Is “Wet Dry” Shampoo The New Dry Shampoo?


If it is, we’re here for it

I’ve long had a love-hate relationship with dry shampoo. I’ve tried a ton of those currently out there, but it's rare for me to find one that I like.

Most of the time, I find dry shampoo to be drying or heavily scented, or it leaves a white, chalky residue on my roots. Over the course of my search for the best dry shampoo, two have actually become my go-tos: R+Co’s Death Valley and Amika’s Perk Up. Both get the job done—and get it done well.

Now, more options are on the market, courtesy of those same brands. Both R+Co and Amika have launched new formulas that put a twist on classic dry shampoo by making it, well, wet... again. 

In early April, R+Co launched the revolutionary Spiritualized, a dry shampoo that uses micellar technology to suspend cleansing powder that not only cleans the hair but refreshes and moisturizes it without any powdery residue left behind. And because the formula includes castor oil, it soothes and prevents an itchy, dry scalp, rather than causing it.

And just last week, Amika launched its Phantom Hydrating Dry Shampoo Foam. Using a rice starch-infused formula, this wonder foam coats the roots and then magically evaporates, not only cleansing the hair but also giving it hydration and volume. And again, no residue is left behind once it dries.

The final verdict? Both do an incredible job at refreshing hair a few days post-wash or after a rigorous workout.

Yes, your roots will get a little wet, but not wet enough to mess up your hairstyle (as long as you carefully aim the product where you want it). Both formulas dry relatively quickly, leaving your hair feeling fully refreshed (as if you actually washed it). And while some classic—er, dry—dry shampoos do tend to leave enough residue if only to achieve that tousled, voluminous “second-day hair” look sans any gross oiliness, both of these new formulas manage to still give the hair a bit of body.

And I know, I know—wet formulas aren’t an exactly new thing. But when two cult-followed brands drop new formulas (that actually work) around the same time? We smell a dry shampoo revolution in the works.

You can shop R+Co’s Spiritualized at for $28, and Amika’s Phantom Hydrating Dry Shampoo Foam at for $25.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.