Are you a mom? Do you have hair? You need to read this.

Is it me or has it been awhile since I posted? I guess it’s been awhile. I’m gonna play the “I have twins” card again.

But now that they’re fast asleep and I’ve had time to finally edit this post and get on with it,  I won’t waste any time with small talk. Today I want to talk about something I think every mom with hair should own. Dry Shampoo.

I loooooove dry shampoo. If you don’t love it, you haven’t tried the right kind. Like everything else, there’s a myriad of types and brands to choose from. If you are new to dry shampoo, I’ll give you the Coles notes:

It is basically a powder that smells fresh and absorbs oil. It comes in various forms: in a can that you spray or a bottle that you shake with an applicator tip. It can extend time in between shampoos by several days. The texture of it also gives your hair some grit and thickness, so if you have fine hair, it can be a great thing to spray in your roots for some major lift. The grit also gives you great hold.

I have naturally curly hair which I straighten regularly. My hair also happens to be quite fine. Because the blow dryer and flat iron are so damaging, I try to limit washing and styling to 3 or 4 times a week, but because my hair is so thin, leaving it too long without washing just makes it look limp and greasy. Washing my hair is a process, and if you have curly hair you can relate. With two 1 year olds running around, I don’t have much time to straighten my hair and when I do, I’m too exhausted to lift my arms. With dry shampoo, I can extend my blow-dry and give some oomph to my lifeless locks. If you have dark hair, many dry shampoos can leave a white powdery film on your mane and I’ve also tried a few that seem to do nothing at all.

There are 3 that I keep on hand at all times:

Klorane Dry Shampoo-My absolute fave. Comes in an aerosol spray which is white when you spray it in but quickly shakes out and fades once you brush it out. It smells good, works awesome, and very simply, does what it should.

Bumble and Bumble-These dry shampoos are unique in that they are not white. They are colored so you can buy different shades depending on your hair color. They work awesome and have amazing grit and hold, and if your roots are fading or greys are starting to pop through, this dry shampoo can not only extend time between washing, but also time between coloring. The downside is it does have a strong smell and the color does transfer so you’ll get it on your hands or forehead or anywhere else you are not careful when you apply, and if you have light bed sheets, consider yourself warned! The other downside is that the color selection is good if you are a solid brunette like myself, but if you have complicated color, you may feel limited and not be able to find the perfect match for your mane!

Batiste-An accidental find at Winners, I thought I’d try it and ended up liking it. They have white and colored, and I think it does a fine job, and it smells awesome.

The bottom line…you need to add dry shampoo to your arsenal of “mom must haves”!

I’d love to hear about your favourite! Thanks for stopping by!


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  1. mariona on April 10, 2013 at 5:56 am

    I have been known to use baby powder … it works great! I sprinkle in my hair before bed, and in the morning most of it sinks in — the few white spots that remain I dab away with a bit of water on my fingers. Works with my dark brown hair.

  2. mariona on April 10, 2013 at 6:50 am

    oh and just to clairfy – I am NOT a mom but I do have hair!! LOL love the title of this post!

  3. Linda @ on April 16, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Dry shampoo is such a necessity for every twin mom! I used to not know what to do with it but now I rely on it at least 2x a week. I have tried Tresemme, Batiste for dark brown hair, and the Serge Normant I got in my birchbox. The Batiste is by far my favorite. It takes care of all the icky and refreshes all day without giving me helmet head! Great post, thanks. It’s always good to know what helps us twin moms get out the door looking good.