Friday, September 30, 2011

Have you tried dry shampoo?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TRESemmé. All opinions are 100% mine.
Maybe you've noticed that sometimes I like the take the hard way of doing things for the sake of making something from scratch. I've made marshmallows, graham crackers, goldfish crackers, other crackers, and bagels. John sometimes says to me, "Why don't you just buy XYZ from the store?" when we're having guests and making it ends being just one more thing to do.
Well, sometimes I do take shortcuts. For example, I've never made my own deodorant, detergent, or dry shampoo, like I've read many people do. Call me lazy.
Have you heard of this "dry shampoo" thing? I actually haven't tried it, but I'm kind of excited about it. We've all heard that washing your hair every day isn't that great for it, but for fine haired people like me, you know that waiting a day make your hair just sorta hang there. And by the end of day two? It feels drab, tired, and stringy. No thanks!
Coincidentally, one of the blogs that I read, I am Momma, Hear Me Roar, posted today on making her own dry shampoo. Maybe sometime I'll go the homemade route or jump on the all natural body products bandwagon, but if you're new to dry shampoo, don't you want to try out the professional stuff to see how it's really supposed to feel when it's done right?
TRESemmé came out with TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo, which seems to be easy to use and the perfect solution for those days that you skip washing.
For best results, follow these easy steps:
  • Shake vigorously before use and between sprays.
  • Lift sections and spray lightly directly at the roots.
  • Spray in short bursts, 8-12 inches from your head. 
  • DON'T spray all over like hairspray.
  • Leave it in for 1-2 minutes, using your fingertips to distribute the product.
  • If the bottle clogs, remove the nozzle and rinse it under warm water. Reattach.
There's a full line of products to revive your hair in between washes. They are uniquely formulated to absorb excess oil and remove odor, rejuvenating your hair without having to worry about drying it. With citrus extracts in each formula, your hair is left with a clean, fresh scent.
Here's the whole line:
Strengthening Dry Shampoo: The formula, with B12 vitamins and keratin, helps strengthen hair and leaves it full of healthy body.
Volumizing Dry Shampoo: The formula, with mineral clay and citrus, removes oil while injecting hair with salon-gorgeous volume.
Smoothing Dry Shampoo: The formula, with Vitamin H & Silt Proteins, refreshes your straight style by removing excess oil, impurities and odor to ensure your smooth look lasts.
Moisturizing Waterless Foam Shampoo: The formula, with Witch Hazel, Citrus, and Aloe Vera, refreshes your hair by removing excess oil, impurities and odor while moisturizing hair.
If you are still a little wary of what dry shampoo is, you should check out this video by Julia Allison who shows a video tutorial on how to use it. She's also giving away a $500 gift card to Target to a lucky viewer!

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  1. I love your blog. LE is just too beautiful not to cyber stalk.

    BUT, I'm commenting for this: have you tried baby powder for your hair? I used to have to shower every day (thin, fine, blonde hair), but college changed that. Now, every other night I put a bunch of baby powder in my hair at night and then brush it out in the morning and seriously, it works like a charm. I have Tresemme dry shampoo, which I use in a pickle, but I totally prefer baby powder (besides, the latter involves no CFCs so yay!)

  2. Thanks, Mary! No, I haven't tried that. Good idea! I have a whole thing of Burt's Bees baby powder that I'll try it with.

  3. I have the kind of hair that needs to be washed every day, sometimes even twice if I plan on going out at night after work. I used to use baby powder since my hair is a very, very light blonde, but it seemed to make my hair look ashy and dull.
    The tresseme dry shampoo was good, but I actually prefer the suave brand much more! The tresseme one goes on kinda wet, but the suave dry shampoo feels more dry and it seems to just work better for me. I even use it when i'm styling my hair right after my shower to keep it form getting limp and stringy and my hair stays fresh looking much longer.

    Great post, I hear dry shampoo was all the rage back in the day and i'm sooooo glad it's back on the shelves!


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