I first bought this a yr ago when I discovered dry shampoos. Back then I felt neutral about it
picked it up again after trying different brands & being disappointed by ashy residue on my black hair, weird smells (ex: Suave Keratin Moroccan Dry Shampoo smells like Pledge) and clogging nozzles.
This one smells like pencil lead (Remember bubble-in tests at school?) but it's better than furniture polish or perfumey hairspray.
But it packs a double-whammy: contains Triclosan & dries out hair. I watched enough YouTube videos/Batiste commercials to know how to apply just enough -- From arm's length, a short burst into 1inch sectioned strips of hair using a fast sweeping motion w your arm. Wait a minute. Brush through.
It's the next day and my hair looks like an overused broom. It's so thirsty.. So dried out.
Clearly it's excellent at soaking up the oil and any moisture whatsoever in your hair. The nozzle stays perfect - never clogs. Its cheap + you get alot of product. So I would take it camping or on a road trip. However I will be moving on to Amika Perk-up and Marc Anthony 2nd Day Clear Dry Shampoo for my in-between days..
This used to be my favorite dry shampoo- i recommended it to everyone! Well I bought a new bottle of this last week and it's changed. Not only did it smell bad it did nothing to absorb the oil in my hair. It was almost wet when I sprayed it onto my scalp but I left it on for a few minutes and then I rubbed/brushed it out as I always do and my hair looked exactly the same as before-greasy! I've used to a few times since then thinking maybe it was just a fluke but no, it's terrible!!! I don't know what happened because this used to be amazing!!! I sadly just threw it away since there's no point in having a dry shampoo that doesn't refresh my hair, UGGHHHH I'm so disappointed!! I hope they bring back the old formulation or fix whatever they did to this.
Ladies don't waste your money there are plenty of dry shampoos out there that work. Dove, Pantene, and even Loreal make nice ones. Bumble and bumble's dry shampoo is pricy but definitely one if the best!
Ok, I am a little confused about all of the reviews saying this product stinks. Maybe they have reformulated because my can doesn't stink at all. Of all the dry shampoos I've used, and I've used lots, this is my fav. Smells good (to me), gets rid of oil, refreshes, and doesn't make my hair feel disgusting. After trying many dry shampoos (Suave, Psst, Sally's etc.) my hunt is officially over.
Stinks! Could not get over the disgusting grandma smell. Blech! Didn't work very well either.
Meh.... There are so many better dry shampoos like Batiste!!!, Not Your Mothers, or Suave for example. I bought this once & would only buy it again if it was a BOGO50 item, or drastically reduced on sale. It smells weird & it's sort of effective but I get much better results from Batiste. This product isn't something I hate but I am not a big fan nether.... I think I got this at cvs. It's not super cheap. ;/ a can does last awhile so if you buy it you are stuck with it & its very potent smell.
Dear God, this stuff STINKS!!!!!!
I bought a travel size in the original scent, and it REEKS like nothing I have ever smelled before. After I sprayed it on my hair, I was immediately offended by the gross odor, and I tousled my hair, hoping the putrid stench would dissipate. It didn't. I brushed my hair out, and I could still very much smell its deathly aroma.
I was so embarrassed because I had to go to work that morning. I was self-conscious all day that everyone would smell me when I walked by and wonder if I had soaked my hair in the burnt juice from a garbage can. And it did absolutely nothing to help my dirty hair. So I had dirty-looking, extra smelly hair. I ended up later spraying some body spray on my hairbrush and running it through my hair in hopes of masking the foul scent, which it didn't. This stench had a life of its own.
I couldn't get home and rinse this nasty stuff out of my hair fast enough. The rest of it is going in the trash. I hate to waste it, but I will certainly never use it again. I'm just thankful I purchased a travel size.
I will NEVER BUY THIS STINKY STUFF AGAIN!
Let me just preface this by saying the product works, and works well. My hair was lifted, bouncy, and felt fresh. But ugh, the smell!! It smelled like dollar store hairspray from the 80s. It does dissipate fairly quickly, but while applying, it's just brutal. Unfortunately, this is enough to turn me off of buying again what is an otherwise decent product.
Out of all the dry shampoos I've tried, this is the best for my needs. I bought this at a significant discount at Walgreens a few months back. I have tried different brands of dry shampoos and none worked as well.
Even though I wash my hair three times a week, I do not use dry shampoo to substitute for washing. I use it on clean hair to give volume and lift at the root and crown. This works well without being cakey or leaving a cast on my hair.
After blow drying and straightening my hair, I take a section from each side of my part and lift. I give the can a good shaking and, while lifting up each section straight up from my scalp, give two to three quick sprays about three to four inches away, spraying in strokes downward from the root. I then grab the next section outward from my part and repeat. I will do this in sections on each side and then in two sections down from the top of my crown. After all sections have been sprayed, I fluff it up a bit, add just a touch of hairspray and will have volume for hours. The trick is to not apply too much at a time, get too close to your scalp or spray in too long of bursts.
The smell is fine and I have not run into any issues with the bottle leaking and running out of product too quickly. I have had my bottle for six months and haven't used it up yet. I cannot speak to how well this works at absorbing oil on the scalp, but can say I can get a lot of lift out of this can. It would be too expensive to buy at full price and I get just as good results, if not better, with Got 2b POWDER'ful Volumizing Powder so I probably would not repurchase. I will gladly use the last of my bottle, though, knowing it works better than any other dry shampoo I've tried to use.
My bangs tend to get oily much quicker than the rest of my hair, so I use dry shampoo to spruce them up. I've tried a ton of different brands, some good, some bad...but this really falls under the TERRIBLE category. The only good thing I can say about this: it is indeed invisible as it claims. The smell though...wow. I don't think I have ever used a product that smelled so horrible and disgusting. I'm not kidding, this made me feel ill. On top of that, it did not appear to make a bit of difference to my hair. Nada. My bangs still looked stringy and oily, and smelled awful. I actually gave it another try a few months later (I had ran out of the other brand I'd been using) with the same results: it didn't work & left a god-awful stench on my hair.
This review is for the BRUNETTE dry shampoo by Salon Grafix. It was on special at Beauty.com so I got 2. Blech. It makes my hair strawlike and the color gets ALL over my hands when I brush it out after use or pull my hair back. The regular seems to get good reviews - just be careful if you're thinking of picking up one with color in it (they make blonde, black, brunette and gray).