Saturday, July 19, 2008

Testing, Testing, Day 2: The Dry Shampoo Relationship Endures


I have not yet used the dry shampoo today, and I must admit my scalp it itchy. Gross, yes? I'm curious if it will still itch afterwards. To be fair, it's like 110 degrees where I'm sitting in my apartment today, and I was running errands outside all morning sweating buckets.* But when I finally dragged ass out of bed, I was able to go out in the world without the usual Saturday morning hat to cover up my heinous bed head. Interesting, yes? My helmet style was intact.

I also have an email out to my stylist, "S," asking if it's cheating if I just get my hair wet when taking one of my 3 showers of the day (I'm not OCD, it's just hot as hell). It's REALLY hard for me not to do this, as I'm addicted to washing my hair, and am dying to just dunk it.

*totally unrelated, but I highly recommend Sportea to all of you suffering in hot climates who work out or spend a lot of time outdoors. I've had a gallon today already, and it's like Gatorade but without all the sugar and calories. I buy it from Gong Fu Tea in Des Moines, Iowa because I like to support my home-state businesses. Get 4 or 5 boxes at a time; I buy the big iced-tea bags. Tastes great, too.


Still haven't heard from S, so, before I drag my laundry out to the laundromat, I again spray the Furterer all over my head. And I forgot to tell you before, it's not like spraying a little hairspray. No, this is like a helicopter landing. No wonder the cats were freaked out. We might not be stripping our hair of essential nutrients by refraining from shampooing, but we are not exactly helping the ozone. Anyway, here's my assessment on not washing my hair since early Thursday morning:
  • perhaps I'm taking this a little too far;
  • this is the grunt day; no longer am I enraptured by my new product. Day one was easy, fun and pretty, but today? The Furterer is keeping my hair in line, but it certainly doesn't have that fresh-washed feeling. Instead, I feel a little Aqua Net-ish;
  • my scalp has stopped itching;
  • I also notice that after spraying, letting it dry for 2 minutes, toweling it off and then brushing, my hair is "matte." Not shiny, but perfectly matte. Hmm. I like this in lipstick sometimes, but my hair?
  • I'm able to actually be on time to meet my husband and pick him up at his bartending gig because I'm not blow drying and flat ironing. No, I'm spraying, putting in a few bobby pins and looking groomed;
  • I'm beginning to get a little "Apocalypse Now" on my dry shampoo. Like that Seinfeld episode where Kramer was test driving the car and wouldn't stop for gas? Maybe I'll just keep on going...
Ok, one more dry shampoo post before you see me on the street, nodding to myself and begging for Rene Furterer money, saying "don't wash, just spray, just spray!"


WendyB said...

Matte hair? Oh noes.

Elizabeth said...

Matte = bad for me, but maybe it's okay for others. I need all the shine I can get with my hair.

Sharon S said...

I suppose using a new product will give different results which need to get used to? Well done for persevering though!! Have a great weekend!!

Lipstick said... have endurance. I am with you on the three showers a day.

Pamcasso said...

wow, I admire your perseverence. I read an article (found the link on thebeautybrains) that was about women giving up washing their hair for a month I think. Eek, I know, but some of them liked the effects.

Times of Glory said...

I tried dry shampoo in the past! It worked soooo sooooo sooooo well on my friend, but she's a blond! Sadly, it wasn't really working that well for me! Basically, the form came out was so light, so it takes quite a big time for me to brush everything off. However, that was ages ago! You know how fast this technology develops! I am so looking forward to your result and see if I want to try it again :)

Seeker said...

Dear I admire your perseverance, and good will to do this experience.
I think when my head started itching... water with hair.
But I'm looking for your results.


ButterflyDiary said...

Great going, FH. I cannot withstand dry shampoo in this heat. I suggest vacationing in Iceland or Siberia before giving dry shampoo a trial for a week.

Day 1, totally fab. Day 2 sounded like Dante's Seventh Circle of Hell but THANK YOU for persevering and writing the funniest report.

Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be cooler!

Prunella Jones said...

Keep going. It's an interesting experiment and fun to do stuff like that every so often. Once I went six months without shaving my pits. The hair reached a certain bushy point and then quit growing. I felt very European, but then it got to be summer and I wanted to wear sleeveless stuff again.

Anonymous said...

Matte? Not something I was expecting (((

Can't wait to find out more.

Hugs from Angel.

Imelda Matt - The Despotic Queen of Shoes said...

Agreed matte is bets left for lipstick. But I want you to give it one more day...just cos!

Tricia said...

wait, pru, just saw this, PLEASE tell all, fo real?? 6 months w/out pit shaving? my sister did that till her husband paid her to shave. A lot.

Anonymous said...

OMG -- The vision of you... the laundry... and the spraying is cracking us up!