Fellas, unless you are rocking a sweet man bun, this post is not for you.
But, before you go, one question: Have you ever seen your girlfriend, partner, mother, sister, grandma, nanny pathetically try and wash one portion of their head without getting the rest wet? This usually happens while said long-haired female is helplessly hanging upside down in the sink and likely spitting profanities.
While you’ve probably questioned what in the hell they’re doing, or perhaps, the sanity of the entire female gender, hear us out. There is a completely logical reason for why we would subject ourselves to this torture and utter humiliation:
WASHING AND DRYING OUR HAIR TAKES A ******* LONG TIME.
Sorry. Slight outburst from a bushy haired brunette who has always worn her hair past her shoulders and has almost never showed up to a party on time given the above time commitment.
Deep breaths. The good folks at Pony Dry are here to change our lives forever. They’ve heard our cries, and in attempt to save our necks from craning, have developed a product that allows you to wash the top of our head, while keeping—wait for it—your pony dry! Genius.
The revelation that this product exists came after a bachelorette weekend in Chicago in which 12 girls shared two bathrooms for four days. You do the math. We were dreaming of Pony Dry in our sleep.
So, when the PD peeps sent us a sample I pounced on it.
Then I opened it.
And. I mean, it’s a hilarious shape.
I’m not sure exactly what I expected it to look like, but after careful inspection of the directions, we could not ignore the obvious comparison.
FINE. I’ll say it.
THAT ASIDE, I was still super stoked to try it. My typical hair routine takes in and around an hour to complete. In total, I’ve spent weeks of my life taming my tendrils.
So, last night, after an after-work circuit for a missed Wednesday workout and then getting my daily Barre fix, I was a hot mess. Not only were my roots showing that I got my sweat on, but the crease from 3 hours of ponytail styling was not looking hot.
Pony Dry, I need you.
First point for Pony Dry: my shower time was so speedy. My lather, rinse, repeat choreography was cut in half.
Second point: I used a mere dollop of shampoo, and no conditioner, to accomplish my task (that sh*t is expensive).
From the pictogram instructions, it appears I was supposed to leave the Pony Dry on whilst blow-drying. I gave my scalp a quick five minutes with old faithful, but worried that I was not getting to all the layers of my bushy head.
As I removed the elastic, my heart sunk.
There was a good couple of inches where scalp met elastic that was still wet. Could this be it for me and the PD? I had such high hopes.
Too high, I couldn’t give up on you yet.
Even though my normal hairstyling routine includes vigorous cycles with a round brush and a serious tricep workout, I thought perhaps I could salvage the PD experience with just a little bit more attention to my wet locks.
An easy two minutes later, and I looked like I had waltzed out of a salon. My roots were dry, my ends were dry and from start to finish (minus the excessive selfie time—you’re welcome, kids), the whole PD experience probably took me about 12 mins. 12 mins!! That’s 48+ minutes shaved off my normal hair time. Don’t even get me started on the following process that is makeup and outfit selection—is there a Pony Dry for that too?
All in all, I am very pleased with my PD (after maturely getting over the first round of giggles), and I HIGHLY recommend it. Especially for those fit b*tches who work out on the reg.
This quick fix has the potential to be life changing. You’re welcome.
You can order your very own (Canadian made!) Pony Dry at ponydry.com