New favourite dry shampoo discovery! Clean Dry Shampoo

Clean Dry Shampoo

Okay, I know Clean’s latest fragrance—which combines two of my favourite notes, grass and laundry—was an Editor’s Pick just the other day.

But I can’t help it. I love everything Clean makes! And this new dry shampoo is no exception.

(You know about dry shampoos, right? They let you go an extra day without washing your hair… plus they’re genius for adding texture and body.)

Anyway, why is this one so good? Because it’s a powder that you sprinkle in—not a spray—and it has a pointed tip that allows you to get REALLY close to the roots. (Contrast that with most dry shampoo sprays, which require you to spray from 10 inches away or whatever.) So that equals more de-greasing power in my books.

The formula also contains a new, cotton-based technology that self-adjusts to help absorb excess oil throughout the day. PLUS it has a time-released fragrance that makes your hair smell super fresh instead of like you washed it yesterday.

Smart, aren’t they, these Clean people? This product really ticks all my boxes.

One caveat: because it’s a white powder, I’m not sure how well this would work on darker hair. (You don’t want it to make your roots look grey.) One trick I use is to not put it directly on my part—I lift up sections of hair and apply it underneath. Rubbing it in a bit with your fingertips helps too.

Et voilà! An extra day out of your hairstyle.

$28 each; available in May at Sephora.


Tuesday, April 27/2010 at 2:39 pm

That’s cool! I’ve used baby powder on my roots before in a pinch but you’re right it’s a challenge with dark hair.


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Sunday, May 2/2010 at 11:28 pm

And yet have you tried any of the tinted ones? eg. Bumble + Bumble’s? The tint factor kind of freaked me out—I didn’t like touching my hair and having the blonde/brown tint rub off on my fingers. So I’d rather deal with grey-looking roots. Applying it on the under-sections seems to work pretty well.


Saturday, October 9/2010 at 9:47 pm

Hi Michelle,
I was wondering, is this still the best dry shampoo you’ve come across so far?
I’m from Brazil, so I think I’m going to buy one on eBay, we don’t have them here.
I have dark hair and have tried using baby powder, and it was okay. Didn’t leave my roots too grey, I applied it little by little on each section of hair, always rubbing it in. However, my hair didn’t feel that clean either, maybe I used to little?
Any tips would be great. :)


Comment Avatar Michelle Villett
Friday, October 15/2010 at 5:48 pm

Hi Stephanie! If you have dark hair I’d be a little concerned that this product might make you grey. It’s quite powdery and can be difficult to control the “sprinkling” of the application… unless you’re very careful to only apply to the under-sections of your hair.

Maybe go for a spray product. I don’t find them quite as oil-absorbing but they’re also not as bad with turning your hair a different colour.

Everyone raves about Klorane and Batiste – both are pretty inexpensive.

You might also consider Bumble + Bumble’s tinted hair powder. It comes in all different shades to match your hair colour.
Again, it’s not quite as oil-absorbing in my experience – and I didn’t like not being able to touch my hair (if you touch your roots, you’ll get some of the tinted powder on you), but the grey won’t be a problem.

Hope this helps!


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