Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dry Shampoo I love you!

freshstart dry shampoo - i love you
Like any new mom pressed for time I appreciate anything that makes my life a little easier. What I appreciate even more? Products that actually DO what they say they can do! Dear marketing professionals: if you say that something is going to double the length of my lashes, call me crazy but yes I actually do expect my lashes to double in size.

So I saw the commercial for TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo last week and for someone with overzealous oil glands it immediately got my attention. Secret? I HATE washing my hair. Washing it makes my showers and getting ready twice as long and when you have a baby, this isn't a good thing. Shampoo, conditioner, blow-dry and since I HATE my hair pin-straight I usually run it through a curling iron for a little volume :) This is why I love the next day soooo much, no need to do all that. Sometimes OK most times I try and get a third day in there but sometimes it looks a little too oily and I just can't get away with it. WELL, this stuff somehow sucks up the oil and you can go for another day or two without washing your hair. (By the way just so we're clear, I do find the time to shower daily) YES!! OK so it's not anything a blush brush and good ol' baby powder can't fix but who needs to spend 5 extra seconds juggling the two when you can have a nice shiny aerosol bottle to fight against the evil oil glands?? OH what a walking contradiction I am. I preach about over abundance and excess and here I am touting yet another product to add to the top of your dresser or bathroom counter - yep the one that doesn't look anything like those magazine-esque clutter free homes with the all too perfect vignettes (antique hand mirror, glass carafe, granny's monogrammed hanky...) you see on blogs/pinterest. Who lives that way??

Anyway back to the overzealous oil glands... so yes, go, run to your nearest drug store or wherever you buy your necessities and give it a go!

PS. If you have black hair like me, take it easy with this stuff. Although it takes away the I have the flu and been in bed all day oily look, it can however add a few years (it turns your hair greyish white if you add too much) - so don't go to town! Oh and I'm taking a little break so I won't be posting here next week but I'll still be over at Nice Package! Happy early Thanksgiving!

10 comments:

milk tea + polkadots said...

Oh nice! I've been wanting to try one of these dry shampoos, but I didn't want to shell out $$$ for the Oscar Blandi one at Sephora. Thanks for sharing!

allthingsami said...

thanks for the review. i've been meaning to check one out for some time. i have jet black tresses with stick straight hari and certainly don't want to look grey but i think i can stick to the "minimal spraying" rule. ; )

Kristina said...

You should totally post a before and after picture so we can see this baby in action! I may have to try it out!

Enica Meza said...

Hi Marichelle. I hate washing my hair too. In fact, I can now go one whole week without washing. I've been using Big Sexy Hair's Powder Play. It's great for black hair. The white powder totally disappers and it give your hair great volume and texture. :D

Here's the link of how it looks like: http://www.amazon.com/Big-Sexy-Hair-Volumizing-Texturizing/dp/B00390DN34

the franglaise said...

Oh my, I can TOTALLY relate to what you are saying! I have really thick hair and I hate washing it as well because it takes so long in the morning. Since giving birth, I have also been using dry shampoo on day #3 to avoid a wash. The shampoo I like is from Klorane, a French brand. Thanks for making me laugh with this post!

Karen said...

mar - you KNOW how much i wash MY hair ;-)...i actually opened the wallet and got the Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo spray that leaves no white residue....i use it after the gym...on day #2 or #3. when this can runs out i will definitely try the TRESemme one.

Karen said...

mar - you KNOW how much i wash MY hair ;-)...i actually opened the wallet and got the Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo spray that leaves no white residue....i use it after the gym...on day #2 or #3. when this can runs out i will definitely try the TRESemme one.

Beehive said...

I doused my head in baby powder this morning before going to yoga. I'm pretty sure I looked like an 80 year old with good skin. Maybe I'll have to try this stuff.

Katie Ellen said...

I am very surprised that you thought positively of this stuff. I haven't read a single good review about it - but tons of bad ones.

I bought two bottles when it first came out (it was on sale and I had a BOGO coupon). I will never even use one bottle - it is basically worthless as far as I am concerned!

Glad it works for you!

Marichelle said...

Sadly you're not the first person who this product hasn't worked for. My sister and a friend both didn't like this stuff :( So readers, please be forewarned that I seem to be the only person who likes this stuff!!!