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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am 
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+1 on the Oscar Blandi - it works great on my almost black hair (but a soft bristle brush helps brush it out). I've had the same bottle 3 years.


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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:42 pm 
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I absolutely love Batiste dry shampoo! Comes in a big aerosol bottle for cheap (like $10/bottle), can often be bought in drugstores, and it WORKS! I am 99% that it is vegan, it is highly scented when you first spray it but I don't imagine the scent is making it ninvegan. Ingredients: Butane, Isobutane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Propane, Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Coumarin, Eugenol, Limonene, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Linalool, Distearyldimonium chloride, Cetrimonium chloride.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:23 pm 
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I'm not sure why I never have tried it before, but I used the plain ole cornstarch today, in my brown hair, and I think it worked pretty well! Or maybe it's all in my head.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:21 pm 
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Using dry shampoo at night has worked for me. I wake up with clean-looking hair, but not as dull (shine-less) as immediately after I apply dry shampoo.

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oh, i like that idea! Now that my hair is long enough to go into a pony tail, i haven't been dry shampooing as much. I wear a ponytail + headband on super greasy days and i think it covers up pretty well. or maybe it doesnt and no one wants to tell me I have nasty hair.

Sometimes when my hair is greasiest I'll get extra compliments when I wear it down. Like, they think i just made my hair flat and shiny with product or something.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:36 pm 
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I need to try this. I'm dyeing my hair a pale pink and the color fades so fast that I prefer to wash it as little as possible. The Klorane one where someone went two weeks? That's my dream product.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:55 pm 
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blondiefk wrote:
The Klorane one where someone went two weeks? That's my dream product.


yeah, that was a woman working at duane reade when I bought it and her hair really did look great (they only sell it in the renovated DR stores - it's $18 for the big can but they often have 2-for-1 deals on it and almost always at least offer a free trial sized can with purchase of the big can).


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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:46 am 
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blondiefk wrote:
I need to try this. I'm dyeing my hair a pale pink and the color fades so fast that I prefer to wash it as little as possible.



Have you heard of mixing dye in with your usual conditioner? Gertie of Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing mentioned doing that, and she has pink hair. Haven't tried it personally.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:20 am 
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Yes, but with pastels it still fades really fast. I also have a Manic Panic shampoo specifically for pink hair.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:42 am 
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Would anyone like a free bottle of Hair Fix dry shampoo for dark hair? It smells nice and works okay but I never use it because I don't like the feeling of powdery stuff on my hands. (Not sure what I was thinking when I bought the stuff!)

PM if you're interested. You can have it free if you're in the US but I might ask you to cover shipping if you're elsewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:49 am 
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blondiefk wrote:
Yes, but with pastels it still fades really fast. I also have a Manic Panic shampoo specifically for pink hair.


Well, damn. If you use a powdered dry shampoo, you could tint it pink for a little extra color payoff. But for me, cornstarch based dry shampoos build up after a few days. A spray might buy you more time.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:36 am 
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Would anyone like a free bottle of Hair Fix dry shampoo for dark hair? It smells nice and works okay but I never use it because I don't like the feeling of powdery stuff on my hands. (Not sure what I was thinking when I bought the stuff!)

PM if you're interested. You can have it free if you're in the US but I might ask you to cover shipping if you're elsewhere.


Ugh, that would squick me out too. I have the non-aerosol Klorane but it still has a nozzle and then you just squeeze the bottle and it puffs out.

I definitely kicked up my dry shampoo use after I put purple in my hair. I got the Klorane off of the clearance shelf at Ulta, when it's gone i'm going to try and find a good deal on the aerosol one because those add volume too.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:59 pm 
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Would anyone like a free bottle of Hair Fix dry shampoo for dark hair? It smells nice and works okay but I never use it because I don't like the feeling of powdery stuff on my hands. (Not sure what I was thinking when I bought the stuff!)

PM if you're interested. You can have it free if you're in the US but I might ask you to cover shipping if you're elsewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:51 pm 
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After five nights in the hospital where the shower was kind of disgusting so I got in and out ASAP, I like my dry shampoo again. For some reason it never occurred to me to just sprinkle a bunch of it on my brush, and blend it in that way. I still felt kind of gross but in a hospital I'm going to feel gross anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:25 am 
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So I don't know if anybody else has super baby fine hair, and is using aerosol dry shampoo, but if anyone is, does it make your hair feel really, almost excessively soft after you use it? I've been using the Paul Mitchell one, and it soaks up my oil nice, but after I use it I have trouble getting my hair to hold a style because it's so super soft, and the four cowlicks in my bangs start popping up and won't stay down no matter what product I use.

Is it my hair type, or the dry shampoo I'm using, or does nobody else experience this, and I'm some weird anomaly?

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Melisser uses dry shampoo to make her hair super big, but that's the entire extent of my knowledge on the subject.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:19 pm 
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jessilikewhoa wrote:

Is it my hair type, or the dry shampoo I'm using, or does nobody else experience this, and I'm some weird anomaly?


This might be the dry shampoo. I have very fine hair, and got that 'unsettlingly soft' feeling from a conditioner recently. No idea why. My aerosol dry shampoo (Balea) doesn't do that to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:55 pm 
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Maybe I'll try another brand. I looked at the ingredients in the Paul Mitchell and it definitely has some conditioning agents, so that might be it.

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 Post subject: Re: Dry/instant shampoo
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:22 pm 
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So I've been using the hair fix that b.vicious sent and I have to say I'm impressed. I had tried the Lush dry shampoo before but due to it being white and my hair being dark brown, it dulled my hair. I may try to darken it with cocoa powder. My scalp has been acting flaky lately (literally, flaky!) which isn't something I've had happen in many years. I noticed after my first application of hair fix, the flakes disappeared. I've been using it about once per week in between regular shampoo and it is working well.

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