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I Tried The "First Ever Dry Shampoo For Afro Hair"

I did it for the culture.

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Hey guys, I'm Tolani the beauty and lifestyle writer here at BuzzFeed. And it's kinda my job to try out new products, and let you guys know if it's worth using. Just a little backstory, when I first heard about the "first ever dry shampoo for afro hair" I wasn't keen, but I tried it out, for the culture.

Tolani Shoneye

When it comes to dry shampoo, I am not a fan. Like my honest thoughts when I see people spraying powered dust over their hair is... "why not just wash your hair? Like seriously wash your hair."

Zerreau Towel Off Apple Shampoo £7.95, is not the typical dry shampoo rather it's a foam shampoo that you don't rinse off.

Zerreau / Via norinse.co.uk

It promises to effortlessly wash out oil, grease and styling products. And it's meant to be ideal for festival, camping, summer holidays or when you just don’t have time for a shower.

Who doesn't have time to shower?!

Before trying this product, I had not washed my hair for a couple of days. Ok I'll be honest I had not washed it in weeks. I've had lots of products on it, mainly eco styler and as you can see it's really dirty.

The verdict is out and it's a no from me. I applied a generous amount of the foam onto my hair, and it didn't clean my hair. if anything it just gave my hair a nice coconut scent.

Effectiveness: 2/10

I wanted to love this product, like I really wanted it to change my life, mainly because I absolutely hate washing my hair. I've been a part of team natural for a year now, and yeah it's all magical and filled with coconut oil, but wash days are the worst. I hate how long it takes, I hate all the arm strength it takes to comb my hair, I just don't enjoy it. So the hope was that this product would save me time and leave my hair clean, but it didn't. The whole process of sectioning my hair, massaging the foam and then cleaning it with the towel was pretty long. Almost as long as it would have taken me to wash it, also because the product is wet, I still got shrinkage, so that's not even an advantage.

Smell/Packaging/Texture: 5/10

The product smelt really good. I had the coconut scent but it comes in apple and strawberry too. And although the foam was light weight, it felt like I was just adding product onto my hair, which kinda defeats the purpose of shampooing your hair. The packaging is nothing fancy, but it doesn't need to be.

Value: 7/10

It costs £7.95 for 180ml which I would say is pretty good value for money.

Overall Verdict: 4/10

Although I was not that impressed with it, I think I would actually use it again. I can imagine it being more effective if my hair wasn't so dirty. I could use it as a re-up in between wigs or use it to clean my hair when I have braids in. The coconut scent alone makes it worth using.

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