This post began with a tweet. Too many times I'd wasted mega bucks on a hopeful yet untested candidate to keep my hair looking fresh between washings, and too many times I'd ended up with my fair, fine hair looking worse than if I'd just left it alone. In a state of extreme follicular despair I turned to my trusted advisors on The Twitter and begged for advice on a dry shampoo that was cost effective, that didn't smell like chemical sludge, and that actually worked.
The ensuing Twitter debate that raged convinced me that although the perfect dry shampoo might not exist, there's certainly no shortage of passion and enthusiasm surrounding the topic. For every sworn-by favorite was an equally convincing tale of woe. And naturally those in the know had their top recommendations (Elizabeth of Beauty Bets swears by these dry shampoo options). Yet in the end, my salvation came not via tweet but in the form of a text.
"Obviously my dry shampoo is the best," Joanna said. "Why didn't you ask me? WHY DO YOU HATE ME?" And indeed, she's right. Not about hating her, but about her dry shampoo being the best. Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo leaves my hair full, soft, and more manageable than if I'd shampooed. The powder is odorless, and the $23 bottle isn't cheap but a little goes a very long way. So this summer I'll be sticking to a simple routine of buns, braids, and Fekkai, with the occasional hippie-dippy cleansing and conditioning thrown in for good measure. But please. Do tell. Where do you stand on dry shampoo?
Shopping Guide: Fekkai Au Naturel Dry Shampoo, ban.do Twist Scarf, Dr. Bronner's Coconut Oil, Spin Pins, twistband Hair Ties, One Love Organics Easy Does It Cleanser. A note: The light colored Fekkai powder works well for me since I'm blonde, but I can see this one not being an option for darker hair colors. All images via Rubi Jones on Instagram.