Product Type: Avon hair care products
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Avon Naturals Cherry Blossom Hair Refresher Spray
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Avon Naturals Cherry Blossom Hair Refresher Spray
Advantages: Easy to use - Good value - Pleasant product..
Disadvantages: Didn't help the appearance of hair..
One Avon range that I really like is the "Avon Naturals" range, that has undergone a small facelift in recent times, seeing many new items being added to the overall range. A new addition stood out to me as being an appealing product and I decided to try it out for myself.
The product in question is the "Avon Naturals Cherry Blossom Daily Hair Refresher" and whilst the normal price for the product is £2.50, I managed to pick up the product for half this amount during a recent promotion.
The packaging for the product is fairly simplistic, in keeping with most of the other products in the same range. Comprising of a cylindrical bottle made of clear plastic, there is a 'pump' dispenser on top of the 150ml bottle to allow the product to be spritzed easily over the hair. There is an attractive label on front of the slim bottle detailing attractive white flowers in full bloom alongside some pretty pink 'swirl' designs. Based on the product's image, first impressions were that it was going to be a very feminine product to use.
The idea behind the product is to allow for a bit of a 'freshen up' on your hair in-between your normal washing routine. A brief description of this is detailed on the Avon website, providing a little more detail..."In a rush and your hair needs a lift? simply spray onto dry hair to leave it smelling clean and looking fresh." I regularly use dry shampoo products in-between washes and was keen to see how the Avon Daily Hair Refresher would fare in comparison...
I put the product to the test shortly after it arrived from Avon. I had ran out of dry shampoo products so decided to use the Avon product instead to see if it would work on my hair. Admittedly, my hair was not overly dirty, nor was it greasy but I felt it could use a bit of a 'freshen up' as it were. I liked how the product could be used on dry hair in the same way as my regular dry shampoo products as this is what makes them so convenient and quick to use.
When it was time to try the product out, I spritzed the product over my shoulder-length hair, which was very easy to do thanks to the pump 'nozzle' spray on the bottle. I felt that the product didn't leave my hair 'sopping wet' which would have made it feel a bit off-putting I must admit. It did feel quite wet and moist although I felt it dried in quite quickly after a short time. I allowed the product to 'settle' a little on my roots and then used a small comb to transfer it through my hair to the ends. This took a mere moment and was without any fuss or hassle.
The aroma of the product was very noticeable whilst it was being sprayed over my hair, but this is what I had expected given my experience of dry shampoo products. I didn't feel the product caught in my throat or made me cough, but I have to confess that neither did I find the scent totally swept me away. It was ok, being quite fruity and slightly floral but without any sort of sickly sweetness within it which would have made it slightly 'heady' for my own taste. The aroma felt quite summery and fresh, without being heavy. I felt too that the scent remained on my hair for a short time after application, and I was able to detect it a few times later in the day but not so much that it felt intrusive or over-bearing.
After application, I noticed that there was no stickiness left behind, nor was there any sort of unpleasant residue to be found. Instead, I found that my hair felt slightly fresher than it had before, but only in terms of the smell of my hair. To explain this a little better, I felt that although my hair hadn't been smelly before I used the Avon product, the spray did add a little something to my unwashed hair by allowing it to carry a slightly refreshing fragrance for the remainder of the day. That is where my positive experience ends, however, as I found the end results were rather disappointing.
I have to be honest and admit that I didn't like the way the Hair Refresher did NOTHING for the appearance of my hair. Admittedly, I don't often let my hair become overly dirty or greasy, but I do find that dry shampoo products tend to give my hair a bit of a 'lift' whether it is extremely dirty or not. This is usually by way of a little shine added to the hair, whilst any dirty residue from styling products or dirt is lifted and carried off the shafts of the hair. The Avon product in comparison, did nothing to add shine or vitality to my hair, nor did I notice it do anything to really refresh the appearance of my hair during the times I used it. The fairly pleasant smell was evident admittedly, but this is really the only evidence of the product that I could detect.
This experience has led me to the conclusion that the Avon Hair Refresher is not as effective as using a dry shampoo product such as Batiste. I have found that the results achieved from the Avon product are purely in terms of allowing a gentle aroma to settle on the hair, rather than tackling the issue of removing grime or residue from the hair and making it look cleaner.
For an everyday 'lift' I think the Avon Refresher works fine, but at times when my mobility problems take over, I really struggle to carry out tasks like washing and drying my hair and as a result I really rely on my Batiste to help make me feel clean and fresh. There is no way that the Avon Hair Refresher would be able to 'cope' with this task as my hair felt no cleaner and LOOKED no cleaner after use. Similarly, there was no noticeable healthy shine left behind after use, which is something I do experience when using a dry shampoo product.
The product IS marketed as being a 'daily hair refresher' and not a dry shampoo however, so perhaps my expectations were a little too high. In truth, I would purchase it again, but purely for taking on holiday with me to somewhere with a hot climate when I feel my hair would benefit from a little 'freshen up' every day. Whilst at home however, I will stick to my dry shampoos as they work better for my own needs.
As @ July 2012, the Avon Naturals Cherry Blossom Hair Refresher can be purchased directly from your Avon representative or online at www.avonshop.co.uk. The normal price is £2.50 but the range has regular offers and promotions, so you may well be able to purchase it for cheaper than this.
Summary: It's ok, but I wouldn't rave about it..