I only used dry shampoo for a week. Here’s what happened.

We put dry shampoo to the ultimate test, forgoing shampoo and conditioner for an entire week. Here's what happened.

We don’t know about you, but dry shampoo is an absolute godsend and a must-have in our beauty cabinets (and gym bags). This oil-busting, miracle-in-a-bottle is a quick fix for need-to-be-tamed locks, and, ultimately, refreshes our entire look in minutes. And now, we’ve put it to the ultimate test, forgoing shampoo and conditioner for an entire week. Yes, an entire week.

Here’s what happened:

I’ll be completely honest, I adore dry shampoo, but was a little sceptical about relying on it for seven whole days. I normally wash my hair three times a week, sometimes more, because greasy hair is just not okay with me, especially post-Barre. But alas, there I was, with my trusty side-kick De Lorenzo Et Absorb Dry Shampoo

Each morning I’d simply spray my roots along the crown of my head, wait a few seconds, and then use my fingers to work the product in – hello va-va-voom volume. By day four, I went for a classic ponytail and found that my hair super easy to manage and style – no more back-combing or teasing! By day seven, I was pleasantly surprised to find that my scalp wasn’t itchy or smelly. Yep, the best part about this formula is that it smells super fresh, almost like shampoo, so your hair doesn’t just look freshly washed, but also gives off a glorious scent.

The big question is: would I try it again? Although I saved so much time getting ready each morning (which my bf was extremely thankful for!), I probably wouldn’t skip the suds for an entire week again, four to five days max. Why? By the end of the week, my hair felt course and extremely dry. Plus, let’s be honest, nothing feels better than a freshly washed scalp.

Shop my top picks…

1. Et Absorb Dry Shampoo

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SHOP → De Lorenzo Et Absorb Dry Shampoo $19.90

This powder-free product is infused with organic rose hip and bamboo extract to help clean and control excess oil, as well as extent the life of your blow dry by adding fullness.

2. Head Muk Dry Shampoo

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SHOP → Muk Haircare Dry Shampoo $17.55

Muk Haircare’s Dry Shampoo instantly refreshes lacklustre locks and delivers tons of volume, without any residue.

3. AVEDA Shampure Dry Shampoo

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SHOP → AVEDA Shampure dry shampoo $30

Instantly revive limp strands and your senses with Aveda’s non-aersol powder formula, which is perfect for mid-week and post-workout touch-ups.