Tuesday, March 22, 2011

REVIEW -- Oscar Blandi "Pronto Invisible" Volumizing Dry Shampoo

So you might have seen this product in my most recent haul video from Ulta. If you haven't seen it yet, you can watch the video here:

I'll be honest and say that my hair usually can't make it to "2nd day hair" status and even though I've had it chemically straightened and it takes a lot less time now.. Sometimes I either just don't have the time or energy to wash, dry and straighten it. As I mention in the video, I have been wanting to try the Tresemme line of dry shampoos for a while but I can't find them anywhere. However, I have consistently heard that dry shampoos leave behind a white residue for people with dark hair.. which was something I wasn't honestly looking forward to. I was browsing in Ulta and saw the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo that promises to leave behind "no white residue" (check the cap in the picture) and decided to splurge and give it a try.

You can find the Oscar Blandi "Pronto Invisible" Volumizing Dry Shampoo in Ulta and Sephora and online at various retailers. My Ulta only had 1 size which was 142g/5oz and retailed for $23 but it is also being remodeled. I don't know if that makes any difference on their product selection.

The back of the can says: 
No time to shampoo? No problem! Clear the way for the newest innovation in dry shampoo. Pronto Dry Shampoo Invisible sprays on clear, which means it's completely undetectable in the hair and is ideal for all hair colour. When applied, it instantly boosts volume and cleanses the hair without water. Ingredients such as gentle starches absorb excess oil and product build-up, while vitamin E and wheat proteins strengthen and protect the hair shaft. The end result: hair that looks and feels freshly shampooed, without a trace of residue. 
Again, from the back of the can:
Hold can 6-8" away from head and spray product onto scalp and hair, especially at roots. Allow to dry before using fingers to shake out excess product. Brush out thoroughly. Style hair as desired.
When I used the spray, I initially used a couple of small spritzes right at my roots like the can suggested. At $23 a can, I want to make it last as long as possible. It has a really pleasant lemon scent that reminds me of Froot Loops in a way. After the small sprays, I didn't notice any real difference in my hair, so I gave it a few more minutes, lifted my hair again and really sprayed my roots.

While waiting for my hair to dry, I continued on with my makeup and once 5-10 minutes went by I flipped my head over and brushed my hair out. I didn't see any product fallout. I can't honestly say I noticed that much in the way of "volume" but my hair did look clean and decent enough to make it through the day. And, true to it's claim, there was no white residue. However, I will say that if I ran my hands through my hair I definitely felt some type of residue and I couldn't wait to wash my hair the next day. Also, Chris commented that my hair smelled good.
While I think it's an expensive option for regular use, I would definitely recommend this product if you are in a pinch and just don't have time to wash your hair. I do, however, suggest using slightly more of it than you think you need, as it took a pretty decent spray to refresh my 2nd day hair.


1 comment:

  1. Finally, there's no doubt for me in Indonesia to use Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, it's greatest dry shampoo.