25 February 2013

Product Review: TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo

It really hasn’t been that long since I discovered dry shampoo. To me, nothing beats freshly washed hair. But then I had a shoulder surgery, and knew that it would be difficult to wash my long hair, let along comb it, so I bought a dry shampoo, and haven’t looked back since. I no longer wash my hair every day, and it is so much nicer and healthier as a result. And since then, I have tried a few different brands of dry shampoo, here are my thoughts on *TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo for Oily/Straight to Normal Hair;

What They Say:
Zap oil and odour in between washes with this new dry shampoo. The unique formula gives hair a clean look and feel with gorgeous volume, even when you don’t wash.

RRP: $11.49 (161g) – Available from Priceline, Select Pharmacies, and supermarkets.

What I Say:
I have really taken to the dry shampoos, as when using them, I only have to wash hair every second day, saving me some much needed time in the mornings or when I am in a hurry.

  • Formula with mineral clay soaks up excess oil and impurities to leave hair looking refreshed.
  • Volumises normal to oily hair that becomes limp in between shampoos, giving hair added body and bounce.
  • Perfect for colour-treated hair, it reduces the need to wash as frequently, which helps prevent colour from fading.
  • Contains Citrus Extracts to neutralise odour and enhance clean feeling

The TRESemme dry shampoo has a nice refreshing scent from the included citrus, which I really like as it is one of my favourite scents, and it leaves the hair smelling fresh through out the day, and definitely living up to the claim of neutralising odours. It comes in a nice looking black spray can, with a lime green lid.
This dry shampoo from TRESemme is different from other dry shampoos that I have tried, as it is a wet-to-dry formula, however, it is still very easy to use. After shaking the can vigorously before , it applies in a very fine mist, making it easy to control how much product you get, as well as direct it towards to roots to remove oil on the rest of the hair to add volume as well. It is then recommended to leave the product in the hair for 1-2 minutes to allow it to dry as well as allow it to remove oil, after which you brush through the hair to remove excess, and then style as usual.

In spite of being wet, it dries into a powdery form fairly quickly but I still find when brushing it through my hair with a brush or my hands afterwards is very easy.

My advice is to use only a little bit, and add more if needed in in the scalp area, as if you use too much, it clumps up in the hair. And as so little is needed, this can dry shampoo will also last longer than other dry shampoos because not as much is needed to disguise oily roots.

Afterwards my hair looks less greasy, and has more volume at the roots than normal, but sadly, as with all other dry shampoos, I also find that it makes my hair look a little matte and dull. So I also find that the name ‘Fresh Start’ is a little misleading – as although my hair doesn’t look as greasy after using it, because of the matte and dull look, it will never look as fresh as when just washing your hair. And the results are lasting, as in the end of the day, my hair still looks nice and full of volume, and the grease still hasn’t returned to the roots of my hair.

When scrunching up my long hair while the dry shampoo is still wet, it almost works in the same way as a salt spray, giving my hair beachy waves.

All in all, I would call this more a styling product than just a dry shampoo because it is so different in it's formulation, and I actually also find that it works better as a styling and volume product than as a dry shampoo. And interestingly, TRESemme has also it listed under styling products, and not shampoo on their website, which to me indicates that they also feel that it is more a styling product. Regardless, it just means that the name ‘dry shampoo’ is a little misleading. But it is a great product to have at hand, especially if you like me, are always looking to add volume to your hair.
*This product was kindly provided for consideration, and it has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you tried the Fresh Start Dry Shampoo from TRESemme? Do you use dry shampoo? Which one is your favourite?


  1. I wish my hair would like TRESemme products, but we simply just don't get along... :( xx


    1. I found that I only needed very little, if I used too much, it didnt agree with my hair either!

  2. I have no luck with this TreSemme dry shampoo. I find it makes my hair greasy after applying. Also it leaves a white residue on my dark hair. The scent is quite pleasant though. I am now using Batiste dry shampoo and it works out for me better.

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    1. If I use too much, it also makes my hair greasy and feel tacky, so I found that it is best applied little by little.

      And thanks for visiting and following my blog, I will make sure to check out your blog too!

  3. Oh god I tried this in the US and I hated it, I wanted to try something new but this did not work at all :( Thanks god I got my money back and bought some Batiste dry shampoo instead :)

    1. How lucky you got your money back!!
      I also like Batiste as a dry shampoo, but the TRESemme did work quite well for adding volume to my limp hair!


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