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Product Picks #5: Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo

by Jamie Sanford on May 13, 2013

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The concept of dry shampoo was weird to me for a long time, until I tried out this very expensive Oscar Blandi dry shampoo a few years ago. My mind was blown at how it did just what was promised, which was to completely bring my hair back to a fluffier state when it has gone a day without being washed. My hair is long and thick and takes some time to style, so I was really excited about this discovery, because going through the process with my hair everyday is 1, tiresome and 2, bad for my hair with all of the heat styling.

My disinterest in spending $20 for a can of the Oscar Blandi stuff sent me to the drugstore, where I started buying this Tresemme dry shampoo. It was OK, but not nearly as good as the Oscar Blandi stuff. I had bought 3 bottles at once so I was using them until they were finished. I had no plan for my future with dry shampoo, unless I wanted to just deal with it and shell out the cash.

Enter Jordan Reid. Jordan wrote, almost in passing, about Dove Dry Shampoo on her blog, Ramshackle Glam. I was really excited to try it out. Jordan also made a tutorial on dry shampoo, which I will embed here.

Here is the info on the Dove Invigorating Dry Shampoo. Which is LESS THAN 4 DOLLARS on Amazon. Amazing.

Better style comes through better care. That’s why Dove® has reinvented its styling collection to nourish and protect hair for a long-lasting, beautiful style.

Our weightless formula absorbs oil to transform hair from lifeless to bouncy so you enjoy style that looks and feels refreshed with a freshly-washed scent, even when you skip your regular wash.

This product is totally legit! I spray my roots, then I use my palms to sort of rub the product into my roots a bit. I let it sit for a minute or two and brush it out and BAM, my hair looks just as great as yesterday. Better even, is that the spray adds a bit of texture to my hair that makes styling a much better experience.

So naturally, I want to hear about everyone’s experiences with dry shampoo in the comments. Do you use it? If so, which brand? Have you tried this Dove version?

(I am in no way being paid to rave about this product, I just like it a LOT.)

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Getting back to posting! Time to talk about products I love, old and new.  I will plan an installment of Product Picks every week, but I’m sure I will run out of products at some point.


So, I had a BAD experience trying out some Moroccan Oil for my hair.  I had started seeing it all over the interwebs and of course, I wanted my hair to be super shiny and manageable, so I bought some.  Unfortunately, I didn’t know that I would have a heinous skin reaction that would result in having the worst breakout of my life.

The bitch of it was that my skin looked horrible, and my hair looked FABULOUS.  So disappointing.

So, the next time I was busy getting my hair trimmed, I noticed that the stylist was putting some sort of oil cream in my hair. I asked about it, and she told me that the cream was much better at controlling the hair without skin implications.  I didn’t have any skin reactions, but also didn’t pursue the oil cream.  However, being unable to let go of my interest, I saw this moisturizing treatment during a trip to Harmon, and picked it up.

I wouldn’t be writing about this if I didn’t like this product, but I will admit that it is nothing really like what I am used to in terms of something that is construed as “conditioner.” It looks like conditioner, and so I scooped up a bunch (I have thick hair, and probably also overdo it) and applied it.  So far, so good. The instructions say that the best thing to do is to wrap your head with a hot towel and leave the treatment on for a few minutes, but I am never doing that when I’m in the shower. Instead, I try to do the rest of my shower things in a slow manner so that the treatment can soak in.  So, I get to rinsing, and this is where it gets weird.  The first time, I feel my hair during the rinse and it does NOT feel conditioned.  This makes me nervous, because again, I have long, thick hair, and it’s going to be a nightmare to deal with if not properly conditioned.

Well, I was tricked by this magic conditioner, because not only was I able to style my hair without a hitch, but I was not plagued with having overconditioned my hair so much that it looks limp and sad the next day. I am a HUGE fan of the Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Intense Moisturizing Treatment. I will totally use it every time I wash my hair, totally ignoring the instructions that suggest using it a few times a week.

I bought this for $6.99 at Harmon, but I see it listed here on Amazon for much higher. I recommend looking for it in store.

Have you tried any Moroccan/Argan oil products? What was your experience?

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