For all the good that it does to your body, regular gym workout doesn’t do much for your hair. Any woman who regularly visits a gym (to workout and not merely to gossip or socialise) will vouch for the truth of this statement. With my hair that is always on the drier side, a daily shampoo, even with the mildest of shampoos, remains out of the question. I have also tried what is known as co washing (leaving out the shampoo and only using the conditioner instead for washing hair) but without much satisfaction. Hair feel neither clean nor dirty- just in between.
This is the prelude to my hunt for Dry shampoo. I had heard of Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo but could not find one in India. Now with Sephora opening up at Select City Walk, New Delhi maybe things change. Last year however the only option was LUSH No Drought Dry Shampoo and a pretty good option to my mind.
The bottle is like any other LUSH liquid shampoo bottles and, again, like most LUSH products, what got my attention immediately, was the smell- citrusy-lemony. The smell is not too overpowering but fresh enough and the shampoo itself is a very smooth powder.
The list of ingredients reads as – Cornflour (Zea mays), Magnesium Carbonate, Talc, Perfume, Grapefruit Oil (Citrus paradisi), Lime Oil (Citrus aurantifolia), *Citral, *Geraniol, *Limonene, *Linalool and the product is Vegan. LUSH tells you to “Massage sparingly into your scalp and through your hair, then shake it out (if you’ve got long hair, you might need a quick brush to make sure you’re fully covered)”
The application part can be a bit tricky as a lot of the product comes out at one go. LUSH tells you to either “puff it directly into the hair or onto your hands and work it through”. Either ways too much of the product comes out and I almost always end up having at least some of it on my clothes or the floor. Whether I’m just plain clumsy or the dispensing needs to be better designed (having had no experience with the spray dry shampoos) I really can’t say but taking it onto my hands and then working it through the hair is more economical. Very little of the powder is needed and it does a good job of absorbing the excess of oil and dirt. I do make it a point to brush my hair well to ensure that the entire scalp is covered and no excess powder is left to give white streaks in my black hair. The nasty dirty hair smell is gone and hair has nice bounce and fresh feel to it. The residue is not something that I can complain about and not a problem to wash out on your regular shampoo day. Of course it will only get you through a day or so without shampooing but that is about all one needs.
- Smooth powder easy to work through the hair.
- Takes off the oil and dirt effectively.
- Very fresh citrusy smell that is not too overpowering but just about right to leave your hair feeling fresh and clean.
- Not much of a residue that leaves white streaks in the hair or that can be a problem to wash off.
- Gives a nice body to the hair.
- All natural ingredients.
- Takes very little of the product so will last a long time.
- At Rs 800/- for a 115g ( I picked it up for Rs 760/- I think but LUSH is constantly raising the prices :-/) bottle it is not particularly expensive specially as LUSH products go.
- The dispensing system- either I am way too clumsy to be able to use it without spilling or it needs better/different cap.
Rs 800/- for 115g bottle.
Available at all LUSH stores and many on line stores.