I don't know about you, but I use dry shampoo quite a bit. In fact, I have small drawer full of full and sample sized dry shampoos. Some are better than others. Some leave me with nice volume. Others leave me looking like Cruella de Vil no matter how hard I rub it in.
Testing this out
But Trader Joe's Dry Shampoo is different from every other dry shampoo I've tried. It isn't an aerosol for starters.
The bottle is a bit more of a pump action. It sprays a small amount of product into your hair. It was enough to avoid the white streak effect that some dry shampoos. As someone with (mostly) naturally dark hair, this was much appreciated.
So each pump gives you a gentle puff of dry shampoo. Just enough to be messaged easily into your hair without those annoying streaks.
If you are in a rush and dry shampoo is something you reach for in the last couple of minutes of your morning routine then this might be less than ideal as it will take a bit longer to apply the same amount of product.
But yes, I'd love to see a dry shampoo adapted to darker hair to avoid the streaking problem, but this still worked just fine.
And to be fair, since less product is distributed with each pump, was very easy to rub in.
Overall, for $4.99 it isn't as cheap as it appears because it is also just over an ounce in size.
I usually reach for Amika Dry Shampoo (which sells for $25 for a 5.3-ounce bottle...or about $5 per ounce) or Living Proof's Perfect Hair Day which sells for $26 for a 4-ounce bottle. Suddenly Trader Joe's is actually priced in line with higher-end products.
Some dry shampoos seem to help with volume better. Some also add in a nice fresh and clean fragrance. This had no fragrance to speak of. So depending on your preference this may or may not matter to you.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I'd consider buying Trader Joe's Dry Shampoo again. I really liked it overall, but which did I keep reaching for? My higher-end standbys. For almost the same price per ounce, I wanted this product to do more than just absorb oil.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
A visual rundown
The bottle of Trader Joe's Dry Shampoo:
Ingredients and description on the bottle
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Trader Joe's Dry Shampoo
Product Name: Trader Joe's Dry Shampoo
Product Description: Trader Joe's Dry Shampoo is a pretty solid product in a small size.
Trader Joe's Dry Shampoo is the newest addition to the health and beauty aisle at Trader Joe's.
- Product works well
- No fragrance to speak of
- Absorbs oil well
- Some dry shampoos I've tried gave my hair a bit of volume too
- Price isn't as great as it seems
- I didn't love how many pumps I had to use to get product into my hair