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Jul 27, 2013

Dry shampoo's cooler, younger sisters

Dry shampoos can be a blessing and a curse.  Anybody who's ever had a great blowout knows the temptation of not going to the gym for as long as possible, or doing anything that can mess up your oh-so-perfect locks.  Enter dry shampoo.  A great way to soak up oil and revive your hairstyle.  Unless you're a brunette.  Dry shampoos are powdery and leave white residue on the hair (even a lot of them out there that say they DON'T leave a residue, do leave one, and it's a serious bummer).
Cue Oribe's Dry Texturing Spray.  Girls that were "in the know" rushed to get their hands on this spray that wasn't technically a dry shampoo, but worked wonders on reviving a hairstyle.  No white residue seen for miles.  And the texture?  Oh the texture!  Anybody who wanted that sexy, tousled, Gisele look stocked up on the spray.
Well I don't know if Oribe was the inspiration for this new generation of amazing texturizing sprays, or if it was simply frustration from dry shampoo users around the globe, but now there are some very cool dry shampoo alternatives out there for us to take advantage of.  They're like the cooler, younger sisters to dry shampoo.  They are the future.  You can thank me later.

Bumble & Bumble Thickening Dry Spun Finish ($29)
These folks were the first people that I knew of to come up with a colored dry shampoo so you didn't have to deal with all those white residue issues.  The B&B Brown Hair Powder is a staple in my beauty repertoire, especially when my blonde roots start to peek through my fake-brunette disguise.  Now they've added to their Thickening category range with this Dry Spun Finish spray that has actual silk powders to help whip your hair into a full-bodied frenzy.  Most importantly, it's CLEAR, so you can spray directly onto the roots without fear of the white stuff.

Kérastase Powder Bluff ($36) 
This is just one of the really cool products in the Kérastase Couture Styling line that just launched, which we will discuss at length, but we need to jump ahead and talk about what I think is going to be the hero product of the line.  Although the name suggests a powdery-texture, the Powder Bluff formula is a satin finish with no white residue to be found.  The formula absorbs oil, as well as protects from heat or UV damage.  There's also anti-frizz and humidity protection, which I feel is rare in a texturizing product.  Micronized polymers help with hair memory, making it a great companion to a blowout or complicated hair style.       

Because you can't have dry shampoo without dry conditioner, can you?  It's actually genius.  Leave it to the inventors of Dry to come out with the next generation of a product that will SURELY be imitated (but not duplicated, obvs).  There are endless amounts of good things to say about this spray, so I'll try to keep it as short as possible.  The ingredients are incredible: Argan oil, which we know is amazing, cotton complex, to make hair cotton-y soft, silk proteins to strengthen the hair, wheat proteins to protect against thermal damage, and an Oribe Signature Complex to protect hair against various keratin-depleting, color-stripping external stressors.  In case you were wondering if it soaks up oil, there are Zeolite Crystallines that do that job, as well as add body to your style.  

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