[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m trying to wash my hair a bit less just to leave it more resting time so a couple of days ago, when I was really in need of a wash, I grabbed my sample of Olaplex No. 4D Dry Shampoo. It’s honestly a genius product – my jaw dropped!
All dry shampoos are made equal in that they start with rice starch to soak up any excess oils that are causing hair to look ‘unwashed’. But, I guess it’s where they go from there. I’m not ingredient advanced enough with dry shampoos to know quite what has made this so exceptional but when I compare the inci to say, Batiste, it’s quite different. The only ingredient that Olaplex is flagging is rambutan seed extract as an antioxidant source and an odour eliminator, but I don’t remember seeing Zeolite (microporous absorbent) in any others.
Anyway, it gives hair more than a clean; it gives it soft lift and a bit of volume too and it doesn’t feel as though there is anything on or in your hair. There’s no white residue at all – none – and my hair actually did look refreshed from using it. I’ve screengrabbed from a reel I did on Instagram so you get the general idea.
I think that’s a good result and I delayed washing til the next day without thinking twice. It’s £28 HERE.
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Hi Jane, have you tried the Living Proof Advanced Clean Dry Shampoo? If so how does it compare? It’s my go to and I find it really helps me extend my wash by a day without feeling icky but always happy to try other options. Thanks!
They’re different in that you need to wait a minute before brushing LP through to allow the powders to work effectively, whereas you don’t with olaplex. Olaplex has literally no white cast at all and LP does until brushed through. In effectiveness, I’d say they’re on a par.