May 11th, 2009

Rene Furterer Dry Shampoo

Hygiene used to be a top priority of mine. I’d have to shower every day to feel really fresh. I also had to shampoo my hair everyday and “do” it. Every single day.

Ha. I must have had a lot of free time back then.

Sometime during my first pregnancy, battling extreme fatigue and even more severe laziness, I decided that I could get away with not shampooing every day. Ponytails? Saved. My. Life.

Once I had my hair cut to this short, hip style (sayonara ponytail rescue!), I had already grown accustomed to the not-shampooing-everyday lifestyle. I mean, the time and effort saved *cough* every other morning max *cough* was invaluable. It meant sleeping in an extra 15 or 20 minutes. Although, I soon realized that if I went longer than a couple of days in between, I’d have the telltale signs of grease and lifelessness. I’d look like I just checked into drug rehab.

I read about women putting baby powder in the hair and brushing it out as an alternative to shampooing. That it would absorb the extra oil. I tried this tactic and it did make my hair look less greasy and all, but I walked around smelling like a baby’s butt all day which I didn’t care too much for.

I heard good things about this dry shampoo, which hopefully would do the same thing, minus leaving me looking like I was wearing George Washington’s wig and smelling of baby bottom.

It’s a smallish can. I guess I was hoping for the price that it would be a mega huge fat can that lasted for 3 years. The smell…hmmm…I’d categorize it as somewhere between herbal grass and Deep Woods Insecticide. I could go for a less grassy/bug scent, but the smell fades (or I get used to smelling like bug spray), and it is better than dirty hair or baby powder, which I do smell all day.

I spray it all over (need gas mask for that part), wait 2 minutes, and then brush it out, and I have to say, it leaves my hair shiny, greaseless, and looking like I just washed it. No joke. Don’t get me wrong, there is a definite George Washington powder wig phase but it does brush out .

Baby powder, it’s over. At least until this midget can runs out.

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This Weeks Tip

We did a review a while ago of dry shampoo. Here’s an alternative when you don’t have time to wash, but want to get rid of the oily-ness. Sprinkle some baking soda on your hair, comb through then quickly fluff your hair with a blow dryer. (note: You can also add a little scented baby powder to keep your hair smelling clean!)