Dry shampoo

by Ashley on July 7, 2011

Not to sound gross (I promise I do shower regularly), but I’ve relied on dry shampoo for years to keep greasy roots at bay and, in a pinch, rush off to work without washing my hair. My mom first shared this trick with me when1970s-era Psssssssst! was a common drugstore find–and suggested baby powder as an alternative. The risk, however, is that you end up looking dusty (as bad as tell-tale orange streaks with fake tan).

I can imagine dry shampoo might come in especially handy with a new baby (rumor has it that short-cuts in personal grooming become paramount), so I thought I’d share my personal favorite of the brands out there: Oscar Blandi Pronto (the powder, not the spray). I’ve also heard great things about Klorane.  Do you have any favorite short-cut confessions?

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La Franglaise July 7, 2011 at 9:16 am

I smiled all the way through this post because I was going to write about the same topic today. I went to the hairdresser on Saturday and only washed my hair today(yikes!) but I just no longer have time in the morning when I’m rushing off to work b/c my hair is very long and thick. Gone are the days when I used to wash my hair every other day! Nowadays, I usually wear my hair down for the first two days and as soon as it gets a bit greasy I use dry shampoo and tie it in a bun until the next wash. I’ve been using Klorane’s dry shampoo for years (the powder, not the spray) and love it. The pot lasts forever because you only need to use a little and the powder is invisible. Before baby, I would use dry shampoo when I was too lazy to wash my hair but now that I’m a working mum I simply could not survive without it!

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Ana July 7, 2011 at 9:53 am

I need to shave my head like Britney Spears and start all over.

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Katie July 7, 2011 at 10:15 am

I agree Oscar Blondi Pronto is amazing, but try Ojon Revitalizing Mist as well. I use this even more in the summer, when hair is dry or wet, and it smells fantastic.

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Lara Kasabian July 7, 2011 at 10:51 am

I used Klorane (spray, not powder) and I think it is a good alternative to the shower when you dont have any time to dedicate to yourself! I think the one you told about doesnt exist in Italy (it is hard to find dry shampoo in general! ). xxx

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Jill July 7, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I LOVE dry shampoo.

You’ll love it even more when you baby arrives! You’ll find that there are just days that you cannot get in the shower and you feel like doing your hair will help you make feel a little put together. Dry Shampoo to the rescue!

Love it!

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Anna July 8, 2011 at 12:58 am

It took me forever to cut down my daily shampoo habit, but now I like my hair even better the 2nd (and sometimes 3rd!) day. Of course it helps that I haven’t been working out much 🙂

Anyways my favorite dry shampoo (and possibly favorite beauty product of all time) is by Rene Furterer: http://www.amazon.com/Rene-Furterer-Naturia-Shampoo-Ounce/dp/B000ULRBSI. It has a really strong spray and smells nice, but best of all it completely eradicates any oil. I will have to try the Oscar Blandi one to compare!

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