Reviewed: Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

Deven Hopp

As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a new series where we report on some of the best products we’ve tried. Whether it’s a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you’ll find all of our favourites in this column. Enjoy!

Does Moroccanoil make perfume? If not, it should. The scent of Moroccanoil products is undeniably intoxicating and exactly what I look for in a dry shampoo. Which is why I waited with bated breath for the day when it would release one. Once I got my hands on it, I was not disappointed—it smells just as divine as everything else Moroccanoil. But there’s more to a good dry shampoo than the sweet smell, and it decided to take things a step further. The dry shampoo comes in dark and light tones. And the light-tones version features subtle violet undertones to protect blond colour and fight brassiness. I appreciate a good purple shampoo and perhaps even a violet deep-conditioning mask, but beyond that I don’t have a lot of faith in toning products. So while I can’t speak to the product’s ability to “protect my blond,” I’m sure a little extra violet in my hair products can’t hurt. What I can speak to is the ultra-fine, buildup-free mist Moroccanoil’s Dry Shampoo ($26) delivers. I’m picky about my dry shampoos, and this one makes my hair feel clean—the formula’s not too wet or sticky. Plus, I feel like it gives me a little boost of volume. Here’s my one qualm: The nozzle is super-hard to press down. Maybe I got a faulty can, but it almost takes two hands for me to press down hard enough for any product to come out. But I continue to use it, and if anything, maybe I’ve gotten stronger because of it.

Have you ever tried a toning dry shampoo?

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