Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Review It Wednesday -- The All Nighter

Did any of you decide to try no pooing? Are you hesitant to go through that initial transition period? Well, I have good news!! I found a product that can carry you through your worst hair days and will eliminate the need for daily shampooing, even if you're not no pooing! Really.

I have long been a fan of powdering my hair in between shampoos. The only thing is, I hate how white powder leaves my hair looking dull. Why don't they make tinted powder to use as dry shampoo, I wondered. So I Googled it and guess what? I found it ... and ordered a bottle.

It's called The All Nighter Styling Powder and it comes in 6 shades:
  • Platinum/neutral
  • Dark brown/black
  • Honey blonde
  • Brown/brunette
  • Golden blonde
  • Redheads
I have reddish brown hair, but decided the redhead formula might be a bit too bright on my hair, so I opted for the brown/brunette tint. The bottle was pricey ($18), but I thought it would be worth it. I placed the order and couldn't wait to receive my package.

When it arrived, I was shocked by the size of the box. This can't be it, I thought. There's no way it could be in this box.

But it was. All 1 ounce of it! That's the downside. This is an itsy bitsy bottle of powder for $18!

However, I really love this product! Let me tell you why.

First of all, it's made in the U.S. of all natural ingredients, including:
  • Pure rice and tapioca starches
  • Cruelty free silk powder
  • Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide
  • Essence of tangerine (which freshens and stimulates the scalp)
  • Natural Mineral pigments (fresh from the earth -- the minerals contain no dyes, preservatives or chemicals)
Plus, this product is paraben-free, aluminum-free, talc-free and silica-free.

With the cooler weather settling in upon us, I tend to take a fair share of hot baths. The bad thing about that is that my hair ends up wet from sweat. Since I only wash it every 3 - 4 days (with the baking soda and cider vinegar), I need something to carry me through those off days, especially with all the sweating I'm doing in the tub. The All Nighter Styling Powder is the perfect solution. And it gives my hair amazing volume! I really do love what this does for my hair.

For those of you who are traditional shampooers, you'll love the way this product cuts down on the amount of shampoos you need each week. If you dye your hair, you'll also benefit from not having to dye it as often (less shampoos mean an extended life to your hair color!).

It's green and it works. What more could I want. Well, maybe a lower price tag. Oh, and I'd appreciate it if it didn't stain my clothes or hands the way it does. It takes awhile to wash the color off the palms of my hands after I'm done applying it. But it's worth it to not have dull, white-powdered hair. And as far as clothing is concerned, it is advisable to use the product before you are dressed, or with a towel draped over your shoulders.

The All Nighter gets an overall green thumbs up from me, even if my pocketbook cringes a little on that one! No pooing is incredibly inexpensive, but for those of you who shampoo the traditional way, you'll actually be saving money by using this product in place of shampooing every day. A little goes a long way ... believe me.

Now, before I end up being up all night, I'm going to wrap this up. Looking forward to revving up my 'do in the morning.

Reviewing it for you,



  1. I am all for using no poo in between washing but you must really like it to be okay with the $18...I'm a strong believer that somethings are just worth it, especially when it comes to being girl :)

    Out for a little hopping, would love it if you would stop by Lucy's when you get time.

  2. I use the All Nighter in between no pooing ... I no longer shampoo my hair. And it is worth it ... especially since I don't spend money on shampoos and conditioners.


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