Summer is all about being outside and enjoying the warm weather. I admit that one of the last places that I want to be is inside doing my hair. While I usually only wash my hair every other day, in the summer I like to stretch that time out a little bit, maybe by another day or so. Especially with a toddler that only wants to be on her swing set! I need to spend less time on my hair!
The nice people over at Klorane sent me a can of their new Dry Shampoo with Nettle. Klorane’s dry shampoo is a bit of a cult favorite, I don’t even know how many times I’ve heard pro stylists recommend it as their favorite!
How is this dry shampoo any different? Here’s the lowdown from their press release:
Nettle, a flowering plant grown exclusively for KLORANE in the nitrogen-rich soil of Portugal. Naturally rich in vitamins A, C and amino acids, Nettle has been used over the centuries as a diuretic and dextoxifier, a treatment for acne and eczema and even as an aphrodisiac. KLORANE Laboratories obtains Nettle extract from the root of the plant through a hydro-alcoholic solution. Within the Nettle extract KLORANE found polycyclic compounds, which inhibit the activity of a sebum-producing enzyme. In fact, Dry shampoo with nettle’s quick oil-controlling power is clinically proven to absorb excess oil quickly and to normalize sebum production after 3 months of continuous use.
So, this plant helps to inhibit creation of oil with use, and the dry shampoo also absorbs a lot of oil. In fact, this dry shampoo is specially formulated for oily hair, which means it is perfect for stretching out full shampoos in the summer!
Dry Shampoo with Nettle works just like other dry shampoos, a little spray at the oily areas, let it sit then move your fingers around in it and brush. I definitely think that it absorbs more than other dry shampoos, and it seems to keep doing so all day long. It seems to be lighter weight as well, I can barely feel it in my hair. It also does a great job of adding a little volume to my hair, so I’ve been spraying it on almost every day (even on freshly washed hair) to add a little extra oomph at my crown.
The only bad thing that I can say about it is that it is white. Which means really that I’ve been spoiled by my Batiste Brunette Dry Shampoo, it’s nice to not freak out because you’ve sprayed your brown hair a strange white color. However, once I’ve let the product sit in my hair for a few minutes, zjooshed my fingers around and maybe brushed for about 20 seconds, you can’t see the Klorane in my hair at all.
I think this is probably the heaviest duty dry shampoo I’ve tried!