Not Your Mother’s: Clean Freak {Dry Shampoo}

There’s only a few products that I’ve come across that have really improved my (beauty) life. Dry shampoos are definitely one of those products… a definite beauty must have in my book! πŸ™‚ If the concept is a bit strange, just think… you powder your face when it gets oily, why not powder your scalp and roots?!

I reviewed a few dry shampoos on my blog earlier this year, but that was before I found my absolute favorite: Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo: Clean Freak. I reviewed Clean Freak on We Heart This as a guest blogger, but in case you missed that review~ here’s it is again. (ps… If you’d like to see the other dry shampoos I’ve reviewed, please click here.)

Why I love dry shampoo:

  • Prolong each hair wash.
  • No more over-washed dry hair.
  • Saves time.
  • Volumize and texturize.
  • Perfect for freshening up after a flight!

Why I love Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak:

How I use Clean Freak:

  • Generously spray all over onto roots. Lift hair at roots using your fingers to get the dry shampoo throughout your hair, and not concentrated on one area. If necessary, excess white residue can be brushed or patted off.
  • As a preventative measure: Use BEFORE your hair really needs it (usually 2nd day for me), I spray Clean Freak on the roots of my hair. You’ll be able to not wash your hair for days!
  • Emergency hair care: Perfect for those mornings you wake up late and don’t have time to wash your hair. This is a life saver. Freshen up your hair and add volume back to your hair. πŸ™‚

Before and After Photos:

Before: My apologies for the gross picture. My hair after 3 days of not washing.
No dry shampoo was used here. Yuck… oily, clumpy and super gross hair.

After: My hair after 4 days of not washing, but with the use of dry shampoo starting on the 2nd day.
With the help of Clean Freak, my hair is not oily, clumpy or smelly!

Isn’t it amazing?! Below is another picture after FOUR days of not washing my hair!
I usually have to wash my hair everyday but not with Clean Freak! What a wonderful product.

There you have it! I love dry shampoo and think it’s an amazing product!
Have you tried Clean Freak or any other dry shampoo?

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  1. Shelly
    September 15, 2012 / 7:11 pm

    I first tri Not Your Mother’s with their texturizing spray. I loved it. When I went back for more, I saw this and decided what the heck.. I had always just used baby powder and had to beat my head to death to get all the white out…After trying this, I was in love. My routine is day 1-wash and style *usually straighen* day 2 spray with Clean Freak and restyle day 3-spray with clean freak and then use the texturizer and go for the beach look, then start back at day 1, unless on a weekend then I spray clean freak and wear up if we are just hanging at home an then next day was..

    • September 15, 2012 / 7:23 pm

      It’s great isn’t it!? On my 3rd or 4th day, I like to do my sock bun look! If you’re interested, click here for the step by step tutorial!

  2. jacs
    September 15, 2012 / 7:51 am

    i got this product from Hautelook and was super excited for it. it left flakes or gave me flakes! i was bummed out. ima try is today and see what happens. thanks for the review!

    • September 15, 2012 / 11:22 am

      Hmmm… That is a bummer. Give it one more try with the suggestions I’ve made in the comments for others and lmk! I really hope it works for you! Xoxo thanks for gossiping with me!

  3. MaloriB
    September 15, 2012 / 7:11 am

    I am currently using Dove dry shampoo. I really like it although the smell can be a bit overwhelming (my sister knows when I’ve used it because she can smell it). Other than that I really like dry shampoo because sometimes its just nice to not have to spend an hour washing and drying my hair πŸ™‚

    • September 15, 2012 / 11:21 am

      I’ve tried dove and suave… Give this one a try. Just freshens but doesn’t leave a strong fragrance.

  4. emaly
    September 15, 2012 / 1:58 am

    Because of your recommendation, l went out and bought Clean Freak. I’ve used it a few times and each time it leaves my roots looking kind of grey and powdery. I have tried rubbing it in and combing it through and it doesn’t seem to go away. are there any techniques you recommend? Maybe any other brands I should try? On the bright side, it does leave my hair feeling less oily! Thanks!

    • September 15, 2012 / 2:25 am

      Let me throw out a few things and lmk if these don’t work… I always make sure to shake the bottle, I spray while lifting sections of my hair so that the spray can get in throughout the roots and not just on the top part that shows. Also, I spray from about 6 inches away from the roots. After spraying, you can brush or flip your hair over and shake! I hope these tips help! I’ve found that NYM brands actually leaves the least amount of white residue compared to other brands…