“ Brand: Avon / Typer: Hair Refresher / What it does: Refreshes, „
Avon offer a wide range of cosmetic and body care products direct to your door via their website (www.avonshop.co.uk) or through your local Avon rep.
Avon offer various hair care products for different hair types. A fairly new addition to their hair care range is the 'Raspberry and Hibiscus' collection which includes a shampoo, conditioner and a hair refresher. These products are part of the Naturals range.
The hair refresher can be used through the day. It is not a dry shampoo - simply a refresher. It is suited to those with fine, limp or oily hair types. It can be used on dry or wet hair to refresh and scent with a fresh, fruity fragrance. To use, spray around 20-25cm from the hair and style as normal.
It wouldn't be difficult to mix this product up with the room sprays that Avon offer. The pink tinted liquid is presented in a tall, slim plastic bottle which is clear. There bottle is decorated with a simple, fruit image and complete with a spray top and plastic lid. The bottle can be recycled and has a 12 month shelf life. I can't say that the packaging is the most appealing but it is functional and simple.
~Price and Availability~
This hair refresher can be purchased from www.avonshop.co.uk or from your local Avon rep. It retails at £2.50 for 100ml. The website currently offers it as part of a '4 for £5.00' offer.
I purchased this from the Avon catalogue for the offer price of £1.25. I was my hair every second day usually but I find that depending on the weather, my hair turns starts to turn a little oily and limp after the first day or so. I sometimes use a dry shampoo but I quite fancied trying this refresher to see what it was like.
The refresher itself resembles pink water. It is very easy to spray out the bottle and one press of the dispenser releases a short spray of fine mist which, as you would expect, feels slightly damp on the hair. I mainly use it on dry hair. I prefer to use a styling spray on damp hair as I feel that this spray doesn't really offer much benefits to freshly washed, damp hair. It does however, make it smell much nicer when it is soaking wet from the rain!
Once my hair is dried and straightened or put up in a hair band, I spritz this all over from a distance and it does leave my hair smelling lovely. The raspberry scent is most prominent but there is an alcohol tinge to the scent. The overall scent reminds me of Raspberry Archers Aqua drinks that I had as a teenager - quite pleasant but not for everyone. It is a fresh and natural scent in my opinion and lasts well on my hair.
Between washes, my hair looks limp and oily. Whilst this refresher doesn't eliminate oil like a dry shampoo does, it does refresh my hair and gives it a bit of a boost. Applying to the lengths of my hair results in a bit of volume. I started off spraying this onto my roots and scalp but unfortuantely, it made my scalp itch so I no longer do this. I have a dry and sensitive scalp so perhaps not the best thing to use if you have an issue like this. The spray doesn't make my hair even more oily which is a good thing - it does leave my hair quite soft though.
I have mixed feelings on this hair refresher. It does give my hair a bit of a volume boost but nothing outstanding. I would say it refreshes more by scenting my hair than anything else. I don't need to use much and cannot say I have noticed any build up of product like I do when I use a hairspray. I do find it pleasant to use to make my hair smell fruity and perfumed but there isn't much else I can say about it. Only a tiny amount is needed due to it being a fine mist so a bottle will last some time with regular use.
Thanks for reading x
Originally posted to ciao July 2012.