Meghan Baldwin, a stylist and colorist at New York’s Eva Scrivo salon, recently finished off my blowout with Kérastase Paris Powder Bluff ($36, kerastase-usa.com). “It prevents oils in our hands from greasing things up,” she says.
I flip my head over and give my hair a wide-shot mist of Orlando Pita Revive Instant Boost Dry Shampoo ($17 for pack of two, costco .com) to remedy any loss of volume.
Time to pull it back into a sleek pony. And so the sleek doesn’t look slick, I spray Davines Hair Refresher ($28, davines.com), with its oil-absorbing rice starch, onto my brush.
By now, my roots are threatening to form greasy clumps. I fight back with a few serious bursts of Pantene Pro-V Root Reboot Dry Shampoo ($7, pantene.com).
The pony has morphed into a looped-up ’do. Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo ($21, loveamika.com for salons) helps tame the frizz into submission.
Too much Verb Dry Shampoo ($14, verbproducts.com), and I look like George Washington. The right dose, however, gets me through the homestretch.