thrifty thursday: psssssst! instant dry shampoo spray

I was recently perusing Ulta when I saw they carry a dry shampoo that costs just $5.99. That seemed like a steal of a deal, especially for a product with an average rating of 4.2 stars, so I ordered some.

My own Pssssssst! (no idea if that's the right number of S's) dry shampoo arrived last week, and I've been trying it out ever since. Here are my thoughts:

This is not the best dry shampoo I've ever used, but it is absolutely the best value I've come across. You've heard the term "biggest bang for your buck," and this is exactly what that phrase was meant to describe. Pssssssst! works well for both down and up 'dos. It adds volume and not weight. It's a simple spray-on, let-sit, brush-out routine.

To give you an idea of what I look for in dry shampoos:
  • I've never found a dry shampoo that I thought was too ashy. I know this is a common complaint people make about dry shampoos, but I haven't ever said it. (Maybe because my natural color is an ash brown?). So if you often have that concern with dry shampoos, I don't know what to tell you about how this product compares to others in that regard. 
    • Tip: if you regularly find dry shampoos remain ashy after brushing, have you tried brushing perpendicular to your strands of hair? 
  • I prefer powdery dry shampoos. For instance, I do not like Julep's Dry Clean, which boasts going on clear. 
  • I like cheap dry shampoos, because I use a lot. When I straighten my hair, I need to refresh it with dry shampoo by the end of the first day.
  • I want my hair to remain touchable after using dry shampoo. 
Only on this last point did Pssssssst! come up short. I think the product is good at being invisible, but when I use it I have to remember to leave my hair alone, because I don't like how it feels.
before brushing out
after brushing out
Have you given Pssssssst! a try? What dry shampoo do you think gives the biggest bang for your buck?


  1. This is one I've never tried! Perhaps I'll get over my fear of ashy residue and give it a try.

  2. I'll be interested to hear what you think, since we tend to never have the same opinions :)


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