Tuesday Test-Drive: Up With Your Hair

This week we're testing dry shampoos

Anthea Simms

If you have yet to introduce dry shampoo into your regular beauty routine, do not suffer another bad hair day. Dry shampoo has come a long way from the baby powder-esque drugstore formulations and can turn limp locks into a glam ’do before you can say “no, actually, I’m not wearing hair extensions”.  The best way to apply? Hold hair around your crown straight up with a brush. Holding the nozzle about ten inches away from your head, spray short bursts of dry shampoo onto your roots. Let the product sit for a couple of minutes, then massage it into your scalp and brush it out. Apply more as needed, especially for a Lanvin-like beehive.

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo, $9: This spray has a light, fresh scent and it’s great for achieving lift at the roots and freshening up between shampoos. The formula is white, so it’s best used sparingly and from a distance. For the price, it’s a great value for “heavy users”. Available across Canada at select Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix.

T3 Refresh Volumizing Dry Shampoo in Auburn Tone, $25: We are loving the custom shade of this shampoo (available in 3 shades), which blends seamlessly into our red locks and makes us want to use it for a little “boost” nearly every day! It’s also ideal for thickening up our freshly-washed hair for more substantial chignons. Available across Canada at Sephora or call 1-877-SEPHORA.