The other day, I jumped out of bed, realizing I'd overslept, and came to accept that washing my hair just wasn't in the cards. I was running late to an event at a swanky hotel on the Upper East Side, but my hair was completely filthy—we're talking third-, maybe fourth-day hair. My alarm clock and I will never be on good terms.
After whizzing through my makeup routine, I quickly got dressed and reached for my favorite dry shampoo from Rahua ($32), sprinkled it throughout my roots, gave my hair a quick tousle, and hoped for the best.
When I finally arrived at the event, I was met by a girl in the hotel lobby, who said, "You look great! Did you just get a blowout?" I had to laugh. A blowout? My hair had so much oil I could sell it to the government. Before hopping in the elevator, I promised her I'd only used dry shampoo, still in shock she thought I'd just come from a salon.
Then, a few weeks later, I had breakfast with a friend, again on a morning I hadn't washed my hair in days and so only used Rahua on a wing and a prayer. Unbelievably, she also asked me if I'd just gotten a blowout. Clearly, this product was more magical than I had ever thought.
What I love about this dry shampoo (aside from its powerful volume-building capabilities) is that it's made with natural ingredients like clay, cassava root, and star anise. With all the different hair products I use on a weekly basis, it's nice to use something that's aerosol- and alcohol-free to give my poor strands a break. It's also travel-friendly, so I'm never without it.
If you're worried about being left with powdery residue after using this product, know that it soaks in quickly. However, R+Co co-founder Garren taught me a great trick last week: If you notice a white cast post-application (same goes for any dry shampoo), flip your hair over and point a cool blow-dryer at your roots to lift away residue. This will keep your hair fresh without adding unnecessary heat damage.
Fake your own blowout with this incredible organic offering.
Up next, check out our guide to finding the right dry shampoo for your needs.