A few weeks ago, I was out late celebrating the opening of the Phoenix Symphony's new season with some chorister buds (we choir nerds do know how to party, thankyouverymuch). While talking about what went wrong, what went right and just overall having a good time, my mind started wandering, as it often does; this time to the subject of haircare.
I thought to myself, "Self, should I stay longer and have another drink or two? Or should I head home now so I can rest, get up early, and go through my whole shampoo/condition/blow dry/straighten/curl routine for tomorrow's out-of-town concert?"
I was already on day-two hair and knew I was going to have to decide between clean hair the next day or more fun that night because, let's face it, I wasn't going to get up any earlier than absolutely necessary.
Spoiler: I went with the "more fun" option, which didn't get me home until 4 a.m. But you know what? I totally rocked my day-three hair. I even got compliments on it. And it's all thanks to one of my handiest dandiest most favorite dry shampoos in the whole expansive universe: Jonathan Product's Green Rootine Dry Shampoo.
Now, I'm not going to lie. I prefer a clean head of hair. It's just that some days I simply don't have the time or the energy to go through my whole haircare routine. I also don't like to wash my hair more than once every other day, as I live in a really dry climate. Lastly, I really don't think it's necessary to wash those oils out from your hair every day.
That's where the dry shampoo comes in.
I've tested dozens of products over the years. Some given to me by beauty companies, others purchased out of desperation in my search for the holy grail of dry shampoos. Out of the many I've tried, which range from cheapie $5 products to the super-expensive variety, my favorite is, hands down, this one.
Other products I've tried leave my hair with a weird, chalky residue; some work only for an hour or two, and some make me smell like I dipped my head into a vat of putrid perfume. The worst is when dry shampoos leave your hair really thick, sticky and tangled or give you that overwhelming feeling of "helmet hair" that gives you no other choice but to cover up with a hat anyway. UGH!
This one is different, my friends. First of all, it's a powder, so it lasts forever. Secondly, it comes in two shades (light and dark), which means dark-haired ladies don't have to run around looking like they just spray painted their hair with white chalk. Thirdly, the brush applicator gives you more control over where you place the product compared to an aerosol. Lastly, it's made with 100% vegan and all-natural ingredients, so go ahead and add it to your list of earth-friendly, paraben-free beauty products.
Talk is cheap, though, so I'm gracing you with some before and afters to demonstrate the powers of JP's dry shampoo.
Somewhat subtle, but definitely an improvement, don't you think?
Before I go, a tip:
Day two, three or even day-four hair has a tendency to do two things. First, it gets stringy and greasy at the top. Second, it gets dry at the ends. Make use of your excess oil by using a boar-bristle brush to disperse the oil all the way down the shaft. Start at the top of your scalp and slowly brush downward, all the way to the ends. Once you've done that, then apply your dry shampoo.
How often do you wash your hair? More importantly, how do you prolong your blowouts or stretch the time between hair washing?