Recently I had the opportunity to try out Pssssst! On-The-Go Instant Dry Shampoo. I had high hopes for this dry shampoo. Read on to see if it lives up to my expectations!
The Website Claims:
The FIRST dry shampoo…the trend is finally catching on! Refreshes and rejuvenates hair by soaking up excess oil, removing product build up and boosting volume. Hair looks, feels and smells freshly shampooed. Cleans and conditions – without water. Also available in a travel-friendly size.
Not Tested on Animals. Made in the USA.
$6.99 for 5.3 oz, smaller size is 1.75 oz.
Does it live up to its claims?
Sort of. It doesn’t hurt color or make your hair stinky. In fact, it does smell good. but, I couldn’t get it to absorb oil or build volume for me the way my old standby Batiste does. I’m not sure what it is about my particular hair, but most dry shampoos just don’t work with it. This one did work better than any other one I’ve tried aside from Batiste.
I think this may work better for other hair types. My hair doesn’t get very oily, but I do sometimes use a dry shampoo around day 5 or 6 in between washing to let me eke out another day. It may work better if your hair gets oily faster
Would I purchase?
No. It didn’t absorb oil or add volume for me, which is primarily what I need from a dry shampoo. It did, however, smell fabulous and it wasn’t detrimental to my color. I took off a star for not absorbing oil and a star for not adding volume. It is, however, a great deal for the price if it will work for your hair and it does smell good.
You can purchase Pssssst! On-The-Go Instant Dry Shampoo from Amazon.com.
Product sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.
I’ve tried this one and it actually worked decently for me. I mostly use dry shampoo when I have bangs as they always get gross and sweaty (attractive, totally) My own hair type is on the drier side of normal, but I shampoo probably every 3-ish days or so. In any case, it might be better for those who just need “spot treatments” than those who are looking for an all-over dry shampoo.
Cassykins Yeah, I don’t get very oily, but I do spot treat at my roots to help preserve my color.
Psssst! is my favorite of the dry shampoos I’ve tried so far – especially the scent. I haven’t tried Batiste yet, I’ll have to see how it performs.
Lulubelle107 The scent is definitely nice.
I have tried both Batiste and Pssst!. I much prefer Batiste. I use it quite a lot, as I have really long hair and not always enough time in the morning to wait for it to dry before I head out the door.
Corviddreams Yeah it works like a charm for what you use it for!
I have tried everyone from Pst to Batiste, Bumble and Bumble to Osis and honestly, out of them all, I love the new Suave Keratin Infusion Dry Shampoo!! It’s amazing!!!
southerngorgeous I haven’t tried Suave, just TreSemme. I’ll have to go peek at Suave.
Good to hear another positive for Batiste. I want to try it but the alcohol thing puts me off, does it have any negative long-term effects?I want to find a volume building dry shampoo in a can. I expect too many functions in my products I guess
oliviarg098 I love it, it’s always been great for me.
I used to use Batiste all the time, but my hair’s darker now and even using their Brunette version, it can be hard to totally blend out. I’m always nervous that there will be a blotch of white powder that I missed, because it’s just so stark against my hair color. I’ve never tried Pssst, mostly because reviews were never that great.
Catherine bcf The way i do it, I put it in, and then using a natural bristle brush I brush it out, that way, there’s no white/grey section.
Phyrra That is what I do too. I use a Tangle Teezer as my main hair brush, so I brush with that first to help distribute the product. Then follow that with brushing the powder out with a boar bristle brush. I never have an residue, and I have very dark hair.
I really like the Redken dry shampoo, which doesn’t have much of a scent but works wonders for removing excess oil. And doesn’t leave behind white powder.
mustbinsane I haven’t tried that one, but I do have their nature line spray thing that smells like linen.
Thanks for the review. I have yet to find a dry shampoo, either spray in or powder, that works for my hair. Most have so much alcohol that they end up dehydrating my hair, but don’t really seem to absorb oil at all. I haven’t tried Batiste yet, so maybe I’ll try that next.
gorgeoispig I highly recommend Batiste. It’s my go to!
Hmm. I know this is kind of “the original,” but, I dunno. I’ve used a few…the Tigi Rockstar, the Tresemme, the Oribe. I just don’t like the sprays so much. They smell really strongly and I kind of hesitate to use them because you end up in a cloud of funky powder. I usually just use baby powder, to be honest (sorry, Phyrra, please don’t gag). I bought a powder one at Sally’s that I think is from the generic Biolage line and that one is OK, too. Lately I’ve been skipping 2 days between washes.
misfitgirlie If it works for you, it works for you! The only one I’ve managed to get to work well for me is Batiste. I hoped this one would because it’s a great deal for the price and I don’t mind the smell. I’ve never tried baby powder.
i’ve never tried dry shampoo before but I want to!
Vicky Hoang My favorite really is the Batiste. It always seems to work for me.
Good to know. I am trying different ones as I generally wash my hair each day, but if I can get through a couple of stay at home days with dry shampoo that would be great. I am using the Batiste, but have heard the Cibu is awesome…I have been w/ their products since ’08. I cheated on them and had horrible hair lass. Thanks for the review. Again, I am just reading so many of your posts as I am turning into a blog girl now, was a vlog girl, but loving the blogs! I just am not so great at writing. Hopefully, my classes in writing at school will help me get more to the point, rather than ramble…lol:) Take care, Jennifer
macface2adore I’ll have to look for Cibu. I’m really in love with Batiste. Yay for taking writing classes Thanks for the rec, Jennifer!