August 28 2014

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Drugstore Discovery Of The Week


Most beauty products that have been around for multiple decades have, at some point, undergone an image overhaul. Consider Herbal Essences shampoo. The version that first hit the market in the 1960′s—a green bottle with the image of a long-haired woman surrounded by flowers designed to appeal to those nature-loving hippies—bears little resemblance to what’s on store shelves today. Frankly, I prefer the original incarnation. Which is why I was thrilled to discover, on the dusty bottom shelf of my local drugstore, Psssssst Instant Spray Shampoo, in an aerosol can that remains blissfully unchanged from its original 1970′s prototype. Even the text on the back seems amusingly stuck in the past. “Between shampoos. On camping trips. After sports. When ill. Any time you can’t use water.” The spray managed to mattify my oily scalp between shampoos, and there’s something nostalgic about its artificially sweet scent (think Electric Youth). Though dry shampoos are widely available nowadays, I’m a sucker for cool packaging, and, admittedly, a bargain price. $5.99, at drugstores.



  1. k_place says:

    This stuff is the best! There’s really no reason to ever by the pricier brands.

  2. pending says:

    Love the stuff: I’ve tried Oscar Blandi because I thought more expensive would mean better results, but went right back to this.

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