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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Review: John Frieda Luxurious Volume Anytime Volume Refresher Dry Shampoo

Another product with a ridiculously long name, but as I promised, no nail polish today! I have been meaning to get a review of this up for months, but I kept forgetting about it. I realized I had to get around to it when I used the other day and finished the can. Not a big feat though, as I found the can to be on the small side. I'm getting ahead of myself though...

I have been into dry shampoos since they started popping up in the general market (ie available to the average person, not just high end stores or salons.) I have been trying every one I find really, as I like that they can take away the little bit of oiliness my hair tends to get on the second day. I spotted this John Frieda dry shampoo at Wal Mart (like I said, at least two, maybe three months ago now) and had never heard of it. I almost didn't get it, because it was $9.99 but a pretty small can. I was having a cheap day, but I bought it any way.

Overall, I didn't really care for this one. It wasn't bad really, but it wasn't that good either. Let's say it isn't likely that I'd buy it again, unless it was on super clearance markdown. It did have some great qualities though: it didn't stink. Some dry shampoos have such a chemical scent that it is almost not worth using them (I'm talking to you Tresemme) and it didn't leave a white powdery finish on my hair (which is dark brown.) I liked that it did hold true to it's name; it did revive volume and made my second day hair look as full and thick as it would have when it was fresh from the shower. However, I didn't find that the dry shampoo aspect held up. I know dry shampoo can never replace a shampoo, but I found that this one just didn't get my hair as clean looking as I'd hoped or as well as other dry shampoos have. I use dry shampoos around my hair line and bangs as that is where I tend to get oil, but this stuff just didn't cut it as well as I expected.

I almost forgot, the can. It is small. I should have done a size comparison, but the can is a fair bit smaller than your average dry shampoo can (or hairspray can, for comparison) and I found I flew through it way faster that I should have. For $10, I guess I'm being picky, but I didn't get many uses out of it.

All in all, good for volume, but lacking on the shampooing front. Have you tried this product? What did you think?


  1. Cool, I didn't know John Frieda had a dry shampoo! I am using their tone correcting stuff right now and it's working pretty good.

  2. Never tried it! It doesn't sound worth it though :)

  3. I haven't tried it but I'm disappointed to hear that, I love John Frieda hair products!


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