I Tried America's Top-Selling Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo has never been my friend.

I'll use a brand once and it'll work great… for a few hours max. Then it stops doing its job, causing my hair to become a grease monster faster than you'd text back your crush.

You name a brand, I've probably tried it and wasn't impressed.

Recently, I stumbled upon an article noting that a Nielsen data report listed Dove's Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness as the top-selling dry shampoo in the nation.

I had yet to try the oil-stopping spray, so I figured why not give it a chance? At only $5, I wasn't too worried about it putting a huge dent in my finances if it didn't pan out. I drove on down to my local Target and picked myself up a canister.

I had a pretty late night that day, so I knew I wasn't going to wash my hair when I got home. The next morning, I woke up and was stoked to give the dry shampoo a try.

Using it was pretty easy. All I had to do was section off strands of hair and spray them with the product. It took less than ten minutes to coat my hair and make sure it was properly dispersed throughout.

I was pleased with how it turned out and felt in my hair. Though I did have to massage it into my roots more vigorously than usual, there wasn't much residue left behind after the fact.

Here's what my hair looked like before and after coating my hair with the dry shampoo:

Ashley before and after using Dove's Refresh+Care Volume & Fullness dry shampoo

(From beast to beauty in 20 minutes flat!)

One of the things that annoys me the most about dry shampoo is feeling the powder when I run my fingers through my hair and it transferring to my fingertips. There was a little bit of that, but not as much as there usually is.

The real test though was seeing how long it would keep the oil at bay. Normally, most dry shampoo stops working it's magic around noon or so, and I'm forced to put it up.

When 12 p.m. rolled around and the spray was still holding up, I was pretty impressed. Then it kept getting later and later in the day, and it was still doing what it promised.

Needless to say, I was pretty impressed with how well Dove's dry shampoo worked on my locks. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone, like me, who's been let down my dry shampoos in the past.

Let's just hope it still keeps my tresses oil-free the next time I use it.


If this dry shampoo doesn't work for your hair, try making one of THESE DIY versions.