This dry shampoo truly is a beauty breakthrough product. I have tried many dry shampoos--both upscale and drugstore varieties--and only one has done a good job of keeping my oiliness at bay. However, I still have that heavy feeling at the roots, like my dry shampoo days are my dirty little secret. My hair may look clean to everyone else, but I can feel the product in my hair that made it look that way.
PhD dry shampoo absolutely, totally cleans my hair! I couldn't believe the hype, but it's true. My hair genuinely felt almost as clean as if I had showered. It's a miracle!
The "but" comes in for the smell. Oh my gosh. The smell!! The previous reviewers before all liked the smell, and to each her own, but I could hardly take the stench after 20 minutes. Thankfully, I had used it at night, so by the morning, the smell was mostly gone, but I honestly don't think I could use this during the day. The smell is too strong.
As amazing as this product is, I'm still deciding whether to keep it or return it because of the smell. (Hence the four-star rating instead of five.) Part of the need for dry shampoo is being able to decide on a whim if I'm going to skip shampooing one day, not having to plan in advance so that I make sure I only use this as night to avoid suffocating my officemate (and myself).