Klorane Nettle Sebo-Regulating Dry Shampoo

Klorane Nettle Sebo-Regulating Dry ShampooKlorane have a new addition to their range; a dry shampoo that actually helps to regulate sebum production! This is great news for anyone (like me!) who suffers from oily roots but normal/dry lengths. Using a dry shampoo eliminates those unnecessary hair-washes that you only do because the roots feel a bit dirty – it also works brilliantly as a styling product, adding lift and volume to the roots of the hair. If it takes you ages to style your hair each time you wash it, then dry shampoo allows you to go a little longer between washes, meaning less time styling.

I have used Klorane’s original oat milk dry shampoo for years (it’s a favourite in every hair stylist’s kit-bag) but I actually think that the new nettle formula is much better suited to my scalp. Used yesterday on reasonably oily roots, it has completely absorbed any grease and my hair actually looks better today than it did yesterday! The lengths look shiny and healthy and there’s a slight ‘bounce’ to my hair that I find quite difficult to achieve usually.

When using dry shampoo, be careful not to spray it directly onto the scalp – you’ll just end up with big white patches, and they’re impossible to brush out! Adam Reed (session stylist and of Percy and Reed salon) recommends spraying a paddle brush with dry shampoo and then brushing through from the roots. I find that spraying my fingertips is also effective, but if you really must spray directly into the hair, then make sure you hold the can at least 10-12 inches away from the scalp. Start at the nape of the neck, so tip your head upside down. Separate the hair into sections with your fingers so that you spray at the roots and not all over the lengths, then immediately brush through to distribute the shampoo. Most say to spray and then leave for a few minutes for the oil to be absorbed, but I think that’s when you tend to get a patchy white effect – or worse, weird clumps of product!

Klorane have just relaunched all of their products into John Lewis exclusively – no longer at Boots. If you found stock in Boots to be a little sporadic, then rest assured that John Lewis will have a good, constant supply. Good old John.

Klorane Nettle Sebo-Regulating Dry Shampoo is £7.50 from John Lewis.

**UPDATE: now at Escentual.com for £6.45!**

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  1. Sue
    March 30, 2011 / 1:51 pm

    Absolutely the best method for applying dry shampoo that I’ve ever read!

  2. March 30, 2011 / 8:10 pm

    I love dry shampoo! When I first discovered it I didn’t wash my hair for 5 days! YUK! It’s addictive stuff when you think how much time it saves faffing about drying and styling your hair! I’ve got it under control now, don’t worry! Will def have to get this one in though…

  3. March 31, 2011 / 1:00 am

    This sounds great!! I’ve been curious about Klorane’s dry shampoos (currently using Oscar Blandi).. the fact that this one regulates sebum production on the scalp makes me want to give it a try. Hopefully I won’t have a problem finding it in the states.


  4. Julia
    March 31, 2011 / 11:46 am

    Hi Ruth, I need to ask for your help. I love the Klorane oat dry shampoo and I’d like to try the new Nettle one. However, I live in Ireland where we do not have a John Lewis and I have noticed that my local boots (which is a large one) no longer carries Klorane products (bah humbug!). I was wondering where you find out your stockist information and if your stockist information might include shops in Ireland:-)

    • March 31, 2011 / 7:18 pm

      I think that Escentual do worldwide delivery on Klorane! x

  5. Julia
    April 1, 2011 / 8:30 am

    Thank you!:-D

  6. Ki
    July 13, 2012 / 11:26 am

    Hi Ruth,

    After watching your haircare routine video, I thought I’d give another go at not washing my hair everyday.

    Years back I was told by a co-worker that if I wash my hair every other day, my scalp would adapt in a couple of weeks, and not be so oily, so even on the second day my hair wouldn’t be oily. Unfortunately, this ‘adjustment’ never seemed to happen, even after two months of sticking with it.

    So I was wondering if you could give me advice on a few things.

    I have the same hair type as yours, fine, lots of it and oily roots. Do you find that when you switch from washing your hair every day to every other day there is an adjustment time before your hair stays clean for two days? And if so how long do you find it takes? I’ve been brought up to wash my hair every morning, so I’m not sure if that would be a factor?

    Also, I bought the Klorane nettle dry shampoo based on your review here. Do you use dry shampoo on every second day? Do you think using it every second day will stop that hair adjusting to being clean for two days? ( I thought maybe it might not, as maybe it’s much gentler than doing the full shampoo in the shower?)

    Good golly, Miss Molly, that ended up long; my apologies. Loving your blog!

    • Ruth
      July 13, 2012 / 11:29 am

      Hmmm. You tried it for two months, I’d say that’s long enough! Maybe you’re just a wash every morning kinda gal! x

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