Maria Nila Dry Shampoo

As the kind of person who would choose sleep over cleanliness any morning, dry shampoo is a staple on my dressing table. I also have very straight hair that looks rather sad and flat left to its own devices and a few puffs of dry shampoo manages to make it look more a bit interesting. My go to dry shampoo is Baptise as it’s vegan, cheap (a necessity at the rate I go through it), and does the job just fine. I haven’t really noticed any major difference when using more expense brands. It’s essentially powder in a can and if it ain’t broke..

I am, however, a sucker for nice packaging and new vegan finds. Enter Maria Nila Dry Shampoo:


For once an impulse purchase has paid off as I now really love this stuff. It gives your hair some serious oomph! A few sprays to the roots and ends made my  flat hair fluff up to look thick and full. It has more of a thickening effect than a regular dry shampoo, it’s more like a volumising one, and a little goes a long way in terms of application. Like most thickening products it doesn’t make your hair feel all that great where it’s been sprayed. To be honest I’m yet to find a product that makes my hair look full without making it feel a bit awful and frankly it’s a trade-off I’m willing to make. It’s not really bad and does wash out, obviously. Perhaps it’s best saved for a night out rather than a romantic evening while your beau loving twiddles with your hair (unless they like running their hands through straw). I don’t think it’ll replace a trusty can of Baptise for spraying on 3 day old hair, but I’ll be definitely be keeping it on hand for sprucing up my barnet when volume is needed.

Here is a before and after to give you some idea of the effect on my hair:

The one I bought is the smaller size but they also make a bigger version that I would get next time. I’ve had a fair few applications and the can still feels about half full. I also like the fact that the company have used CO2 neutral packaging and they are so clearly labelled on the front as being vegan. Their full range of products can be seen on their website, which can be found here. I bought it at my local Sally’s who had a pretty good selection of their other hair products. I’m going to try their blue shampoo next.


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