Dry shampoo: my favorite way of getting a little more sleep

11 Oct

When I was on maternity leave, I had the typical new-mom problem of no time to even take a shower. I started playing around with dry shampoos, since I didn’t have to worry about what to do if the result wasn’t going-out-in-public friendly. For a long time (months…) I very carefully applied a little at a time, then combed it in, so I wouldn’t get the gray-hair look from using too much. It took almost as long as actually showering (but saved me the time I would have spent blow drying!)

When I later found out you’re supposed to apply it the night before and let it soak in/get rubbed in by your pillow as you sleep, it completely changed my work mornings. On dry shampoo days, I can roll out of bed, get dressed, throw on some makeup, and be done* (those are my favorite days). Plus, I don’t have to spend time carefully distributing it here and there. I just dump a bunch on, comb long enough I’m not shedding powder as I walk around, and go to bed.

My favorite dry shampoo is Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo.

Picture from Sephora.com

I like to use the travel size bottle from the bins by the register at Sephora. One $11 bottle lasts me months and it’s the perfect size for throwing in my purse or carrying in my makeup bag when I travel. I suppose I could buy the larger size to keep at home and the smaller for traveling, but I don’t see the need. The smaller lets me be a little more precise, which is helpful if I happened to miss a spot the night before or am having an oily day.

Pick up a bottle the next time you’re at Sephora! (Also available on Amazon here, from a third party seller.)

*You’ve figured out by now I don’t shower every day, haven’t you? Don’t write me off as a crazy, dirty person! It’s way better for my dry skin AND my formerly-brittle hair if I only shower every other day.

(And, no, I don’t exercise. Oops. But when I did, I simply exercised every other day and followed it with a shower.)


One Response to “Dry shampoo: my favorite way of getting a little more sleep”

  1. dejad23 October 11, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

    I had NO IDEA you were supposed to put it in your hair the night before! Mind: blown.

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