The number of weeks I’ve been following pandemic-related stay-at-home orders is directly correlated with the length of time I go between washing my hair. That means, of course, that my dry shampoo collection — which was already well-loved — is getting even more playtime than usual. A recent addition to that lineup is the Allure Best of Beauty-winning Aveeno Fresh Greens Blend Dry Shampoo.
As a person with fine, wavy hair my ideal dry shampoo is one that adds a little volume to my roots but won’t dry out my ends. I also need a formula that won’t get super gritty even if I layer it up for five or six days in a row before I shampoo my hair in the shower again. The Aveeno dry shampoo passes both these tests with flying colors and does so while adding a pleasantly fresh scent — in addition to the brand’s signature base of oatmeal extract, this formula is made with rosemary, peppermint, and cucumber — that certainly makes my unwashed roots more appealing to be around.
This is my hair (and an exclusive view of my scalp) on day three of not washing it, right after I applied some Fresh Greens. In addition to letting it soak up oils on my roots, I like to apply a couple spritzes to my ends to help add some texture, too. While I personally don’t mind a little white cast (it helps cover up the parts where my bleach has grown out) it’s worth noting that this stuff goes on pretty much invisible.
All this would be great at twice the price but, as an added bonus, Fresh Greens clocks in at under $10. So I leave you with these parting words: stock the heck up.
Check out the full list of Allure’s 2020 Best of Beauty Winners.