When my sister was pregnant with her first baby, her hormones changed in a way that allowed her to skip washing her hair every other day.
I was super-jealous. I was also pregnant... but I had none of that kind of luck.
But one week, during my pregnancy, I was preparing my couponing and came across a great deal on Tresemme dry shampoo and thought I'd give it a try. I was starting to wonder how much time I could really afford to spend on my hair once I had a newborn -- and, unfortunately, every time I wash my hair, I at least have to blow dry it to avoid it constantly getting in my face and driving me crazy. That's a lot of time when your time is so limited.
(Have I mentioned that I wish I had a different hair type and/or style? I like the way my hair looks with my current cut, but it's kind of high-maintenance.)
So I tried the Tresemme Fresh Start products and was ridiculously disappointed. I actually had to wash my hair around 6:00 the evening that I used the products -- that is how dirty the shampoo made my hair feel. Hey Tresemme, that's not the point of a dry shampoo!!
[I should give credit to Tresemme: once I contacted the company, I got a full refund check. That's always nice. However, it did not fix the fact that I still had no dry shampoo option. I know there are plenty of salon brands, but I just don't spend that kind of money on my hair.]
Well, after I had my baby, miracle of miracles, my own hormones rebalanced in a way that allowed me to skip washing my hair every day. YAY!! For the first few months, this saved me... and then the Missouri humidity started creeping in with the spring.
It was around that time that I found out Suave had an option. Suave?! Really?? That's so... discount. But, faced with a summer full of wasting time dealing with my hair every single day, I figured I'd give it a try. Target had it on sale, and I had coupons, so I got two cans (it's an aerosol) for under $4.
The week I bought the Suave dry shampoo, I had washed my hair on Tuesday morning and was therefore planning to wash it again on Thursday morning. On Wednesday night, I thought I'd try out the shampoo, just for kicks. I was first struck by the smell: heavily citrus, which I later recognized as grapefruit -- and it probably wasn't as strong as I thought; I'm just not a huge grapefruit-fragrance fan. I followed the bottle directions and rubbed the spray into my roots... and was then struck by how AMAZING my hair looked and felt! Even more amazing was the fact that, the next morning, I brushed my hair and felt like I could have skipped washing again. (I didn't. I don't trust anything to make me feel okay about going three days without washing my hair. I know it too well for that!)
I've used the dry shampoo several more times now, mostly on my bangs and on the top of my head, where my hair parts. In higher humidity, I'll admit, it doesn't hold quite as well -- but for the most part, I am super-impressed with this product. And for the price, it absolutely cannot be beat.
I still do wash my hair every day/day and a half for the most part... but it's great to have this as a backup or when I'm not going anywhere but want my hair to feel fresher when I'm just hanging around the house.
This is not a paid review! I just like to inform people about products I love. The companies should be grateful for the free advertising!