Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Schwarzkopf Got2B Rockin' It Encore Fresh Dry Shampoo (review)

Schwarzkopf Got2B Dry Shampoo

What is it?
A new(ish) dry shampoo from Schwarzkopf, a German haircare brand owned by Henkel, designed for you to be able to 'rock your style 1 more day'. In other words, skip a shampoo. Some of you may be wondering why you'd want to do that. Well, daily hair washing can dry out your precious locks, and if you dye your hair it'll strip each strand of colour, too. Dry shampoo allows you to put off the water for a bit longer without looking like a tramp.
How well does it refresh?
This is one of the better dry shampoos on the market for refreshing your hair without the palaver of shampooing and conditioning. It has quite a powdery white consistency that sprays pretty heavily, but it massages in excellently and smells absolutely lovely. It's got a nice citrusy-fresh fragrance that's strong enough to disguise the signs of pollution, smoke and BBQs (and I speak from experience regarding BBQs) but it's not so strong as to cause you to gasp for air every time you spray it.

How well does it re-style?
It made my hair feel genuinely thicker, more substantial and definitively more voluminous and controlled than it was pre-application. It is perhaps a little difficult to brush out if you have thick hair to begin with, as it does add extra thickness to each hair strand, but it's worth the effort in the end.

How easy is it to use?
As easy as any other dry shampoo we've tested, to be honest (except for Boots Expert Dry Shampoo which sprays at an awkward angle!). The only issue I had was the sheer height of the can prevented me from keeping it on my haircare shelf – it wouldn't fit! That's a minor quibble, really. A slightly more significant quibble is the writing on the can, which is small and muddled with other languages, but I get the feeling the Got2Be range is designed for 'yoof' anyway, what with its jazzy decals and 'street' language. Ahem.

How natural is it?
It isn't, really. But I've yet to dry a dry shampoo that was natural. Unsurprisingly it features the usual liquefied petroleum gases and artificial fragrance, but there's no propylene glycol. The only other bright spot is from parent company Henkel which has done a lot of work on sustainable development, and has gone to impressive lengths (by big company standards) to reduce its energy and water consumption.

How good value is it?
It's not bad, but prices seem to vary quite a lot! It's on sale on-line for £4ish, but most high street stores sell it for about £3 with offers that bring it down to even less than that. However much you pay I'd say it was worth the money. The grease-tackling, bad smell diminishing and fine hair correcting abilities make this one of the most reliable dry shampoos on the market. I'd gladly pay closer to £5 for this, but don't tell Schwarzkopf!

Really lovely fragrance disguises all manner of smells

Excellent oil-absorbing and revitalising properties

Very well priced, and lasts a while, too


Brand: Schwarzkopf

Size: 200 ml
Price: £4.09 (£2.05/100 ml)

Manufactured: n/a

Ingredients: Isobutane, Oryza Sativa Starch, Alcohol Denat., Butane, Propane, Parfum, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Citral, Geraniol


  1. Gimme. I use Suave Professionals dry shampoo at the recommendation of some chick from YouTube, who tested six products and the Suave tied for first. I HATE IT! It does nothing to control the inevitable second day grease and my hair looks just as dirty as before. I think I shall shell out the extra bucks and buy the Got2Be, if I can find it somewhere nearby.

    1. Maybe she was being paid to be kind, haha. I can't find any Suave products here in the U.K., but I trust your judgement anyway!

      I've tried the Got2Be styling powders, too, and they're just as impressive as the dry shampoo. I think it's a good all-round range.