If you’re a brunette, then you’re probably no stranger to this situation: your hair is greasy, so you try to combat it with a few blasts of dry shampoo, and suddenly it looks like you dumped a cup of baby powder on your head. Many dry shampoos contain white powder to soak up oil, but it looks like chalk when cast on dark hair.
Thankfully, the haircare industry has been hard at work over the last few years coming up with a handful of solutions, creating products that will soak up next-day grease without leaving behind a cast of white color. Some of these formulas spray on completely invisible, while others come with a brown pigment that doubles as a root touch-up or gray-hair concealer when you don’t have time to make it into the salon. Keep reading to find the perfect dry shampoo for you.
There are some brilliant deals to be had in the Arket mid-season sale (yes, including isolation-appropriate clothing)
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If you’re style conscious, sustainability conscious and ascribe to a minimalist approach to fashion, you’ll love Arket. This Scandi-born brand, a sartorial haven that elevates the high street with modern luxury collections (without the high-end prices), is loved and worn by the best-dressed fashion insiders. If you’re in the market for pieces that form the basis of a great wardrobe, look no further; their basics are second to none. And seeing as their mid-season sale has begun (and we are all moving towards lockdown), there’s no time like the present to place an order.
‘Shopping?’ I hear you say. I know it may sound odd, but I’d argue that just like binge-watching Netflix comedies and joining in online rave parties, this falls into the ‘isolation mood booster’ category. I’ve already cleaned every corner of my flat, sanitised my makeup bag, cleared out my wardrobe and batch-cooked enough food for an army (sans stockpiling, obvs). And now, I’m ready to shop. Loungewear, surprise, surprise, is my number one priority, but anything that’ll put a spring in my step post lockdown is a close second.
So what’s worth buying? Let’s take a look back at their recent wins. Last season, Instagram went wild for their down puffa jacket in black and khaki. In the sale, you can snap it up with 50% off. (If the Prada AW20 catwalk is anything to go by, come winter, puffa-style jackets will still be huge, so be clever and buy now). Blazers reign supreme as a trans-seasonal dressing staple, and this gorgeous pinstripe number is on sale with, again, 50% off. And thanks to Bottega Veneta and The Row’s influence, minimalism remains on our radar. It’s for that reason poplin shirts like this one are an absolute must-buy.
On the loungewear front, this oversized wool nylon dress is comfortable and stylish while this grey marl wool-blend jersey shirt will be cosy yet Zoom-appropriate. Had your eyes on the satin pyjamas in our best pyjamas round-up? If this shirt isn’t the ultimate ‘sleepwear as daywear’ piece, I don’t know what is.
If you’re ready to ease the quarantine blues and treat yourself, here are the best pieces to shop in the Arket mid-season sale right now.