Monday, May 2, 2011

TRESemmé FreshStart Dry Shampoo

This morning I woke up later than I had planned as the result of me not being able to properly set my alarm. Thankfully, I didn’t wake up too late but it was late enough that I didn’t have time for a shower.

This was bad because my hair was clearly greasy, even when I put it up in a ponytail. For a few moments, I thought about just jumping in the shower and showing up late for work but then I remembered that about a month ago I picked up TRESemmé’s Fresh Start Dry Shampoo for oily/straight to normal hair.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I had a negative experience in the past with a dry shampoo. But since this type of product is clearly needed in my life, I decided to try out TRESemmé’s version.

Like many dry shampoos, it’s a aerosol though this one’s angle is that its “unqiue formula, with mineral clay and citrus, refreshes your hair by removing oil and odour while injecting volume.”

I have used this product a couple of times prior to this morning but today’s head of hair was a much bigger test. So did FreshStart get a passing grade?

When it comes to looks, yes. Fresh Start visibly made my hair look cleaner and less greasy. And while it didn’t exactly pump up the volume, my hair did have more life and bounce to it after I used the spray.

But while it might have made my hair look clean, it didn’t make it feel clean. I could still feel the oil when I touched my scalp, even if I couldn’t see it (but to be fair, this product doesn’t claim to give you touchable hair).

One aspect of this product that I didn’t really test out was its claim that it removes odour. Since my hair didn’t really have any noticeable smell to it, I can’t comment on this one. However, the spray did leave my hair with a faint, almost fruity scent that does give you the feeling of fresher hair.

While I suspect that this product couldn’t handle a head that spent its night out at a smoky party, it does do an  acceptable job on those mornings when you just can’t fit in a shower.

Would I buy this again: Maybe though I would certainly be up for trying a different brand of dry shampoo.
Should you buy it: See above.

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