I know what you're thinking ... It's the beginning of March! Where are the monthly favorites? Don't fret, they are in the works. I wanted to get this review up today because the memory of this product is still fresh in my mind. For those who don't care about the details, I'll cut to the chase and let you know that I have already returned this product to the store!
This Bumble and Bumble Pret a Porter product is meant to be used as a dry shampoo, style extender, and a volumizing powder. I have had my eye on this forever, but I never wanted to fork out over $30.00 CAD for it. I was happy to see last time I was at Sephora, that they made a smaller size (14g) and the price was only $15.00 CAD. I put it in my basket right away, and I started using it the next morning. I don't regret buying this product, simply because it gave me a really clear idea of what I am looking for in a dry shampoo. The easiest way for me to explain my experience with this product for you guys, is a good ol' pro and con list.
1.) I absolutely love that it is little to no fragrance. I tend to be a little heavy handed with these products, so anything that has a strong scent is immedietly eliminated.
2.) I love the powder form. This product (along with trusty baby powder) taught me that I really do prefer true powders, than the aerosol options on the market. They don't make my bathroom look like a hazy dance club, and I don't take a coughing fit when I apply powders!
3.) This is a bit of a pro and a con. It didn't make my hair feel gritty, or sticky at all. That being said, I like when these products give my hair a little grip, which builds volume. It can quickly go wrong though, like the hair powder from Got 2 b. That stuff makes your hair feel like you've put glue in your roots.
1.) This does absolutely nothing for me as a dry shampoo. I don't have overly oily roots, but this didn't even tackle that second day shine at the roots of my hair. If oily hair was a problem for me, I would be in serious trouble with this product.
2.) It gave absolutely no volume. I liked how my hair still felt like it had no product in it, but my hair was still laying flat on my head when I finished working this into my roots. I get more volume from a basic drugstore dry shampoo like Batiste.
3.) Because of the two cons mentioned above, you end up using a lot of the product. I could see myself finishing this 14g product in about three uses. Which means the full size would only last me 6-7 uses.
Overall, this product is just not worth it. Baby powder did a better job for me, however I need to find one that has no fragrance. Cornstarch is meant to do the same thing, I might go that route next time ...
I need help guys! What are your favorite dry shampoos? Do you prefer aerosol formulas or powders?
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