I have hair that gets very oily very quickly – but I also have a lot of very thick hair, so if I can get away with skipping a day or two of washing, it saves me a lot of time and effort. To do this, I absolutely have to use dry shampoo if I want my hair to look semi-decent on day two. This means that I have tried many, many different dry shampoos over the years, to varying degrees of success. But I have a new favorite to share today – the m’Chel Haircare Day After Brush.
In the past, all of the dry shampoos I’ve tried have been the aerosol spray kind. And while they definitely work, I always had a few issues with them. I couldn’t use them by myself, which isn’t unusual for me with my hair products, but having someone else spray dry shampoo on your hair can be kind of annoying. It’s hard to get the aim right when you’re trying to explain to someone where exactly you want the dry shampoo to go. And then, in the attempts to get it in the right places, the dry shampoo ends up spraying all over everywhere, and I’m left wiping a fine layer of powder off my wheelchair.
Which is why I was so intrigued when I saw the m’Chel Haircare Day After Brush on Instagram. It’s a non-aerosol dry shampoo – instead, it’s a dry shampoo powder that screws on to a little brush. So basically, to use it, you unlock the brush, turn it upside down, and just brush it through your hair like you would with any other brush. It’s incredibly simple to use!
The powder is so fine that I wasn’t even sure it was even coming out through the brush at first. Then I tested it in the air and realized actually, a lot was coming out – it was just so fine that I couldn’t see it! Which also means it doesn’t leave any sort of white residue on my hair, either – a definite plus. And the whole point of the brush concept is that the bristles make sure the powder is going on your hair itself, rather than your scalp, so you don’t get the same buildup of product that you do with the spray versions.
I can’t use it completely independently still – I can reach the front parts of my head, but don’t have the mobility to reach the back. But for people who have a little more mobility than me, but still limited strength, I can imagine it working really well! And even having someone help me use it – it’s much easier to get a brush in the right place than it is to get a spray in the right place. I know that’s not the point of the brush, but it’s a huge, accidentally adaptive added benefit.
Now – I don’t know that I think the oil-control power of the brush is exactly as strong as some of the super heavy duty spray versions that I’ve used before. But I think that it’s much easier to reapply without getting gross buildup – and much easier to apply for me in general – so the tradeoffs are totally worth it, in my opinion! It’s also compact enough to throw in your bag, and because it doesn’t leave a white cast on your hair, it can be applied on-the-go. All in all, the m’Chel Day After Brush is another accidentally adaptive win for me.
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Thank you for reviewing this product! I’m disabled in a different way, but washing my hair so often is tough and other dry shampoos often have my allergens in them. Your review is so helpful to me! I’m going to try it.
This makes me so happy to hear!! I hope it works out for you!