As former daily hair washer, I can tell you that it really is better not to wash your hair daily. But having fine hair with roots that get oily fast, I always just washed daily anyway – until about two years ago when I discovered Oscar Blandi’s Pronto Dry Shampoo. The 2.5 ounce bottle has lasted me about a year and a half which makes the $19 price tag a little easier to handle.
I put a small amount of the powder in my palm and then pat it into my roots. The oil is absorbed and your roots get some lift too. There are two drawbacks: 1) it’s a little messy, so don’t wear your black catwoman outfit when applying and 2) the smell is of it is gross, but luckily it doesn’t linger.
The Pronto powder doesn’t leave a white film or residue in your hair – even for brunettes. However, baby powder, which I’ve also tried for oil absorbing purposes, will.
All in all, this is a great product that saves me time, money and wear and tear on my dyed/highlighted fine hair.