Trader Joe’s newest beauty product -dry shampoo – has hit the shelves. Read on to see if you should grab a bottle.
If 2020 did anything positive, it encouraged all of us to wash our hair less. If you have fine hair like me, though, you know that is easier said than done. If I’m not going to wash my hair every day then I’m going to need quite a bit of dry shampoo.
So far, I’ve mostly used aerosol dry shampoo products that tend to have a lot of garbage ingredients. So I was very hopeful when I saw that our dear Trader Joe’s had come out with a much cleaner dry shampoo than what I have been using.
This is a powder based dry shampoo that comes out in little puffs. The bottle looks small, but I think it will go a long way as long as you don’t need to use a ton at one time. The scent is pleasant and much lighter than other dry shampoos I’ve used.
I first used this new dry shampoo on VERY dirty hair and was disappointed with how little it helped. I needed to use A LOT which also caused the scent to take over a bit more than I would like. I did not make my dark hair look gray, though, which was nice. If you’re not used to using a powder dry shampoo, be warned that it can be a bit messy since the powder will sometimes land places other than your hair.
I next tried using this on clean hair for a volume boost. I do feel like my roots had more volume throughout the day than they would without, but the effect was not as strong as with my usual aerosol dry shampoos. I also think it took a day longer for my hair to start looking greasy, so this product is maybe better used as a grease preventative than as a rescue treatment once your hair is already dirty.
I have been using this for two weeks and have already started having problems with the pump. I have seen other folks complaining about the same issue. Due to the pump no longer working that well, I will most likely be taking this back.
Ingredients for Trader Joe’s Dry Shampoo
This is a pretty clean product. The oil absorption is coming from a mixture of corn start, oat flour, and kaolin clay. It also contains Pro-vitamin B5 which can improve the health of your hair.
A 1.75 ounce bottle is only $4.99, which is significantly less than other dry shampoos out there.
To use, you simply lift sections of your hair and pump small amounts onto your roots. Massage it thoroughly into your hair and/or brush your hair to evenly distribute it.
This product is not labelled as gluten-free so if you need to avoid that in your beauty products be aware that this is not the dry shampoo for you.
While I love how clean the ingredients are and that this dry shampoo did not turn my dark roots gray, it just doesn’t fight grease well enough to be my go-to. On top of that, the pump is faulty and makes it much harder to use this product.
If you have drier, coarser hair, this might work better for you. If you can find a longer-lasting pump, that is.
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Dry Shampoo? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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