November 22, 2010

Dry Shampoo: Is more expensive better?


Ojon: $24 Sephora

I have used this brand for the past 2 years. I love the smell, it works amazing, and I have never thought to change brands before. I ran out of my dry shampoo a few months ago, and based on the price alone I never re-purchased it.

While I was at Ulta a few weeks ago, I purchased this brand:

Rockaholic: $21 Ulta

I figured I would bite the bullet and get Ojon again, but they were out. I remember my friend Kristin saying that she had used this brand and thought I'd give it a try. I realize it is only $3 dollars cheaper, but hey, I had a $5 coupon with me so I rationalized it!
When I got home I put it away and 3 days later I went to use it and the bottle was empty?! Somehow the can got punctured and was empty! I tried to return it and they would not take it back!!! Shame on you Ulta! I'm not buying more expensive dry shampoo now!

So this got me thinking. Is more expensive better? Do I have to pay over $20 for dry shampoo?

When I was at Super Target I came across this brand:

Salon Grafix: $3.99

Yes, that's $3.99!!! So I quickly came home with a proud face and tried my new product out. What a bust!!! It actually made my hair look and feel more greasy after using it. Since the entire point of dry shampoo is to take the grease out and give you another wash free day with great hair, this product was not going to work for me. ;(

Next up I found this one at Walgreens:

Psssssst!: $5.99

Okay, this price is great, but will it work? I used this one when I was in the hospital after having my daughter and it worked! It makes you hair a little dry, but it works by far the best out of all the others I have tried! (Not as good as the Ojon, but good). For now my search is over. I will use this one until it's gone. However, I did see a commercial for Tresemme and a new dry shampoo they have. Maybe I'll try that one next!


AndreaLeigh said...

Big Sexy Hair also has a dry shampoo. And I've heard great things about tresseme.

Anonymous said...

Tresseme is okay, but it does leave a bit of white residue, so if you have darker hair, use sparingly. It smells pretty good though and is under $10/can. said...

Dry shampoo... I've heard of it but never tried. My hair usually only needs to be washed every other day. How long will the dry shampoo make it last?

Vanna said...

I have the tresseme dry shampoo and it works pretty well. I get GREAT volume from it. For a girl with short, thin hair...i need all the help i can get! my only suggestion is that you shake it REALLY vigorously before you spray or you will see the powder. when my hair was still pitch black, i didn't shake it well enough and it looked like i had gray hair!! :-)

Erin said...

That empty Rockaholic thing happened to me too! Product flaw?

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Alicia xoxxo said...

I might need to give it a try, my hair is taking forever to dry! I hate drying! Will have to try! Thanks for posting!

Celine said...

I use a pretty expensive one from Sephora online (it's in a green can, can't remember the name). I rely on it so much that I don't want to risk a cheap crappy one!

Unknown said...

Tresemme smells bad and leaves a lot of white residue! I'm definitely interested in trying the ojon now :)


Shannon said...

I like the tresemme one, but it takes a while to brush the white out of my black hair...the Oscar Blandi powder from Sephora isn't that helpful but it smells yummy!

Pretty Shiny Sparkly said...

I second the Tresemme recommendation - it's great! But you have to wait longer than the two minutes it recommends. :)

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Tiffany said...

I use the Tresemme and as you know, only wash my hair twice a week. Works great!