Now that I have your attention, and I am aware that the title of this blog may sound gross…allow me to tell you about my latest obsession that has been life changing. It’s been around for a long LONG time, but it’s coming back bigger and better than ever. What is this magical invention?
What is dry shampoo? It’s a really great invention for lazy people, and if you’re in a rush and cannot wash your hair. NOTE: You EVENTUALLY will and SHOULD wash your hair for obvious reasons, but I, Randi Newton, has been more than happy to test out several different brands of these products and laid them on the line for you, so you can read my thoughts on them and choose the kind that you think works best for your lustrous locks!
The “original” drypoo:
You can find this oldie but goodie at Duane Reade’s in New York City, and most likely at Walgreens as well. They’ve seemed to stick to their original formula and it’s so so…good for an emergency, but keep in mind it sprays out in WHITE, so you may need to pat it down, brush it out, etc, unless you are playing an elderly person in a play, it could work nicely as both a shampoo and prop.
Pssst! (which is annoying to say and ask for in drugstores) now comes in the most adorable miniature travel sizes that you can tote along with you on a flight! Good to know when you’re on the go!
The New and Top Front Runner: Batiste Dry Shampoo!
I’m under the impression that this drypoo is from another country, but I’ve been able to find it without a problem in New York City. You can also purchase it on Amazon.com. It comes in original, “blush” and “tropical”, and according to the pic a few other fun scents that I haven’t tried yet. This drypoo kicks ASS! Your hair may be a little white, but not as much as it will with Pssst. Just the bright colored bottles alone make any impulse buyer grab some for dear life.
TRESemme NEW Dry Poo’s:
I snatched up these new poo’s after being sucked into the commercials and rejoicing and hoping that I’d find something even better to fake wash my hair with.
They have two formula’s, one for “curly and dry hair” (I have none of those things) and just a regular ole’ spray shampoo-me being the product whore that I am, I bought and tried both:
Here’s a pic of the “foam for curly hair” drypoo. I have to say…this is one of the only poo’s that actually made my hair feel CLEANER…huh? It didn’t add any extra body, even their spray didn’t…it actually made my hair look “clean” and a little oily…so maybe it didn’t work at all? Or at least not on me. Nice effort though TRESemme!
Other Non-Shampoo/in-between REAL shampoo options:
The All Nighter Styling Powder
This product was on sale for $4.99 at Urban Outfitters. It retails for about $18.00. It’s VERY SMALL. It has NO TALC, which is a key ingredient in oil absorption-and it’s one of the main things in the other drypoo’s. Seriously…this stuff did NOT work well on my hair. I could’ve used the whole bottle, but refrained from doing so. It does come in different colors however to “match” the hue of your hair.
All in all…I’m a Batiste Dry Shampoo Fan! It’s well packaged, smells good, reasonably priced…I’m sold.
Also keep in mind, when you’re in a bind, baby powder and cornstarch work fab as well for oily hair!
Now I’m off to douse my hair in spray on talc!