Product Reviews

Ojon Rub-out Dry Cleanser vs TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo

September 8, 2011

Dry shampoo can be such a life saver in times of emergency or a hectic schedule. Which is why once the new TRESemme Fresh Start Collection hit the shelves, I picked up a can of their Volumizing Dry Shampoo to see how it compares to my favorite Ojon Rub-out Dry Cleanser.

Like the Ojon, the TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo contains similar ingredients (mineral clay and corn starch) that claim to inject volume into fine/oily hair, remove odor and frizz while reducing excess oil by 75% without using water. It comes in a huge 5.7 oz spray can, which is even bigger than the 4.1 oz Ojon can. Yet it only costs $4.99, about 1/5 of the price of Ojon.

To use the product, you have to shake the bottle, spray lightly at the roots 8-12 inches away from the head, leave on for 1-2 minutes then massage through the hair and style.

On my black Asian hair, it left unsightly splotches of white residue all over (which went away after I comb them out) and made my hair limp and greasy. Definitely not the lifted, clean look I was hoping for! But on a brighter note, the Citrus Extracts did make my hair smell really nice and the scent was far less strong than Ojon.

Verdict: While I loved TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo for its wide availability and cheap price tag, it seems too good to be true. I will stick to my Ojon Rub-out Dry Cleanser for now.

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  • Reply Maris September 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I stopped using Ojon because the smell was so strong it gave me headaches

  • Reply dionesia April 5, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    try the suave dry shampoo…it is amazing
    I started using dry shampoo about 2 years ago…i started with the rockaholic (i think that’s what it was-by TiGi, in a black bottle/can) and LOVE it but its expensive. then i moved to the treseme one and was NOT impressed. on a whim i used the suave one…it smells like apples and really does the job. yes there is a slight white residue after the initial spray, but NOTHING compared to the treseme. and if you run your fingers through your hair afterward, the white goes away, as opposed to the treseme where you have to bruch the heck out of your hair to get the white to go away.
    PS i HATE brushing my long hawaiian/mexican hair, even though it is SUPER straight

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