I consider myself lucky. When it's straight, I can usually go 2-3 days without shampooing. I just don't get that "dirty" hair look for at least 48 hours. And thanks to dry shampoo, I can stretch it to 3 days. This means less heat damage and more time for my hair's natural oils to keep it healthy. But, dirty hair isn't pretty.
I have been using dry shampoo for a long time. In high school, I bought it in a little container that looked like loose face powder. I'd get a little bit on a kabuki brush and pat it into my roots. As the years went on, I tried different brands and applications - some better than others. The loose powder/kabuki brush method works just fine, but takes a longer. I really like the kind that "sprays" on. And after half a dozen brands, I think I've found "The One" (for me).
Batiste. The miracles you work on my 3-day hair.
My number one complaint with dry shampoo is that it can look "chalky" on my dark brown hair. Well, Smarty Pants Batiste thought of a solution for that. The "Hint of Color" line. (Okay, I don't know if I can really call it "a line". It comes in two colors. Blonde and Brown.)
Here is why I love this product:
-It leaves absolutely NO chalky-white residue.
-It does a great job "absorbing" oil.
-It smells nice. (I've used some dry shampoo products that smell like chemicals. Gross.)
-It adds volume to my limp 3-day-hair roots.
-It's only $8.99.
Two thumbs up, Batiste!
*Disclaimer: I am not being paid or sponsored by Batiste or Ulta in any way. This is simply an opinion from my personal experience.