Smelly post-workout hair fix

A favorite core memory of mine was my friend’s bachelorette party last summer. We stayed at this amazing Airbnb in Stillwater, MN and celebrated hard. We had a few spa treatments and the whole place – spa and bnb – smelled like Moroccanoil Hair & Body Mist. It was literally the scent of the weekend and smelling it brings me right back to the happy memory. If you’ve ever tried any other Moroccanoil products, it’s THAT smell. I’ve used the brand for years, so it was a nice surprise to see they rolled out a mist in their signature scent.

I snapped it up right away at the spa weekend. A mini is only $18! I used the whole thing up in a matter of months. I am pretty low-maintenance with my haircare routine, but can’t stand stinky hair- campfire smell being the #1 offender, followed closely by post-workout stink. When I wanted a replenish, Sephora only carried a large size, which is still only $32. It’s a bargain for how much you get and the scent truly lingers. Don’t spray much because it’s strong. According to Sephora, the hair and body spray actually has a bit of hydration due to the argan oil and Vitamin E in their formula, PLUS it has a UV absorber that helps prevent hair damage from sun exposure.

DON’T use enough of this to count on it for sun protection. You’ll choke. It’s strong. It’s good, but potent. After discovering it, I started spraying one quick spray on my kids’ scalps in the morning if they didn’t have a hair shower the night before and had been playing hard. Stinky kid scalps are totally a thing, but I don’t feel comfortable using dry shampoo on my little girls’s heads. One spritz on the crown of the head is where it’s at if you’re spraying a child. I spray three when it’s myself: on the crown, and one spritz down each side of my hair.

Three fresh-haired chicas. No stinky scalps here!

I stopped using dry shampoo years ago because I didn’t like how it made my scalp itch and caused product buildup. But, our family photographer introduced me to Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-Powder Dry Shampoo Powder which is about a million times better. When I’m introduced to a product I love, I often check the displays in-store or look online to see what they come out with next. I noticed last winter Bumble and bumble came out with Pret-a-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist and I had to try it.

You guys!

It’s my favorite hair product I own now. Unlike a typical dry shampoo, it doesn’t leave the hair white, there is no residue, and it doesn’t make the scalp itchy whatsoever. It’s in a squirt bottle rather than an aerosol, and there’s a slight fresh scent that’s not at all off-putting. You have to give it a good shake before you use it because the liquid is dual-phase. I bought a bottle for myself to try it out, and once I fell in love I bought a bottle for my girls to share. They love it so much they use it without me prompting them.

I’ve mostly switched over the the Pret-a-Powder Post Workout Dry Shampoo Mist for my hair refreshing needs and use the Moroccanoil Hair & Body Mist for a perfume these days. It’s also the #1 thing I make sure makes it into my bag if I’ll be camping because I can’t handle the stench of campfire in my hair when I’m trying to sleep!

So, here’s the thing. My kids and I wash our hair twice a week. I work out 5 days a week and they play hard every single day. There is no substitute for washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner if you’re trying to get it squeaky clean and fabulous. Both over-washing and using too many products can be hard on the hair. I’m typically just looking for a little refresh without adding product buildup. If you are looking for the same you’ll love these two products!

Have you tried anything awesome for your hair lately? Tell me about it!

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