Firstly, welcome to my new look site! I still need some tweaks until I'm really happy with it, but that's all the fun of the fair isn't it?
Anyway, I'm late (as usual) to the party with this review, namely because I've been suffering from the cold from hell, and I mean this is the worst one I've had since I had my Septic Pneumonia a couple of years ago! So I've been neglecting everything and just sat around exhausted, constantly blowing my nose...
Still, enough of the doom and gloom and onto the product!
I'm assuming people know the lovely Ruth Crilly, but if you somehow have overlooked this lovely, funny, down to earth lady, she is not only a model, but a huge YouTube celeb as A Model Recommends - click HERE to pop over to her channel - she does reviews, skincare, makeup tutorials etc., always in her own style and if it wasn't for her model status, I would be using the term "girl next door". In other words, she seems to me like she'd be a good laugh on a girls night!
Onto the items!
The items are currently available with a third off on Superdrug.com for the price of £1.32 for the super cute handbag sized 50ml, and £2.32 for a large 200ml sized can. I think this is a really good price and its nice to see a quality item but one that isn't overpriced! They are available in 5 fragrances, the two that I'm reviewing which are New York and London, plus Tokyo, Paris and Rio. New York is described as a fruity fragrance, London a classic yet contemporary fragrance, Tokyo an oriental fragrance, Paris a floral fragrance and Rio a tropical fragrance.
First thing that is obvious is that the packaging is spot on. It looks and feels high quality and the colour coordinated top which changes along with the design for each fragrance just really makes them look good on a shelf. It's discreet too, in that although its obvious that its a dry shampoo, it doesn't shout it out - not everyone wants people to know they're using dry shampoo! Here's a pic of the two fragrances I bought to try, based on the fragrances I usually prefer:
So the most important bit - does it do what it says on the tin??
This is described as having "sheer invisible formula", but does it? Now, I'm not a fan normally of dry shampoos. I'm blonde and have coarse, curly hair, and I have to work hard to make my mop look soft and shiny. So there's nothing worse for me than trying a dry shampoo to see my hair instantly go dull and matte, and sometimes downright dusty looking! I followed the directions which tell you to spray 20cms from your hair, which is somewhat further than some other dry shampoos recommend. Some may say "ah! That's why its invisible, its further away so you don't get as much product", BUT this is where I'd point out that using other dry shampoos at a further distance means they don't actually work on your hair, the spray is too far to do anything!
This DOES do what it says on the tin, spraying from 20cms distinctly freshened my hair and removed the greasy looking areas, whilst still leaving the hard worked for shine on my hair, and making me smell like I'd just popped into the hairdresser for a wash and blow dry! Not a dull, matte stray in sight, and no white dusty look! So after a lifetime of trying dry shampoos just to be disappointed by their effect, or left looking like an extra in a Halloween film with my dusty white locks, I'm now convinced! My hair is very dry naturally, so trying to squeeze extra time between washes is vital in order to stop my hair looking like straw, and to keep the shine. With COLAB dry shampoo I feel like I'm keeping the shine but getting rid of grease, and that's what a good dry shampoo does!
So I'm popping over to stock up on the large size, I'm a convert and I can't run the risk of running out! If I were you, I'd do the same as I can see these selling out on a regular basis.
Take care my Lovelies!
Loz 😘 X x X