A Tale of Two Dry Shampoos: Kérastase Powder Bluff & René Furterer Naturia

Kerastase Power Bluff, Rene Furterer Naturia

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?

Kerastase Powder Bluff Dry Shampoo

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.

Kerastase Powder Bluff Dry Shampoo spray head

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!

Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo

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!

Here are the ingredient lists:

Kerastase Powder Bluff Dry Shampoo ingredients

Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo ingredients

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

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    OOOooh! So interested in the Rene Furterer one! The brand is impossible to find here though, but I’m going to have to investigate!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Tracy, gah that’s frustrating! I hope you’ll be able to lay your hands on some soon!

  • beauties

    not familiar with both of them :) naturia sounds really good for me too

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Naturia is my all-time favorite! Wouldn’t hesitate to repurchase when I have to!

  • http://polished-polyglot.blogspot.ch/ Nati

    Thank you for this excellent review Sunny. I honestly never used dry shampoo in my life. Really. Well, while in Argentina I shampooed my hair everyday, specially in summer, because it’s so hot, but also we have the softest water in the world, no minerals, it’s as pure as you can imagine, my hair was always so healthy and shiny! When I came to Switzerland I discovered limescale and hard water and it was a shock for my skin and hair. Now I obviously do not shampoo daily any longer, and sometimes I could totally see the need for a dry shampoo, but having no experience these recommendations come so useful for me!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Nati! I used to shampoo my hair more often in Taiwan, also because it’s way warm and the water is soft anyways (on top of that, I could go to my hairdresser every couple of months). Here in Belgium there is a lot of calcium in tap water, to the point that I think the water in Switzerland tastes much better when I went there a few years ago. So I’d recommend the Rene Furterer one as well as the Klorane ones, depending on how your scalp is like. If it’s not oily, the Klorane oat one is a good bet.

  • http://onedrawerfull.wordpress.com/ Kirti

    I’ve really been wanting to get a dry shampoo for the post pregnancy period when I won’t have time to wash my hair. I think I may start worth the Klorane oat milk once since my scalp is currently a little dry but I’m also popping the Rene Furtrier one on my list. Thanks Sunny!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Kirti, oh yeah if you don’t have oily scalp, the Klorane oat one is a good bet! I hope it’ll work for you. For some reason, dry shampoo seems to be a REALLY new thing in Taiwan. I was told that dry shampoos could end up being a sticky mess with the humidity, but I have tried to use both of these in Taiwan and it was fine. I guess people are just used to shampooing their hair often? Are dry shampoos popular in India?

  • http://www.beautyaddiction1.blogspot.co.uk/ syrena85

    Somehow my hair won’t like dry shampoos. They all tend to have a drying effect and my hair from dry goes to very dry and ugly. I think I’m still a traditionalist and prefer to use the old method.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Irena, I have tried some that are drying and others that don’t do anything, but I would really recommend the Rene Furterer one and the Klorane ones! I would shampoo my hair more often if it isn’t so long and chemically-treated already, but I really can’t, so I need something that helps refreshing the roots between washes :)

  • Helen L

    I recognize your problem with texturizers: Personally I have to stay away from beachsprays and those texture powders because it makes my straight ‘do weirdly stringy instead of the Giselle-esque texture that some women have. I’m happy to learn that Rene Furterer is non-white and next time I’ll pick up some in Belgium or France

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Helen, I’ve seen beach sprays look great on others, but most texturizers just don’t work on me at all! This one is fine, but for the price I’d definitely stick to Rene Furterer instead!

  • Dorien@InMyPrettyShoes

    Wow that Rene Furterer dry shampoo sounds amazing! Must check it out sometime.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dorien, yup it’s definitely the best I’ve tried! I wouldn’t hesitate to repurchase when I run out.

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    The Rene Furterer one sounds rather nice, but I still don’t think it’s for me. I really need a dry shampoo that is for dark hair, and I found it in Batiste’s dry shampoo for brunettes. After YEARS of searching I’ve finally find a dry shampoo that works for me and that I am happy with!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Melissa, if I don’t blast the dry shampoo from up close, it’s pretty much all fine by me. I have tried a Batiste one but it’s too drying for my hair, but I’m not sure if the brunette formula is different!

  • http://eyespaintedblack.com/ Natasja

    hm, I have never tried dry shampoos though I’ve always been quite curious. My hair gets greasy quite quickly, so you’d think I’d look into it. At least now I’ve got a good starting point, so thank you for that. I’m writing down René Furterer Naturia :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Natasja, I’m glad this helped! I hope it’ll work well for you!

  • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

    I have huge respect for the Rene Furterer brand. They focus on the scalp health understanding it is the source of healthy hair. My stylist loves this brand, and I got to try a couple of products thanks to him. So far, I love everything. The price is pretty reasonable as well. I prefer not to wash my hair too often, I would be definitely interested in trying this dry shampoo.
    Thanks for introducing! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Lena, oh great! I’m glad to hear you have such easy access to the brand, and that the price isn’t too jacked-up!

  • Lily

    The René Furterer one sounds like something I NEED!!! Too bad we don’t get a bigger selection of dry shampoos here. It would definitely be of help especially to those who have to go through traditional Chinese confinement period after giving birth.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Dry shampoos are JUST being introduced to Taiwan (I saw Batiste ads everywhere this summer)! Do you guys get that in Malaysia?

  • Icaria

    This sounds so nice but I have a sample of Klorane and don’t even know how to use it! I think I’ll have a chat with one of the SAs at a hair product shop near my office. Iz lost! :(

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh haha well basically when your hair looks a bit limp and greasy, you spray it on and then fluff your hair up a little. Don’t spray too close because that’s how you’ll end up with residue. I think that’s about it! Give it a go!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    René Furterer has some really nice products ! I used their shampoos a lot a couple of years ago.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I also tried this leave-in conditioner that I like! I’ll pick it up when I’m done with what I have :)

  • http://www.abeautifulzen.blogspot.ca/ jenn @Abeautifulzen

    haven’t tried these but the rene one sounds so stellar!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yup give it a go if you can find it!

  • birtegovarts

    Thanx for the Rene Furterer-tip!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome! It works really well for me, and I hope it’ll work well for you, too!

  • Beauty Treasures

    I’m curious about the Rene Furterer dry shampoo!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You should see if you can get a promo pack! I saw some at the pharmacy nearby a couple of days ago :)

  • http://papayapieces.com/ Sofia

    The René Furterer one sounds impressive, and it’s ingredients list is better to me than the other one :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      If you ever need a dry shampoo, take a look at Naturia!

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    I’m grateful for this post! I seem to always be on the search for something better in the dry shampoo family. Ill definitely pick up the Naturia! Thanks Sunny <3

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Oh yay, I’m glad you enjoyed it! I hope you’ll like Naturia as much as I do!