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I Tried Klorane’s New Volumizing Dry Shampoo, and It’s Better Than the Original

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In 1971, Klorane introduced its Dry Shampoo with Nettle in France, which was intended for new moms to use as a way to refresh their hair in the hospital. Since then, the brand has expanded to so much more. In 1980, Klorane made its way to the U.S. and debuted new formulas, including its fan-favorite Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk ($20), which many leading hairstylists across the globe consider an essential tool in their kit. It’s no surprise that one Klorane dry shampoo is sold every 11 seconds around the world. This year, the brand launched its newest iteration, Volumizing Dry Shampoo with Organic Flax, and I’m in love. Here’s why.

My Hair Type:

I have long, dirty-blonde, fine, color-treated hair—it doesn’t always look fine because I have a lot of hair, but I promise it is.

The Benefits:

Let me first start by saying, I want all my dry shampoos to be volumizing. When my second-day hair looks limp and lifeless, I rely on several sprays to bring it back to life, and that always requires adding volume to my roots. Klorane’s cult-classic Oat Milk version gives me a little boost, but this new formula is something special. Not only does it sop up second-day (and third, and fourth-day) oil without a full wash, but it also makes my roots stand at attention in that “I woke up like this,” effortless-beauty kind of way thanks to its mix of organic flax fiber and seven highly absorbent texturizing powders. In an ex-vivo biometrological study on hair strands, the formula was clinically proven to deliver volume for eight hours, and the organic flax increased hair volume by 38.2 percent.

My hair looks and feels clean, soft and full, and if I use it again on third-day hair, it doesn’t create a nasty residue feeling on my scalp or weigh my hair down like some dry shampoos do. It’s also been dermatologist-tested to be gentle for sensitive scalps, even if you use it every day. It’s safe for color-treated hair, too.

Key Ingredients:

100-percent organically grown flax (it’s grown on Klorane’s land in Southwest France) using green chemistry technology, and 100-percent natural, plant-based cleansing powders, including rice starch, zea mays starch, microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose, bambusa arundinacea juice, cyclodextrin and magnesium stearate

What It’s Free From:

Parabens, preservatives, sulfates, silicone and silica

How to Use It:

Shake the can, part your hair so your root line is exposed and spray from at least six inches away so it disperses evenly. Then wait two minutes before brushing it through—I like to shimmy a round brush with densely packed bristles back and forth over the areas I sprayed to really get it into my hair. You can also use your fingertips to massage it in, or blast a blowdryer all over for a few seconds, but the round brush gives me even more volume. I’ll also spray some throughout my lengths if they need a little pick-me-up too.

Like the beloved Oat Milk formula, it sprays out white (not super white like many others), but because I am blonde, I like that it actually makes my blonde look a little brighter. However, unlike the Oat Milk formula, which comes in a darker shade for brunettes, this one is only available in one universal spray.

What It Smells Like:

It has a fresh-floral, salon-type scent to it, but it’s not overpowering and it doesn’t linger in my hair long after I brush it through.

The Bottom Line:

Whether you want to quickly get rid of an oily look, boost volume at your roots, extend your salon blowout, or all of the above, this new formula from the dry shampoo masterminds at Klorane is a must-try.

Price/Where to Buy:

$20, kloraneusa.com

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