I am a big fan of dry shampoo. When I work I have a tendency to run my hands through my hair when I am thinking through a difficult project or trying to work out a timeline. Because of this I often used just a little spritz of dry shampoo to comb through my to get rid of the grease my thought processes transferred from my hands to my hair.
Once I started exercising more regularly dry shampoo became my hair’s saving grace. I have always only been able to wash my hair every other day at most. Any more than that and regardless of how fantastic the shampoo and conditioner are, my hair does not do well. It starts looking frizzy and fried and it becomes completely unmanageable.
When I shower after workouts, I can rinse my hair so that the sweat doesn’t remain as long as I use no products, but the water doesn’t touch the oils so once naturally dry, I use dry shampoo to combat the oiliness. As strange as that sounds it is a system that has worked well for me.
I also use scalp and hair masks as needed to clear my scalp from any residue. But that is another post and one that will be coming up later in the week.
While I have tried a lot of dry shampoos, Klorane remains one of my top favorites. I have used their regular Oat Infused dry shampoo for a long time. This time, when I went to order I didn’t just go directly to my usual purchase and reorder automatically, I poked around a bit. When I did I cam across the Klorane Dry Shampoo with Nettle Oil control for dark hair.
As anyone who has dark hair knows, all dry shampoo makes you look like you have gray hair when you spray it and then leaves a white residue on your brush after you brush it out. It is just a fact of having dark hair. The good ones don’t leave any white residue behind on your hair after you’ve brushed it. The regular Klorane all brushed out easily and quickly, leaving my hair shiny and fabulous.
But what would a Dry shampoo designed for dark hair do?
According to the product page…
Patented dry shampoo absorbs oil from hair & scalp in 25 seconds and regulates oil production for up to 48hrs. Hair is cleaner longer, with bouncy volume and texture.
Shake well before use and spray evenly 10 inches away from hair, focusing at the roots. Leave on for 2 minutes and then thoroughly remove powder by brushing, by hand or with a blow-dryer. Do not inhale. Use in well ventilated areas.
So in general it sounds just like a dry shampoo. The nettle is supposed to reduce oil production as well as clear it away and as my workouts make my hair quite oily, I was game to give it a go.
So back from my walk I slipped my ponytail elastic from my hair and shook it out. As you can see, the greases level is high. Not as bad as in the summer, but still substantial.
So a-spraying I went.
While there was some initial graying on my hair it isn’t as bad as regular dry shampoos usually leave. It wasn’t all gone, but it wasn’t as much. I sprayed it throughout my hair and then waited the required two minutes. The scent is pleasant and rather light. It has kind of an herbally scent mixed with the smell of a good hair salon. The scent is noticeable but not overly heavy and it fades fairly quickly. I think the herbally part is probably the nettle, but I don’t know enough of what nettle smells like to be certain.
After two minutes I gave it a quick brush and with very little brushing, the residue disappeared. Seriously, it required less brushing than most dry shampoos. One of the reasons I like the regular Klorane is that it requires less brushing than other shampoos to remove the white. This beat even the regular Klorane.
The grease is gone, my hair is soft and shiny (in a none grease tastic kind of way)and yes it does have a degree of bounce to it. The strange overly dry feeling that some dry shampoos can leave on hair was not there. It felt clean and light. I didn’t feel like this was just something to get me through so I would look presentable for a couple of hours while I finished up my work day. But something that would comfortably extend my look of presentability between washes well. There was also no itchy scalp which is sometimes an after effect of dry shampoo with me.
I know a lot of dry shampoos tout volume inducing capacities, but I have thick hair and some of the volumizing dry shampoos just give me big hair, not normal volumized hair. I’m talking 1980s Country Music awards big hair. I am really happy with the fact that this didn’t really bulk up my hair. I sprayed it everywhere and it just took down the grease it didn’t make my hair poof up. If you have thinner hair and want more volume, this might not be your go to, but for me, this was absolutely perfect.
While I will always have a deep affection for the regular Klorane, I think I might have just found a new favorite.