Monday, May 20, 2013

I want to try...

Just a few months ago, I decided to give Birchbox a try, because so many of my bloggy friends gave it rave reviews.  For $10, you get a box of sample size trials of various goodies once a month.  It's fun to open and reminds me of the beauty subscriptions I used to have in the past.  In the first box we received (for March), this was included:




I've never tried a dry shampoo before.  I should have tried this for myself, but instead, I gave the sample to my daughter to try.  She loved it.  

You spray just a little bit on your roots, holding the bottle about 10 inches away.  Let it sit for a minute, massage into scalp, then brush through normally and then style.  She loved how lightweight and easy to use this product was, and she liked the scent too.  Plus, it actually left no residue (and my daughter has very thick, dark hair).  A full size bottle of this baby costs $25, and she has been wanting to purchase some.

A downside to this product is that it's in an aerosol spray can.  =(  So before I went to make a purchase, I wanted to see if I could find a possible alternative.   Guess where I searched...If you said Etsy, you're right on the money!  I did a search with keywords "dry shampoo" and a total of 413 items popped up for results.  I was impressed.  Here are a couple that I want to try (but there were quite a few that looked pretty good):

Buttercream Scent
from PuurBody

Vanilla Lavender Scent

Right now I think I'm leaning toward the first one (Buttercream scent - YUM!).  Which one do you think you would you try?

20 comments :

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

this reminds me of what we used back in the 70's. anyone else remember the spray "Psssst"?
That was back when everything was aerosol. Personally my hair is so thin, dry shampoo doesn't work well for me. but the buttercream does sound tasty. :0)
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

Heather McCaw Kerley said...

Lavender sounds really good. I've always hesitated to try dry shampoo, worrying that it might make a mess and not work very well.

Brandon Todd said...

I've heard a lot about birchbox, too - I'd love to see how you feel about it after a few months:) I think lavender sounds wonderful - although, it might make you sleepy:)
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Brandi said...

Ooh, thanks for featuring my Buttercream dry shampoo! I can attest to the fact that they buttercream smells quite yummy, I always feel like I should drink a glass of milk after working with it :)

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

I am a huge dry shampoo lover. I don't have time to wash my hair everyday and it's a life saver! Also, most household aerosols aren't bad for the environment anymore. They used to be, when they contained CFCs, which have been outlawed for the most part. :)

Noor Unnahar said...

Sounds awesome :) Though I never tried dry shampoo before but seems I gotta have !

2justByou said...

Melissa -
Yes, it's great that aerosol cans are safer for the environment now without the CFCs, but something about the sprays still stick with me as possibly hazardous. My younger kiddos have allergies and asthma, and I do still worry about more dangerous particles from the sprays piggy-backing into their respiratory tracts from the mist. I will use the sprays, but if there are alternatives, I usually stick with the alternatives still. =0) Sometimes the best way to use a product is with the aerosol spray, though. After my daughter tries one of these handmade dry shampoos, we'll be able to compare.

Sweet Fix @ Maria Corcuera said...

Never tried dry shampoo before, but it sounds interesting :) Lavender on the other hand, I absolutely love!

Denysia Yu said...

I would love to try the vanilla lavender scented one! :D

xx Denysia Yu
http://thatlaitgirl.com

Powers Of Love said...

Those all look awesome. The buttercream one would probably have me licking my hair all day. Ha ha ha ha. I've tried dry shampoo in the past... some I've liked, others not so much. My favorite so far has been one by Redkin.

Dana said...

Oh gosh I have no idea how dry shampoo works either or how to purchase one right for you. I would assume that if both look good and have good reviews, I'd go for the better deal. :D

Darlene Nemeth said...

Hi Kim, I've tried dry shampoo. It works great as long as you don't put too much on your hair. I did this once and it made my roots look white. LOL I looked silly so I had to wash my hair.

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holly via bookandbird.com said...

Birchboxes always have the neatest things! I got a subscription for my mom last year and she was always excited to get different samples of products.

I've heard of dry shampoo but never tried it. I always thought that it would leave residue and make your hair kind of stiff so it's interesting hearing your daughters experience. Maybe I'll have to try it sometime! It would definitely be useful in the mornings when we're super busy and I really don't have time to wash my hair!

Rea T said...

uhm dry shampoo? i've never tried that! makes me want to try though...

thanks for linking to the Fun Friday Blog hop Kim!

huggies♥
rea

Melissa at bubbyandbean.com said...

That definitely makes sense :)

Laura Ashton said...

Buttercream scent! You got my attention. :)

Another Clean Slate said...

I just started getting Birch Box too! I like it so far but am not a big makeup and product person so don't know how long I will keep the subscription!

Areeba said...

I've never tried dry shampoo but now I think that I should give it a try. Lucky you , I am feeling bad about birchbox , they don't ship to Pakistan >.<

Additionsstyle said...

I have never tried dry shampoo but I have heard they work really good. I don't think you can go wrong with either, so get the one you will love the most.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Rebecca D. Dillon said...

I'm planning on buying a commercial dry shampoo as well as giving making my own a try. There are so many recipes out there. I want to take mine to Floyd Fest next month - it's like a four day Woodstock camping out with bands and LONG shower lines - but I don't want any kind of scent that's going to attract bugs. I may do lavender, rosemary, peppermint and lemongrass in mine so it smells good but also deters biting insects.