5 products vs. 1 dry shampoo: The Review Team puts Aveeno’s latest to the test
If you abuse your snooze button like I do most mornings, then chances are you are already familiar with dry shampoos. These miracle products can breathe life back into oily, matted, dirty locks without a drop of water for those times when you just can‘t fit the shower and blow dry into your routine.
In all honesty, I used to not be such a fan of them. By the time I sprayed, brushed, and finger combed all the powder through my dark hair, I figured I could have just washed and blow-dried it in the amount of time it took to make me not look like I had gray hair and dandruff. Drugstore fave Aveeno has changed my mind and allowed me to hit that snooze button one more time again!
Their new Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo ($7.99) has made me a fan and given me back more time in my morning. It is part of the Active Naturals line and uses balancing seaweed extract to cleanse hair without over drying or over moisturizing.
This dry shampoo removes excess oil to boost volume, is safe for color-treated hair, and is sulfate-free. Aveeno’s expert team of scientists and eco-friendly celebrity hair stylist, Patrick Melville, developed this freshly-scented gem that is safe for all hair types.
So, how did it hold up to my gunkiest-hair test? I gave it a real run for its money on my first use. It was day 3 of my wash cycle and I had five different products in my hair from the previous two days, plus oily massage cream drenched in the hair above my neck.
I sprayed it generously at my hair base to rid the massage oil and fairly lightly on the top of my head focused on the roots. It took some vigorous brushing after letting it dry for a couple minutes, then about five minutes of finger combing, and an outfit change. (A word of caution – use this before putting your dark top on! Wet wipes do remove the powder nicely though).
Though it took a bit of work with five products in my hair, I’m extremely impressed with the results. My hair had incredible volume, felt soft, smelled fresh, wasn’t itchy or oily, and actually looked stylish.
In follow-up tests, I’ve used the Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo on day 2 of my wash cycle and only had to spray very lightly. I’ve brushed and finger-combed it completely through in about two minutes and still had the same great results. Aveeno lives up to its claims and has made me a believer in the time saving benefits of dry shampoos again!
• Works quickly to absorb oil and freshen hair with a light amount of product
• Smells light and fresh
• Makes hair soft and gives excellent volume
• Doesn’t make scalp itchy
• Safe for color-treated hair
• Low price point
• If you have a lot of product on your hair, you’ll need to work a bit for results
Testers and readers – what do you think of Aveeno Dry Shampoo? Will it have you hitting the snooze button and forgoing the traditional shampoo?[ratings]
Wht contributor Mel is a new(ish) Mom to the absolutely adorable Kellyanne, an avid makeup junkie and a junior high science teacher. Beauty and brains – just what we want in a wht author!
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