I've used most dry shampoos and decided to test this one. I liked the lemon scent, but its CLUMPY and runs out so quickly! Not impressed! I've never used one so clumpy. My friend told me it looked like I had been baking and gotten flour all over my hair. NOT worth the premium price; I prefer T3 or even drugstore brands to this stuff.
The packaging is very silly. The spout makes no sense (the powder still erupts everywhere, no matter what I do), and the bottle holds basically no product! After using it a couple times (in small areas), a lot of the product is gone. I also really didn't notice much of a difference in those spots, except they looked a little powdery...ew. It smells like lemon cleaning supplies, which confuses me, and it is overall definitely not worth the price. I'm saddened that this is the dry shampoo the lady at Sephora recommended to me, but I am not about to buy a new dry shampoo at this point. Sigh.
I have an oily scalp and wanted to start skipping a day between shampoos to save time and keep my hilighted hair from further damage (and hopefully make my color last longer). Overall, I like this product and the powder version lasts a long time - I only bought the 1 oz. bottle to try it out first.
The reason I wouldn't re-purchase, I found a make-your-own Dry Shampoo formula from the In-Style magazine:
Mix equal parts - 1/2 baking soda and 1/2 talc powder (you can use scented powder or unscented) and blend to create your own very inexpensive version of this product. If you buy the 1 oz. powder container, you can refill it with your own mixture. I thought this was a great idea to save money. I mean after all, we're mostly paying extra for packaging and the marketing anyway!!
I hope this tip helps someone!
I freaking LOVE this product! I have colored light blonde hair that falls below my shoulder blades. My hair is usually pretty dry and I only have to wash it once every two or three days, but lately it has been unusually oily. Very strange! My hairdresser marvels at how my hair is in such good condition after going from platinum - hot pink - dark red - light red - back to a very light blonde. Well, ladies, one of the secrets is don't wash your hair everyday and this product helps me keep my hair in such good condition. It's a very fine powder that leaves your hair feeling clean and smelling good, not like you rubbed dirt in it as with some other products. Anyone who has used baby powder knows what I am referring to! My two small complaints are the color and the applicator. I wish there was some kind of brush that wouldn't make this so messy. I just put a little in my hands and rub it all around, but always end up getting some on my shirt or face. Also, when my roots are showing there is a little bit of white residue left over. If they could make this come in colors, it would truly be the perfect product.
I have been using Psssssst and loved it but I was only able to use it 4-5x max. before the can was gone. At $6 a can I decided to look for a cheaper alternative.
This review is for the POWDER not the SPRAY. The 1oz bottle of powder is $11 at Sephora. When I got it in the mail the bottle looked teeny tiny but after the first 2 uses I realized how much product is still left. I guesstimate the 1oz bottle will last at least 2 months. For me that is a savings of almost $40!!!!
I tap small amounts all around my hairline...let it sit for a few minutes and then massage the powder into my hair. It does have a slight lemon-y smell that doesn't bother me but it fades very quick anyway. I have dark brown hair and I don't have a problem with the white powder.
This product is a saving grace! It eliminates the greasy look to my hair in mere moments. It works around my part and especially on the hair by my temples, which tends to get oily much sooner than the rest of my hair. After reading reviews of this dry shampoo, I found some great techniques to make this product work its best.
There are a variety of ways to use this product, but I think the best ways include:
1. Rub a little of the powder between your fingers and then run/rub your hair between your fingers gently;
2. Sprinkle this product where you want it, and then gently pat or rub it in;
3. Pour some of the powder into the palm of your hand and then use a blush brush to sweep it up, then dab the brush on oily sections of hair, using your fingers to rub in the powder as needed.
I like to use a little bit of the powder at time, and then continue to use more until my hair is no longer greasy. If you find that you use too much, try blow drying your hair briefly - between the motion of your brush and the hot air, this should eliminate any whiteness. Note: I do not recommend using this dry shampoo the way it is recommended on the bottle (i.e. aiming the nozzle and squirting it throughout your head as the nozzle will squirt too much in one spot). Also, it is worth mentioning that Oscar Blandi sells this not only in a free-flowing nozzled bottle, but also in a spray form. While I haven't tried the spray, I do not think I would prefer it as I like the control the open bottle gives me.
Finally, I recommend using this dry shampoo right before you think your hair will get greasy. (For example, if your hair gets greasy on the third morning of your hair style, try using this product the night before.) It can be used once you start to notice the grease as well. It can even be used on very greasy hair - just don't expect a miracle. I once used this on a very greasy section just to see what would happen and the dry shampoo did dramatically reduce the grease, although my hair still looked kind of limp/dirty.
The only downside I can see to this dry shampoo (aside from the hefty price) is that the lemon scent is strong - some have likened it to Lemon Pledge. I must say that when I use this dry shampoo at night, the smell appears to be gone by the next morning. Plus, I don't really care what a product smells like as long as it does its job.
I liked the way this product performed, but the smell was a deal breaker. The lemon smell was overpowering and completely negated any perfume or other scent I wanted to wear. Plus, my husband thought I smelled like I had just cleaned the house. And if I dared to wear it before working out, the smell got even stronger from my body heat.
I will keep hunting for an unscented or less powerfully scented version of dry shampoo. With all the great smelling hair products out there, why would they have chosen this? Something between old lady and floor cleaner. Ick.
first off, this is for the powder version, not the spray! many of these reviews are for the spray version, there is a different one for that!
Anyways, I am training my hair to be washed every second day and during the winter I would just wear a hat on the off day. Now, with summer, I needed a better solution. I saw a youtube video on using the powder dry shampoo - she was a brunette, and even though the powder was white it worked fine. I came on here and saw several bad reviews, but I bought it anyways. I'm really, really glad I bought it! I used a tiny bit, and at first it went everywhere but once you learn to just squeeze lightly, it gives great results. I blasted my hair with my hair dryer and that got ride of any white powder left behind. Overall I love this, will definitely be my HG from now on!
one drawback; smells like pinesol. My boyfriend actually asked me if I sprayed it, because I smelled like it right after I used this product. He said he liked it though, so thats fine by me! haha
Well, I've never used dry shampoos, but this is sort of a well-known product, so I thought i'd try it out. My hair gets greasy the day after washing it, and I hardly ever sleep at home, so I just bring this along!
I have light blonde hair, and though the powder does spray on a bit white, It's easily combed through. It did make my hair look a little dull, but it's absorbing all of the shiny oil, so I guess it doesn't matter.
If you have greasy hair or want to keep your style for a few days,
this is a MUST HAVE! Very easy to use.
1) cover roots with spray
2) comb through,
3) finish styling
FABULOUS! definite buy again, even though it wasn't the most amazing product i've ever tried.
EDIT EDIT EDIT:
BLAHHH! I'm so mad! My first bottle of this made a hissing noise, and all of the fluid leaked out! Being the patient person I am (ha!), I exchanged this at Sephora. The 2nd bottle did the exact same thing! Thinking that perhaps I had gotten 2 duds, I returned it once again. This time when I sprayed, I heard the hissing again. Inevitably, I returned to a cabinet full of spray coating all of my other hair products. UGH!! I returned for another dry shampoo, one from Ojon, which works just as well but DOESN'T LEAK!
Am I the only one this is happening to?!
Review is for the powder version, which is much better than I expected. I found that the trick is to work it in at the scalp then brush to out really, really well so it distributes through the hair and doesn't show up as a powdery residue. It doesn't make my hair feel just-washed, but it restores volume and gets rid of the floppy, clumpy look that my hair takes on if it hasn't been washed for a couple days. It's really remarkable and I generally don't have to do any restyling. It can be sloppy. Expect some waste and a shower of powder until you get the hang of it. DON'T wear anything black while using this, unless you plan to change afterward. Highly recommended if you have bangs and they get dirtier faster than the rest of your hair. A version for dark hair would make me very happy.