If you are looking for the perfect dry shampoo, then you must read this post! LUSH recently came out with their first dry shampoo called No Drought. Fellow Facekitt writer, Linda and myself bought this product around the same time and tweeted each other about how much we loved it. So we have decided to do a collab post telling you all why we like this project so much.
First let’s start with the overall information on No Drought. Here is the full description straight from the LUSH website: “Finally, a dry shampoo! No Drought gives your hair an extra day of not washing it. Just massage it sparingly into your scalp and through your hair, then shake it out (if you’ve got long hair, you might need a quick brush to make sure you’re covered). Corn flour and talc absorb excess oil and leave locks soft to the touch. Lemon, grapefruit and lime oils will give your hair a fresh and fruity fragrance too. No need to wash; just go! Temporarily freshens hair until you’ve time to wash it. For mornings when you don’t have time for the works, for camping, for festivals or. just for fun. The zesty, citrus fragrance keeps your mind as fresh as your mane.”
And here is LUSH’s recommendations on how to use No Drought: “massage it sparingly into your scalp and through your hair, then shake it out (if you’ve got long hair, you might need a quick brush to make sure you’re covered).”
Linda’s Experience: I hadn’t had much luck with dry shampoos before, especially because I have such dark hair. I was always left feeling like it made my hair either completely grey (even after brushing through), or dulled my hair colour from a chocolate brown to a weird toffee coloured grey. Needless to say, I wasn’t happy. I went months without using one, but on those days where I just don’t feel like washing my hair but it’s a little too greasy to style correctly I was frustrated that I didn’t have a dry shampoo to fix it. So, after seeing it a few times in my trips to LUSH, I decided to buy it. It was CAN $14 for quite the nice size bottle so I didn’t find it too expensive. As soon as I got it, I immediately went home and used it and although at first it leaves a greyish tint, once you work it into your roots and brush through I can honestly say there was no grey tint or dullness to my colour. The key with the product that I found was apply it to where you need (most likely your roots), massage it in with your fingers so that it soaks up the oil, and then brush your hair with a wide tooth comb or brush. If you do that correctly you shouldn’t see any change to your hair colour, and the spots that were once greasy, are full of volume again. The only problem that I found with this product is the bottle itself. It makes it awkward to distribute on my hair, and I usually end up with the powder either all over my bathroom floor, or all over myself. Overall I would rate this product an 8.5, only losing points because of the application, although I don’t overly mind because of how great it works. I’m fairly certain I won’t be using another dry shampoo for a very long time.
My Experience: Like Linda, I’ve tested out a few different brands of dry shampoos and haven’t been impressed with them. Since I have red hair, it’s easier for me to hide the greyish/white tint. The main brand I have used are the TRESemme ones, they have both a moose and an aerosol version. Although, these both smell really good I’ve found that they don’t really work. The biggest problem I have with my hair the day after washing is grease and the TRESemme dry shampoos inhance the grease. When I saw No Drought on a recent LUSH trip, I will admit that I was skeptical that it would be another dry shampoo that won’t work. But after talking to the LUSH employee who was helping me and raving about how much she loves this dry shampoo, I was convinced. I also made sure to ask her about if it would tint my hair and she ensured me that it wouldn’t. Plus, like Linda said, it’s not too expensive ($12.95 US) for 4.6 oz. I also agree that getting it out of the bottle can be messy because it’s in a normal shampoo bottle. Although, since this product is a powder, the packaging somewhat makes sense. You can either pour the product directly onto your hair or put it in your hand first. I recommend putting the product in your hand first and then working it through because you will have more control and I’ve found it’s the easiest way. And the LUSH employee was right, no tint was left! I also really love the smell of this product, it’s very fresh. I highly recommend you all to try this dry shampoo out because you will not be dissapointed.
What dry shampoos have you used? Do you want to try LUSH’s No Drought?
And a big thanks to Linda for contributing with this post!