Natural vs Chemical Dry Shampoo
Hi my lovelies, I’ve been oddly busy last week. I think it might have to do with the addition of childbirth education classes thrown into the mix. And when things get hectic, it also means I have less time to pamper myself. For you long-haired peeps out there, you know it means you have less time to wash and care for your precious tresses.
I’ve been using dry shampoo for the past year and a half and they are a godsend to looking decent when you actually feel like a dirty, unwashed lass.
What was my verdict between the two types – natural and chemical?
Honestly, the end effect was the same, i.e. they both did a great job in soaking up the oil and refreshing my hair for just one more day until I could find the time to wash it. But there are some significant differences between these two types of dry shampoo.
Time to cover roots/oily hair
Sprays definitely feel quicker – you just spritz the area you want, wait a few seconds, brush out your hair. The spray can also capture a much wider area as well so it’s a time saver.
Time to brush out dry shampoo
For the natural dry shampoo powder, I need more time to cover my roots but it’s easier to brush out the whiteness of the powder than chemical sprays. Chemical sprays are wet when you first spray them and my hair brush tends to be thoroughly coated in the stuff afterwards. I also feel like I need to be rougher in spreading out the white cast on my hair.
But if I’d chosen Batiste’s brunette dry shampoo (or any type that suits your hair colour), I probably would need less time to brush out my hair.
In terms of scent, the Skinny Skinny dry shampoo I have has lost its original jasmine scent which I don’t mind since it ends up being scentless, but the Batiste (and Klorane) have much stronger fragrance and variety so it really depends if you like that or not in a hair product. My fave Bastiste dry shampoo is Tropical because it smells like sweet coconut.
Let’s compare what it is in them both…
Cornstarch, brown rice powder, white clay, horsetail powder, baking soda, orris root powder, jasmine essential oil
Butane, isobutane, propane, oryza sativa (rice) starch, alcohol denat., parfum (fragrance), coumarin, distearyldimonium chloride, cetrimonium chloride
I’ve to admit that sometimes I feel guilty for reaching for the Batiste one because it sounds so chemically, so I only use it when I am in a mad rush. Even the husband commented on how toxic it sounded and smelled (Batiste gives out quite a loud spray) when I once used it before bed, “Babe, what are you using?! It looks so toxic!” So I usually use the Skinny Skinny one since it has safer and more natural ingredients.
Are you like me – drawn to natural/organic products but still have a foot in standard, chemical-filled (but greatly loved) beauty products?
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