To save a little time last week and because I didn’t want to deal with restyling my ‘do, I flat ironed my hair on Tuesday and then just let it do its thang.
I made it a few days, but as the week wore on, my hair took on the scent of greasy, day-old fries.
One would think that’s when I took a shower, but nope. 🙂 Instead, I busted out Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Shampoo ($21)… all in the name of beauty science, of course.
Dry shampoos sprays are fine powder mists sprayed onto the roots. They revive and refresh by absorbing excess grease, lifting roots and erasing oily shine.
They’re not meant to take the place of real shampoos and washing, but they do come in handy when I’m crazy busy, extra *lazy*, tired, or if I just want a salon blow-out or flat ironed hairstyle to last a couple more days.
Pronto has been around for a while, but it’s new to me.
The spray comes in two sizes, a tiny 1.4-oz travel can ($11) and a larger 3.2-oz regular size ($21). The formula is free of parabens and sulfates, and according to the company wasn’t tested on animals, yea!
What I liked
Pronto is by far the best smelling dry shampoo I’ve ever tried. Most have a strong, lingering scent, but Pronto’s faint lemon verbena dissipates quickly. It’s a *good* lemon fragrance, too — like freshly baked lemon bars versus Pledge furniture cleaner.
And when it comes to root lifting, Pronto kicks other dry shampoos to the curb. Using it my hair looked dramatically fuller at the roots than it does when I use Rene Furterer’s Naturia, for example, or Ojon’s Rub-Out Dry Cleanser.
What I didn’t like
Residue, yuck! Although my roots looked high and full of volume, the white, powdery residue was hard to miss, totally standing out on my dark brown hair.
It took me 10 minutes to vigorously massage and brush to nix the white cast, and that kinda defeats the purpose of my trying to use the stuff to save time.
If you’re a blonde or have lighter brown hair than I do, the powdery residue may not be as obvious on you, but if your hair is really dark like mine, you might be better off with Naturia or Rub-Out.
Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray
Price: $21 for a 3.2-oz spray can
Use: To refresh hair by absorbing oil and lifting roots
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
You might like Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo Spray if…
- …you have light-colored hair,
- …you like products with a subtle, lemony scent,
- …you don’t always have the time or inclination to shower every day.
Back to reality
I have the post-vacation blahs… I’ve only been home a week, but it feels long longer than that.
The gloomy Bay Area weather isn’t helping, either.
Which button turns on the sunshine?
Speaking of “reality,” did you catch the season finale of The Hills last night? It was Lauren Conrad’s last episode!
I’m kinda sad to see her go.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,