June 9, 2017
December 2, 2015
Dry shampoo isn’t a completely new concept, however its profile has been raised to new standards in the past few years, which has worked out to the benefit of those of us who use the product frequently. With fine hair that needs a boost in-between washes, it’s hard to add up how many hours I’ve saved over the years from not having to wash, dry, and style thanks to it, but I can certainly tell you that it has been a god send when I notice I need a volume and oil-absorption boost in a pinch. There are so many great options at a variety of price points that I thought I’d feature a few that I’ve recently tried and would recommend:
Hair Food Sulfate Free Dry Shampoo (from $4.99 for the 1.7 oz bottle)
Infused with kiwi fragrance, this dry shampoo smells amazing, and let’s be honest; the fragrance in a product can be a total deal breaker. It’s also paraben and mineral oil free so that you don’t get deposits in your hair that can further weigh it down or mist out chemicals you’d rather do without. It adds just what you want it to – volume, texture, and hold.
Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Dry Shampoo (1.3 oz bottles, $14 each, 4.4. oz bottles, $28 each)
I wish that either 1) I would have thought of this first, and 2) more brands will follow in Elizabeth and James’ footsteps with introducing a dry shampoo that is part of a perfume’s ancillary products line. I have been putting dry shampoo in my hair, then spritzing my wrists with my favorite fragrance and rubbing it into my head, but it makes SO much sense to combine this into one item. It’s a light weight refresher of a dry shampoo that clearly adds in the brand’s scent; you can choose from Elizabeth and James NIRVANA Black or Elizabeth and James NIRVANA White scents.
Aussie Total Miracle Collection 7-N-1 (from $5.99 for the 4.9 oz bottle)
Mulitasking products, bring it on! I always have a soft spot in my heart for Aussie, as I fondly remember it from when I was in high school, and this spray includes a hair refresh via new found fullness, color protection, a matte, textured finish, and a grape scent. Quite effervescent, indeed!
March 20, 2015
It was very, very cool to meet Christina Hendricks last night, the newly announced Clairol’s Nice ‘n Easy Hair Color Ambassador, and most recognized for her role as Joan Harris on “Mad Men.” She was absolutely lovely, as was her new hair shade, going from a vibrant red to a softened glowing, slightly strawberry hue with Nice ‘n Easy Permanent Color in 8G, Natural Medium Golden Blonde (see here for a red/blonde before/after on her). Both my mom and I had gone even blonder in our early twenties with Nice ‘n Easy (we used the 101 blonde shade back then), so it was nice to hear that the brand has a whopping 45 natural shades, and retails for only $7.99; pretty great! Her color transition looks so great in tone and highlights, that I’m thinking that perhaps I should #ShiftaShade too!
During New York Fashion Week, I was lucky to able to spend some additional time with TRESemmé hair stylists to personally use its newest products, as well as see them in motion backstage at several shows. The new Perfectly (un)Done collection, Get Sleek, Max the Volume, and Make Waves handle a variety of hair needs for contemporary styling possibilities. Some of my absolute favorites include the Perfectly (un)Done Sea Salt Spray ($6.99), Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam, Get Sleek Blow Dry Balm, Max the Volume Root Lifting Cream, and Make Waves Shaping Gel Cream. I don’t know what’s better; how effective TRESemmé’s new hair product lineup is, or that everything comes in at under $7! Which product are you most excited to try?
AG Hair Care recently launched a dry shampoo category, with four options that include Simply Dry Shampoo, along with three others that include root-boosting color components for quick touch-ups in between coloring sessions. I’ve been using the Simply Dry sine finding a color match for red is always a challenge, and am pleased with the results, adding the right amount of absorption power and texture to my fine tresses. AG’s Dry Shampoo comes in a travel size 1 oz version for $8.95 at Ulta, while the full size version is $28 each.