I'm a big fan of dry shampoo - in between washes, a little bit of stuff in the roots soaks up the grease and gives you a fresh look. However, this particular one did nothing for me. First of all, the packaging is awful - its just in a bottle with a small tip that you're supposed to squeeze or sprinkle the powder out of, whihc i found to be extremely inconvenient and messy. You can't really sprinkle this stuff out, you sort of have to tip the bottle and squeeze to get the powder out onto your hair, then it comes out in heaps. yes, you can get used to the application method after a couple tries, but why bother when you can purchase spray dry shampoo? This bottle totally takes the convenience out of having dry shampoo around.
As for the product itself, I found the lemony scent refreshing, but i felt that dumping powder on your roots then rubbing it in to get the gray out of your hair took too long for me to even be satisfied by teh results. the result was typical, it does its job but it took too long and ti was too messy. this product comes in a spray bottle, i would be much happier with that purchase but i will nto be buying this again. I am a much bigger fan of the Rene Furterer dry shampoo - that is an instant shower in a bottle!
I love this product, it's a lifesaver. For days when I don't wash my hair it fluffs it up really nice and it leaves such a nice scent. The funny thing is my hair looks better on these days than when it's freshly washed, it's more moldable. I have medium blonde hair with a wave to it so it works well for me, I can see brunette's having more of an issue since the powder is white. My sister is brunette and didn't like it for that reason so she gave me her bottle, and I love it!
I had never used a dry shampoo before. I have thick coarse hair. Washing, conditioning, drying, and then flat ironing is often a 45 minute time period for me. After my last visit to the hairdresser, I had my hair cut and colored. I was going to a nice event and did not have the time to do all of those things and put makeup on, too. So here was the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo sitting on my counter unused since I had bought it after some recommended it to me. I thought what do I have to lose by trying it? I read the directions and sprayed it all over my head, keeping close to the scalp. I waited about 10 minutes for it to dry. Then I bent over and took a brush and kept brushing through my hair. Many white particles like fine dander came out and so I continued until no more fell. Then I looked into the mirror and combed my hair. Not only did it look completely clean (It was really greasy.), but it still held the style from the salon. I asked DH to smell my hair to make sure that it was okay. He like the slight clean lemony fragrance. This product has been a real boon for me. It will not replace regular hair washing but in a pinch, it did wonders for me and was a great time saver.
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.