Dry shampoo is one of those products that has received a great deal of hype as of late, and for good reason. But not all dry shampoos are created equal. Some can leave your hair feeling stiff, unnatural, and a little lackluster-looking. Enter Arrojo Refinish Dry Shampoo ($22). This product is what dry shampoos should strive to be: it's lightweight, it's oil-absorbing, and it smells amazing. It's made with aloe vera to rehydrate hair, leaving it shiny and almost impossible not to run your fingers through. I used it after another product left my hair looking greasy, and it immediately wicked away the shine. Spritz some on to give strands a perk between washes, and you'll look like you just stepped out of the stylist's chair.
Dry shampoo may still be a mystery to some, but for stylists (and beauty editors) this product is a hair essential. Women battling oily hair, limp strands, and just plain low on time could find relief. Don't miss out on all this superstar product has to offer. Learn five ways to bring dry shampoo into your daily styling routine after the jump.
Dry shampoo is such a useful little item, but the very nature of the stuff presents a problem. It's like shampoo, but it's not, and most of the time it's perfumed to smell like something else, whether the scent is lemon meringue or night-blooming jasmine. Which is all well and good, except for one thing: it doesn't actually smell like shampoo.
Enter Clean Dry Shampoo ($18), which is a nice powder-based formula that actually smells fresh and soapy. It's also great for volumizing fine hair and covering up roots if you've been hitting the bleach bottle a little too hard.
I've got wavy, long, and thick wild tresses, which, needless to say, isn't the easiest to manage post-workout. I try my best to skip washing my hair every day to prevent damage, but I love the feeling of squeaky clean hair. Even when I attempt to just rinse my hair with water, I may throw in a bit of conditioner to make my hair smell like a bouquet of fresh flowers.
For those of you like me who want that clean fresh feeling (minus any oil) and hair that smells so good you want to eat it, I turn your attention to dry shampoo. We've already talked about Oscar Blandi's Dry Shampoo and now I'd like to introduce you to my latest pick — skinnyskinny's Organic Rose and Black Pepper Dry Shampoo ($32). What I love about this dry shampoo is the fact that it goes with all hair colors — brown, black, blond, you name it. Unlike other dry shampoos that don't blend very well into your hair, with skinnyskinny's version, a little on the scalp goes a long way. Although the color is white, all you have to do is run your fingers through your hair a few times and it will easily blend in. Other pros include its spicy/floral scent and the fact that it actually adds texture and volume to your hair. I kid you not, my hair sometimes looks better after using this product than if I were to wash and blow-dry it — go figure!
Natasha Bedingfield always looks casually graceful, and at the AMAs last night, her soft, textured hairstyle was pretty without looking too formal or overdone. The stylist who created her look, Caile Noble of the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in LA, gave us a step-by-step breakdown on getting this look right. So to find out how to re-create Natasha's subtly tousled shag on your own, just keep reading.
Greasy bangs are the worst! We’ve all been there before — have a great hairstyle, bangs are cut just right, and two or three days later your hair still looks great but your bangs are a hot mess. They’re sticking to your forehead like glue and the oil is making the hair stick together in huge chunks. They're lacking movement and bounce, and they just sit there. I hate when this happens. If my hair wasn’t due for a wash, I would pin it all back and wash only my bangs and restyle them. This task does not fit my lifestyle whatsoever. Who has time to always wash their bangs every couple days? I knew I had to get over my fear of dry shampoo. I use to view dry shampoo as something "dirty." Please, dry shampoo isn’t dirty at all; it’s quite the must-have hair product for the quintessential girl on the go.
See more of what Krissy has to say about dealing with greasy bangs, along with a review of a great $5 dry shampoo. And when you're through, why not start an OnSugar blog of your own? You might be featured right here on Bella, too.
I tend to make it to the gym pretty late at night, which means I'm not trying to waste time. And the locker room — IMHO — can be a major time suck. Over the years, I've found ways to speed up the process so I spend less time fussing in the locker room, and more time on the exercising. Need a little help in the time-saving department? Here are a few products that ensure the locker room isn't a black hole for your fitness fun.
- The proper lock. Since I'm big on misplacing keys, being responsible for a padlock key isn't the smartest choice. But combination locks are sensitive and can be a big waste of time — especially since the sequence of numbers is often confusing. The solution? A Wordlock. Instead of messing with numbers that need turning to the left or the right, all you have to do is spell out a word of your choice.
- Get organized. The women at my gym who take the longest in the locker room are the ones who throw their lives into their bags — and then onto the locker room benches! Instead of having to dig through your bag for your essentials, find a bag that has lots of compartments so you can organize, organize, organize! I also keep my toiletries in a separate bag so when it comes time to shower or freshen up, I can just grab it and go.
- A streamlined beauty routine. When you leave the gym as late as I do, showering isn't always an option. To keep my hair from getting gross, I pull it back in a ponytail and also wear a sweat-absorbing headband. If I need to freshen up on my way out, dry shampoo and body wipes can save me a good 20 minutes compared to a shower.
What products help you get in and out of the gym quickly?
Welcome to September, one of the most exciting months of the year for beauty and fashion. It's a time of new palettes, new products, and new trends that are sure to delight and get you in the mood for the cool weather to come. So what should you be looking out for this month? We've gathered 10 of our favorite ways to launch yourself into the new season stylishly.