Tresemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo – £5.25
I’ve been faithful to Batiste for years, with countless bottles of tropical dry shampoo gracing my dressing table, helping me out when I just couldn’t be bothered to wash my hair the night before.
However recently I’ve found that it’s been making my head really itchy. Like I’ve-got-nits-itchy except I don’t! I brush it out so I can only assume my scalp must be quite sensitive to it. I’ve also found it doesn’t soak up the oil as well as it used to so I’m finding I’m using more and more just to get the same effect, which doesn’t help the scalp situation either.
Therefore when my last can ran out I decided to pick something new up. I have to admit having used the same product for years, I had no clue where to start with a new dry shampoo. This Tresemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo caught my eye in Boots. I knew nothing about it but it said the words ‘cleansing’ and ‘normal to oily hair’ so I pretty much decided that was the one for me.
I like the scent of the Tresemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo. Sure it’s no coconut scent but it’s pleasant. Having highlighted blonde hair, the first sign of greasy hair is my roots go so so dark. I find when I use this, not only does it soak up the oil, but it refreshes my hair and makes it lighter and brighter. I’m not sure how well this would work on dark hair, I mean it doesn’t leave the tell-tale white/grey roots that Batiste can do if you’re a bit overzealous with it but there’s some definite platinum-type colouring going on in my hair when I’ve used this.
What really sets this apart from the Batiste offerings though -itchy scalp aside- is that once I’ve used it, even if I brush my hair it doesn’t go back to being oily- even the next day- so I can in fact get two extra days out of my hair not one. It also makes my hair feel thicker, gives it some texture and volume. It isn’t hard to brush out either. In spite of it giving that horrid matted feeling where you’re a bit scared of brushing your hair in case you pull a clump out, it definitely doesn’t end up that way. it’s easy to wash and brush out!
I definitely think I’ll be purchasing this again, it smells lovely, definitely makes my hair last much longer and doesn’t make my scalp itch! Yes it is a little more expensive than Batiste but the fact it doesn’t make me itch and makes my hair last longer is a winner in my eyes!