DryBar product review*

Drybar is a salon that exclusively offers customers blowouts, no cutting or coloring. They specialize in professionally styling your hair leaving it fabulous and looking beautiful. At the same time, it would make sense that they have also developed their own products and hair styling tools. I was offered a chance to try some of the products out, so please see below for my thoughts and views are:

 Texas Tea - Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner ($30 cad each)
For those of you who have been following my blog, you will know that my primary concern is fullness and volume for my hair. I grow my hair really quickly, however I lack the density that I desire. The Texas Tea duo addresses my concerns and aims to provide instant body, volume and fullness for people with fine to medium hair. The duo is formulated with cotton extract to protect and smooth hair out. It is a cruelty-free product and is not tested on animals. It is also safe to use on color or keratin treated hair. Lastly, it is formulated without parabens, sulfates or phthalates. 

A little goes a long way, I used a quarter sized amount of shampoo and it worked up a beautiful lather in my hair. It was lightweight, and washed out thoroughly without leaving any form of residue. It didn't feel like it was stripping my hair, it left it soft and smelled wonderful. The conditioner, I apply the same amount, and worked it in from mid-length down to the ends. It immediately began to detangle my hair in the shower, and left its lasting effects to even after I towel-tried my hair up. I didn't have to comb through again before blow-drying or afterwards.

When dried, my hair was voluminous without feeling like there's alot of product attached to it. It even left me with enough volume and cleanliness to allow me to wash my hair every 2nd day. Normally, I'd have to do it everyday. My hair didn't shed alot in the shower, nor did it leave enough hair on the floor to make myself a mini-me. My hair was soft and silky and I would definitely repurchase this again.

Dry Conditioner: (1.3oz - $16/3.3 - $29cad)
I'm sure all of you have heard of Dry Shampoo by now, and for those of you who haven't - its literally what it says it is. Dry - Shampoo. You use it to extend the life of your hair in between washes and it's applied directly to the roots of your hair. I guess it would logically make sense that in addition to a dry shampoo, there would eventually be a dry conditioner. The thing with dry shampoo is, it tends to add texture and a form of grittiness to your hair in order to absorb the oils and dirt. As a result, it might not be as soft or smooth. In comes the Detox Dry Conditioner - you spray this on to your hair after you apply the Dry Shampoo (or when you feel you need it) and it helps to smooth out, hydrate and detangle. Again, like the shampoo, it is formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates and is safe for color or keratin treated hair. 

I found the scent of this product to be a tad strong - while it did an effective job detangling my hair without weighing it down, the smell was a tad overwhelming. I really enjoy the fact that I can use this on just my dead ends as well if I needed some extra love.

Triple Sec 3-in-1 (1.67oz - $16/4.2oz - $33cad)
As the name suggests, this is a 3-in-1 product, it is a volumizer, texturizer and dry shampoo. Not only does it act as a dry shampoo and hair spray to give your hair volume and texture, it also includes a special UV protector coating that helps to shield each strand from harmful UV radiation and keep it looking healthy. This product is safe for color and keratin treated hair.

While I cannot attest to the UV radiation protection component, I have to say that it does help to deodorize the hair when needed while also giving your hair a bit of oompf. Again, I found the fragrance of this too strong, and as such it may not be my go-to. 

Dry Shampoo for Brunettes (3.5oz - $23usd)
Onto my favorite product of all the ones sent to me in the aerosol cans. This one is the Dry Shampoo specifically made for Brunettes! As mentioned above, this helps to add body, and absorb oils from your hair leaving it fresh and clean. What I love about this product is that it actually comes out BROWN. I can use it to conceal grays between my colorings at my roots, and also it won't leave a white cast on my roots. I actually didn't even know it was tinted until I washed my hair out that night and saw the water run brown. Silly me, I guess it's because I sprayed it fresh right from the canister. I would suggest that you spray it away from any white walls just in case you miss! Remember to gently massage the powders in your hair after you spray it so that it properly distributes. The scent is quite strong (like the other aerosol products mentioned above) - this one has notes of sandalwood, jasmine and vanilla. 

Out of all the products tested, I would definitely re-purchase the Dry Shampoo for Brunettes as well as the Texas Tea Duo (specifically the Shampoo). 

Until next time, XO - M.

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