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  • Writer's pictureNiamh O'Reilly

Dry Shampoo Review - Mum on the Run



If you’re anything like me, you don’t have as much time as you once did for your daily skincare, makeup or haircare routine.


Repeated studies show that mums, and let’s face it’s often the mums, put in akin to full days work before they leave the house or sit down to their actual work. Yes getting those small people up, dressed, fed, and off to school is like ultimate hell week every morning. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve had to shout “where are your shoes?”


To be honest, I’m so focussed on the kids and making sure nothing is forgotten that most day’s I’m Febreezing and dry shampooing myself out the door.


Anything I do get 30 seconds to use, needs to be fool proof, do what it promises and requires no faffing.


With that in mind, I’m doing a new regular series where I rate my top mum on the run beauty, skincare and haircare bits that live up to the brief.


First up, it’s dry shampoo.


To be honest most mornings, I throw my hair up in a clip. I swim three/four times a week and it does a real number on my gruaig. Add to that a lifetime of highlights and hormones going all over the place and I often resemble Worzel Gummage in the morning. I also sit in the really lovely category of having thin hair, that can get greasy on the roots and dry on the ends. I get all the luck, don’t I?


Anyway, dry shampoo is often a quick fix to get me out the door. I do feel like it can add more trouble than it’s worth sometimes. I used to be Batiste-stan, but had to find an alternative as it was leading to a lot of build up on my scalp and I found it hard to fully wash out. So I’ve turned to some different options and try not to use them every day.


The three are my current go-to’s -


Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk for All Hair Types € €19.50 for 250ml

This is by far my current favourite. It leaves much less residue, and the scent is not as sickly as some of the other big names. The oat formula leaves my hair feeling a lot softer and less on the Worzel Gummage side and mops up most of that greasiness too. It doesn’t leave white marks unless you spray heaps on. Gives a nice bit of volume too.



Arkive The Reset Dry Shampoo €15.49 for 200ml

If you’ve got the oily roots like me and want to reach for dry shampoo every day, then this one is a go-to for me. It's lightweight and does a super job of mopping up the grease and also gives a bit of volume too. No major white residue either and it smells very zesty.


Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo €23 for 198ml

This stuff is elite, but I can’t justify the price to buy it all the time. It has a lovely scent and has no white reside and leaves hair feeling very fresh and adds volume too.




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