Fact: Dry shampoo is life. I’m a fan. Dove asked for my thoughts on their Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo and here they are internet, just for you! Thanks for making this post possible Dove.
There are very few beauty/haircare/skincare products that I religiously use every, single day because, at this point in my life, every day is very different. We are still deep in the thick of under 5 parenting, how much sleep I’m going to get on any given night is a lottery and what time Nix (ergo, I) will wake is anyone’s guess. Even on the days when I’ve planned ahead, worked backward and calculated what time I’ll need to leave the house, picked my outfit in advance, pre-empted the 2nd breakfast Nixon will request…….there’s still going to be a mad rush for the door.
Which means something has to give.
I’m not one of those multi-talented mavens that are able to drive and apply makeup simultaneously. Heck, I can barely apply makeup while standing in my bathroom! I simply can’t hide my sleep deprivation on the run, this kind of magic requires my full attention – or at the very least what’s left over after Nixon rightly clamours for most of it lol.
So what slips through the morning cracks on 9/10 days and settles under the cosy confines of a hat is my hair.
I tell myself my hair’s thriving under the two-child regime which sees it mostly ignored, never washed more than 3 times per week – if that – and rarely suffering through the indignity of a hot styling tool. My hair and I have settled into a friendly routine and rotation of hairstyles as we move through the week, getting further away from the last shampoo and limping ever so slowly towards the next. Which I can hopefully stretch out for ‘just one more day‘.
One of the true marvels of the modern world – Dove’s Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo, gives me that extra day between washes, as well as all the lols from dry shampoo memes! I’m such a fan that I actually use it in two different ways, on both clean hair (I know!) and, not so clean hair.
Two ways to use Dove’s Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo
- The spray and walk away: Obviously the reason for which it was designed, Dove’s Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo is a greasy-gals saviour. As indispensable to my morning routine as coffee, my dry shampoo helps me avoid the wet-hair kindy drop-off – the tell-tale sign that something went awry in your house that morning! It’s such a quick pick-me-up as well; I just spray any questionable areas with Refresh + Care (usually around my hairline and centre part), massage into the roots and I’m done. Excess oil is absorbed and my hair smells super fresh.
- Clean hair Va-Va-Voom! Styling my hair when it’s clean, or in fact, just doing anything as simple as pulling it back into a ponytail is a slippery, frizzy, fly-away nightmare. It’s also very, very flat. Creating texture is Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo’s superpower. I swear once you volumise (not sure if that’s a word lol) your clean hair with dry shampoo, you’ll be a changed woman. Ok, that might be a stretch, but your you hair will look amazing! I use it exactly the same way as I do when I’m refreshing unwashed hair except I focus a bit more on the length as well as the roots. This helps with body and grip if I’m trying something fancy lol.
I legit LOVE life hacks that make one of the busiest times in my day a little bit easier and leave me feeling great – bonus points for being able to grab Dove’s Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo at the supermarket too