Dry shampoo

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 August, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm


Skinny Skinny Grapefruit & Cardamom Organic Dry Shampoo (HK$280/128 grams)

Claim: a completely organic combination of cornstarch, brown rice powder, white clay and essential oils. It absorbs oil with brown rice powder and white clay, leaving a fresh scent.

Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder (HK$190/28 grams)

Claim: the coloured spray freshens hair between washes while adding instant fullness and grip for a matte look. Available in black, brown, blonde, red and white.

Philip B Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo (HK$250/85 grams)

Claim: creates volume without sacrificing on shine, absorbs excess oil and neutralises product build-up for bouncy and gleaming hair.

Verdict: Skinny Skinny's shampoo is a nice unisex scent of spicy cardamom and refreshing grapefruit. It absorbs any greasy feeling but as it's a powder, even application is difficult. Bumble and Bumble's hair powder rejuvenates hair as promised and is the perfect fix to give an updo staying power. The colour makes it effective for covering up any thin patches or roots between appointments but it's not waterproof so you have to avoid rain or sweating. It also leaves a residue on hands, brushes and pillowcases if the product hasn't completely dried. The strong aerosol spray of Phillip B lifts the hair and cleanses with an oriental perfume, which is handy for masking any stale scents.