Sunday, February 5, 2012

Review: Dove Fresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

OMG. OMG OMG OMG.
Having black hair means that finding a dry shampoo that doesn't leave a visible mark is next to impossible. Yes, there are transparent dry shampoos and "dark hair" dry shampoos, but in my experience they don't work as well as the original white powder formula.
Here's the list of the ones I've tried and why I didn't like them:

  • Bumble & Bumble Black Hair Powder: It works ok, but the build up feels very heavy even if you don't have that much and the black powder is very evident. It can fall-out on clothes and it can also get on your face if you're not careful. Plus it's $$$.
  • Tres Semme Dry Shampoo: CRAP. I HATE IT. IT DOESN'T WORK. I'm sure all those people on YouTube that use it may actually have it work for them, but I've tried 2 different bottles and it just doesn't work at all. Plus the nozzle breaks super easily. You get what you pay for with this one.
  • Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo (non-aerosol version): Worked amazingly, smelled very nice, just expensive as well! It also left a dry cast in my hair. It sucked up the most oil though.
  • Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Dry Shampoo: Didn't work as well, smelled nice also expensive. Meh.
  • PSSST Dry Shampoo: Least expensive, worked decently, smelled heavily of baby powder. Probably my favorite of the bunch (and the one that I tried first). 
So how did the Dove blow them all out of the water?
First, it was $6. Really, not really a risk at all. If I didn't like it, it wasn't $20 and something totally regret worthy, and I hadn't heard anything about it so I wasn't expecting the world of it (like Tres Semme's). To be completely honest, I was deciding between two different products, and I saw that the Dove was cheaper, so I bought it.
It smells very much like most Dove hair products, soapy and clean. There's a slight hint of baby powderyness to it but it's nothing terrible.
I love that it cames in a spray bottle. I know the Oscar Blandi comes in a spray version but it's more expensive. The spray bottle on this seems firm and very sturdy and as if it won't break like the Oscar Blandi Invisible dry shampoo.
Now for the actual product. You're going to have to shake it quite a bit especially the first time you use it to get the white powder to come out. Do a little test spurt as well to just get the clear wet part out and to get the product going. I did spray a little at the store actually to see if it sprayed clear, and I got a little bit of the clear wet part (which is obviously used as a way to just get the powder sprayed out, and doesn't actually absorb oil) so I thought that the product was clear, which was actually one of the main reasons I bought it (it doesn't say anything about if it's a transparent product or not on the bottle).
This morning when I used it, I was a little disappointed that a white powder came out because I thought I was again stuck with another white tint in my hair and was completely ready to take a shower and call it a day. I then rubbed it in and... it disappeared! I even went outside with a mirror to see if it had truly gone away and it did! I then immediately filmed a video lol.
As I sat and let it sink in a little bit more, it completely absorbed the oil and my hair didn't feel heavy with product at all. That was another problem I had had in the past with dry shampoo. My hair felt loaded with product, and I wanted to get it feeling cleaner, not a different type of dirty (oily vs heavy).
It does add a little volume, which isn't something I actually look for in a dry shampoo. It's the last of the things I want. I want my hair oil free, and not product heavy. Volume? sure why not.
I put this in just before I went to work (at the indoor pool, where I test products because of the humidity) and after 5 hours, my hair still didn't feel gross at all which was another good sign.
I am going to use this again tomorrow, to see how it does on third day hair and will post promptly afterwards (since tomorrow is a school day, I'll be doing more active movement and I'll see how it fares outside in the natural heat vs humid heat).
For now though, I'm in love with this dry shampoo. It's fantastic. It's so much better than all the others AND I was blown away. LOVE!
It's available at CVS for about $6 (between $5 and $6 but basically $6 after tax). You can get it online though and it retails for between $4 and $6 depending on where you get it. I think I saw a listing for Walgreens and Walmart as well so check there!

23 comments:

  1. I just bought this over the weekends, and I absolutely love it. I'm looking to not shampoo my hair as much, and this is great for when I need to wash my hair, but I don't necessarily want to actually wash it, if you know what I mean. With this I can stretch my actual water + shampoo washes to maybe once a week now!

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    1. i'm glad you love it too! it's really, just amazing.

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  2. Thank you! Thank you a million times for this! I actually just bought this at Target tonight for 4.50 and was wondering if I should look forward to this and it its going to work! My sister uses the Oscar Blandi powder and for me that is way too expensive. I'm glad I won't be let down!

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  3. I just bought this product like an hour ago, i read the review (because that's what I always do before i try something new) I COMPLETELY STINKEN LOVE IT!!! I have normal to course hair, It is kinda on the dry side, but Its very well manageable. I haven't had hot water so I haven't washed my hair all week. So i thought id give this a try, and well i sprayed my roots in sections, and worked in the scalp. I loved how it disappeared instantly. It also smells great, did not leave any residue and i was able to flat iron my hair. It looks just as if it would have looked if i did wash and dry my hair. I think this is going to become part of my primary hair products.:) If your thinking about getting it, stop thinking it only like $4.50 at Walgreen.

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  4. I bought this product a couple of weeks ago and I loved it until it stopped working. All spray powders seem to have the same problem of the nozzle getting clogged. I've tried cleaning the top part (where you press down, the little hole) and still nothing comes out. Mine only worked for 2 days. :( Has anyone else had better luck? Did I just get a fluke?

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    1. oh no! mine still is working great and i've used it every other day since this post :/ that never happened to me with my pssst or oscar blandi ones either. it was one of the many reasons i disliked the tres semme though.

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    2. I had the same problem. I got one use out of the whole bottle.

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    3. I only got one use as well......how many should you get? I was soooooo disappointed because it worked so well the one time I used it!!!

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    4. Another "one and done" here! Very disappointed because I loved the results on my first try. Not sure if Dove will do anything about it, going to call & ask questions soon.

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    5. Yup, same here.. Used once.. Loved it, but cant get it to work any more.

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    6. me too... I got one use out of it... and I came on here to see if anyone knew what to do to fix it!... I'm very annoyed with it.. waste of money for only one use.

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    7. Same with me and I've been hearing the same complaint from a lot of people who brought it. I honestly love this product, if I knew how unclog it wouldn't mind dealing with an annoying can if I can just use it again.

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  5. I bought this about a week ago, love the smell and it's fairly good as dry shampoo goes. But I put it in my drawer a week or so ago and today took it out took the top off and it all leaked out onto everything in my drawer and all over me. I'm hoping this is a faulty bottle but be careful not to lay it down in a drawer just incase this is a fault!!

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    1. oh god! i've never heard of that happening in any hair product!
      as with the clogged nozzle, i feel like since it's such a new product the design is still in a "testing mode" stage with consumers as a lot of hair products seem to go through.
      i know a lot of successful products have been known to change their design just to better (or sometimes worse lol, as sometimes seen with nail polishes) suit the way people use a product.

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  6. I bought this a couple of weeks ago and loved it however, the bottle has a design flaw because it was empty within 2 weeks. The aerosol must leak somehow cuz mine is completely empty of air.

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    1. You know i think that same thing happened to me too! But mine only lasted a couple of days.

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  7. same here! i bought mine yesterday, used it for the first time. tried again today: empty bottle!product evaporated!

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  8. empty bottle here too. I tried buying it twice. I also think that it is a flaw with the bottle design. completely empty of air and pressure. so frustrating.

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  9. Same thing happened to me.. I bought it twice too and both bottles were empty within the first two days!! aaaagghhhhh that sucks! It works amazing!

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  10. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has a "hit it and quit it" relationship with the spray! I don't know how it gets out, but it does, and that makes me sad, because I love the stuff! I hope they get whatever kinks worked out because I don't want to stop using it, but I can't keep buying a can a week.

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  11. I applied this dry shampoo to the rest of my hair. I love the fragrance of this Hair care products. It is clean and fresh and I think it would appeal to many of you.

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