When I had my hair cut last week, the guy who washed my hair at Toni & Guy - he calls himself "Edge," somewhat unoriginally - offered me a special treatment called Power Dose. Frankly, the explanation sounded like a load of old cobblers - something about balancing and the inner cortex of the hair and the latest technologiezzzzzzzzzz (I almost fell asleep during his spiel) - but he promised me that it would help cure my own big hair problem: I can't go a day without washing my hair or the roots go greasy and my scalp itches. Everyone tells me not to wash my hair more than twice a week, but there is no way on earth I could manage this without looking like an absolute scrubber.
Power Dose, "Edge" told me, would change that. I didn't understand how it was supposed to do so, but am willing to try most things that could help me here; my last resort will be to shell out £17.50 for Bumble & Bumble dry shampoo.
Well, "Edge" wasn't whistlin' Dixie. I washed my hair on Friday morning, spent all day Friday running around in the heat, humidity, and pollution of an unseasonably warm London, and on Saturday night it wasn't looking particularly dirty at all. As of writing this on Sunday evening, I still haven't washed my hair. It may not look its absolute best, but I am amazed that I haven't been scratching my scalp red raw at this point.
"Edge" told me that the full strength Power Dose is only available in salons, but that a diluted version is legal for home use and works just as well. (I refrained from launching into one of my ususal tirades about the government interfering in my beautification efforts.) I have to wonder, though: If the diluted version is just as effective, why use the stronger one at all?