Product Type: Superdrug hair care products
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Superdrug Dry Shampoo Chocolate Brownie
Member Name: norton501
Superdrug Dry Shampoo Chocolate Brownie
Advantages: It does work, but you have to use more than other dry shampoos
Disadvantages: Brown spray on your forehead/ hair accessories
I only cottoned onto the benefits and time-saving properties (sleeping in and realising your hair did really need to be washed before you go to work, but you don't have time) last summer. Now, I am a fan and I do like to have a can somewhere in the house for those occasions. I decided to cut myself a fringe in summer too, and didn't realise the maintenance this would require- fringes want to be washed more than the rest of your hair and after sleeping, found to my horror that a fringe will settle itself into a bolt upright pose over night and will want to defy gravity for the rest of the day- two things are needed to arm against this-- dry shampoo and hair spray.
Superdrug sell their own dry shampoo spray- I opted for this 'Chocolate Brownie' one because it was cheaper than the other dry shampoos on the shelf and because I have dark hair and it says on the tin this is specifically designed to be used on dark hair. One 150ml spray costs £1.99, but there are frequently offers on (ie 2-for-1) Superdrug also do a travel sized can (handy for my drawer at work for hair-emergencies!) for around 69-79p.
The product is really easy to use, shake the can- spray onto your hair (I have thick hair so spray it underneath my hair too), using your fingers- rub through/ basically shake your hair about a bit then comb it through and hey presto- within a couple of shakes and combs and re-sprays your hair should smell sweet and vaguely like chocolate and your hair should have more volume and feel less lank or should be more manageable (fringe- i'm talking about you).
*Does it work?*
I found I had to use a lot more of this than the Baptiste sprays I have previously bought. I also had to reapply and comb my hair through a few times before I could feel that I had used a dry shampoo. It does not provide the same instant-dry sort of refreshed feeling you get with other brand name dry shampoos.
Also worth noting is this spray is tinted BROWN, the nozzle of the can will end up brown and the spray leaves a brown covering on things such as your forehead. I have a plastic hair band (the sort that holds your hair back off your face, like a plastic alice-band) that is stained brown as I must have sprayed my hair forgetting I had a hairband in . My hands also get stained with this product after rubbing the spray through my hair as does the brush. So, steer clear of this if you have blonde or just grey hair unless you want brown streaks in your hair (the Chipmunk look? could be interesting). This does easily wash off your hands, but it is just a bit of a faff seeing as dry shampoos are marketed as 'on the go' products on the whole so you don't want to have to spend extra time cleaning you/ your brush/ the bathroom when you need to use this.
Overall, after using up my 2 for 1 cans over the space of about 8 months, I am switching back to the main brands as I think overall paying a bit more will be better value for money as I had to use a lot more of the Superdrug one and I am finding the slightly sickly sweet chocolate scent is now getting a bit annoying/ a bit sickly. Now there is no smoking in pubs and clubs/ restaurants, I don't think there is such a need for heavily scented dry shampoo as your hair is less likely to need de-stinking (for lack of a better word). I don't smoke so the main reason I buy a dry shampoo is to give my hair a volume boost- for my fringe mainly to turn a bad-fringe day into an ok-until-i-get-home-later-to-wash-my-hair day and just to soak up any excess hair moisture/ grease between washes.
The travel sized can in handy for popping in a handbag and as the scent is quite strong, if you used this on your hair, it may come across as if you had sprayed a body spray on yourself too (would not recommend actually using the spray as a body spray- but the smell will linger around you)- this could be an advantage. So this gets a very average 3/5 as it does save me from a bad bad hair day, but more is needed and there is the getting a brown spray on your hands/forehead etc to take into account.
Summary: A bit sickly, need to use more for it to work and sprays things brown- OK if on offer or for travel