5 Day Dry Shampoo Problem

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I’m fairly low-key with regards to, effectively, all issues magnificence — and possibly it’s as a result of I’m not notably good at styling it, however “hair” isn’t precisely my forte.

So when Pantene reached a couple of weeks in the past and requested me “How lengthy are you able to go with out washing your hair?” I used to be all in.

I ought to really preface this by saying it was my ideally suited weblog collaboration.


Particularly, Pantene challenged me to see simply how lengthy I may prolong my non-wash days by test-driving the brand new Pantene Waterless Collection: A sequence of dry shampoos/waterless merchandise for excellent hair that’s quick and that lasts.

So final week, I took the plunge.

Or slightly, final Thursday, I showered.

Wait, final Thursday, I washed my hair.

Friday, I set off (1) to the airport and (2) to see simply what number of “nice hair days” I may obtain — regardless of a jam-packed agenda, a lot of humidity and two flights.

The percentages had been positively stacked in opposition to me…

I picked up every Pantene product upfront: (1) Cheat Day Dry Shampoo Foam (foam?!) and (2) By no means Inform Dry Shampoo Spray — which is designed particularly for these of us with color-treated and/or nice, flat hair — in addition to their (3) Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist.

I documented your complete expertise (trains, planes, and cars — together with humid completely satisfied hours, wet dance events and extra) with each day check-ins, pictures, movies, fast tutorials and some tips-and-tricks that had been even new-to-me.

Right here’s what occurred:


I don’t usually blow-dry my hair in the summertime. Pre-Problem, although, I blow-dried my hair and tossed it right into a bun earlier than mattress — each issues I do if I’m planning to clean my hair fewer occasions that week.

Usually I’d use some type of styling mousse to struggle frizz or a thickening cream to plump it up, however I used to be admittedly hesitant to overdo it with product in case it made my hair greasier within the days to come back. Plus, I needed to actually check the gathering’s advantages.


Day 1: Thursday, July 31

Day One was a breeze, though my hair did fall a bit flat in a single day since I didn’t put any product in it.

That afternoon, I flew to New York to go to pals for the weekend.

Once I arrived, I positively wanted a quantity increase earlier than heading to completely satisfied hour. I lifted a couple of totally different sections of my hair and sprayed the brand new Pantene By no means Inform Dry Shampoo Spray on the roots, which proved to be a fast, texturizing increase. I used the Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist to tame frizziness and some flyaways, too.

I skipped the froth, although, as a result of — effectively, this can be a marathon, not a dash.

Day 2: Friday, August 1

I had hoped my hair wouldn’t want a lot of a revival once I wakened on Day Two, however it positively did. (Largely as a result of it was hu-mid — however touring and never making use of post-shower product factored in as effectively.)

My good friend, Alex, really stated to me “no offense, however your hair seems moist,” once I wakened on her sofa that AM.

None taken — she was proper. As you’ll see beneath.

I need to admit, I used to be a skeptic — albeit intrigued. I’d by no means heard of a dry shampoo foam.

My hair is of course nice and tends to get greasy — particularly in a metropolis surroundings — so I assumed for positive the consequence can be extra alongside the traces of that stringy, moist canine look.

The product is a sulfate-free and paraben-free foam that softens whereas it cleanses — it’s actually only a waterless shampoo. One of many most important components is tapioca, which absorbs extra oil on the scalp and roots.

After shelling out a small quantity on my fingertips and making use of to my roots, I waited a minute after which massaged my scalp. The important thing to activating the froth is brushing out your hair, which removes what the dry shampoo foam has absorbed, releasing that refresh.

I doubled-up and used the Pantene By no means Inform Dry Shampoo Spray once more on my roots proper earlier than heading out the door as a result of dry shampoo isn’t only for soiled hair — it provides quantity, softness, and texture, too (which I nonetheless wanted, proven above). This is the reason the Pantene By no means Inform Dry Shampoo Spray is nice for these of us with nice/flat hair. This formulation doesn’t go away a white residue and can be freed from any sulfates and parabens.

I really apply it if my hair is just too clear and I’m attempting to curve or heat-style it! Provides heat-style merchandise one thing to “maintain on to,” so-to-speak.

A couple of hours (of humidity and rooftop-hopping) later, my hair nonetheless regarded contemporary. The mix of the 2 created some critically conditioned quantity — sans residence (and aforementioned moist canine look).

I used to be genuinely (pleasantly) stunned at how a lot it had refreshed my matted, oily roots. My hair felt textured and nourished from root-to-tip, too.

Day 3: Saturday, August 2

By Day Three, my hair was holding up fairly effectively — it felt textured and nourished from root-to-tip, too.

(However as you’ll learn, Day Three grew to become a enormous check to the problem.)

General, my type tends to fall flat, so I did what I did on Day One: Sprayed the roots with the brand new Pantene By no means Inform Dry Shampoo Spray and on the ends with the Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist. (Not solely does ‘Mist Behaving’ tame your frizzies, it helps to detangle dry hair. Consider it as a mix between a leave-in conditioner and a styling spray.)

The Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist restores hair with deeply-nourishing Omega-9 lipids that absolutely absorbs into hair for fantastically balanced curls from root to tip. Merely maintain the can 6-8 inches away out of your hair and spray from the mid-lengths & downwards on dry hair. (Don’t spray at your roots!)

My pals and I had been planning to hit a live performance that night, so despite the fact that I wasn’t planning to work out, that was my plan-of-attack. I had hours on the dance ground forward of me!

First, although: Bagels.

(I used to reside in New York and bagel breakfast sammy’s was an enormous a part of my Saturday morning routine — I missed them!)

After a day spent wandering, procuring and lounging, we headed dwelling to prepare for an enormous evening out.

We had been planning to see a live performance at Brooklyn Mirage that night (have you ever been?) — which is an outside venue — and as luck would have it, the sky opened up and it down poured the second we arrived.

After which continued, for 2 hours.

I used to be carrying a hat and, fortunately, the venue handed out ponchos — each of which in the end helped salvage my hair state of affairs — however I assumed for positive I used to be doomed to make it to Day 5, like I’d initially hoped.

Once I arrived dwelling that evening, I sprayed my hair with the Pantene By no means Inform Dry Shampoo Spray, blow dried a bit on the roots, brushed it right into a bun and hoped for the very best.


Day 4: Sunday, August 4

Surprisingly, slightly than waking up with a puffy, flimsy mess, my hair was softer and had a nicer wave to it proper off the bat. Yaaaas!

I used to be touring again to Chicago that afternoon, so slightly than making use of any product within the morning, I threw on a shawl on my technique to brunch and used the Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist proper earlier than I went again to alter and head to the airport.


Day 5: Monday, August 4

Beneath is what my hair regarded like after I flew again to Chicago and landed on a good friend’s sofa for Monday Film Night time:

Making use of dry shampoo on days one and two prevented extra oils from increase all through the week — and had been key to holding my type trying contemporary— rain or shine.

It enabled me to make use of a lot much less product total, too. I really didn’t use any product on Day 5 — simply let it breathe as I caught up on my to-do listing for the week forward.

My closing ideas?

All through my no-wash problem — however on the primary few days, particularly — the brand new Pantene By no means Inform Dry Shampoo Spray was profitable in holding my hair trying (and smelling) clear. Past that, it was an excellent go-to for a fast quantity refresh.

Some dry shampoos can uninteresting your colour, however that is one which’s an exception (and should you’re questioning by trying again at pictures, please know that I haven’t coloured my hair or hidden my grays in, like, six months).

Making use of dry shampoo earlier than mattress and pre-traveling was a game-changer for me. When you have nice hair, too, you’ll be capable to see the distinction. I’d get up (or land) and my hair felt (and smelled) good as new.

I’m a stickler with regards to Dry Shampoo as a result of I’ve tried so many merchandise that simply don’t work like they are saying they’re going to.

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