30 Jan Swell Ultimate Volume Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo. Along with nail polish and anything made out of chocolate, it’s one of my ‘can’t live without’ essentials. And as someone who only washes their hair once a week, it’s a must for freshening up my fringe and root area after day four.
Here’s a new dry shampoo that’s just come onto my radar, and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to have discovered it. Unlike most others which come in aerosol spray form, Swell Ultimate Volume Dry Shampoo (£20, 14.5g) is contained in a state-of-the-art ‘Eco Pump’ bottle, more like skincare than haircare. The powder itself is light, almost lighter than air. This is because it’s been designed specially for fine, thin hair, although other hair types can obviously use it, too. You have to keep shaking and pumping as you apply, as it comes out in a fine, but controlled mist. Then just run your fingers through your hair to distribute.
Ingredients include non-clumping rice starch, Pro Vitamin B5, and herbal extracts Dong Quai, Wild Yam and Horsetail, all of which are said to nourish and thicken the hair shaft.
Have to say I didn’t notice a thicker fringe (my hair isn’t fine though), but I love the lightness and how it covers and freshens the hair without leaving any residue.
OK, it’s not the cheapest dry shampoo on the market, but those with fine hair will LOVE it. Really like the travel-friendly size and packaging, too.
Stockists include www.swell.co.uk/shop, M&S, Fenwick, Bentalls, Atherton Cox Salon and Planet Organic.