LUSH SERIES: No Drought

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Price: $6.95 CAD / $13.95 CAD
Size: 55g / 130g

INGREDIENTS
Corn Oil:
This ingredient contains omega-6 and omega-9 fats which work to lock water inside your hair which aids to prevent drying giving you stronger hair
Talc:
Talc is commonly found in powders like baby powder, it works to absorb excess moisture and oils on the skin and hair. 

SMELL
The smell is quite nice and not overpowering. It reminds me a lot of summer time as it carries a light citrus scent that is a mix between lime and grapefruit. The smell is definitely one I do prefer over other dry shampoos that I have tried in the past. 

PACKAGING
Sadly this is where the product goes down hill, I am going to be honest and say that I was not a fan of the packaging. It was a bottle with a flip top cap which makes controlling the amount of product that comes out almost impossible. Also when you initially open up the flip top a puff of powder will come out which does make a tiny mess. When you are trying to tap out the product it is quite random as to how much is going to fall out, sometimes it is a lot sometimes little to nothing. I would say the packaging has to be blamed for the mess it creates. As a side note though, since it is not an aerosol can it is quite travel friendly.  

PRODUCT
In comparison to my experience with other dry shampoos this product does not sit at a good spot on the list. Besides the packaging I found that its ability to absorb oil and grease was only about 40 – 50% out of second day hair. However I still felt that my hair was a little oily and greasy following quite a bit of product. As of application I found it a little difficult to apply the product precisely. I used 3 methods:
1. Pouring the product onto my hand and then applying it to the roots. 
2. Dusting the product directly onto my scalp.
3. Pouring the product onto my hand and using a big fluffy brush to dust it into my roots. 
I found that the third method was the best as there was the least amount of mess and a little more precision as of product placement. 
On the brighter side I personally did not find too much residue or white overcast in my roots after working the product in. Also due to its subtle citrus scent it was not overwhelming and obvious that I was using dry shampoo. This product does however create texture for you to work with but only gives you a small amount of volume. Overall the product is mediocre in my opnion as it was not as effective as I would have hoped but it did carry a fresh scent that was subtle and did not scream out that I was using product in my nasty hair. 

MY HAIR TYPE (for your reference)
I have very fine hair which has been coloured (warm ash brown); therefore I must opt for a lighter product, as heavier products will weigh down my hair, making it appear flatter and less volumized than it already was. The length of my hair is about 2 inches past my shoulders and is currently healthy with little to no split ends. Lastly, my hair is relatively normal as it is not oily or dry.

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LUSH SERIES: Roots

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Price: $19.95
Size: 240g

INGREDIENTS
Fresh Mint:
The hair benefits of mint include the treatment of dandruff as it smooths and rids the scalp of dandruff. It also has an antibacterial property that has been known to treat lice.
Honey:
In relation to hair, the benefits are that it softens and smoothes the hair while improving the hair follicle and scalp health. It has also been known to prevent hair loss through the prevention of moisture loss. If you have dry hair from exposure to sun and pollution honey will work to bring back the sheen in your hair.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
This ingredient also works to treat dry and flaky scalp. It also tames frizzy hair and adds shine making hair easier to manage, and like honey it also works to soften the hair.

SMELL
The smell is very minty with a mix of citrus in the background. Personally I am impartial about the smell of mint, I do not hate it but I do not love it. You will smell the mint when you are using the treatment however, once you wash it out you will not really smell it.

PRODUCT
In short, I find that this was an okay product, it did not disappoint me but it did not blow me away. I have extremely thin hair that has been coloured multiple times in combination with a naturally dry scalp. This product’s purpose is to provide volume and shine, however in my experience it did not do a whole lot to improve my hair’s condition. I noticed a bit of lift, however nothing significant. Also with shine I did not notice a huge improvement, granted my hair is not in the worst condition. On the bright side my hair would feel a little healthier following the treatment but the results do not last long. As for using the product I personally felt like it was a little runny making application messy, I would also have to cover my shoulders with a towel as there would be product dripping down my neck. I have very mixed feeling about this product; it may be that my hair is not in terrible condition therefore the results were not drastic. Overall, I personally would not purchase this again as it did very little to improve the condition of my hair.

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DryBar – Money Maker, Southern Belle, and Detox

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Drybar Money Maker (hairspray), Southern Belle (mousse), Detox (dry shampoo)
Price: The VIP Pack = $25 CAD
     Individual
– Money Maker (hairspray) = $25 CAD
– Southern Belle (mousse) = $25 CAD
– Detox (dry shampoo) = $20 CAD
Free of: Parabens
Size: The VIP Pack
1. Hairspray 1.8 Oz
2. Mousse 1.9 Oz
3. Dry shampoo 1.4 Oz
Individual
1. Hairspray 7.7 Oz
2. Mousse: 6.5 Oz
3. Dry Shampoo: 3.5 Oz

THE SET
I came across this set during my hunt for a better dry shampoo, in comparison to my current ones. Seeing that it was a good value and I could try their line I gave it a shot. As a whole, I felt that this set was an amazing value for what you get. I could try out all three of their products before committing to one of them.

MY HAIR TYPE
I have very fine hair which has been coloured (warm ash brown); therefore I must opt for a lighter product, as heavier products will weigh down my hair, making it appear flatter and less volumized than it already was. The length of my hair is about 2 inches past my shoulders and is currently healthy with little to no split ends. Lastly, my hair is relatively normal as it is not oily or dry.

PACKAGING
I personally love when things are matte, therefore I fell in love with the look of the canisters, from the matte pastel colours to the simplistic modern design. Also the weights of the cans are quite light, making it easy to use. The fact that they are not bulky, let you manoeuvre the canisters around your hair easily and quickly. Lastly, they have pretty sturdy spray nozzles that have shown no signs of breaking down or falling off.

MONEY MAKER (flexible hold hairspray)
The Money Maker as stated on the Sephora website as a flexible hold hairspray which provides a brushable hold while taming frizz. Brushable means that the product can be combed out of your hair, giving you the ability to fix your look before re-applying the hairspray again. I had a positive experience with the hairspray, and did like it quite a bit! The product was not sticky at all, like many hairsprays out there. Right after I sprayed, it did not feel wet on my hair or heavy on my hair. The hairspray provided a matte finish to the hair, so it was not obvious that I was using hairspray. However, you can still feel that you have used product in your hair. The hold to this hairspray is very flexible therefore I did not find any crunchy-ness or significant stiff-ness to my hair, instead it gave a little texture to the hair which aids the hold. This is for you, if you are looking for a flexible hold, especially if you are looking to keep your loose beachy waves in place. It provides a bit of hold to complete your effortless look. I really liked this hairspray however on the down side, if you consistently use it, like many other hair products, build up will start to form. I read many reviews and it was common that people said the spray smelled amazing however, in my opinion it had just a fresher more appealing hairspray smell to it. Overall, I did enjoy this hairspray but would recommend that you use a clarifying shampoo to avoid build up.

SOUTHERN BELLE (volumizing mousse)
The Southern Belle claims to be a lightweight mousse that creates ample volume and also protects the hair from heat. For me this was a pleasant surprise for me to find and try. I have tried many mousses before in hopes to give myself volume, however the feeling many left, turned me away from using mousses in my hair. I gave this mousse a try and I instantly loved it! It gave me the perfect amount of volume, giving me the blown out look without, having to do too much. I did not find that it made my hair crunchy or stiff, and did not find any product residue. It was very light weight on my thin hair and though I usually am bothered by product in my hair, this mousse did not feel too overwhelming or make my hair feel dirty, honestly I did not notice the product in my hair at all, but could still see its effect. I loved the effortless volumized look this mousse gives me without needing to back comb my hair. It also separates my layers beautifully so they do not blend together, giving me a textured look I cannot achieve without any product. As for the smell, it is quite similar to the hairspray, not bad but definitely not like a perfume.

DETOX (dry shampoo)
In comparison to the Batise dry shampoo and Tresemme dry shampoo, I did enjoy it more. The smell of the product was not strong, therefore it was not obvious that I was using dry shampoo. However, I still felt like I was wearing product in my hair, which I do not prefer but this is the lightest of the three that I have tried. Unlike, the Batise and Tresemme, the dry shampoo has a tan-brown shade which helps it blend into your hair better. As for the product, it is a finer and softer powder, diminishing the dandruff look that comes with many dry shampoos. The dry shampoo does absorb oils and give me volume like it should. Overall, I did enjoy the dry shampoo but I still feel like I can find a better one on the market, as of now this is my top choice of dry shampoo.

– SL.