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Tuesday 28 April 2020

A dry shampoo alternative? Omorovicxa Scalp Reviver

This was kindly sent to me.

I'm a very regular user of dry shampoo - I just don't have the energy to wash my hair more than once weekly but it took years for me to actually find a dry shampoo that works - most just make the hair feel full of product and leave a white cast. It also takes a while to 'train' your hair to cope with only being washed once weekly - as in, for it to look remotely ok when you're leaving the house. Given that dry shampoo is a weekly essential for me, I was excited to try the latest product from my favourite skincare brand - Omorovicza Scalp Reviver. Could it possibly compete with my favourite dry shampoo? Also, if you have been trying to extend the time between washes, lockdown is the perfect time to train it and a product like this will really help.

This isn't necessarily described as being a replacement for a dry shampoo as it's a 'scalp reviver' but it does have some of the same effects and what makes it better than a dry shampoo for some, is the fact that it doesn't irritate the scalp in the way that some canned shampoos do. 

It has a pipette dispenser, which is a little annoying as I find it can get clogged but at the same time, it's the best type of dispenser as bottle (in the style of a hair dye bottle) would release too much product so maybe I just need to figure out how to clear my pipette easily.

The ingredients include salicylic acid, which is a BHA that unblocks hair follicles and stimulates hair growth. This gives it a slightly tingly, menthol feel to the scalp. It also contains silica, which absorbs excess oil, a blend of essential oils (yet it doesn't actually feel greasy/oily), a complex of amino acids and Omorovica's Healing Concentrate™. It has a milky texture so it's important to really shake the bottle well before using.

It is applied directly to the scalp (section the hair) and then massaged in. I find it feels very refreshing on the scalp and when massaged into the hair, it doesn't make it feel more greasy or like there is product in my hair. 

Is it as effective as dry shampoo? I would say that it is more effective than most dry shampoos, however it doesn't replace my absolute favourite one, which is extremely effective. That being said, if you are starting out with training your hair to last longer between washes and have a sensitive scalp, I would recommend using this. Dry shampoos can tend to be irritating if used too frequently. If anything, this product really does revive the scalp - whether it will absorb all of the oiliness really depends on how oily your hair naturally is but you will notice over time that using the product will help to extend the time between washes. If you are currently on lockdown, now is the perfect time to try it as it does take time to train your hair to last between washes. It's also a great product to use if you are ill and don't have the energy or strength to wash your hair but want to look presentable and have your hair smell a bit fresher and feel cleaner.

At £65, it isn't the cheapest product but a little really does go a long way.

Do you have a sensitive scalp? Are you a regular user of dry shampoo or similar products? I'd love to hear.

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