Saturday, March 27, 2010

Review: Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo

It's no secret that I don't shower everyday. So sue me. I can no longer get away with plunking Nate into a jumper or exersaucer for some mommy time. At 20 months old, his adventurous spirit means I have him under near constant watch. There are days that I have to place a priority on cleaning over bathing during naptime. And sometimes, amidst the grocery shopping, playdates and other random errands, there just aren't enough hours in a day to hop into a warm bath. Needless to say, my hair is often in need of some TLC. So, when I was invited to try Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo, I jumped at the chance.

Dry shampoos have actually been around since the 70's. But they often require sprinkling tinted powder on your scalp, which can lead to a big mess - even stains - on your clothes or floor. Some of them can also leave white residue in your hair. Yuck! Who wants that?! Well, Salon Grafix has developed an innovative invisible spray shampoo that puts the others to shame. You simply spray it on sections of your roots, wait one minute and brush it out. The invisible formula is safe for all hair types, will absorb oil and neutralize odors. Result: clean, rejuvenated hair in a fraction of the time of traditional shampooing.

Sounds too good to be true, I thought. But having been sick lately and not showering often, it was the perfect opportunity to put it to the test. I loved that it was truly invisible with no powdery residue and a surprisingly light, pleasant fragrance. It was very quick and easy to apply. My hair is naturally oily so I wasn't sure how it would perform. I would say it was "okay". My hair did feel a little less slick and smelled clean but it wasn't a substitution for a regular shampoo. I think it would work best for those who shower at night and need a refreshment come morning, or for those times you are running late for work or an appointment and something would be better than nothing. Also, if you're postpartum or dealing with a hospital stay and showering isn't something you can get to right away, this would be a reasonable alternative.

Bottom line: While nothing beats a full shower, Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo is good to have on hand for those times when it's just not possible.

BUY IT: You can find Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo (ARV $7.99) at Target, Walgreens, Walmart, CVS and other select retailers nationwide.

Disclaimer: This review was made possible by The Product Review Place. I received a full-size sample of Salon Grafix Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo from Elyse at PR Revolution to facilitate my honest review. I was in no other way compensated for this post.


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