Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dry Shampoo Product Review & Giveaway!!!

Hair powder is the glue that holds together my life.
 If you haven’t used it before, it is magical.
It not only keeps my hair fresh and ungreasy ( I have oily Italian tresses)but it also allows me to skip shampoos. Which is a good thing.
 I try to wash my hair as little as possible to avoid stripping and damaging it, especially now that its bleached out.

Also because washing and drying my hair is a f*cking chore.
 Call me lazy but I hate showering. There I said it. I know you have thought it before too.
 I have a lot of hair and it takes some serious time and labor to wash, condition, brush, dry & lather on serums and creams.
It gives serious meaning to the date excuse
 “ I can’t go out tonight, I have to wash my hair.”
 Hair powder solves all problems. AND it gives me amazing volume and makes my hair way easier to style.
I have tried a ton of different brands and thought I would share my experiences with you guys and top it off with a giveaway of my number one!

First up:
Oscar Blandi Pronot Dry Shampoo Powder:

This is the first little treasure I was introduced to back in the day. It comes in a small squeeze bottle that dispenses little poofs of powder onto your scalp. I used it a lot when I was going out on the down and needed to back comb my under layers for volume. I would throw a little down prior to hair spray and combing. Worked well, but I blew through it so quickly due to it’s small size. Since it wasn’t a spray, I also ended up with some areas that too much powder was dispensed and my black hair had white spots. Purchased at Ulta or Sephora.

Ojon Rub Out Dry Cleansing Hair Powder Spray:

A great upgrade to a spray from the shake powder. This stuff works great and now comes in a variety of different shades too, so if you have dark locks you don’t end up with grey hair from white powder. I could use a can in 2 weeks and at $24.00 , it got pricey.Purchased at Ulta or Sephora.

Pssst! Instant Spray Shampoo:

Originally from the 80’s and sold in the camping section at the drug store, this is the best 7.00 I have spent! It doesn’t have the fancy bells and whistles that all the designer brands market but it does the job completely. There isn’t a scent and it only comes in white. The mist is fine enough that it didn’t cause discoloration in my hair though. After using and reusing multiple days with out a real shampoo though, it caused build up and graininess in my hair. Purchased at Bartell Drugs.

TIGI Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo:

Love this stuff! It smells like Pine sol and I only buy it on sale at TJ Maxx or Nordstrom rack but it works wonders. The can is larger than most of it’s competitors, so even though it can run you anywhere from $17.00-$22.00, it will last a lot longer than the first 2 brands on my list. I am also a sucker for TIGI products; they have cute names and labels.

TreSemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo Spray & Mousse Foam:

I was SUPER excited when this line was launched last summer. Finally a drug store line that I can afford but something move evolved than the decade old Pssst! First I tried the foam because I was unable to find the spray. Huge disappointment. The mousse foam did nothing but make my hair slimy. I returned it after trying it twice. I finally tracked down the spray. Dually disappointing. Although it smelled good, it was a lot thicker than all the other spray because it has more of a clay base than a powder. Perhaps the problem is my hair type but it ended up making my hair feel heavier and dirtier than before I sprayed it in. Purchased at Target.

Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray:

Winner winner chicken dinner!
 BY FAR the best out of all of these options. The scent of this spray is amazing. It has a fresh citrus smell that lasts all day thus making my hair not only feel clean but also smell clean too. It goes on super fine and never weighs my hair down. I can layer it on for a few days between washes without any buildup. It gives me tons of volume and body, everything you could ask for from a dry shampoo. It literally makes my hair look and feel like I just washed and blow dried it.
To enter my blog giveaway & win a bottle of Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray :

-You must be a follower

-Leave me a comment about this post and include your email address
( so I can contact you if you win)

The winner will be chosen on Sunday April 17th by a random number generator!
 We don’t play favorites here....( unless you send cupcakes.)
 Enter now!


Becky said...

I have tried some of the dry shampoos you mentioned. I always had white powder or half my hair looked good & the other half greeeesy!

I just tried the suave dry shampoo & LOVE it!

Pick me pick me! Lol

Lillies and Lace said...

i've never tried dry shampoo before but i'm confident that i could sleep in an extra 45 minutes every morning if i used it... and that would be awesome.

Kellie Collis said...

Sounds fabulous! I love pampering my hair too! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Nikki said...

I've never tried dry shampoo before but I feel like I could benefit since I have such thin hair and it always looks better second day.

If I don't wash my hair, my dog will sit on the couch and sniff my scalp to remind me. Such a bitch.

Great giveaway!

Carly said...

I definitely need some dry shampoo. Washing, drying, etc. can easily take an hour and a half. So far I've only used baby powder, but wasn't super impressed.

leanne said...

I have never tried dry shampoo.. sounds cool... but kinda weary at the same time. Can I really add something to my hair and it will look, feel and smell like it has just been washed??? hmm worth a try I guess,but my hair already has no volume and if i skip a day of showering it is totally noticeable. I have my doubts but if I were true it would be great!!! skip the tub and then not feel so rushed every morning.. awe I dream come true !

Ashley said...

I've been wanting to try this ever since I saw the commercial but figured it probably sucked since it was Suave :) I will def try it now!

Erica said...

Oh man Grace you need to come into my work (Ed Wyse) it will blow your dry shampoo mind! We have about 5 different ones that I have all tried, but the best part is wholesale prices!!!! No more then $10 for this stuff and all name brands. Now they have dry conditioner, not as popular but worth a try if you go a few days without washing.