Having a Bad Hair Life

Remember “Psssst!” — the hair-care product that you could use when your were pressed for time and your hair was an oily disaster? I don’t remember which company made it or what brand it was. It came in a purple, pink and white spray can, if my memory serves me correctly. Unfortunately, my memory would have to serve me correctly because they don’t sell it anymore and haven’t for a very long time!

I have looked and I have called around many times but, unless you want to use foot powder or baby powder in your hair, you’re stuck. I’m stuck. There have been so many times that I’ve wished I had a bottle of that stuff! It’s one of the downfalls of having straight hair. If I could just get my hands on some of that stuff, I would keep one at home, one at work, one in the car and a small one in my purse!

I did find this…

Spray Powder Shampoo - for Brunette Shades

Spray Powder Shampoo – for Brunette Shades

Salon Grafix Spray Powder Shampoo, with its color match formula, is perfect for cleansing and refreshing your hair between normal shampoos or when you are on the go.
• Easily brushes off
• Leaves hair revitalized
• No white powder
• No oil residue
• Clean and shiny hair

Of course they have them for black, blonde and silver shades too.

I got so excited when I saw this “shampoo!” Then I saw the list of stores that sell their products. It’s a long list of businesses! I scrolled down the page and look who was on the list: Longs Drugs, Safeway, K-Mart, Wal-Mart and Walgreens (you guys do remember we have one of those now too, right?). Five of our stores! We’ve got it made!

I’m calling. So far, I’m batting zero. The only product I’ve been able to find is the Salon Grafix hairspray. What I really want is this dry shampoo! “Well,” I thought, “I’ll just order it online.” No shipping to Alaska and Hawaii. For our readers outside the State of Hawaii, this is one of the costs of living in paradise. It happens a lot more often than you think. Just don’t ask me why.

Hey, I tried. The best part of their online ordering was that it went directly into PayPal! That was another benefit. But, no shipping. I know, you guys can order it and send me some! 🙂

In the mean time, I’ve printed out several copies of the page to take to the participating stores that I frequent to see if they can find a way to bring it in. I’ll keep you guys posted and let you know who steps up to the plate with their customer service! I’m an easy sell for three bottles right off the top!

After working all day and suddenly being told you’re going somewhere, wouldn’t it be nice to quickly look like you just got out of the shower and gotten done with the blow dryer? Or, better yet, to make people think you look that good all the time?!? I know I need all the help I can get! 🙂

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tiabla // Jan 14, 2008 at 11:21 am

    You may want to also try Bumble & Bumble’s line of dry shampoos. They aren’t cheap, but they are tinted and work wonders for oily hair. The Macy’s salon in Ala Moana carries the B&B dry shampoos.

  • 2 Evelyn // Jan 14, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Hi Tiabla! It’s not the tinting I’m after exactly, it’s the “dry shampoo” aspect — the idea that you can sort of dry clean your hair if you’re too far away from home. 🙂 Thank you for letting us know that Macy’s has a similar product. This is the first I’ve heard of anything like this since Pssst! and I’m sure these things have got to be good sellers once people find out about them!

  • 3 M.R. Field // Jan 18, 2008 at 8:36 am

    Hair is such an interesting cultural concept. I don’t remember the old insta-clean product, but I do remember conversations about quick touch ups over the years. On the larger topic, in the old movie “Operation Petticoat” one of the Army nurses complained she couldn’t wash her hair every day on the submarine. Of course, no one asked if she were able to have her curlers or curling iron with her to keep her hair wavy. Were those stories of beehive hair styles in the 1960s, when washing was not possible for long periods of time, being nest sites for spiders true? Then there are the religious constraints on hair, from requiring the mistresses in old New Orleans to have their hair covered when they left their homes, to scarves required at the Vatican, to some orthodox cultures requiring the hair to be shaved upon marriage, if I recall correctly. We bleach, iron, perm, dye, and otherwise construct images with hair. We even have places to sell or to give it away to help create wigs for women who have undergone chemotherapy. For those of us with slow-growing hair, quick changes require thought. Yet, I have met people whose hair grows quickly and for them one hair style or another is merely a matter of little thought. I have taken the lazy route for years. Keep it long enough to whip into various shapes for various occasions yet short enough to be manageable. I used to tell people that if they wanted to know my mood on any given day, just see which style I chose for my hair.

  • 4 Evelyn // Jan 18, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Giggles! Okay, which styles mean you’re in a bad mood? I want to know so I know how to wear my hair! 🙂

    For the record, I did find Pssst! online after all. It doesn’t have color, it just absorbs the oilies! I’ve noticed, however, that now that I’m getting older… I may not be as anxious to take away all of nature’s moisturizers quite so quickly.

  • 5 M.R. Field // Jan 18, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Oh, my gosh. You want me to remember something that goes back years?! *smile* I’ve jut been wearing it in a queue for so long that I can’t remember anything else. But as I think about it, I think the braid was bad mood. Twin braids was playful; unbound was other types of playfulness; bun was sharp and ready to tackle the world; front braids with most of the hair down was challenging; occasionally, I would flip the hair to one side just to confuse – of course, since it was long and very dark, the bun and braids could also just mean it was summer. (Notice the word “was.” *sigh)

  • 6 Evelyn // Jan 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Aw, Rose! I know exactly how you feel! I so want my hair to be thicker and longer and healthier… and it’s not working!

  • 7 Barbara // Sep 17, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Look on the above website… they have Psssst!

  • 8 Evelyn // Sep 17, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Thank you, Barbara! I did go check it out. They do have it but they have ones that deal with color. I just want the kind that deal with oil, etc. The site did have other brands that I just may test out. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  • 9 Dawn // Jun 20, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Th Vermont Country Store, which has a website, carries Psssst Shampoo and they do ship anywhere-suprised you are having such a hard time finding-try them-they specialize in the hard to find items-that is there logo.

  • 10 Evelyn // Jun 21, 2009 at 6:46 am

    Hi Dawn! Thank you for stopping by and for leaving a comment. I had to go look and so they DO! Thank you for dropping by and letting us know! It’s amusing to see how the price dictates just how difficult it is to find this stuff — it’s salon pricing for what was once a $2.99 drug store item. But they have it! 🙂 Thank you, Dawn!

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