*Review* Ambiance Volumizing Dry Shampoo (for red hair!)

Over the past week, I've held off from doing the roots in order to review Ambiance Volumizing Dry Shampoo.

You might wonder why that means I shouldn't touch up the greys... and you'd be right to wonder, if I was talking about any run-of-the-mill dry shampoo. Ambiance, however, is not.

Ambiance is a little bit spesh in that it:
a) comes in your shade,
b) is not a spray
c) comes in a compact refillable bottle with attached retractable soft bristle brush.

So, at £11.99, it costs more than the high street dry shampoos and, as I said, I've been testing it out to see if it's up to much.


Not a spray, it's somewhat... different... to apply.

You need to read the instructions carefully as it really does warn you about what could, essentially, 'go wrong'. I was nervous to say the least but, let's face it, there's nowt wrong with erring on the side of caution every once in a while is there?! After the 1st application, you realise that it's super easy!

The trick is not to tip the bottle quickly, or prematurely. Hold the bottle above where you need to apply the dry shampoo and tip slowly once in position.

It does warn for you to treat this item as you would make-up, in that it transfers easily. It said not to run fingers through hair, but I did (big red 'do not push' button syndrome!) and you can clearly see from the pic below that my fingers (and under my nails!) are dirtied with the red, shimmery powder!

Decide where you want to apply the product. I would say the root, it's going to cover your re-growth alongside volumizing as needed so go for it!

Slowly tip the applicator and gently brush the product into the area

Blend in using the brush or your finger tips (I preferred finger tips as found the brush made more product come out!)

As you can see, the roots of my part are much less obvious, with plenty of volume to boot. The hair no longer 'hangs' from the part, but lifts up - giving an appearance of fuller, bouncy, cleaner hair.

I found that I could use this to stretch my hair washing from every day (It's what pregnancy has done to me!) to every 3 days. Second and third day application worked wonderfully, fourth day - was pushing it as, although it continued to volumise successfully, the product is colour tinted in that my scalp appeared 'dirty' with the build up of product.

Retailing at £11.99 for this applicator, I am going to get a LOT of use out of this product. You really don't use a lot per application so - as far as getting your money's worth goes - I can tick that box! It's small enough to pop into your handbag to handily revitalise your barnet at a second's notice and comes in 5 shades so should be suitable for pretty much anyone.

Me, personally? I would recommend this product to my friends. For sure. It's gunna come in handy once baby is here and I'm attempting to function on 2 hours kip whilst taking Carson to school!!

DISCLAIMER: I was sent this item free of charge for the purpose of reviewing. All opinions are true, unbiased, and in my own words. 


  1. Oh wow! This looks intriguing! Not seen a dry shampoo like this, well ever!



  2. It looks great, I've been using dry shampoo lately as washing it too much was causing my scalp to get really flakey, I've been washing it about twice a week now. Washing it daily is such a pain!

    Corinne x

  3. ah see my teen daughter swears by dry shampoo although I have never used it myself - may have too now

  4. This seems really interesting. Despite the drawbacks the results look good and it seems great value.

  5. This seems really interesting. Despite the drawbacks the results look good and it seems great value.


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