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I have always read that you should not shampoo your hair every day because daily washing strips your hair of beneficial oils and damages your locks. However, whenever I tried this trick, I ended up with greasy, lifeless hair that made me feel dirty and gross.
That’s when I heard about dry shampoo. And today, I will be highlighting my favorite dry shampoo: the Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray.
Dry shampoo is exactly what it sounds like: a product that helps keep you hair clean (or at least feeling clean) without the use of water. Dry shampoo technically does not cleanse; it uses powders which help absorb the oils in your hair.
I have tried several brands of dry shampoo in my quest to go shampoo-free every other day. Okay, fine — the real reason I sought a good dry shampoo was my desire for lazy hair. 😛
The different types of dry shampoo I have tried over the years are:
- Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo Spray
- Bumble and Bumble Black Hair Powder
- Ojon Full Detox Rub-Out Dry Cleansing Spray
- Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo
- Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray
I hated the strong scent of the Suave. The Bumble and Bumble left black splotches on my scalp, as well as my clothes and floor. The Ojon weighed my hair down. And while I loved the Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo for the way it soaked up oil, I hated its messy powder application.
The Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo has a spray version available, but I caught myself reaching for the Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray instead — the difference between the two is that the Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray is invisible, not white, and it is designed to boost your hair’s volume.
The results? I now look forward to my in-between shampoo days because my hair looks, and performs better with the Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray. My hair has so much volume, and is much easier to style with the help of this dry shampoo…sometimes, I will even use it on clean hair when my hair is misbehaving because it helps texturize my hair just enough to help a style set!
The Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo Spray is a bit on the expensive side at $23. But Sephora sells a travel-size version for $11, and you can always try it at a store before you choose to buy.
i love dry shampoo! i use it twice a week to extend time between my shampooing days. i’m actually using the oscar blandi spray right now, although i have used the ojon and rene furterer brands. i’ve also directly applied baking soda to my hair, which i will probably return to when my oscar blandi bottle runs out.
So interesting! I tried this spray one as well as the Oscar Blandi powder. This one (I felt) actually made my hair look greasier, but the powder version works well for me! It took a little getting used to though, to look like I didn’t have gray hair. What worked for me was applying the powder on the hair instead of the scalp. I’m glad the spray works so well for you!
thanks for the info. i’ve been looking for a good dry shampoo for a while now. i will definitely check this product out now.
btw, i’ve really enjoyed your Cool Tool Tuesday installments. =)
I just recently discovered dry shampoo and I LOVE it. I have fine hair and if I don’t wash it every day I often end up in a hat. I love being able to give it a boost for the day, especially if I’m just shuttling kids around or whatever that day.
This is the same one I use. Thank goodness it was the first one I tried and loved. Yay.