(Here’s an old post I brought back for the day.)
Spending a semester in Europe during college was definitely one of the best experiences of my life. Sleeping on trains, taking those cheesy photos where you act like you are holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and of course, showering only when you have a place to sleep for the night (so, not very often.) Luckily, my future sister-in-law at the time, (now present) introduced me to the wonders of baby powder as an alternative to actually washing your hair. Even after I returned to the U.S., this little trick saved me many mornings when I was running late…or just feeling particularly lazy that day. I know you’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t wash your hair every day to keep it healthier (and mine usually looks better) but many people feel a little icky about skipping a daily wash.
Try dry shampoo as an alternative. It’s a better choice than baby powder, in my opinion and works really well at dissolving oil. There are many options out there but my favorite by far is Oscar Blandi. I’ve used it for several years now and absolutely adore it. It smells like lemon, dissolves easily (leaving zero residue) and leaves your hair oil free and with more volume. Seriously. I usually get a lot of compliments on my hair on days I use it…which is often. It runs about $11 for a travel size bottle or $19 for a full size. One bottle also lasts a really long time! I’ve always purchased at Sephora, but Kohls now carries it as well.
When TRESemmé launched their line of dry shampoos a while back, I gave it a shot since it was so cheap. It’s an aerosol spray and pretty simple to use. Just spray, let it sit for a bit, and massage it throughout. I wasn’t impressed. I thought it left a greasy feeling residue on my hair, which to me is just as bad as it looking greasy.
So, I’m sticking with Oscar Blandi. (I keep a larger size bottle at home and keep the travel size bottle in my bag!) Have you tried dry shampoo? If you haven’t you are seriously missing out!