Dilemma: Us ladies know better than to wash our hair every single day to avoid drying our hair out and stripping it of its natural oils. Or how about those of you who play sports, go to the gym, or maybe you've been in a hospital days or weeks at at time, out of surgery and can't really shower?
Answer: Algemarin Dry Shampoo from Germany!
Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5
Amazon.com and Drugstore.com: $9-$10
What it is: It's a DRY shampoo spray that sprays a white powder onto your hair, penetrating it and absorbing dirt and oil(doesn't make everything white like baby powder, once wiped off there are no traces of white). It helps you clean your hair WITHOUT water, and leaves a really fresh scent.
What the site says: An easy-to-use formula that is perfect for frequent use to clean hair without water. Ideal for people in a hurry, or anyone who cannot shower but still desires a thorough hair cleaning. So how does it work? When sprayed directly onto hair, Algemarin penetrates the hair absorbing dirt and hair products. When brushed out, Algemarin takes all these impurities with it, and you are left with soft, clean hair. All without even having to hop in the shower! This product is an Algemarin fan-favorite.
My experience: To test this out, I didn't wash my hair for about 3 days (yes I felt gross), I took a shower but wore a shower cap to see how well it absorbs oil and makes my hair "look and feel" clean. I sprayed a bit on my hair, realizing I probably didn't even need that much, but I figure it would absorb enough oil...I then wiped it OFF with a dry towel and was shocked and happy how the white powder literally just 'fell off' and came off my hair, there was no white residue, nothing! It really made my hair look cleaner and gosh the smell is amazing! It's great for in-between hair washings!
PROS: Really great for in-between hair washings, after the gym, or when you are in a hurry. Smells great, really does the job of absorbing oil and made my hair look fresh and not oily.
CONS: White powder may not be ideal for everyone, can get messy, but doesn't stain or leave any residue. Amazon customers complained about the spray nozzle stopping or clogging, but I personally have not experienced this yet.
Overall: I personally loved it and it helps a lot! I used to use Avon's Hair Extender which did NOTHING for me, although it too smelled nice.
Look mom, I am an old lady!
Wipe it off with a towel, you can make "zigzag" motions with the towel to ensure you get all the powder off...need to get my roots done! LOL
Fresh clean, great-smelling hair!