Welcome to the first of my #FabbBloggersManc goodie bag reviews! At the event we received so many products to try out and this was the first thing I pulled out of my bag, lucky dip-style!
It is the Phil Smith Revitalising Dry Shampoo – having such long hair, it’s a real pain to wash it all the time, so I do rely quite heavily on dry shampoo for those ‘in between’ days. Especially considering that I work out 6 days a week, I really do need a reliable product.
The packaging makes similar claims to most dry shampoos – it claims that the product delivers ‘instantly clean, fresh hair’. Just what I’d be looking for!
It’s also designed for all hair types, which I take to include all hair colours, too. I have blonde hair and can handle most dry shampoos, so can only speak from my own experience.
I am having a strictly no-make up day today, so please excuse me hiding my face in the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos! I took a quick snap of my post-workout hair, desperately in need of a spritz of dry shampoo:
I gave the can a good shake and sprayed it as evenly as possible through my roots. I found that it generally came out clear, aside from a couple of very white patches. I could be that I didn’t shake the can sufficiently, or that I pressed harder on the spray nozzle at certain points – I didn’t quite figure that one out!
Here’s how my hair looked after blending the dry shampoo in with my fingers:
I think the product worked reasonably well – probably not as well as my regular dry shampoo, though. I also think that, whilst it was fine for my blonde hair, it may be a little too light for brown hair and almost definitely so for black hair. However, this is just my guess – if you know differently, please do let me know!
Also – and this may just be my clumsiness, so don’t take it too seriously – once I’d used the can, I set it back down and replaced the lid. After a few moments, I noticed that there was condensation gathering in the lid. I picked it up and pulled the lid off, and some of the product shot into my eye! The can appeared to be spraying out very small amounts of the liquid, but once I gave it one huge spray it soon stopped. My eye is still stinging a little, but I washed it out thoroughly with water.
So all in all, I won’t be changing away from my usual brand of dry shampoo but will keep this one handy for emergencies. The Phil Smith Revitalising Dry Shampoo retails for around £2.99!