I’m very sceptical when it comes to dry shampoos, and I suppose that’s largely down to the fact that I just haven’t really got on with them much in the past.
To be honest the only one I’ve ever really used anyway is from Batiste, and I remember feeling a little let down by it especially after all the hype from marketing campaigns and other blogger’s opinions.
It wasn’t that it was particularly bad or anything, I think I was just expecting something a lot more wonderful than what it was. And generally, when you expect amazing things from a product, it is very rare that it actually lives up to the hype.
I think one of the things which has always put me off trying more dry shampoos (because there are a ton of products out there these days), is that awful white powdery-residue which is left on the roots and leaves you looking like you’ve just shaken a tub of talc over your head. Not cool.
Admittedly a lot of the brands have started improving their formulas to combat that problem, and Batiste even do a range of shampoos which are for coloured hair (which makes me a laugh a bit seeing as we all have hair of one colour or another anyway…) But you get the gist; they have started making dry shampoos specifically for blondes, brunettes, red heads and black hair. Which is pretty cool.
The whole premise of dry shampoo though, and the reason why we all love it (some more than others), is that it essentially mops up any natural oils in the roots of the hair and basically allows you to go perhaps that extra day or two before washing it. It appeals to the inner lazy girl within us all.
And I know I can speak with certainty on my own behalf when I say that the allure of getting some extra time in bed and whacking on a bit of dry shampoo when you eventually get up, as opposed to having to wake up earlier and have a shower is a very attractive prospect.
So with that in mind, I thought I’d share my thoughts about a new dry shampoo that I think is well worth trying out.
The Root Volumizing Spray Dry Finishing Formula from Toppik is something which I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks now, and I’ve been really liking it.
The back of the can states that it is supposed to:
create instant lift, texture and volume at the root…Lightweight, invisible dry finishing formula also absorbs excess oil with a matte finish while building body. No powdery or sticky feel – just thicker looking, gorgeous hair with long lasting hold
Big claims…and all the products do the same.
They often promise the world and like I said earlier, it’s so rare for them to actually deliver all the goods….But this spray/dry shampoo has pleasantly surprised my sceptical soul. First up, it smells lovely (in my opinion anyway; scent is such a personal thing). It’s quite heavily perfumed which might put a lot of girls off, but I personally quite like having a fragrance in my hair. It smells clean, with very subtle florals and fruit extracts.
A little bit goes a long way, and I’ve found that this honestly does create a nice bit of body at the roots along with providing some matte texture to the hair. I do use it very sparingly, and like with any other dry shampoo, it’s only best used as a last resort when you just don’t have time for a shower (or really can’t be bothered to wash your hair), but as last resorts go, you could do much much worse than try this out.
It’s definitely at the higher end of the price scale at £18.95 for 141g can, especially for someone like me who’s not used to spending more than a fiver or so on hair-styling products (salon shampoos being the exception), but I think it is worth the money as with most things in life, and especially with beauty/hair products, you do get what you pay for.
It’s currently on offer for £15.95 while stocks last here, and I would recommend giving it a try. As far as I know Toppik are not stocked in stores so it would have to be an on-line purchase. The brand itself have been going for over thirty years in America and specialise in products designed to strengthen hair fibres so they know their stuff when it comes to volumizing roots among other things.
If you’ve tried anything else from Toppik then please let me know your thoughts; I’d love to hear from anyone else who has used these products before!
Hope you enjoyed this review and I’ll be back again very soon.
Toppik kindly gifted the spray to me for review purposes. All opinions and comments are my own.