If possible, I will note other products I tried and tested before finding the HG item and offer some suggestions based on price or skin/hair type.
Kenra Platinum Dry Shampoo $22 for 5oz
I'm a dry shampoo girl. This is a must have product for me. Extend your blowout by one or two days, freshen up your locks after a sweaty workout or add a bit of texture and fullness for an updo. Just spray some onto your greasy roots, wait a few mins and brush out. I like to give a quick hit with the blow dryer for added volume.
For years I used Ojon Rub Out. It was my previous HG. Until they changed the packaging and formula. Why??? Ugh! It wasn't the same and sent me on the hunt once again.
Finally out of desperation, I contacted a friend who does PR in the beauty business and asked for her recommendations. I've tried almost everything out there. Is there something I missed? And she sent along a bottle of Kenra. Hello, lover.
Why it's perfect:
- smells amazing
- powerful spray and even distribution
- provides long lasting volume and hold
-doesn't completely dull your hair
-powerful enough for extremely thick hair (this will give you glorious volume!)
-also comes in a 1.5oz travel size ( I will not travel w/o dry shampoo)
-contains a UV Defense Duo to protect against color fade
-lasts forever (the bottle and the results) You will wake up the day after using this and have the most insanely gorgeous, full hair.
Others I've tried:
Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder (4.4oz $35) This was my first years ago and while I liked the texture and volume, it has pigment and so every time I'd run my hand through my hair I would end up with colored powder on my fingers.
Oscar Blandi Pronto (3.2oz $23) I have no idea how this works because I couldn't get over the old-lady like smell. It does have a hint of lemon, but that didn't help.
Ojon Full Detox Rub-Out (4.1oz $24) Like I said earlier, this was my original fave. Before they added the 'full detox' label and Soap Bark Tree. Now it's stinky and doesn't perform as well. Blah.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (8.5oz $39) My love for Oribe knows no bounds and some of their other hair products (Supershine Creme) have earned HG status. This was just not meant to be a dry shampoo. And it isn't. It's a texturizing spray and is best not used on the roots. But is a very lovely product.
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo (3.2oz $24) Mid to late '90s I was OBSESSED with Rene Furterer hair care. Smelling this brought back so many wonderful memories and it's actually quite a great product. But Sephora stopped carrying the brand and I kind of forgot about it. I would definitely repurchase if they discontinued the Kenra. Almost as good, but not quite.
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Refresher (3.5oz $6) This is my only drugstore pick. Still not as good as the Kenra, but a cheap alternative and will work much better for someone with fine or medium hair. Doesn't last throughout the entire day (or into the next) but good in a pinch.
TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo (5.7oz $5) Put it right back on the shelf. It's that bad. Really, don't even bother.
Wanted To Try But Never Got Around To It:
Serge Normant Meta Revive (4.5oz $25)
SACHAJUAN Volume Powder (6.8oz $32)
Do you use dry shampoo? Do you have a Holy Grail one?
::Disclosure - I was provided a bottle of Kenra Dry Shampoo at no cost to me. I immediately ran out and bought 2 more after using it::