This review is of Klorane Extra Gentle Dry Shampoo With Oat Extract. This product has been around for ages and somehow I never got around to trying it until now. I have heard lots of good things about it from other people and in magazines throughout the years, so I thought I’d give it a go.
First, it was not that easy to find in stores. In Europe, you can find it easily in pharmacies but not so in the U.S., although it is pretty easy to find online (see links below). I was a bit disappointed in the size of the bottle I received for that price, but figured if the product was good enough, it would all be okay.
First, I found the pump spray a bit odd. It took me a few tries to get it to spray but eventually it worked. The smell is very subtle compared to some other dry shampoos I have tried. I found it to be very natural. In fact, the entire product is made with natural ingredients such as oat extract, which is a big bonus for people who don’t like adding unnecessary chemicals to their hair.
You are supposed to spray on some powder, let it sit a few minutes, and then brush. I followed the instructions exactly and it didn’t leave any white streaks or residue. Overall, I was pleased with the ease of use and the natural look it created. It didn’t do much in the way of volume but it did leave my hair looking a lot cleaner.
The effects of Klorane Dry Shampoo last about one day, so if you plan to wait a few days between washings, you will need to reapply it every day, which is not a big deal at all considering it only takes a few minutes to apply. Further, I used this as many as three days in a row and it didn’t build up in my hair- each day was like starting with a clean slate. That could be because my hair just got so oily that it was continuously absorbing it, but it’s also a well-formulated product.
I think this dry shampoo spray performs very well and I give props to Klorane for making something that is all natural. My main criticism is the amount of product you get for the price. I think it could be the way the pump is designed. The bottle does indeed look small, but I got a bit more product out of it than I thought I would. I have bought this product a few different times and I have found that the number of uses I get out of each can varies. I would definitely consider repurchasing because I like the subtle scent, the natural ingredients, and the soft, clean look it left in my hair.