A wise woman (who may or may not be our co-founder and CEO) once said that dry shampoo is modern day feminism while heralding the wonder-products ability to simplify life for women on the go. And while were already devotees of R+Cos Death Valley Dry Shampoo for allowing us to spend less time on our hair (and more on, you know, ruling the world), were even more excited about the brands latest launch: the Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste. Yes, dry shampoo pasteand what it lacks in aerosol it more than makes up for with convenience and hair-nourishing ingredients like Hawaiian-sourced volcanic ash (for gentle cleansing), coconut oil (for hydration), and argan oil (to protect hair from the elements).
You use it much like you would a styling paste: Rub a small amount between your fingertips (the warmth of your hands will morph the formula into a soft, powdery texture) and apply to your roots wherever you need to soak up excess oil and dirt. (Ive personally been using it to tame my blunt, greasy-by-5 p.m. bangs.) Unlike a spray, which can be tough to control, the gray-translucent paste gives you a precise application that wont have you walking around with white buildup at your part.
Badlands also scores points for versatilityin addition to using it to refresh second day hair, you can also apply the formula to damp hair before blasting with a dryer for mega volume (hello, post-gym touch-ups), or to the ends of surf-y waves for matte texture. Because the only thing better than a timesaving dry shampoo is a timesaving dry shampoo that can travel with us from the beach to the boardroom.
Maura M. Lynch
Burt's Bees addict. Watches way too much TV. Has never turned down a french fry.