Let's get started with Round 2's contenders!
Battle Round 2:
Pantene Pro-V Original Fresh Dry Shampoo
Dove Refresh+Care Volume Dry Shampoo
got2b rockin' it encore fresh Dry Shampoo
psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo
Pantene Pro-V Original Fresh Dry Shampoo- Price around $5 (drugstores and big box stores)
Application: This dry shampoo has ZERO white cast at all. In fact, this dry shampoo is completely invisible. I had no application issues with this one.
Effectiveness: This dry shampoo I found to be effective minimally. This barely absorbed any oil in my hair and my hair still looked greasy after application.
Hair Texture: This did not alter my hair texture or make it feel heavy with product. My hair was still greasy after application though.
Pros: I really loved the scent of this dry shampoo. I wish more dry shampoos would go the route of smelling like shampoo rather than other scents. I also liked that it didn't have a white cast.
Cons: Well, it was ineffective. It did not absorb the oil from my hair really at all. My hair still felt and looked greasy after application.
My Rating: 2 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Application: This applied easy, but it did have a gray cast when it is first applied. I did find this brushed out easily though. I also found it was a bit heavy handed.
Effectiveness: This was a bit more effective than the Pantene one, but not by much. This did absorb some oil, but not enough for my hair to not look greasy.
Hair Texture: I felt this was slightly heavy on my hair. It felt like I had some type of product in my hair, but it was minimal. It was noticeably, but not anything off-putting.
Pros: I liked that the gray cast it left on my hair could easily be brushed out.
Cons: The scent, minimal effectiveness, and the way it left my hair feeling were definite minuses for me.
My Rating: 1.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Application: This applied easy without any noticeable trouble. This does leave a white cast on the hair, but I found it was easy to brush it out.
Effectiveness: Out of all the dry shampoos I've tried so far this has been the most effective. This absorbed the oil in my hair really quickly and well. My hair looked clean and looked as close to freshly washed as possible with this dry shampoo.
Hair Texture: This did not weigh heavily on my hair or alter the texture of my hair.
Pros: Great scent and very effective. I like how this didn't just absorb the oil, but made my hair look really fresh and clean too.
Cons: The initial white cast on application isn't ideal and maybe more troublesome for people with darker hair color.
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
Application: This has as pretty heavy handed application, and boy did this leave a major white cast! I was able to brush it out though.
Effectiveness: This is the OG of dry shampoos, and it is effective. This absorbed oil well and quickly. My hair was grease free.
Hair Texture: This is where this falls short for me. When I touched my roots it felt like I dumped a whole bottle of powder on top of my head. It just has this weird powdery almost grainy feeling to my hair. You couldn't see it, but I felt it. Honestly, it felt pretty gross.
Pros: This dry shampoo is effective at absorbing oil and doing it's job. It has a neutral scent that maybe preferable to some people.
Cons: I couldn't stand how this made my hair feel. It felt like I had a ton of product on it.
My Rating: 2.5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
1. got2b rockin' it encore fresh Dry Shampoo
2. psssst! Instant Dry Shampoo
3. Dove Refresh+Care Volume Dry Shampoo
4. Pantene Pro-V Original Fresh Dry Shampoo
This wasn't a good batch of contenders, but there was one winner in the bunch. got2b dry shampoo really impressed me. It's not a brand I'm really familiar with unlike the others which had me worried. This one out ranked them all by a landslide though. psssst! came in second for me, and if it weren't for the way it made my hair feel I would of ranked it higher. I would definitely repurchase got2b's dry shampoo though out of all of them I've tried so far. I'm still holding out hope for one that will out rank that one, so there will be more dry shampoo battles! Stay tuned next month!