Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Day-Old Fix

Up until a few months ago I washed my hair every night and loved the 'clean' feel of freshly-washed hair. In hindsight I cringe at the way I stripped my hair of its nourishing oils, causing it to produce more oils. And so goes the paradox of overly-washed hair. I switched to washing my hair every second night but to freshen up greasy roots in between washes I turn to dry shampoo. I've tried Batiste but my favourite dry shampoo is Klorane, because it's not strongly scented and it doesn't leave a visible white residue in the hair. Klorane offer two versions, the gentle version with oat milk and the oil control version with nettle.

The Klorane dry shampoo with oat milk is recommended for gentle, frequent use and it does a good job at refreshing hair between washes, but I found I had to use quite a lot for my hair to feel cleaner so when I ran out and went to repurchase I decided to try Klorane dry shampoo with nettle, which is aimed at oil control for oily hair. My hair fits the bill, as I get greasy roots and dry ends. Although both work well, I I think prefer the gentle oat milk version for frequent, every-second-day use. The nettle version has a stronger scent which I dislike, but does an equally good job at taking away the 'dirty' feel of day-old hair which is only exacerbated by the sebaceous ways of my hair. I've found shampooing the crown and conditioning the ends (with sls-free products!) helps balance it out but dry shampoo still helps when I wake up on the day my hair's due in for a wash and find the greasiness unbearable. Dry shampoo injects some volume while absorbing oil and I'm glad to have included it in my routine. It is indispensable in very cold winter climates like Switzerland, where it isn't customary to shower everyday. 

I bought my products from Priceline where they retail for $12.99 and $14.99 respectively. Each can contains 150mL and depending on frequency and quantity used, will last me a couple of months.


  1. I didn't even know there was that nettle one! Sticking with the oat milk one - I'm due for a spritz tomorrow morning (or like, in 6 hours).

    1. I too prefer the oat milk version- it's just so gentle and simple in comparison to Batiste's 2985 different types.