I, like many women, have a very sensitive sense of smell–leave it to me to be the person in the room who makes a comment about smelling something funky-or otherwise shy away from the person or thing being funky.
All my life, men have told me this, and lamented the loss of the use of their cologne around me. Course that’s only if they want to be near me.
So,when it comes to my own fragrance, I am paranoid about how I smell.
In ballet class, most of us wear canvas ballet slippers because we can throw them in the wash and be fresh like a daisy-or at least the option is better than wearing leather slippers that, well, you know- bare feet and leather aren’t a good combo.
Or Sunday mornings at Longs.
Seriously, I don’t expect people to fall out of bed on the weekend and jump into the shower and suds up-and I don’t think other people think everyone else expects them to.
However, with my super smelling nose…
So, I wash my hair everyday because I can’t stand the smell of my scalp.
I always thought I was one of the few people who actually noticed until I walked into BOSS Beauty Supply on Nimitz to pick up my Neuma Smoothing Cream (smells like an orange dreamsicle) when the salesperson volunteered that she also was had the same self-awareness of her scalp.
I’ve tried dry shampoos before-like Paul Mitchell’s-and though it did the job of freshening, I didn’t like the fragrance.
I was thinking of trying Living Proof’s version-but I already anticipated I wouldn’t like the fragrance so I’ve been putting off trying it.
My client mentioned that hair loss can be attributed to bacteria on the scalp, so he highly recommends thoroughly drying the scalp every time I shampooed.
So, it makes it kind of like a catch-22- you have to wash your scalp to get rid of the bacteria, but washing your hair everyday is not recommended for color treated hair.
Kahala Longs (on a non-Sunday) has a pretty good selection of hair products so it was just me and a 60-ish looking guy in the hair care aisle.
The array of product is pretty overwhelming–L’Oreal must have a 5-foot wide berth, and 3 shelves high, all by themselves.
Even so, L’Oreal did not have a dry shampoo.
But because, each store manager has discretion on what they buy for their branch, Kahala carries “Salon Grafix” “Professional” line. Only had shampoo, conditioner and “Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo” in the “line”- I decided the price was right at $2.99.
When i t comes to trying new stuff, don’t you just hate it when you buy something expensive and it’s a product fail-or otherwise?
Turns out, my “professional” invisible dry spray shampoo works like a dream.
Oh yeah, the reason I mention the guy in the aisle…
Any other time I would take the cap off and spritz some product into the air to check if it would pass the fragrance test, but somehow this old guy made me stop myself.
So, when I tried the product at home, I sprayed it into the air and took a whiff. Didn’t smell bad. Not sweet, not chemically-just smelled like not much.
But it works great.
I few sprays along the hair line and a swish into the hair and I’m done and smell free.
And the plus is, the product gives a good amount of oomph into my hair giving it a just out of bed look.
Well, at least it looks like I was just in bed.
Is that good or bad?