Dry shampoo is basically as essential in my morning routine as my cup of coffee. And up until now, I thought I had tried it all: spray, powder, even foam. But recently, I learned that there was a new player in the dry shampoo game: dry shampoo blotting sheets. Being the beauty lover and dry shampoo-addict Influenster that I am, I knew I just had to try this new launch.
What it is: Similar to any old dry shampoo, the blotting sheets aim to absorb oil and refresh hair. Think of this version as the most portable option though. The absorbent rice paper is actually coated in invisible powder that's designed to instantly absorb excess oil from hair without leaving any residue. And it's all in paper form that's about the size of a credit card.
Our take: I swear by blotting sheets for my hair, but I was skeptical about using a piece of paper to refresh my dirty hair. I chose to test drive these on a morning I barely had time to wash my face let alone style my hair. Embarrassingly, my hair was less than stellar as I had taken a night run the evening prior and slept on it in a haphazard bun all night, thus leaving it a bit greasy and worse for wear in the AM.
In the morning, I did as the sheets instructed and blotted my roots and scalp. Instantly, I saw the remnants of oil on the sheet. It was working. I continued around my crown and part, lifting up sections along the way. After just one sheet, my hair looked much more lively and less like gym hair. Admittedly, I tossed the remaining sheets in my bag and ran out the door—five-minute hair, indeed!
Bottom line: I was quite impressed with these mighty sheets. The premise makes perfect sense: the same rice paper that absorbs oil on our face should be able to absorb oil in our hair. And it does! The most noticeably oily parts of my hair were drier (but not too dry like you get with some other dry shampoo sprays) and my hair just looked fresher all around. In terms of volume, you don't get a ton here. It is a piece of paper after all. But because I was just looking for a quick fix for making my hair look acceptable, this product fit the bill. I was also pleasantly surprised how it seemed to add shine back to my hair as well as calm some nasty frizz! (I'm already a fan of the brand's Anti-frizz Sheets, so it's nice to get a little of that action in these too!)
If you're on third or fourth-day hair, you might want to stick to your spray to really soak it all up and add volume. But for any other times you need just a quick touch, these discreet sheets might just be your new best friend. They're certainly mine.
What do you think of dry shampoo blotting sheets? Would you try them? Share your thoughts on this unique product!