I have a lot of hair. That said, when I decide to wash it, it needs to be planned and put on my calendar like a meeting. It takes time — sometimes upwards of hours, when I factor in drying and styling — to get everything I want. All that said, you can probably understand why I dread the task.
Throughout the years, I’ve trained my scalp to know that it will only cleanse once every 10 days. how did i do that With a little help from my best friend, dry shampoo. However, the quest to find the right one has been a challenge. Most of the dry shampoos I’ve sampled leave my hair heavy, chalky, and worst of all, with a white cast. There are plenty on the market — drugstore picks and high-end snags alike — but guys, throw all of that aside because there’s a new guy in town. Everyone’s favorite hair-care brand Olaplex now has a dry shampoo.
To meet Olaplex no. 4D Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo, the newest member of the viral Olaplex family. If you’re familiar with Olaplex, you know the brand has been a leader in the hair industry for quite some time, often going viral on TikTok and selling out nationwide. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, here’s a little summary. The line includes 11 products that range from conditioning masks to oils — and now, dry shampoo. Each product in the collection is unique in its own way; However, they all have one thing in common and that is a special, bond-building ingredient.
Every Olaplex product, including this dry shampoo, is formulated with bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimethyl (say that three times fast) to rejuvenate the look and feel of your hair damaged by heat, chemical treatments, etc. Repairs wiring. But that’s just one built-in plus of No. 4D Clean Volume Detox Dry Shampoo.
According to New Jersey-based cosmetic chemist Ginger King, this dry shampoo contains two starches in the main formulation: aluminum starch octenylsuccinate and Oryza sativa, a starch derived from brown rice. Together they work to absorb excess oil and give volume to the hair. These starches are superfine so the brand claims they won’t feel heavy and won’t leave any white residue (thank goodness). Another notable ingredient is rambutan seed extract which soothes the scalp, ensuring it does not dry out.