Remember Pssst Dry Shampoo? Well, the product never really went away, but new versions—from drugstore cheapies to high-end salon varieties—have begun to flood the market recently (see our product reviews below). I dug up these old Pssst Dry Shampoo ads to jog your memory.
Who knew not washing your hair could lead to depression and worry!?
And this one… why does he always call at the last minute?
We gave the newest versions a spritz, here’s what shook out:
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo: This one uses “absorbent clay” to soak up oils on your scalp. It worked really well, adding volume too (bonus!). CON: It went on really white and took a lot of brushing through to get rid of the gray-streaked look (note: this product is not for super curly hair that can’t be brushed). It may have worked a little too well, making my hair look a little dry. I’d reserve this brand for two to three days of not washing or after a gym workout.
Klorane Dry Shampoo: Corn and rice starch are the key ingredients for absorption in this product. Oat milk is added to “protect hair.” It still went on fairly white, though when brushed though, hair did look cleaner and shinier than other products. CON: It didn’t give as much volume.
Bumble & Bumble Hair Powder: If you have fine hair or need to color your roots in-between salon appointments this is a must-have product in my book. (I use the Brown Powder). Kim Kardashian’s hair stylist told me he uses this on Kim’s center part to avoid the scalp-y, thinning hair look from overhead lights. CON: It can be kind of messy, be careful where you spray it… It does rub off on your hands and will temporarily stain your pillow.
Prive: Unlike the other products we tried, it doesn’t streak your hair with white dust and does a great job of absorbing oil, adding a little volume and it smells good too.