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I Only Wash My Hair Twice a Week, Thanks to the Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray

Shape 11/14/2022 Kristen Geil, NASM-CPT

It revives my fine, flat hair between washes, and I'm obsessed.

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Confession: Until just a few years ago, I washed my hair every single day, steadfastly ignoring the evidence that I was stripping my hair of natural oils and not stopping to consider whether my fine hair even needed a good wash (and ICYDK, here's how often you should actually be washing your hair).

Eventually, I grew tired of the maintenance that came with daily hair washing, and I decided to commit to washing less frequently. But as a fitness editor who works out several times a week, I knew I needed a couple of products to help me stretch the days in between washes. I've always found that while dry shampoo can mask greasy roots, it doesn't give my hair the same bounce of a blowout. These days, I'm using a hero hair product that gives my longer layers and face-framing pieces a little extra life: the Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray.

Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray Key Features

  • How I tested: I used the texturizing spray on non-wash days for three months, teasing my hair and spraying the product at my roots as a final styling step.
  • Perfect for: People who want to extend the life of a blowout with a one-step styling product.
  • What you’ll love: This lightweight spray gives your hair the same hold of a classic hair spray, but with a little oil absorption mixed in as well — making it the ideal blend of a hair spray and a dry shampoo.
  • Keep in mind: While this spray provides a temporary lift to your hair's body, it's more of a lightweight hold than a heavy-duty one — so I wouldn't recommend this for an all-day event, such as a wedding.

Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray

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Buy It: Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray, $20,

Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray Review

The first thing that drew me to the Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray was its promise that it "builds instant, touchable volume and enhances all styles for voluminous, lived-in hair," according to its product description. The key word, for me, was "touchable." I'm all about a low-maintenance style of glam, and this spray perfectly fits into my "looks like you but better" beauty philosophy. Beauty pageant hair isn't my jam, but Jennifer Aniston's heatless beachy waves? Yes, please — and this spray is a key step in adding volume to my hair, without breaking out the heat or the stiff hold that gives me flashbacks to childhood dance recitals.

I've found that this dry texture spray works best with second-day hair specifically. My fine hair can be finicky about when and how it holds onto volume. (Curls from hot rollers: no. Curls from a Beachwaver: yes. Make it make sense, please.) But on the day after a hair wash, I can quickly spritz my roots with this spray for an instant lift. In fact, the picture below was taken post-spritz a full three days after my last hair wash — not bad, right?

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And one last thing for anyone else who struggles to balance a workout schedule that minimizes hair-wash days: The Verb Volume Dry Texture Spray has oil-absorbing properties that make it act like a dry shampoo, too, making it a multi-tasking winner in your bathroom cabinet or your gym bag. Plus, with a light oatmeal and grapefruit scent, you'll actually feel clean and refreshed after using it — no matter how sweaty your workout was.

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