Because of the length of my hair, shampooing it is something I prefer not to do too often (it’s a lot of work, and the ends are too fragile to go through frequent shampooing). Therefore, something that refreshes my hair a little between washes is much appreciated. After giving the Klorane dry shampoos my seal of approval, I have recently tried a couple more, including Kérastase Powder Bluff and René Furterer Naturia. How do these measure up?
Kérastase Powder Bluff (RRP in Belgium: 28 euros) is a dry shampoo that is also supposed to refresh the style and give the hair a bit of texture. Now to be honest, the product claims got me worried. Most texturizing hair products I have tried leave my chemically-treated hair painfully dry and tangled. Fortunately, Kérastase Powder Bluff adds a bit of texture to my hair without making it a knotted hot mess! It doesn’t dry my ends out, either, which is high on my priority list.
What I like the most about Powder Bluff is the fact that it refreshes both my roots and my curls. Most of the time I rely on this Ouidad spray between washes to enhance my curls, but Powder Bluff seems to take care of that. However, it takes quite a bit of the product to take away the greasy look around the roots. For a bottle of dry shampoo that costs twice as much as the pharmaceutical stuff (and about 4 times compared with drugstore brands), I just can’t say the added texture and enhanced curls are worth the difference!
René Furterer Naturia (RRP in Belgium: 13,90 euros. You can often find value packs that give you two pops for around 19 euros though) on the other hand, has pretty much dethroned my old favorite (Klorane Dry Seboregulating Shampoo) and become my holy grail dry shampoo! Naturia absorbs excess of sebum with clay, and it does so effectively. I don’t need to blast a lot of it out for my roots to look matte and lifted, and it doesn’t dry my ends out, either.
René Furterer Naturia not only makes my hair look great till the end of the day, it would still look presentable the next day. I have tested this one out in extreme circumstances, including getting my hair wet in the rain and spraying some back on the next morning. It is normally not a good idea to use dry shampoo on two consecutive days, but Naturia produces zero unsightly white flake. Just in case something unexpected comes up when you really should shampoo your hair, feel free to spray this on one more time!
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Bottom line: I would highly recommend René Furterer Naturia to everyone who is still looking for the perfect dry shampoo. It does what a dry shampoo should do, and it does so exceptionally well. One spray would get you through two days (don’t forget my scalp is on the oilier side as well), and if you really have to, you can use it one more time before you shampoo. Kérastase Powder Bluff on the other hand, takes quite some more product to mop up the excessive sebum. It does add some texture and enhance my curls though, which is surprising in a good way!
Have you tried any of these?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx