Be it for the face or the hair, we oily girls need all the help we can get. For the face, it's facial blotters and blotting powders, while for the hair - dry shampoo, of course!
When I first spotted the Toni & Guy range several months back, the one product I picked up was its Refreshing Dry Shampoo. I've heard so many raves about dry shampoo, and I was really keen on trying one out.
I was particularly keen on trying it out after Kahani did a Batiste demo for me one day at her place. A few sprays and a couple of brushes later, her flat and greasy roots turned bouncy again. I was pretty much sold.
Unfortunately, however, Malaysia does not seem to have many options available. Do correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't been able to spot other options of dry shampoo in either Watson's or Guardian. So Toni & Guy it was.
I'm one who washes my hair every other day (usually at night). This basically means that by the end of the second day, my hair's as greasy as greasy gets and that sure ain't a pretty sight. Why not wash everyday, you ask? Well, my hair ends up too dry. Yes, it's complicated.
So this is where my dry shampoo comes to the rescue. This Refreshing Dry Shampoo promises to "refresh the hair between washes, with a matte textured finish". Sounds like exactly what I need.
But does it deliver?
On days when a wash is due, my hair will start with its tell-tale signs of grease approaching, even in the morning. What I've been doing is to stall this process by giving my hair a good spray (only at the roots), giving it a quick and light massage, and then giving it a good brush.
Unlike Batiste though, this one won't leave you with "grey" hair as its lightweight formula is completely transparent.
In terms of performance, sadly, it also seems to lack the oomph that Batiste has too. While it certainly did help keep the oilies at bay for a good full day (meaning from morning till night), it somehow lacked to wow me as how Batiste did during Kahani's demo. Although, with that said, another round of spraying and brushing in the evening would have been able to keep my hair still presentable, should I have needed to attend an evening function.
But nothing beats the good ole' shampoo and condi duo, me thinks.
In conclusion, it is a good to have, as it does help keep my roots happy for quite a good few hours more. But I don't know if I'll be repurchasing. Priced at over RM30 for a 200ml can, I find it rather pricey. Especially for a product that's merely "okay".
Have you tried this? What say you?