April 30, 2010

Dry shampoos make a comeback just in time for my busy life! Salon Grafix, AG Hair Cosmetics, CLEAN, Klorane and Rene Furterer

 Dry shampoos aren't a new invention - they've been around since the 70's and it seems with everyone's busy lives these days, they have experienced a  renewed popularity.  Traditional wet shampoos clean your hair and scalp of dead skin cells and sebum - the natural hair oils, which accumulate around your hair roots during the course of a day.  While the ingredients in dry shampoos soak up rather than wash away sebum which you then brush out and because that doesn't rid you of as much sebum as traditional washing, it's much gentler on your hair - and quicker!  With my fine hair I am always looking for less damaging ways to deal with it! And these dry shampoos sure are a lot better than baby powder which is what I used to use when  my hair was looking greasy and I didn't have time to wash it!

Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo - 4oz/12g - $7.99 - apply to roots by section spraying in short quick bursts 6-8" away from the hair - wait one minute then brush out.  It has a light, fresh smell and it's not supposed to have any white powder residue but it's probably still a good idea to protect your clothing if you use any dry shampoo while dressed. I didn't see any fallout from my uses and it made my hair feel very light and clean.

Available in Canada exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart, and at drugstores everywhere in the States.

AG Hair Cosmetics - fastFWD dry shampoo - 3oz/86g - $22 - spray thoroughly through dry hair, work in with your fingers and brush or comb through.  This one has the best smell out of the spray ones, almost a citrusy sweet smell which I love, it also added great volume which I was really impressed with.  I don't usually get much volume in my hair without using a hair dryer!

Sold in salons, you can go here to find your closest one.

CLEAN Dry Shampoo - 3.175oz/90g - $18 - this one is more like my baby powder solution - but in a narrow tipped bottle so it's much easier to control where the powder goes and the smell is heavenly!  Sprinkle it along your root lines and brush out or you can sprinkle it directly on your hair bush and brush it through.  Don't wear black when you do it though, it's a little messy! The best news is that the fragrance is time released, so you smell the wonderful scent all day long!

Available at Sephora.com or instore at Toronto Eaton Centre, Vancouver Pacific Centre and West Edmonton.

Klorane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo with oat milk - 150ml/92.5g - $15.25 - spray in small sections 30cm away from the hair - wait 2 minutes and brush out thoroughly.  This one had the least amount of smell of all the ones I tried.  The fragrace is very faint. I was impressed with this one for how shiny my hair looked after using it. It looked freshly washed.

Available at participating drugstores including Shoppers Drug Mart.

Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo with absorbent clay - 150ml/3.2oz - $28 - spray all over hair from a distace of 15" - leave in for 2 minutes, pat gently with a towel and comb.  It has a light botanical smell.  This one did a great job of getting rid of the greasy roots and I found it the easiest to use as you just spray it all over your hair in one go.  It really did add texture too which is great when you have fine hair!

Available at Sephora.

Overall, I am very impressed at how far dry shampoos have come - they are not the big powdery mess that they used to be at all.  If I was the kind of girl who camped, these would be a godsend!  But even as a lazy girl that likes to hit the snooze button, they are still going to save my life!

- Lisamarie -


  1. i just bought the tresemmé waterless foam shampoo yesterday. i haven't tried it enough times to have an opinion, but it's worth looking into since it's cheap. http://www.tresemme.com/fresh-start/products/waterless-foam-shampoo.aspx


  2. Hi Dani, I saw an ad for it after I had already written the review so it is definitely on my list of ones to try next!

    Best, Lisamarie

  3. Awesome round up. One question though: I have black hair, so which one should I avoid? Thanks!

  4. Arianne, the Clean one, while it smells awesome, it's a straight powder and will make you go grey! ;-)

    Best, Lisamarie

  5. I love my Klorane dry shampoo, I have such naturally greasy (and gross) hair so its a lifesaver :D

  6. i'm also from toronto, Ontario. where can i get the salon grafix dry shampoo??? I have been looking at my local wal mart but can not seem to find it! please help.

  7. Salon Grafix is exclusive to Shoppers Drug Mart so you won't find it at Walmart!


    Best, Lisamarie


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