I was up until three last night/this morning reading my new book, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and, because I stayed up so late, I woke up late. After writing my first post, I was left with barely 15 minutes to get ready for work.
Making matters worse, my hair was extra greasy and gross (sexy, I know) this morning. With very little time to get ready, I had to make a difficult decision — either I could wash my hair, or skip washing and use the time to apply minimal makeup instead.
I chose to go with the minimal makeup, but my questionable decision didn’t subject the general population to stinky Karen hair. Nope! I used one of my favorite secret short cuts for time strapped mornings: dry shampoo.
It’s an absorbent spray-on powder you apply to your roots to cut down on oil and grease. It can’t replace a cleansing hair wash, but it helps in a pinch.
The product I’m using goes by the name of Ojon Hair’s Rub-Out Dry Cleanser ($24), and I like it a lot.
One big issue I’ve had with dry shampoos in the past is that quite a few brands smell really terrible, but not Rub-Out. It smells like a mix of citrus and baby powder. The product does a great job cutting down on the shine and relieves any scalp itchiness. I wouldn’t say it cleans hair, but it certainly makes it look better.
The product comes in two sizes — a large, 4.5 oz can for $24 and a wee 2 oz travel-sized can for $10. The small can fits well into small bags, making it extra handy for travel. It gets major points in my book. One beef I’ve had with my other favorite dry shampoo, Rene Furterer’s Naturia Dry Shampoo, has been the size of the can. At 3.2 ounces, Naturia takes up a lot of room in my toiletries bag. Ojon’s tiny can packs easily, so big props for actually making the travel size, well, travel-sized.
Ojon Rub-Out Dry Cleanser
Price: $10 for a 2 oz can; $24 for a 4.5 oz can
Use: To remove greasiness from hair roots and to extend your blowout
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You can find Ojon’s Rub-Out Dry Shampoo at Sephora stores nationwide.
My book wasn’t the only thing that kept me up late last night. Ever since I saw 27 Dresses the other night I haven’t been able to get Bennie and the Jets (by Elton John) out of my head. Lying in bed I kept thinking, “Bennie! Bennie! Bennie … and the Jets!” I’m stuck in karaoke mode.
Do you have a song stuck in your head today?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,