Friday, 18 October 2013

TRESemmé Texture Style Divine Definition Spray (review)

TRESemmé Divine Definition Spray
If you're familiar with dry shampoos you'll know they have uses beyond their oil-absorbing and refreshing abilities. They can also be useful for adding volume and texture to your hair, adding grip and control where required, making them excellent to have on-standby if you're trying to create an up-do, for example. This is something TRESemmé have cottoned on to because they've introduced a new styling collection called Texture Style which includes a product blatantly inspired by dry shampoo called Divine Definition Spray.

How is it similar, you ask? The pressurised can sprays a fine powder onto your hair, which you massage in and style as normal. So far, so familiar. From what I can tell the differences just include tweaked ingredients (from a natural point of view you might want to look elsewhere if aerosol propellants concern you) and a reworded suggested method; otherwise there seems to be little in it.

TRESemmé suggest that after spraying the product all over your hair you work it in then “scrunch, twist and mess” before setting with hairspray. I've been using the product for a couple of weeks now and find the texture side of things a bit disappointing. No matter how much I scrunch or 'mess' my hair, it still looks rather lifeless. There are slight improvements, granted, but I can get a far better effect with styling powders and salt sprays (although results with those are somewhat stiffer and heavier).

And this is Divine Definition Sprays biggest problem – other products work better! While it's fine for separating your layers and adding a bit more movement to hair, ultimately the results are somewhat tame and don't even last very long. Perhaps this is what you want. Perhaps you don't like hair that is too big, and instead like the idea of only a subtle enhancement. Well, in that case this spray is right up your street. But for me, I wanted (and expected) more oomph, especially when the blurb describes the product as “high impact”. It's anything but.

At least it's easy to use and smells quite nice. Like real dry shampoos it does help a little to improve hair that is less than salon fresh, although not nearly as well as the real deal. But at £5.50 it's too expensive. Bearing in mind how insignificant the texturising is and that the effects don't last means I'd look elsewhere. Try the John Frieda alternative listed below for a more reliable styling product.

Lightweight and airy – doesn't weigh hair down
Too weak for my hair; results very tame
Results are very subtle, if that's what you prefer
Expensive for what it is

Enhancements don't last long


Brand: TRESemmé

Size: 200 ml
Price: £5.50 (£2.75/100 ml)

Manufactured: n/a

Ingredients: Butane, Isobutane, Alcohol Denat., Propane, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Isopropyl Myristate, Silica, Parfum, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool

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