“ Brand: Asda / Type: Hair Shampoo / What it does: Refreshes, Vitalizes / Suitable for: dry hair „
I had never tried Dry Smapoo until about 3 years ago. I had always heard of it but it didn't sound all that great to me and I had images that you would still have smelly Hair that looked a bit lank and greasy. I eneded up trying the brand named version of it, loved it and I have had a tin of it in my bathroom ever since. I don't use it all that much but there is always times when you may need to freshen your Hair up and after 5 minutes of this product then your Hair can look so much better.
This comes in a 150ml tin and cost me only £1.50 so a bit cheaper than the brand named tin and worth a try I though. I only seem 1 scent in this range which is Lemongrass but that sounded a nice enough scent to me.
So how to use this? well I would recommend being dressed when you use this - well your top half dressed anyway. I always put a towel around my shoulders due to a disaterous first attempt using Dry shampoo and my clean black top getting covered.
Just brush your Hair and have it in the parting that you wish to have it in (or you can have it in different partings if you want to get this right into your Roots. Shake the can and spray this at your Roots and perhaps a little bit below your Roots as well. Lightly rub this through your Roots and leave how it is for a few minutes. Then comb or brush your Hair and that is you.
How did I find this worked? I found this to work well. This seems to Mop the Oil up quickly and my Hair is left with a nice enough shine to it and it looks a lot cleaner and fresher than it did before I used this. The scent of this is a nice fresh scent and the scent lingers after I have used this and I can still smell the scent later in the day.
A worthwhile try if you are looking for different Dry Shampoos to try.
I've never tried dry shampoo before, but after leaving a friend's house one night I stopped at Asda on the way home, and decided it was getting a bit late to wash my hair so I thought I'd try some dry shampoo instead. I always wash my hair in the evenings in the week, as I can't drag myself out of bed early enough to do it in the mornings. I'm quite lucky because I don't have to wash my hair daily, I can get away with washing it every other day. But sometimes it feels a bit greasy or can smell if I've been cooking, and it's times like this I wanted to try a dry shampoo.
As I'd never used dry shampoo before, I figured I wouldn't know the difference in quality between a branded version or Asda's own version, to be honest I was quite surprised to see that Asda do their own version. It cost £1.50 for a 150ml can, which seemed good value compared to the others. It comes in two different fragrances: rose oil and lotus flower, or the one I'm reviewing which was hibiscus and lemongrass.
The product comes in a can and looks very much like body spray. According to the packaging it is designed to refresh and revitalise your hair between washes, leaving it looking clean and smelling fresh. As with most dry shampoos, it simply involves spraying onto your hair like you would with hairspray, and then combing through and styling as usual.
I've been using this product quite often when I feel my hair needs freshening or if I can't be bothered washing it, and it has different results depending on what I'm using it for. If I feel my hair is clean but has picked up food smells etc, I found rather than neutralising the smell it leaves it smelling a bit like old fashioned talc. The smell is reasonably pleasant, but it is noticeable and I didn't really want this, I just wanted something which was going to neutralise any smells in my hair. Having said that, I guess hair which smells of old fashioned talc is nicer than hair which smells of curry powder or bacon, so for this reason I have continued to use it. I have no idea what hibiscus or lemongrass are supposed to smell like, so I didn't really know what to expect from the smell, but I personally find it a little overpowering.
The other times I use this product, are those occasions when I'm having a particularly busy week and leave my hair for a day longer than I usually would before washing it. This leaves it a bit greasy at the roots and looking limp and lifeless, so I spray this to absorb some of the grease. I find when it's used for this purpose, it's much more effective as I do notice the difference in my roots. You have to be careful not to use too much because it can make them look a bit grey and like you've applied talc to your roots, especially if you have dark hair. But usually, after using this and brushing through, my roots are less greasy. It doesn't really give my hair any more life, but it doesn't claim to and I wouldn't expect this from a dry shampoo, so I am reasonably happy with the results.
All in all, I will use this product until it runs out, as it does the job reasonably well, but I'm not sold on it enough to be loyal so when I run out I might experiment with an alternative brand to see if they perform any better.
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