January 25, 2013

Save/Splurge: Dry Shampoos

I’ve called it one of the greatest beauty inventions in the free world. If I were stranded on a desert island, it would be on the list of necessities—right after sun block and before lash extensions. While I could survive without dry shampoo, I’d rather not. It’s the key to sleeping in, the secret to extending a blowout, and better than any root booster I’ve ever used. These are the two I reach for no matter how far back in the beauty closet they’ve been relegated to make room for new products. For bonafide big hair when you’re having a flat-hair day, nothing beats Oscar Blandi Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($25). If my end game is skipping the shampoo, I blast my roots with Batiste Dry Shampoo ($8), which sops up oil like nobody’s business and, like a good tube of cheap mascara, isn’t so precious that I feel the need to conserve it. Also, I’m a sucker for anything animal print. —Bets

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    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009 as a way to share candid product reviews and real beauty advice for smart women everywhere. When she’s not test-driving the latest beauty treatment (bee venom facial, anyone?) or serving as the beauty editor for Mpls. St. Paul Magazine and ClementineDaily.com, Elizabeth can be spotted running the Minneapolis Lakes with her white lab, Molly Thomas, or sipping champagne on a killer patio. Pass the sunscreen.
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