3 Days In A Stranger’s Shower: Part Two
If you didn’t read my original post, 6 Days in a Stranger’s Shower, then I’ll catch you up; I work as a pet sitter and stay in people’s homes, watching their animals while they are out of town.
During my time there, I have the opportunity to test out some of my hosts' shower products, giving you an unprecedented invitation into a stranger’s shower. I had the privilege to dog sit again this past weekend-- this time for a three-year-old Australian Sheppard mix-- a total cutie. So, I’ve brought you a few more reviews of some of the products I was able to test out in this particular stranger’s shower.
Overall, this shampoo and conditioner did what it promised to do. After using this for the first time, my hair felt silky and light, which is kind of wondrous when one takes into account the hair horrors that the humidity in my area is known to cause.
The scent was not too strong or notable and the price is definitely right if you are looking to condition your unruly frizzy locks without dipping deep into your wallet.
However, my oily scalp did not appreciate these products and I found myself spraying dry shampoo throughout my hair by the next afternoon. While this product isn’t right for my hair type, it still helped my mane to be more manageable, so it might deserve a test run in your shower.
The scent of this product is INCREDIBLE! It is very fresh and floral without smelling grandmotherly.
Sadly enough though, it did not last long (okay, at all) after I stepped out of the shower. But I will say that the gel texture of the formula easily lathers to a soapier consistency. It's not too drying like some soaps, but it didn't make me feel super moisturized either.
A plus is that I only needed a small amount of products to lather my entire body and that it didn't fizzle out or become drippy before I was done washing.
All in all, I liked this because of the in-shower scent parade it gave my nose, but I would probably not purchase this of my own accord due to the price ($12.50 for 10 oz.) and because it wasn't really anything special.
If you are tempted to try this out, opt for a travel-sized version!
Suave Beauty's Refresh & Revive Dry Shampoo
This product has quickly become one of my all-time favorite dry shampoos! As I mentioned before, my hair has a tendency to become very oily and I'm no stranger to the dry shampoo market. I found this product at the drugstore after my stay for less than $4, which is a great price in a world of $15-a-pop products.
I'll admit that this does have a pretty strong fragrance, but it does dilute once it soaks into the scalp.
This is another shower find that excels in the "a little goes a long way" department, as a medium-sized dollop was enough for all of my thick hair, making it feel refreshed and revived (as the name/the product claims this will do).
My hair did not appear chalky once I had rubbed it in, nor did it leave any slimy residue, which are two unfortunately common offenses in the dry shampoo arena.
The bottom line? I would recommend this product wholeheartedly to anyone dealing with unreasonably oily hair who are simultaneously hoping to inject some lift and life into their locks.
We have come to the end of this "stranger shower" exploration, but I pinky-swear that more beauty journeys are in the cards.