I’m doing a quick review on the No Drought dry shampoo by Lush. Ever since I started using dry shampoo at the beginning of the year, I am not able to go back to not using one. My hair doesn’t get too oily, I can go about 2 days without washing it but any longer than that and it starts to look flat and oily. I mentioned before that I am slowly starting to transition to cruelty free products, but I couldn’t find any good ones for reasonable prices. It finally occurred to me to check out Lush and sure enough they have a dry shampoo.
It retails for about $11 CAD for a 55g bottle. The scent is described as “Grapefruit and lime scented” and I do enjoy it, it’s very subtle and I like that the smell doesn’t stay after application. Other dry shampoos scents are very overpowering, I’m not supposed to wear any heavy scents to work, so it always made me feel like I could get in touble if the smell didnt go away, so this Lush one makes me feel more at ease. I was not crazy about the idea of using a powder, as all the other ones I’ve tried are a spray can. The directions say “Puff directly into the hair or onto your hands, and work through. A quick brush out ensures excess powder is swept away.” To be completely honest, applying this product on my hair is a nightmare. After the first time using it I realized that I must apply this before putting on makeup and putting on my work or going out clothes, it gets everywhere. I apply it directly into my hair and I have to block my face with my other hand so it doesn’t get on my face, because sometimes I forget to do this before doing my makeup. It is more time consuming as I have to split my hair in sections to sprinkle the powder. It’s also a pain that I have to check around to make sure there’s no white spots on my scalp, even though I brush it out and massage it in, I always get spots that are hard to scrub away with my finger tips. I do like that even though it’s a white powder, after you massage it all in, it doesn’t leave any noticible white residue on my black hair. As for absorbing oil, it does an okay job, my hair still looks somewhat flat and oily, I mean it does make a difference but I’ve had better results with other products. You don’t need a lot of it, so I can see this lasting me for some time.
Overall, this product it’s just okay in my opinion. I will definitely keep using it until I run out but I will most likely not repurchase it again. To me one of the biggest cons it’s the fact that it takes too long to apply, other ones I’ve used take a few quick sprays, brush it in and done; which I think it’s the whole point of dry shampoos, when you don’t have time to wash your hair or have to head out the door quickly. Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts? Also, if you could recommend a cruelty free dry shampoo in the comments, I’d really appreciate it.
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