My best friend introduced me to this dry shampoo in 2006. I'd tried using baby powder but it just didn't do the trick for me. I have to say that I cannot live witihout Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo! All my life I've had to wash my hair every other day. That can take a toll on your hair and cause your hair color to fade quickly. It's also a pain for someone on the go with limited time to get ready in the mornings. I've tried other dry shampoos, including Batiste and the U.K. Boots brand of dry shampoo. Both are fine when you're in an emergency situation (i.e. You're in England and run out of Blandi!) but do not compare to Pronto! I also still prefer the bottle to the aerosol can. I have dark hair so to avoid the "grey" powder look, I use a minimal amount, rub it in with my fingers first, and then run a brush through my hair. I love lemons, so the lemon scent is fine with me. I used Pronto @ Rocklahoma the past several years and was able to go days without washing my hair. It gives my hair amazing volume so my hair actually looked better on the last day than it did on the first! Thank you, Oscar Blandi!!! <3
My hair is very, very oily, so I have to wash it every day. I try to give it a break on the weekends if I'm not going out, so I bought this dry shampoo to soak up some of the excess oil.
I have tried baby powder before, but I really can't stand smelling like a baby's butt all day long. This dry shampoo smells lemony, but it's a really obnoxious artificial smell. Still better than baby powder, though, IMO.
It does work to soak up excess oil from your hair and get rid of that stringy look, but if you're a brunette like me, you have to be very careful not to overdo it, because you WILL look like you dumped a bunch of powder on your head. The best way I have found to apply is to part my hair in different sections, then get some of the powder on my fingertips and work directly onto the scalp and the hair directly at the scalp, one section at a time. When I'm done, I just shake my hair upside-down and run my fingers through, to spread any remaining powder around.
This way, I don't get a head full of white hair.
It's not perfect, but it works for what I need it for.
This absolutely does not work on dark hair because it makes my hair "grey". I think this was designed for light-colored hair. The plus side - it smells good and does reduce some of my hair grease. But any baby powder can do the same.
I usually put a dime to penny size in my palm, rub my palms together and distribute at the scalp distrubuting in a circular motion. I have dark brown/black hair so it shows up a bit easily so I try to distribute as much as possible on the scalp area.
The smell is okay, very lemon-y. The packaging could use some tweaking because you have to really be careful how much pressure you apply to squeezing the bottle because it sprays out easily leaving a mess.
It's okay for touch ups but I probably won't buy the regular size bottle again and only buy the travel size. I do prefer it to aerosol at times because you can definitely spot treat.
Smells awful. Unless you want to smell like lemon Lysol, just take the time to wash your hair and don't use this stuff. I wash my hair everyday anyways so I'm not sure why I bought it in the first place except that it caught my attention while I was at Sephora in the check-out line where they have all the travel size products!
This is a very nice dry shampoo. I was using TiGi's Rockaholic Dry Shampoo but didn't like the fact that it was aerosol and I think it was giving me breakouts.
Other people have talked about the smell, which funny enough does kind of smell like lemon lysol (as another reviewer mentioned), but its not strong enough to bother me.
The packaging is kind of a pain. It has a little squeeze top so you have to tilt it to the side and slightly squeeze so that the powder comes out. If you don't tilt enough, then the powder doesn't come out and if you tilt too much then a BUNCH of powder comes out. Not the best system but I can't think of a different system thats not aerosol. Luckily, I have blond hair so if I squirt too much out I can blend but I can see that this would be a pain for girls with dark hair. One thing I've done is just squirt it in my fingers and run my fingers over areas that need it.
One thing I've found with dry shampoos is that they can really weigh your hair down. I think the TiGi Rockaholic is the best for not doing that, but this comes in pretty close. It doesn't really weigh it down, but it doesn't volumize either.
Overall, I like this despite the difficulty in application. It also has a natural formula, which is a definite plus for me! Ingredients:
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Kaolin, Silica, Acrylates Copolymer, Tapioca Starch, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Beta Glucan, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Rice Amino Acids, Magnesium Carbonate, Hectorite, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.
OMG the SMELL of this is revolting! I felt so sick the day I tried this. It actually does work and I wish they'd make an unscented vesion b/c this is just GROSS. UGH would not every buy again!
I love this dry shampoo! It's simply the best one out there. I've tried many others and always come back to this one. If I really want to I can go about 3 days without washing when using this. The only two cons I'd say are price it's a bit steep and the packaging can be a pain.
I've tried many dry shampoo sprays and got fed up with them running out so quickly, so I decided to try this so I can actually see how much I'm using. So far I love it! I think it'll last me way longer than the other dry shampoos I've tried. It is hard to control how much power comes out (the reason I rated it 4 stars overall and 3 stars for packaging), but its easier to get it where you want unlike a spray. I like the smell, although my sister said it reminded her of lemon-scented Lysol haha.
UPDATE: I'm changing my rating from 4 stars to 5 simply because, for me, this is the best dry shampoo I have found in 2 years of trying MANY dry shampoos. This is my HG and I'm now on my 5th bottle (a bottle will last me around 4-6 months)! The trick to controlling how much powder comes out is to shake the bottle rather than squeeze. Squeezing causes way too much powder to come out and will make your hair look ashy, which is really bad since I'm a brunette. I mostly use this at night, that way it has time to soak up the oil and not look white.
This product is alright. The smell does not bother me. It does make my hair look clean and remove oil. I really have to work it into my scalp though. I usually have to put hairspray over it to absorb some of the powder. I used to use plain old baby powder before I bought this and I feel it works just as good and is much cheaper!