Thursday, October 02, 2008

DRY SHAMPOO: PICKS AND PANS

As promised...

Dry shampoos are all the rave. Why? Well, click HERE to read all about the benefits of these genius shampoo-without-the-need-for-water products! Below are just a few of the Dry Shampoos on the market (and the ones that I tried and tested on my own luscious locks).

Rating system is 1 (being the lowest - don't bother) to 10 (being the highest - must-have).

Here are the picks and pans (in order of price - least expensive to most expensive):

Pssssst $5.99:

Pros - The original dry shampoo (it's been around since my mom was in her 20's)! Inexpensive!!!! Gives volume. Comes in unscented (or clear), blonde and brunette formulas. Less expensive alterantive to the Oscar Blandi and Klorane formulas. Sprays completely clear - doesn't leave that white, dandruff-like look or buildup in hair. Good for normal hair types that aren't that oily.

Cons - Product just doesn't come out with very much gusto. Doesn't really soak up all the excess oil (only some). Not so great for really oily hair - it won't do the deed like Blandi and Klorane.

The Blonde and Brunette formulas - Great for covering up roots and greys (for that, it worked brilliantly) but bad for the excess oils. The color just doesn't acllimate into hair very well. And it's messy - if you constantly run your fingers through you hair (like me, hence why it becomes so oily in the first place), then the colored formulas are definitely wrong for you. However, Psssst colored formulas were less untidy and noticeable on hands then the Bumble and Bumble colored formulas.

RATE: Clear Formula - 6/ Colored Formula - 4


Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk $18.00:


Pros: Clear formula. Adds volume, immediately soaks up excess oil, leaves hair smelling like baby powder. Dispenses effortlessly. Comes in an aerosol spray and a non aerosol pump (better for the environment).

Cons: You must massage the formula into your hair (like you would rub shampoo into the scalp) or you'll be left with a grey hair effect. But if you take the time to do this, the formula really does disappear into the scalp. Can, at times, create a white, dandruff like buildup if you dispense too much of the product.

RATE: 9
(this is the best Dry Shampoo that I've tried on the market)

Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo Spray $21.00:


Pros - Comes in spray can and pour top application (although this one just makes me feel like it's overly priced baby oil, but it's better for the environment). Spray Can is good. It definitely soaks up excess oil, makes hair appear and smell clean. Doesn't leave as much buildup in hair (the dandruff looking white stuff).

Cons - Formula is not as potent as Kloraine, but more potent than Psssst. Didn't add as much volume as I was looking for.

RATE: 7


Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder Color Formula $41.00:


Pros - Adss volume, soaks up the oil (but takes a little bit of time to do so), covers roots and grey hairs. Come sin 5 shades - white, blondish, red, brown and black.

Cons - SO messy that my bathroom, hands AND pillow were covered in the brownish colored (for my hair color) goo. Had a very hard, sticky feel to it - like hairspray. Way too expensive.

RATE: 3


Next on the list to try, Ojon Rub-Out Dry Shampoo... hmmm... rub-out, slightly phallic, no?

3 comments:

linds said...

I LOVE DRY SHAMPOO - OSCAR BLONDIE NON SPRAY IS MY FAVORITE - AEROSAL CANS ARE VERY BAD FOR ENVIRONMENT.

XO,
LINDS

linds said...

I LOVE DRY SHAMPOO - OSCAR BLONDIE NON SPRAY IS MY FAVORITE - AEROSAL CANS ARE VERY BAD FOR ENVIRONMENT.

XO,
LINDS

Beauty Banter said...

thanks for your comment, Linds. I heart dry shampoo too!

xoxo,
Beauty Banter

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