Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm Psssst!

So up until last weekend, I believed that Dry Shampoo would always be a $25.00 - $45.00 purchase. Being one who damages her hair quite regularly with every treatment under the sun- I am very devoted to the "Don't wash your hair every day" rule.

Because of this- Dry Shampoo has been a lifesaver ever since I first heard of it. It meant that on my no-washing day, instead of a fancy bun I'd try to orchestrate in order to hide the day-old locks, I could let them dangle and flow all with the power of powder.

I was told early on that Oscar Blandi and Ojan were the best. I had never heard of the powder-your-scalp concept before so I trusted the word of those in the know and shelled out the 30 bucks a pop for these dry shampoos. Yes, they worked. But, without fail, every single bottle I bought would inevitably clog in the nozzle and stop spraying at some point.

The first time this happened, I took them back to Sephora where I was told to hold the nozzle under hot water.

Motherf'er.

If I had time to sit in my bathroom holding the nozzle of my stupid dry shampoo under scorching hot water, I probably have time to rewash my hair. Furthermore, they never unclogged. And it wasn't like I could just throw them in a boiling pot of H20 because the bottles float to the top. IN CONCLUSION: every single bottle of dry shampoo I've had has been useful for a certain amount of time but then always stops working and to boot- costs me about 30 bucks.

Til this last camping weekend.

I was in my tent with my two friends Carly and Megan. Megan pulled out a foreign bottle to me as Carly asked to use and they immediately started spraying it at their roots in a familiar way.

"What is that?" I asked

"Dry shampoo!" they replied.

I perplexedly looked at the bottle. I had never seen or heard of this brand before.

"How much?" I asked.

Carly instantly chimed in: "It's like 6 bucks from drugstores!!! So cheap and so good. We use it all the time."

I couldn't believe that finally Dry Shampoo had gone mainstream.

Upon return to my home on Sunday, I headed off to the local drugstore, picked up my first bottle of Pssssst! Dry Shampoo (for $6.30 thank you very much). It worked like a gem the next day and I found out that it's kinda a big deal... recommended by Allure magazine and been around for basically a century.

{Above: Lose the hat Caitlin, you're pssssst!}

F you Oscar Blandi. My greasy scalp is no longer yours to dry.

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36 comments:

Katie said...

I love dry shampoo. I use the Rockaholic and... yeah, more than $6.30 I need to check this out!

Rasha @ {andthisiswhatshesaid} said...

I am devoted to the not washing your hair all the time too, and I never tried dry shampoo, but I will have to pick some of this up!

Holly said...

Oh yeah...dry shampoo rocks. I am blonde so I can actually get away with baby powder. My mom taught me that trick!

Holly

PS-Your package should be arriving shortly...did yo get my message, I wrote the wrong address - duh! - so it got sent back to me.

Leia said...

Haha, you had me in giggles in this post! I've tried dry shampoo (don't remember the brand though!!) but stopped using it because it contained CFCs. Once I tried cornflour on my scalp... that did NOT turn out well. Now I just use headbands or if I'm really desperate and have NO time, I wash just my scalp in the sink! :\

Leia's Delights

DragonflyLanternshop said...

What a miracle item. I haven't seen this here, but I sooooo need it as my scalp is an oil slick after 12 hours and must be washed everyday, or I'd be like the lady in the first pic with the bag on her head!! I'm gonna check the shops tomorrow!!! :-)

and p.s. yes, it was funny in China with my 3 measly words ;-)

the "L" spot said...

This post was not only funny but very informational! Damn that expensive shampoo! I'm a firm believer that you can find anything expensive for cheap and still have it work just the same!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Haha, I just love it how you make a simple post such a big occasion!! I swear you need to start contributing to fashion mags!!! Fun read yet so very useful and informative!

Baby powder or even face powder work for emergencies too, btw!!

Slamdunk said...

Good stuff. I'll have to ask the Mrs. if she knows this one.

Keith said...

I've never used dry shampoo before. That's cool. That's great that you could get it much more cheaper than you were paying.

PorkStar said...

Wow, never heard of such a thing but if it works wonders, why not?

Tina said...

Yaaay! I love pssst! lol people ALWAYS come into my store asking for some dry shampoo and they say whats the best?? and im like pssst! lmao it sounds hysterical

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds like an amazing deal for such a useful item! :)

Sher said...

Aww, glad you finally found something that works lol:P

xx

Erika said...

Dry shampoo is my savior. I use one from mark that is affordable and amazing!! :)

ellinelle said...

..hey sweetie ..I know dry shampoo is around for a while but I never ever tried , don't know somehow I don't trust them , but after your post I probably would have a go ..
I love how you write your stories - it's always with a bit of humour and I love it ..lately my head is so empty , I can't wrote a line : )

Ellinelle xxx

Fabíola Beltrão said...

amazing..... really amazing..

thank youfor share with us...


xoxo

Krista said...

I've always wanted to try dry shampoo, but never wanted to shell out the dough. Now I think I can handle the 6 bucks!! If I hate it, I won't worry about wasting money! I always threaten that I'm going to walk down the drugstore aisle with a copy of Allure magazine! They always have cheap, great finds! Congrats on being Psst!

Stevie said...

Oooooh, I will most DEFINITELY have to try this. I've never used the fancier brands, I've always just sprinkled a little baby powder on the scalp. But that leaves me looking like an old lady with white hair :-/

Thanks for the tip!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I like Oscar's! LOL but my friend uses PSSST. I;ll have to try it!!

drollgirl said...

bah! i used this stuff when i was a kid. i had no idea it was still around!!!!

Mari said...

this post rocks!! I've been wanting to get some dry shampoo because I was my hair wayyyyy to much and I'm soo excited you blogged about this! I'm gonna go get some pssst too! yay thanks love!

Kara said...

Omg hahaha it's SO funny that you wrote aboud Pssssst! and Oscar Blandi here because I've actually tried and reviewed both. Let's just say Pssssst! didn't pass the boyfriend sniff test...you can read all about that here :)

http://www.sunshine-cupcakes.com/2010/01/oscar-blandi-dry-shampoo-review.html

But I'll agree that dry shampoo friggin ROCKS. My hair loves me so much more when I only wash it every other day!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the rec Caitlin. I've never heard of Pssst and admit to using baby powder on my non-shampoo days.

Hope your summer is going well (and looking like that picture I posted!)

Miss*Kimmy said...

Oooh, I have the expensive Ojon crap too .. I've never seen this Pssst stuff you speak of. I must investigate .. =)

Jammer said...

Well feel better knowing that you weren't the last to hear about it - I was just about to run out and spend 30 bucks on a fancy sephora dry shampoo until I read this! haha Great post!!



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LadyBugSays ... said...

Dry shampoo is one of the best inventions ever! Over here we have a brand called Batiste which is cheap and works so well! They even have one for brunettes!

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Panty Buns said...

Love that eye-shadow, your lipstick, and those amazing eyelashes. How did you do that, and what brand and colour is that beautiful eye-shadow? Thanks for the shampoo tip.

Yvonne said...

my sister-in-law just introduced me to dry shampoo!i LOVE it :)

this free bird said...

You have saved my lid!!! I refused to get on that Oscar Blandi robbing clogging train!! Why the hell would I spend that money to have to rinse the freaking bottle under water after 2 squirts. NIIIIICE. Suck it Oscar!!

I, too, have to do the bun on day 2 b/c I do my best not to wash every day. Girl...I'm going to the drug store. After the week I had I might spray that shit in my mouth and see what the status is.

Okay maybe not. But it's definitely going on my roots.

YAY!!

Have a great weekend. Sorry I've been MIA. Chef's mom had emergency open heart and it's been a gongshow at casa Carrie. ugh

xoxo,
Carrie
ps-haven't checked the comments, but hope you entered for that ebelskiver. I think I'm going to eat them for dinner. Again. hehe

Nathalie said...

Hey Caitlin,
how are you? How was your camping weekend?
Thank you for the review... I have never used dry shampoo before, but it seems that it really made its way to recognition... so I guess I should try it, since you showed that it is socially acceptable, heheh
*Nathalie

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh I'm the exact same way. I refuse to wash my hair everyday. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to go check this out.

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Tasha Gregson said...

I've only used dry conditioner, but the shampoo has always intrigued me, I have a camping trip coming up so I might invest in it, Ihope they sell it in England, thanks :) !! xx

The Owl's Closet said...

ugh, i'm with ya. i've been using dry shampoo sparingly b/c of the $30 price tag. what?!! how come i've never heard of this before?!! lol $6?!! definitely, checking out the drugstore asap. thanks for the tip!:)

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Vanessa said...

I've never used dry shampoo before but after hearing about this, I will definitely look into it! Thanks for the suggestion!!