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October 31, 2014

Indie Beauty Week: The Only Dry Shampoo You’ll Ever Need

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I don’t really remember my life before dry shampoo. Kind of like I don’t remember ever weighing less than 140 pounds. Dry shampoo is one of the world’s greatest beauty inventions. It allows you to sleep in then skip the shampoo and the inevitably dull, time-consuming blowout that ensues. It means you can go camping or to the cabin while maintaining some semblance of pulled-togetheredness. And it can give you bigger hair when you really do care, all with a quick spritz or sprinkle to the roots. Dry shampoo is such a hair-changer that when One Love Organics announced its limited-edition Healthy Locks ($12) hair powder this summer, there was practically a run on the store. This all-natural version loses the typical talc base in favor of oil-sopping Georgia kaolin clay and rice starch. It’s so finely milled that it disappears into the roots of brunettes everywhere without a trace of tell-tale white residue. Like all good dry shampoos, Healthy Locks restores hair to its cleaner, better self. It was such a hit that One Love Organics decided to keep it around permanently AND is adding a larger size, coming November 10! I’d get both, so you can have a mini for travel or your workout tote, and a biggun’ for the bathroom. I’ll also tell you the most important lesson I ever learned about dry shampoo from the master himself, Oscar Blandi: Apply dry shampoo AT NIGHT, and you’ll wake up with clean hair. You’re welcome.

 This concludes Indie Beauty Week until next year! Catch up on any posts you may have missed right here

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    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.
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