The subject of “cool girl hair” has been such a hot topic, but you can’t have that cool factor when your hair is oily and greasy. We don’t always have time to give ourselves a proper lather, rinse, and repeat session but that’s when the miracle product dry shampoo comes in handy.
I had never really been a fan of dry shampoo because of to the white streaky substance it left behind. But just like everyone else, I had to suck it up and brush out the white residue in order to make my hair look cleaner than before. With so many options on the market, I also came across a few other factors that determined I wasn’t the biggest dry shampoo fan. I hadn’t found a scent that I actually enjoyed and I also hadn’t found one that worked better than just “okay” for my hair texture.
Then one day I came across a dry shampoo paste and was immediately intrigued. Yes, you read that correctly—dry shampoo paste. Because of my curious nature, I had to see what this paste was all about in a sea of sprays that tends to get overwhelming. I had seen R+Co products all over my social media feeds and heard great things by word of mouth, but this dry shampoo really got my attention. The Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste is infused with volcanic ash, making it a total game changer and so worth talking about. Ahead, why it turned my hesitation towards dry shampoos into a must-have staple in my hair care routine.
It smells amazing
One of the first things I had always noticed about dry shampoos is that I always picked up fruity-scented ones, which isn’t my fragrance of choice. This paste, on the other hand, has a citrus-like scent that isn’t overbearing. I couldn’t stand the idea of walking around with my dry shampoo scent being too obvious, and this one just smells fresh.
The texture is unique
A dry shampoo paste can sound confusing to anyone who reads those words on a label. After scooping out a dime-sized amount and you rub the formula in your hands, it practically turns invisible. It has a balmy-like texture, but you can feel the exfoliating properties too. Plus, you know it’s a bit more intense considering the fact that there’s literal volcanic ash in there. Other ingredients for the soft formula include coconut, jojoba, argan, and sunflower seed oils.
You only need a little bit
Have you ever felt like you need to spray a ton of dry shampoo onto your hair in order to get the full effect? Probably! With Badlands, you never need to overdo it. As mentioned above, a small dime-sized amount can be rubbed onto your scalp in order to make the obvious signs of oil production and impurities disappear.
The struggle of traveling with aerosol cans is very real, but not with this dry shampoo. The paste comes in a pot and the amount also happens to be TSA-friendly—2.2 ounces to be exact. It’s compact to be stashed anywhere from your luggage to your purse without a hassle. The product will also last you such a long time that you can bring it along on several trips.