Here at 30th & Weldon, we really care about making life easy & keeping you lazy. A while back, Danielle posted her Lazy Girl’s Guide to Micellar Water and it received new feedback (from me too! You’re telling me I don’t really have to wash my face every night? Sold). The three of us are pretty good at not washing our hair, and tend to rock day 3/4/5/(sometimes 6) hair but we couldn’t do it alone—we always have the help of our friend dry shampoo. We all love this lazy girl favorite and have blogged about it casually multiple times (here, here, here, here, and here) but have never dived into it. Until now, that is.
Not every hair type needs to wash their hair everyday (even Danielle’s 17 hairs can’t be washed daily) and dry shampoo fills that void of your regular washing. Many hair experts have boasted the benefits of washing your hair less often, and have deemed it important in maintaining hair health. In the summer as I sweat more, I find it even more imperative to have some dry shampoo on hand. Working out 3-5 days a week, I also find myself tempted to wash my hair more but don’t have to with this lazy girl dream product. But what exactly is dry shampoo?
Dry shampoo cleans your hair by soaking up the oils in your hair and on your scalp. Most dry shampoos come in spray or powder form, clean without water, and can range from $5-$40 (and you definitely do not have to spend a ton of money to get one that works). With the recent resurgence in popularity of dry shampoo (Twiggy was a big fan at one point), many products also work for other goals too—there are products that add volume and bounce, products for certain hair colors, and dry shampoos for curly hair, just to name a few.
Some tips for using this lazy girl favorite. For starters, only use it on dry hair. That should be obvious but I want to set my dear readers up for success (because if you are a true lazy girl, I know you aren’t reading any instructions). Spray about 6 inches away from your hair, and do so in sections—lift up a section of hair and spray underneath. Don’t be alarmed if there is some white residue on your scalp, just make sure to allow about 2 minutes before styling. I like to apply some at night too to make sure it has some good time to soak in.
Check out the shopping guide below for some great lazy-girl approved dry shampoo options and comment with some of your favorite variations!
Shopping Guide: 1) Dove Refresh+Care Dry Shampoo ($4.49) | 2) Lush No Drought Powder Dry Shampoo ($14.95) | 3) Umberto Beverly Hills Dry Clean Shampoo ($9.99) | 4) DevaCurl No-Poo Quick Cleanser ($20) | 5) Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($20) | 6) Batiste Original Dry Shampoo ($7.99) | 7) R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo ($29) | 8) Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo ($28) | 9) Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22) | 10) Verb Dry Shampoo ($14)