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The Birchbox Dry Shampoo Diaries

It’s no secret that Birchboxers are obsessed with dry shampoo—it prolongs blowouts, speeds up post-gym routines, and gives us textured, fresh-looking strands whenever, wherever. To wit, every night, you’ll hear the sound of psssshhhhhhh throughout our open-plan office as staffers furiously spray their roots in advance of their evening plans. What is a little more classified? Just how frequently we’re using our beloved dry shampoos (read: how long we’re going in between washes). We got four employees to confess to their schedules:


The Staffer: Renee Tornatore, Merchandising & Marketing Associate
The Shampoo: Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle
Time Between Washes: It varies!
AM: “I have long, fine, straight, oily hair that has always required me to wash every single day to avoid greasiness. When I found Klorane it was like the heavens opened up. It’s a fine powder spray that doesn’t weigh my hair down, even if I apply a generous amount (which I often do). Now I can roll out of bed, spray, brush, and go.”
PM: "I’m a fitness junkie, and I always felt the need to wash my hair after workouts. Not anymore. This is so effective that you wouldn’t even know I went for a long run.”


The Staffer: Christina Riggio, Events Associate
The Shampoo: Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
Time Between Washes: Three days
AM: “I got this sample in my Birchbox and decided to give it a try, even though my past experiences with dry shampoo have left something to be desired. This one not only works, but smells absolutely amazing and gives my hair a shiny—not matte—finish. I wake up in the morning, give my bangs a spritz, style, and I’m ready to go.”
PM: “I used to shampoo, condition, and blow dry my hair each night even though I kept hearing that you really shouldn't wash your hair every day. Now, I use the dry shampoo with Amika’s Un.Done Texture Spray instead. I find that I can go days without washing and still have polished, healthy-looking hair.”


The Staffer: Dana Aidekman, Manager, Merchandising & Marketing
The Shampoo: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
Time Between Washes: Four days
AM: “I spray ‘DTS’ on my roots each morning to get immediate lift and the perfect, yet not too perfect, tousled texture. I also sometimes use it on just-washed hair for extra body. I never leave the house without it—it's either in my roots, in my purse, or both! I also keep one on my desk for emergencies.”
PM: “As a New Yorker my schedule is jam-packed—I frequently hop from brand meetings to barre class to happy hour! It seems silly to cut back on all of the activities I love, so instead I found a product that can keep up with me.”

Beauty Protector

The Staffer: Brooke Pendleton, Manager, Brand Campaign Strategy
The Shampoo: Beauty Protector’s Protect & Refresh
Time Between Washes: Two to three days
AM: “As a natural blonde, my hair gets really dirty really quickly. On mornings when I work out, I like to blast my roots with a hair dryer and then spray on Protect & Refresh, which masks any grease or smell without being too overpowering. It’s light and invisible so I don't have to deal with a powdery scalp!”
PM: “In the evenings I use it add texture to my roots—I flip my head over when I apply to get some extra volume—and then add a touch of Protect & Oil to my ends to add some shine.”

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