Product Face-Off: Ojon Rub-out Dry Cleanser vs TRESemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo

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 5.7oz spray can, which is even bigger than the 4.1oz 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 is 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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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. 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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