Review: Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ BOHO REBEL Dry Shampoo

A coloured dry shampoo that can give you six days of wash-free hair

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Dry shampoo is every girl's best friend. Hair looking a little too oily? Use some dry shampoo. Hair feeling flat? Volumise with dry shampoo. Crying over a break-up? Use dry shampoo to make your hair look 10 times better.

We recently got the opportunity to try a dry shampoo with a twist – it's coloured. A new product by Schwarzkopf Professional, the OSiS+ BOHO REBEL dry shampoo comes in three different colours. The idea is that you use the shade that suits your hair colour, so you don't end up with a white, grey look to your hair – the look you get from using regular white dry shampoo.

Tried and tested, here's what we thought.

What is it?

Schwarzkopf Professional uses a specific blend technology that is formed with coloured rice starch. This helps to eliminate the annoying white residue left over from most dry shampoos. Using dry shampoo can sometimes be difficult to blend into your roots – especially if you accidentally spray on too much. But using this coloured product eliminates that issue, so there's no need to worry if you're a bit heavy-handed.

The Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ BOHO REBEL dry shampoo range is available in three shades:

  • Dark (5-1 depth)
  • Brunette (7-6 depth)
  • Blonde (9-8 depth)




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What's it like to use?

Using the OSiS+ BOHO REBEL dry shampoo is no different to using most other dry shampoos. It's an aerosol, so just shake the can, spray the product directly onto your roots, and then tousle and style your hair the way you like.

My hair is naturally wavy and thick but it tends to run a little thin at the roots, so it shows oil rather quickly. I usually have to wash my hair every two to three days, which isn't ideal. Even when I do use dry shampoo, my hair somehow never looks and feels as good as freshly washed hair. But this product manages to breathe more life into my tresses. It managed to extend my wash cycle to six days, and the entire time I felt like my hair looked reasonably fresh.

I used this product on my regular hair-wash day. A couple of sprays three days after washing my hair was more than enough to tide me over for another three days. I was impressed because I normally have to top up my dry shampoo (when I've used other brands) with a little extra each day if I ever wanted to make it to a week without washing my hair. The OSiS+ product just seems to go further.

And of course the best part is there's no white residue. Rather than having to tussle and gradually massage away the white powder, a little rub is all this product takes to look normal – which is a total life-saver when you're running late in the mornings. I was concerned that the brunette colour I tried might look odd against my blonder highlights, but it all blended well and was relatively undetectable.

Most products on the market can't make your hair look freshly washed. Sure, they'll take away the oily look but can it give you back that shine and bounce you get from a fresh wash? OSiS+ dry shampoo by Schwarzkopf Professional does something different. It makes your hair look and feel like you just got a fresh blow-dry from the salon – instead of feeling like you have a head full of talcum powder.

The results are natural-looking. It removes the excess oil from your hair and leaves you with plenty of volume and texture. Your hair is left feeling soft, and there's no sticky residue when you run your fingers through your locks. Schwarzkopf has nailed the dry shampoo, and any dry shampoo addict out there should definitely give this one a try.

When and where can you get it?

The Schwarzkopf Professional OSiS+ BOHO REBEL dry shampoo is a salon exclusive product and it retails for $27.95. It might be a good idea to check with a few hair salons to see if it's available for purchase.

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