I live on dry shampoo. There, I said it. I am obsessed and it’s being sprayed on my roots on a daily basis. For the most part I use it to add some volume and texture to my locks but let’s face it – there is nothing better than refreshing the hair between washes. Who likes washing their hair every single day anyway? Not me, that’s for sure and that’s why I am constantly on a hunt for new dry shampoos to add to my stash. Having said that, when last year I spotted Lush No Drought (here) I got all excited and it made a swift jump in my shopping basket. Besides all my efforts to like it though, we just didn’t manage to bond and now it takes a primary spot in my ‘disappointing products list’. Allow me to explain…
The concept behind No Drought is pretty obvious – it’s a non-aerosol dry shampoo that helps absorb the excess oil and refresh the hair between washes by leaving it feel and look clean. Some of the main ingredients of the absorbing powder are cornflower, talk, magnesium carbonate and grapefruit & lime oils. They all help soak up the oil and the hair is left looking matte and visually clean. So far so good. The only problem, however, is that that ‘clean’ look lasts for thirty minutes maximum. After that my hair gets a lot more greasy and dirty that it initially was and it basically looks like I haven’t showered in a good week. Yuck! What’s more, No Drought does not give any volume and my hair always ends up looking flat and lifeless. Oh, and let’s not forget about the not-so-pleasant sticky feeling and white powdery residue that you get once you sprinkle some of the shampoo into your roots. What really irks me with this product also is how messy it is to use. Dusting it evenly throughout the hair is quite the challenge and no matter how careful I am the powder would still go all over my face and clothes. Not a fan.
I must say that No Drought does smell lovely and its citrusy scent is a great morning pick-me-up but I am afraid that it will have to be a ‘no’ from me, regardless. I will be sticking with my beloved Batiste for now and if you have any recommendations for a good dry shampoo, hit me up!
Have you tried Lush No Drought shampoo? How do you get along with it?
Lots of love,