Friday, May 14, 2010

Dry Shampoo: Rockaholic Dirty Secret vs. TRESemme Fresh Start

Hey Guys!
This was my first time trying out a Dry Shampoo. I don't like to wash my hair everyday, but some days I just want a little pick me up at the roots so they arn't so limp, lifeless and starting to get oily. I first picked up Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo several weeks ago and have used it a few times since. I really like the idea behind Dry Shampoo! I colour my hair and being able to skip out on a day of washing it by just using this is great for prolonging the colour. After I picked up the Rockaholic Dry Shampoo I saw that TRESemme was coming out with their own line of Dry Shampoo. The TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo is considerably less in price per bottle. At $3.99-$4.99 a can versus Rockaholic's $23.75 per can, I wanted to see if there was a big difference in quality and performance. Here are my results:

For before and after purposes, here is my hair nice and greasy lol

I aged like 40 years in 2 seconds... Don't be afraid of the greyish/white cast (this means you did the right thing). This goes away once you brush it out. I used Rockaholic on the left side of my head in this pic.

What Tresemme looks like when sprayed in my hair. Looks like I have grey highlights! Sexy.

"Clean" hair! It still felt kinda waxy, it definitely didn't feel clean, but it didn't look greasy!

If you are using this, don't plan on taking pictures with a flash that particular day. You can see the greyish/white cast with flash photography.

Greasy in the back, "clean" hair in the front!

PRODUCT: Overall I really liked both products and couldn't tell a difference in performance and quality of product. If you are looking for a Dry Shampoo I suggest just picking up the TRESemme one since it works just as well and is considerably less in price. As mentioned above, there are a couple things I don't like about Dry Shampoo. Obviously, it's not going to be as "clean" as normally washing your hair. It felt a bit waxy, but didn't look greasy. Also, I wouldn't recommended taking a lot of flash photography pictures when this is in your hair because you can see residue of the product. My hair also seemed a bit duller after use. This probably wouldn't be such a problem if you had lighter hair, but my hair is basically black so I could definitely see a difference in the vibrancy of my colour. Even with all this said it's a great way to refresh your hair and these products give AMAZING volume! I honestly would use this over backcombing my hair because it really gives my roots THAT MUCH volume!

PACKAGING: I hear horror stories about the Rockaholic bottle only lasting a few uses and then the product just miraculously disappears from the can. My can still feels pretty full and I've used it at least 3 times so far. I have no complaints so far with either of the packaging.

PRICE: Obviously the price difference is substantial between the two products. Tresemme retails for $3.99-$4.99. The Rockaholic I bought at Trade Secrets and it was $23.75 (plus 20% off). You get a bit more product in the Rockaholic bottle, but only a mere 18 grams more so it isn't a big deal.

All-in-all I tested both products out and I really can't tell the difference between TRESemme and Rockaholic. With that said, definitely give the TRESemme Dry Shampoo a try if you are interested in testing out a dry shampoo because it is really affordable and good quality.


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20 comments:

  1. hey, I swear by dry shampoo, but cause Im blonde I dont have the issues with the colour like you have. Im not sure if you guys have Bastiste (Im from the UK) but if you do you have to try their version. Over here its soo cheap at £2.99 and they also do a version for browwn or black hair.

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  2. Do the products have any particular smell to them?? I use the big sexy hair dry shampoo and it smells funny :(

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  3. Thanks for this great review! I was thinking of picking up a dry shampoo and I might give tresemme a try!

    XOXO
    Miss Nikka
    http://nerdork.blogspot.com

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  4. Oooh! I am going to pick this up! And congratulations on the followers, you deserve them, love your blog! xoxo

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  5. Wow - impressive review. I've been looking to try a dry shampoo but have yet to, and this is a great review. I will definitely not hesitate to try the TresSemme version (ie. less expensive version) due to this. thanks!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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  6. Great review! I've used TIGI's Rockaholic before and I loved it, but it is overpriced and does disappear magically only after a few uses. I am interested in trying the Tresemme dry shampoo :) Thanks for sharing!

    XOXO

    http://hardcoremakeupjunkie.blogspot.com

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  7. I don't find that my hair gets very greasy if I skip a day washing it, but it's usually a Sunday when I plan to be in my pj's all day and not leave the house! Probably not something I would purchase, but thanks for the review - it's nice to see a lower priced product performing the same as a higher priced one.

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  8. Thanks for the review. I've been thinking about picking the TRESemme one up and I've had it in my hands a couple times but resisted. It seems like it's super difficult to find a dry shampoo for dark hair..

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  9. Thanks for this review!! I like that you did an expensive and affordable one and gave a good opinion on it! Knowing the affordable one is just as good is great.
    And congrats on so many followers!! I wish =P hehe.

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  10. That's so funny that you ppsted this today! I literally just got back from Ulta and stood there for a good couple of minutes holding both of these products and deciding which one to get. I ended up just getting the Tresemme since it was so much cheaper. Then when I saw your post on this, I was like "NO way!" lol Pretty funny. Glad to hear there isn't a major difference though. Makes me feel better about my purchase =)

    http://prettyprettypetals.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi cheryl..have you ever heard of salon grafix dry shampoo? They sell it at wal-mart, i think it's around 4 bucks? Well it works really great and I have very dark brown hair as well and it does not give me that "gray hair look". It smells good too and I'm almost at the end of my bottle and it's pump hasn't clogged! =)

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  12. i've tried some similar products and they always leave that grey residue, but you can see it or not dependinf of the light, but perfect for an emergency!! ooh i have a new makeup blog so all of you are very welcome to say hello o whatever!!! astridbrisson.blogspot.com
    i'm still getting used to it but it won't disappoint you!

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  13. That is exactly what happened to my Rockaholic dry shampoo, just miraculously disappeared after 2 uses! I blamed my kids for playing with it and wasting it so I bought another one, same thing happened, so I bought the Tresemme and it does just as good and waaaaaay cheaper. I'm glad to know I wasn't crazy about my Rockaholic just disappearing, glad to know there is some kind of issue, but I wish I could get the money back!

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  14. Hi! Just wanted to say that I love your reviews! Keep doing what you're doing!
    Check out my blog if you like!
    :)

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  15. another really good dry shampoo is the ojon! only about $13(canadian) and works amazing! no residue and makes your hair supppper soft!

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  16. i use dry shampoos (not the two you used), and i do like them because they work well on my hair texture. doesn't feel greasy. i can't remember the name of it at the moment though! i would probably try out the tresemme thanks to your review.

    check me out some time: my name is Cheryl too! :)

    and i follow you now. congrats on getting over 1,000!

    http://cherylclarke.blogspot.com

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  17. Great review! I was thinking of getting this shampoo, and im planning on getting it now!
    Follow my blog too!!

    http://onehotmesss.blogspot.com/

    Thanks,
    Sam ♥

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  18. Good to know. I am not impressed with the rockaholic (despite the super cute packaging) but do like it in emergencies. Next time I will try the tresemme version.

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  19. Congratulations on over 1000 subscribers!!
    Slightly off topic, but what lipstick are you wearing in the picture at the top of your blog? I freaking love it!
    ~Rachel

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  20. I have bought dry shampoo twice, once was Rockaholic and then Haute Mess...both times I used it once and then it disappeared. I was very upset when I went to use the Haute Mess, esp. since its so expensive. Save your $$ on this one ladies...

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