Monday, January 30, 2012

This vs. That: Dry Shampoo

I started using dry shampoo about two months ago. I was skeptical at first that it wouldn't work well, but my girlfriend had been using it and loved it, so I thought I would give it a try. So far I have tried two different brands and I wanted to do a this vs. that post to give you guys some insight into my dry shampoo experience.

The first dry shampoo I bought was TRESemme Freshstart. I had seen a few TRESemme Freshstart commercials featuring Ashley Benson so I thought, "Hey, what not? Plus Ashley Benson is in the commercial so it must be good stuff." That's advertising at work for ya. A few days later I ventured out to Target and picked up my first dry shampoo. To be honest, I was pretty excited to use this new, innovative product. A day or two later, my hair was not quite dirty, but not too clean. The perfect time to try out my dry shampoo.
I shook the bottle with all my might, pointed, and sprayed. I was a bit nervous about what I saw next. There was a white powdery substance all over my part! I freaked out for a good 10 seconds before using my common sense and rereading the directions. "...Leave in for 1-2 minutes. Brush out, then style." Okay, this white nonsense was just temporary. Plus, my hair is practically black, so that doesn't help much either. After a minute or two, I combed through my hair and not too much of the shampoo could be seen, but I definitely had to work it in a bit more before it was completely gone. Another thing I immediately noticed about the product was the smell. It smelled bad. But once I had applied, worked it through and styled my hair, my hair was looking fresh and full of body.
I was using TRESemme Freshstart almost every other day, especially on days I had to work early in the morning. I liked how the product worked, but the smell and the extra work of working in the product to avoid looking like my roots were turning grey was getting on my nerves. I decided to do a little research to see if there was a dry shampoo for dark hair. Lo and behold, there was! I ran to Ulta the next day and picked up Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of colour for dark and deep brown hair. I ended up using it later that day and was so pleased! Not only did the product blend right into my hair making it easy to comb through and hid any evidence, it smelled good too. The smell was fresh and subtle. Batiste does run a bit more expensive at $8.99 a bottle, but if you have dark hair and use dry shampoo enough, the price it worth it.
Overall, I will be using Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of colour from here on out. While the price of TRESemme is appealing, the scent and convenience of having color in the product definitely outweighs the price factor.
Do you use dry shampoo? What is your favorite brand?

1 comment:

21SaraLoves said...

Great review!

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