COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo | Review

I have known about the COLAB Dry Shampoos ever since their launch in the UK, thanks to the brand’s association with famous YouTuber Ruth Crilly, and its fab reviews by Zoella. I was happy to notice recently that the brand is finally available in India, and at decent prices too! I picked up the Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo from the range that comes in a black spray can, because you all know, your girl can do with some volume in her hair! Here are my thoughts after using this product.

COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo | Review

The COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo claims to provide an instant lift and body to the hair, and I am happy to report that this product actually lives up to its claims. The formula comes out in the form of a white powder that sucks up all the greasiness of the hair and provides texture and volume that lasts for at least two days. Once you work the product into your hair, it does not leave a white cast. The only downside of this product is that it provides a lot of texture to the hair, which is nice if you have fine and limp hair to begin with, but can also make your hair rough to the touch, so you may have to be careful with how much product you use in one go. It also has a strong perfumey scent that may irritate you while application, but it does not linger in the hair.

COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo | Review

Overall, this product reminds me a lot of the Batiste XXL Volume Spray, which is one of my favourite volumizing sprays. The COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo is perfect for those with limp hair and greasy roots, if they want a ton of extra volume and a decent amount of hold in their hair. While it will take away the shine and make your hair look slightly rough, I am personally fine with it because it literally gives the illusion of double the volume at my roots. Priced at INR 629 for a 200ml can, this product is a must buy in my opinion, and you can get it for even cheaper on some online shopping sites like Myntra. Have you tried anything from COLAB yet? Let me know in the comments below!

Click here to buy the COLAB Extreme Volume Dry Shampoo.

Estrella Moroccan Argan Oil Calm n Tame Hair Spa Kit | Review

I recently returned from a holiday with hair that resembled the texture of a bird’s nest, thanks to the salty sea breeze and the chlorinated swimming pool water. Luckily, I had in my haircare stash the Estrella Moroccan Argan Oil Calm n Tame Hair Spa Kit which the brand had sent me a few days back to try. This wonderful hair spa kit contains a shampoo, a hair mask, and a serum, which are supposed to reduce frizziness and tame unmanageable hair. So here is a detailed overview of all the three products.

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Step 1 – Shampoo: The first step of this 3 step regimen is shampoo. The argan oil shampoo is a little thick but applies quite easily on the scalp and hair. It lathers fairly well and emanates a sweet aroma that reminded me of a spa treatment in a salon. This makes sense because like I mentioned in a previous post, Estrella has been a leading name in the salon space for a long time, so they are bringing professional expertise to their consumer range as well. Overall, the shampoo cleaned my hair and scalp pretty thoroughly. Also, I was a little afraid that since it is an argan oil shampoo, it may leave my roots looking greasy, which most oil-based shampoos tend to do to my hair but amazingly, this shampoo did not cause any greasiness at the roots and in fact, my hair looked fluffier and more voluminous without being frizzy.

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Step 2- Mask:  The second step of this hair spa kit is the argan oil hair mask. This hair mask is pretty thick and you can mix in a little bit of water to make it more easily spreadable. Personally, I did not face any difficulty in spreading this product from my mid-lengths to the ends of my hair. Remember, this mask needs to be applied on towel dried hair and can be left on for around 20 minutes. Post rinsing, the sweet fragrance on my hair had intensified even more and my previously unruly and rough hair felt smooth and sleek.

Step 3- Serum: The final step of this spa treatment is a serum which I used on my towel dried hair prior to blow drying. Normally, I am very skeptical about using hair serums because my hair tends to get oily within a day of washing anyway, but I wanted to test out the full routine so I went ahead with a coin-sized amount of the serum on the mid-lengths and ends of my hair. This serum did not leave an oily film on my hair but made detangling much easier than usual and my hair looked soft and shiny once fully dried.

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Final Verdict: It has been three days since I used this kit and my hair is less greasy than it has ever been without 3 days of washing. Also, my ends that tend to get rough and tangled very easily are smooth and manageable. Even the soothing aroma of the product is still lingering on my hair. Basically, this hair spa kit has given me similar results to the argan oil hair spa I opt for at my salon. However, while the salon session costs me around 1200 bucks, this super useful kit is available on Amazon at INR 159 only! In fact, this kit will provide you at least two uses, with around 5 uses of the hair serum. On my almost waist-length hair, I needed only half a packet of the shampoo and the mask, which makes this kit even more affordable. I will definitely be buying a couple more and saving them for hair emergencies and I strongly feel that you should too!

If you have unruly, frizzy hair that is in desperate need of some pampering then do click this link to buy this hair spa kit from Amazon.

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Disclaimer – PR sample sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.