Review: IGK First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo

First Class IGK Dry shampoo. The saviour of second (and third and fourth) day hair.

Name another product that literally allows you to sleep in and punch that snooze in the morning? Let’s be real, this is why we love it so much. You’re tired, you had a late night, didn’t sleep well. You wake up to that evil jingle that is your phone alarm, it’s cold outside of your toasty bed and work is all you have to wake up for. You can turn off the alarm and get up right now…waddle into the shower and get ready in a hurried panic, knowing you’ll most likely be late and have to skip breakfast…or you can hit that snooze, 1,2,3,4 times! You can sleep in and CHOOSE what to do with your extra time. You could sleep in an extra 15 minutes and then get up and have a luxurious breakfast, or leave in time to get Starbucks before work! You could leisurely pick your outfit while listening to a podcast and educate yourself! Or, my favorite option, you can sleep in and use every spare minute for that nice, long, blissful sleep until the last second and then roll out of bed, and into your car.

Not having to shower and wash your hair is the ultimate freedom. Dry shampoo gives us that. What’s not to love?

A crap dry shampoo that’s what!

You rely on your dry shampoo to work wonders and be there for you, you can’t have it fail. Because there’s pretty much nothing worse than having dirty hair that is now greasy and has that dreaded tell-tale white cast and a nasty chemical smell that shouts from the rooftops – “This woman didn’t shower and she has dirty hair!!” (Not that I even care if people know really). For me, it’s that disgusting grease on grease feel that drives me insane. It’s like straight disgusting slime on your head, ew.

So I want to protect you from just such a dry shampoo. I’m sorry to IGK, but their First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo has to go in the naughty bin.

It has amazing claims and super convincing advertising that got me to purchase it. But it fell short, or should I say flat?

The best thing about the First Class Charcoal Detox Dry Shampoo is its packaging. V cute. But who cares if it doesn’t work. I give it a 2/10. It smells nice and made my hair look marginally more washed, but it absolutely does not hold a flame to better dry shampoos out there that actually work. To be fair, my hair is super fine, goes flat easier than a pancake being made by one of those people, you know the type, who flips it and instantly slaps the spatula down, pressing it into the pan just because they love the sizzle sound it makes. My scalp also gets crazy oily, crazy fast. So I’m like the ultimate tester for dry shampoos. On the one hand, a dry shampoo that doesn’t work for me may be alright for someone with a less taxing head (drier scalp and thicker hair maybe?) but on the other hand, if it does pass my test and it works for me, you can be fully confident that it WILL work and be amazing.

So I’m sorry to IGK, this dry shampoo didn’t pass my test. I’d say save your money.

I’ll do a future post about my favorite dry shampoos soon. 🙂

Hannah Flack
Hannah Flack

I am a USC grad with a passion for beauty, health and science. I reside in beautiful California with my husband and puppy (@sebastian.thecavalierking).

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