Saturday 21 January 2012

Review: LUSH & Cake Beauty dry shampoo

Have you ever worked a long day with plans to go out straight from work? No time to shower and freshen up your hair before hitting the town? Or maybe you just want to take a day off of shampooing once in a while! Well, my friends, I have a solution to ensure your hair always looks fresh, voluminous and grease-free and it is called dry shampoo.
Dry shampoo seems to be all the rage these days, with lots of brands coming out with their own versions. I personally have been using Cake beauty's dry shampoo for at least 5 years, if not longer.
Cake's satin sugar refreshing body and hair powder ($18.00) comes in two shades, one for darker hair and one for lighter hair. For quite some time, I had coloured blonde hair. The Cake dry shampoo was a life saver for me as it lightened up my roots between colour treatments. It smells amazing, adds a decent amount of volume to the roots of your hair, and soaks up any oil. I currently own this dry shampoo in both shades because it lasts FOREVER. It was well worth the price paid based solely on this. I actually have two of the darker hued powder currently because I use it on a weekly basis and I don't want to risk running out!
Light vs. Dark hued Cake dry shampoo
LUSH cosmetics recently created its own dry shampoo, aptly named No Drought ($12.95/bottle). Their dry shampoo offering is definitely not as friendly for those with darker hair. I am a brunette and I highly prefer my Cake dry shampoo for darker hued hair. I obviously use No Drought, but I only use it when I am going to the gym because I don't care if my hair is lighter looking at the roots when it is piled atop my head for a workout. No Drought smells absolutely amazing- I actually prefer this scent to Cake's. It smells like lemon drop candy to me, and the scent is very noticeable after application and throughout the day.
LUSH coconut deodorant powder, Cake satin sugar dry shampoo
Prior to LUSH releasing its dry shampoo, I was already using its coconut deodorant powder as a makeshift dry shampoo in the summer. My hair was dyed lighter at the time and I couldn't get enough of the intoxicating scent of this product. It smells like delicious coconuts and I was using it as a deodorant but found it to be lacking in coverage for hot summer days. I still wanted to smell of it, and I started touching up my roots with it between washes. It worked magically and smelled amazing. It is also considerably cheaper at $7.95 a bottle.
Cake satin sugar dry shampoo, LUSH dry shampoo
Dry shampoo is a definite must-have in any busy girls beauty regime. Whether you're an athlete, someone who works long hours, or just someone who likes to give your hair a break between washes, dry shampoo is a fool-proof way to keep your hair looking fresh and full of volume. I highly recommend the brands listed in this blog post because they are tried and true! Check them out for yourself and let me know what you think.



  1. I might have to pick up the Cake dry shampoo now!

    1. DO IT! It'll be a purchase you will not regret.


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