Living Proof dry shampoo, a dry shampoo that claims to clean ‘beyond ordinary dry shampoos’, powered by their patented ‘Healthy Hair Molecule’ (OFPMA), it has guffins claiming to do more than soak up noggin’ grease. But does it do the job? With thanks to influenster, Zara investigates…
Hey you guyssssss!
I just got my nails did, so right now my typing is taking forever. But anyways, let’s talk about hair, my hair.
I’m unfortunate enough to have thin hair, whilst I’m assured there’s a bit of it, it’s limp asf. It’s also the home of Beale’s plaice, because it’s greasier than one of his specials battered sausages come the morning.
Which is where dry shampoo steps, no sorry, dives in. A good coating of this stuff enables me to wake up, shake and go. Well, it used to until I had my hair chopped off! However, saving those extra minutes by not having to wash and style my short hair come the morning is a massive plus with my lifestyle, and most drugstore dry shampoos perform the job well.
So the Living Proof dry shampoo arrived unexpectedly on my doorstep and I was genuinely excited. It claims to absorb and remove oils, sweat and odours, leave ‘virtually any’ powdery residue, make hair look, feel clean and have a ‘time release’ fragrance for all day nice smelling…hair *looks bottle up and down* Ok henny.
I tried this shampoo in two ways. Firstly, in my usual way, on freshly washed hair. Obviously doing it in my standard overnight method, I thought this would give it a fair chance. I first noted that it sprays hard, so make sure it’s held at the correct distance. It’s quite dense, and the scent is gorgeous to boot; it reminds me of men’s body spray, it’s not sickly sweet and it’s definitely not gagging!
Upon waking it didn’t really do the job. I woke and could shake the roots and go, but the grease seemed too much for the formulation to handle. Annnnnd the scent wasn’t present at all – maybe it packed up and left after realising what it was dealing with? Answers on a postcard please…
The second test was on full on greasy hair. I’m talking a proper English fry-up head here, it was horrid and as the card insert read that it ‘cleans dirty hair’, I felt compelled to test it on this, now oil-slick like barnet.
Unfortunately, the results weren’t forthcoming with the whole ‘clean head’ bidnizz, that’s for sure. This head was left looking sourer than Peggy Mitchell’s face when Pat Butcher came sauntering in after baggin’ n’ taggin her man… how many Eastenders references can I even drop in this post?
The excessive oils just didn’t seem to be soaked up, I was left with a decently smelling, yet heavy grease ridden mop. Oh, and regardless of however long I waited, residue was present, which even my husband pointed out whilst leaving for a grocery shop… thanks hunnnnn! No matter massage or brush through, regardless of how much time it spent chilling on my head, it just didn’t want to work for me.
With a price range of around 10-18 quid depending on size (prices correct as of 12/08/2018), I can’t say I’ll be nabbing this geezer again anytime soon. Whilst it smells divine, and the packaging looks lush, its performance on my hair just wasn’t there.
Now to go wash this slop head… again.
With thanks to Influenster for the complimentary product, free for testing purposes. All views are the authors own 🙂