When I mentioned in this post that I'd bought my first ever can of dry shampoo a few of you said you'd be interested in a little product review. As I said, I've never used dry shampoo before, so I can't really compare this to other products but, here goes!
It's from the TRESemme Fresh Start line - which I think is fairly new. It's the most affordable dry shampoo I've found at my local drug store (5.7 oz. for under $5). The line includes a few more products which you can see here. The website also includes a helpful how-to video on application if you've never used dry shampoo before (like me!). I bought mine at Walgreens and I've also seen it at Target, so you could try those stores if you're interested in buying it.
Product specificity aside - I'd like to go ahead and say that dry shampoo may be the greatest thing that ever happened to me. How did I live for so long without owning some?! It saves me so much time. I was in the habit of washing my hair every other day; and I always felt that my hair looked better on the non-wash day. It was easier to style, less "fluffy" and fly-away-ish...just generally better looking. But of course a third day without washing would mean greasy looking roots. Not anymore! I can now wash my hair every third day and use the dry shampoo between washes.
On the first non-wash day I usually just apply the product to my roots and on the second day I might apply it to some of the under-layers of my hair as well. I was really amazed at how well it works. It absorbs oil and makes my hair looks clean. It also gives my hair a little bit of lift and volume at the roots; it doesn't weigh it down at all. It smells great, too! After application I let it sit for a minute and then brush it out.
The only real downside is the white powder. My hair isn't very dark, so after I brush it out the powder isn't visible but I think it makes my hair color look a little dull at the roots. But it's probably something that wouldn't be noticeable to anyone but me. I've been thinking about buying the Refreshing Mist. It's part of the same product line and can be applied after to "add shine" so that might help with the color dullness. Like I said, it isn't very noticeable but it might be if your hair is significantly darker than mine. I want to try out a dry shampoo with a colored powder - like Psssssst, which has different shades for each hair color - but it's sold out everywhere I look!
If you want to try out dry shampoo and are looking for something affordable (and you don't have super-dark hair) I'd definitely recommend TRESemme Fresh Start. Well, I think that covers it (over-covers it, really...I am too wordy) let me know if you have any other questions.