ITEM OF THE DAYItem of the DayJennifer Still

Aight, let’s get real with each other – sometimes you just don’t feel like washing your hair, right? Maybe you don’t want to get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning or you’re in a hippie phase or you just don’t want to. Hey, that’s okay. This is a safe space, be free here.

Unfortunately, no one wants to leave the house – especially going to work or meeting friends – looking like a ragamuffin. I feel like I always look like a ragamuffin anyway, but that’s a whole other story and I like to do what I can to at least look like I have it together a little bit. That means I can’t walk around looking as though I’ve just been caught in an oil slick or taken a dunk in a gallon of grease, which means having clean hair.

Dry shampoos have always been a bit of a mystery to me, but I’ve heard rave reviews for the wonders they can work on the unwashed mop. I was skeptical at first, I’ll admit, but then I tried Cake Beauty‘s version and quickly became a believer.

Cake’s Satin Sugar powder is for hair AND body, but I’ve only used it on my hair. It smells delicious (yes, like cake! Lemony vanilla-y cake!) and actually soaks up some of the dirt and grime that builds up in the whole 24 hours since I last showered. Not to mention that it covers up my roots, which is great for my tendency to put things like dyeing my hair off until the situation is dire. I know, I’m not really doing much to help my ragamuffin image, here.

I use the powder for dark hair – duh, ‘cos my hair is dark – but there’s also a powder for lighter shades that I hear is amazing. And for all my health-conscious ladies, it’s paraben free, so that’s a definite drawing point.

It’s a bit pricey at $18, but I also know that I won’t have to shell that out again for a while as a little bit goes a long way with this stuff.

Luckily, the lovely folks at Cake have offered a special 20% discount to HelloGiggles readers until December 15th, good for ANYTHING on the site! (They make some yummy hand and body creams, bath gels, scrubs, etc.) All you need to do is enter the promocode “hellogiggles” at check-out, and you’re all set!

Get yours here at the Cake Beauty website!


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  1. Alright!!! Another stuff to check it!! Anyway, Ms Jennifer Still I enjoy readings your articles here. Yay!!

  2. Love this. Love your name.

  3. $13.00 on Amazon with free 2 day shipping if you have prime. Just ordered some!

  4. the shipping is $10…wtf

  5. Must have!!

  6. I wanted to order, but you have to put in all your credit card info just to see what the shipping charges are. No way.

  7. I want to try it! If I have red hair what shade should I buy?

  8. They also sell it at Amazon! It’s $14.50 and eligible for free Super Saving Shipping! I just added it to my Christmas list hehehe

  9. This stuff is the TRUTH! Someone gave me a shaker of the stuff, and I’ve been obsessed as a super-lazy human who doesn’t always wanna shampoo. Sprinkle it on yo fingers and rub it into yo roots. BAM. Fluffy hair.