Dry Shampoo Foams are something that have recently hit the market. I’m a dry shampoo junkie, you can bet that most days out of the week I have some in my hair. I even use it like a texturizing spray on clean hair. When I first saw these I knew I had to check them out. It seemed like the perfect way to avoid the white cast dry shampoos normally leave on dark hair. I’ve already made a post about the Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam, long story short – I hated it. Everything I’ve tried from DryBar I’ve loved, so I had high hopes for this product as well.
Price and Ingredients:
DryBar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam retails for $23 for 4.5 ounces.
Ouai Haircare Dry Shampoo Foam retails for $28 for 5.3 ounces.
These both contain volcanic ash which is supposed to attract dirt and debris, absorbing them. These both also have panthenol which is a plant protein containing vitamin B5. This helps strengthen your hair and prevents breakage. The biggest difference in their ingredients lists is the presence of aluminum starch in DryBars dry shampoo. This is in plenty of cosmetics and helps prevent products from caking up.
How They Preform:
The biggest differences in the products asides from their caps, is they way they feel and come out onto the hand. Drybar‘s is much more smooth and a whip creamy texture. Whereas Ouai’s a much more traditional mousse like product. They both smell pretty similar, imagine that clean scent you get from other dry shampoos. In the hair, they also perform very similarly. If you read my previous post about Ouai‘s then you already know. I don’t find these make my hair look any less greasy or less dirty. If anything I find they create more of a product build-up on my hair and leave it looking slightly wet. This is even after working it in. Right after I apply this product, I do notice a difference in my hair looking less oily but after an hour or two, it’s exactly how it was when I woke up, if not worse. These are such a fun and different idea but I think it’s 100% gimmicky and regular old spray dry shampoo works much better.
Left: DryBar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam
Right: Ouai Dry Shampoo Foam
The biggest positive is these don’t leave any white cast on dark hair, mine is a dark auburn. The biggest negative is that these don’t do anything for your hair. I feel like my hair looks worse afterward and then I’m forced to throw up in a greasy bun for the day. So my conclusion (if you haven’t already guessed) DryBar Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam versus Ouai Haircare Dry Shampoo Foam: Pass on both!