Kenra is one of those brands that I am always on the fence with. I have friends and family who absolutely adore the brand and I have tried a range of products from the brand before. For a while I think IPSY went crazy with the brand and I got to try several items that way, (which I don’t mind actually, I think it is a very good way to get to know a brand.) with the products there were some I simply didn’t care for and some that I liked. The thing is that the ones I liked were just, okay I don’t mind using this, instead of Wow this is fabulous. And since I know so many people who are in the Wow camp, I always think I am missing something with these products.
Dry Shampoo is something that I really lean on, especially in the summer months. I have naturally oily hair and the summer sun and humidity where I live are just going to make my bangs especially look greasy ten minutes after I step outside, even if I just came from the shower. It just is what it is, and so dry shampoo does a great deal of good for just little touch ups. Even in the winter my bangs can look a little on the greasy side, especially if I am working. I can’t really blame my hair for that. I will run my hands through my bangs when I am thinking and that is usually the main cause of not so fab bangs.
As we are in March I am getting ready to do my spring and summer restock so I figured it was a good time to try out any sample or travel sizes of dry shampoos lying around before I place my order. (There might a couple more try outs in the next few weeks. I am not sure how many samples I have but I do know I need to order my dry shampoo summer stash by Easter.
So the Kenra Volume Dry Shampoo… Instantly revives & refreshes hair, no water required, Saves time & extends blowouts, Utilizes rice starch for maximum oil absorption, Keeps styles looking full
Pretty standard job description for a dry shampoo. And so I sprayed it on my hair. As you can see there is a little white, but not much. And honestly my hair is dark so I know that with 99% of dry shampoos there will be some white. It is more important as to how easily it brushes out. The slight white of this shampoo brushed out easily.
When I sprayed it on my hair, the product felt wet. My hair didn’t feel terribly wet, just lightly damp. It might be because the product is so cold that it felt wet when it was applied. While I found that interesting, of more importance is the fact that I felt the product in my hair. I am used to dry shampoos going in and absorbing the oil and then brushing out. With my favorite Klorane Dry shampoos I am left with hair that feels as though no product went into my hair, which I liked. With a recent us of the Authentic Beauty Concept Dry Shampoo, my hair was softer and had great body, but I still couldn’t feel any product in my hair.
With this Kenra Dry shampoo the directions say to wait until it dries and then brush it out, so the wet was sort of expected. I waited three minutes. My hair was dry and slightly stiff in places where there was more product. I then brushed my hair and the stiffness did go away. Also so did the body that my hair had, It is straighter and has less wave to it. The product is designed to extend blow outs, so I could see it working to keep the hair straight. that doesn’t bother me. I didn’t detect any increase in volume either, which is also supposed to be one of it’s fuctions.
The problem I have with this is that I can still feel the product in my hair. It isn’t crunchy or anything but can feel that there is product in my hair and I am not a fan. It sort of feels like I had hair spray in my hair and then brushed it out. The hair spray is no longer holding anything in place but the strands of my hair remember that it was there. I know there are others who think this is a fabulous Dry Shampoo. When I told my cousin I was going to use it she told ,me it was her favorite. Which I suppose goes to show you that not every product is for every person. This Kenra Volume Dry Shampoo is simply not for me.