Frugal vs. Fabulous- Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo v. Tresseme Dry Shampoo

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's time for a showdown.

(Insert showdown music here)

A few months back, I ordered a trial sized Oscar Blandi dry shampoo from Sephora on a whim. I had read a lot about how fantastic dry shampoos were, and was ready to try for myself. I was hooked from the first powdery white spray! This stuff is amazing- it smells great, and makes my second-day hair look even better than the first day that I wash it!

The only downside- the cost. This stuff costs over $20 a bottle and doesn't last that long. It was a price I was willing to pay (I mean, I'm saving 20 minutes three times a week!) but when I came across Tresemme's version I had to try it...especially because I was able to get it for next to nothing in a CVS deal. Here's my opinion:

Smell- Oscar Blandi wins hands down in this category. It smells fresh and clean, and really lasts. The Tresemme has a kind of chemical smell, and while it's not overpowering it's not exactly the whiff I want people to catch of me as I walk by.

Ease of Use- Both products have the same concept- spray in roots, let dry, brush and style. Both products make your hair look a little "white" at first, then gradually fade (I'm blonde so it's not too noticeable on me). I didn't notice a big difference between the two.

Performance- Both products work very well, keeping my hair looking freshly washed the entire day. I have "medium" hair (I guess that's what you would call it- not too oily or dry) so someone who has very oily hair may need a touch up at some point during the day.

The Winner- I love them both. I have to say this is a tie. For me, the price of the Tresemme outweighs the fantastic scent of the Oscar Blandi. Don't get me wrong, I'll still be treating myself to the occasional can of Blandi, but for the price and convenience the Tresemme will probably be what I regularly keep on hand

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