Hair has always been one of the trickiest subject matter for me to write and discuss on here as everyone has different types of hair and needs. Most people have more specific needs and challenges than me as my hair is completely untreated.

My hair concerns are pretty lame in comparison to others; lack of volume and me being lazy and not wanting to wash my hair every day anymore. Yes, I used to wash my hair every single day because I couldn't stand the smell of food in my hair (I cook almost every day) and I love the feeling of freshly washed hair but over time my scalp began to suffer.

And that is when I dived head first into the world of dry shampoos. There have been many misses of the years, too much money wasted but today, I am sharing the three dry shampoos that are in my current rotation.

I am no stranger to this brand so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to try Colab Paradise*. Let's just say this has to be the best scent out of all Colab dry shampoos that I have tried. It's soft, subtle and reminds me of a tropical coconut cocktail. Yes, it's only 9 am while I am writing this post but I am already thinking of alcohol...

Colab Paradise* promises amazing oil absorption and no white residue and while I agree with the latter, I am on the fence about its cleansing power. The spray is great, doesn't leave a powdery residue or make my hair feels like a birds nest however, this doesn't really absorb much oil from my scalp. I love using this to refresh the smell of my hair and for a touch of volume but I definitely need to wash my hair on the third day.

I discovered Verb a couple of years ago and to date, it is my no. 1 haircare brand. I pretty much use almost all of their products and they have two different types of dry shampoos; aerosol and non-aerosol. I adore the latter however it gave me the worst white cast so when I saw they have an aerosol version for dark hair, I was quick to purchase.

Just like all Verb products, this doesn't disappoint! The spray is fine with a soft scent and it cleanses and refreshes my second-day hair perfectly. It also doesn't make my hair feel crunchy or leaves a heavy powdery residue which are my two biggest problems with dry shampoos. The downside is it doesn't do much for third-day hair but I usually wash my hair every 2-3 days so it's rarely a problem.

Last but not least, IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo which is my newest discovery. If you are familiar with IGK products, they all have a similar earthy almost herbal scent to them and this dry shampoo is no different. I don't mind the scent but I can see others not being a fan of it.

This has the best cleansing power out of all the dry shampoos that I have ever tried. It absorbs oil, cleanses and refreshes my hair like no other. I use this on my third-day hair and it makes my hair looks and feels almost freshly washed. I do have to be careful not to overspray as too much will make my hair feels like straw. I also use it only when my hair feels greasy because I can feel the powder and heaviness left on my hair if it has nothing to absorb.

Long story short, do you need a dry shampoo? I honestly think everyone should have one for those lazy days and finding the perfect dry shampoo really boils down to your personal preferences.

*Product marked with * was received for free but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own. There is no place for any sort of BS here.

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