Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Leo Bancroft Rapidly Revived Dry Shampoo (review)

Leo Bancroft Rapidly Revived

Live your life, love your hair” is Leo Bancroft's motto, and his take on the perennially popular dry shampoo can allow you to do just that. You see, while it performs much like any other good quality dry shampoo, this one stems from an award-winning collection created by a stylist who trained at Vidal Sassoon and has been teaching since he was 21 years old. You might recognise him as the good-looking one from Channel 4's The Salon!

Leo's product range is currently exclusive to Tescos. It doesn't look as expensive as some other designer ranges, but it doesn't cost as much as them, either. This dry shampoo is £4, for example, but the rest of the range is reasonably priced, too. (Keep an eye out for regular offers!). Admitedly, you don't get a lot for your money, with 150 ml of dry shampoo lasting only a few uses on long hair, so non-designer products like Batiste are inevitably better value, especially in their big sizes.


Batiste is quite a white powder, though, and this is where Leo Bancroft excels. When you spray it over your hair – make sure you shake it first, but beware of the noisy ball inside! – what little whiteness there is can be massaged in quickly and easily. By the time you've brushed it out there's nothing left but revived hair and a great smell. Seriously, this is one of my favourite smelling dry shampoos ever!

Another advantage of this dry shampoo is that it leaves my hair feeling softer than some rival's products, there's also some shine left behind – a lot of products can eliminate shine completely, but this is much better. I think you have to choose between softness and texture, though, because while Leo Bancroft can give you the former, the latter is more evasive. I didn't find there was much grip with this; my hair slipped a little too easily out of a loose pony-tail. It's not enough to put me off, though; the pros outweigh the cons.

This is a great introduction to the Leo Bancroft range, I know I'm looking forward to trying other styling products in the collection, and I think it's a reasonable price, too. While it's exclusive to Tesco stores for the moment, you can order it on-line. I just wish it came in a bigger can. 150 ml does not last very long at all, 200–250 ml would be a much better bet.

YES!
NO!
Leaves hair soft and smooth
Ball inside is noisy!
Absorbs oil well; lasts a while
Not much texturising going on here
One of the best ever dry shampoo scents
Doesn't last very long because the can is small

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Brand: Leo Bancroft


Size: 150 ml
Price: £4.00 (£2.67/100 ml)

Manufactured: United Kingdom

Ingredients: Butane, Propane, Isobutane, Alcohol Denat., Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Betaine, Parfum

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