Friday, July 18, 2008

Testing, Testing: Dry Shampoo

It's Day One. Because I woke up at 8:15 am, dehydrated and tired after wandering round 34th Street in 90+ degree weather yesterday, it was a perfect day to not wash my hair. I sprayed the Rene Furterer all over. The cats were horrified and fascinated at once; the husband admonished me and told me to spray by an open window.

Yes, it goes on white. But I was amazed at the instant poufication of my hair. I then, as directed, combed it through although I was worried it would de-pouf the do. No problem. My hair still had body and now the white was gone. I went to work.

Usually, if I don't wash my hair in the am (rare occasion), by lunchtime I look in the mirror and think "gross" and "flat." Honestly, not today. It looks perfect. Actually, it looks more perfect than when I wash it. It made me remember how, a very long time ago, way before Amy Winehouse was teasing her wig, I had a hairstylist friend who would give me beehives for fun. Way bigger beehives than Amy's. Then he'd take me out to Georgetown cocktail parties. I was 19 and so gullible. But I remember he'd yell if I washed my hair that day, because if it was too clean he couldn't easily style it. Now, without the mountains of hairspray, I've achieved a similar, stylable effect.

I'm about to leave work, and have resisted picking up the bottle and spraying again. It doesn't really need it, but I can't stop thinking about how it looked at first spray. Could it be, is dry shampoo the junk of the hair world?

To be continued....

9 comments :

Farren said...

this makes me want to try it even more!

Sharon Rose said...

Wow, that sounds brilliant, I must go and check out my chemist for a product like this-I didn't think they really worked!!

CoutureCarrie said...

I try not to wash my hair every day . . . when the roots are super greasy I just use baby powder or Bumble hair powder and do a quick blow dry of the roots for some volume - it totally works!!

In Yr Fshn said...

OOh, now I want to try it too. I was worried because I feel the same way about my hair if its unwashed (it looks very white trash cause I'm blonde), but if you loved it...

The Seeker said...

OMG you made me want to try it.
But where am I going to buy it.
I'm not seeing any store here that could have it.
Well I think there's a Sephora at a Shopping Center I'm thinking of going in mainland, so I may try to buy it...But I think I'm going to wait until you finish your experience ;)

Thank you so much my dear for your tips about what to look for shopping. This time of the year is still earlier for fall, but I think it's my last opportunity to go to mainland this year, so I must try...

xoxo

WendyB said...

LOL @ the cats' reaction.

Cammila said...

What an interesting product! I'll have to remember this if I ever try to grow my hair out I'll have to remember this -- it used to feel SO gross if I didn't wash it every single day.

Farren said...

yes! totally put the game plan on your to watch list. it's such a cute movie. i can watch it over and over again and not get tired of it.

enc said...

I think I want to try this!