couldn’t do 9 days. Three days, no problem. Four at a push (and that's only if I'm planning to stay in all day!) - but it just proves how effective this dry shampoo is. You got to try it. You’ll never go back to Batiste afterwards.
I have a small can (as pictured) but the large, full size 200ml can is £12.00.
I never even knew there was such thing as dry shampoo until a few months ago. But it is a thing, and I am glad! It’s not at all necessary to follow one after another but I can’t use dry shampoo without spritzing a bit of dry conditioner. Even if it’s just a little spritz.
So what does dry conditioner actually do and why do you need it?
Dry shampoo tends to your scalp, but dry conditioner takes care of mid-length and ends of your hair. You can see why the two go hand in hand. The conditioner helps to bring the shine back in to your hair, it makes it smell nice, and boost hydration so it doesn’t look so straggly and dry throughout the day.
I've been trying out a few dry conditioners lately but Percy & Reed No-Fuss Flawlessness Dry Conditioner (£12.00) is my favourite at the moment. I really like the packaging of Percy & Reed products! Their dry conditioner leaves your hair feeling as fresh, shiny, and bouncy as possible.
Read more of my hair care recommendations here.