One of the most interesting products I got to take home from The Balm’s launch event was a canister of The Balm En Root Dry Shampoo. How I wish I had this when I gave birth to my kids! It’s customary (mandatory in most cases) for Chinese moms not to shower or bathe for a month after giving birth because it is believed that getting wet all too soon will weaken one’s constitution. This one month period is referred to as ge lai in the Hokkien dialect. I bargained with my mother-in-law during those times to shorten my ge lai to three weeks and she agreed thank goodness.
So anyway, here’s my spiffy looking canister of The Balm En Root Dry Shampoo.
So anyhow, according to the instructions you’re supposed to hold the bottle about six inches from your scalp and then spray, concentrating on the roots since it’s usually where grease tends to accumulate more. Then move downwards through the hair.
What I like about The Balm En Root Dry Shampoo:
- After using, my hair did feel lighter and less icky even if I had not shampooed for 48 hours.
- It leaves a light scent which did make me feel better about my non-shampooed hair, hahaha.
- It’s fairly easy to use and I noticed it did not leave telltale white flakes in my hair. Other dry shampoos I’ve tried in the past would usually leave dandruff-like residue which I need to brush away thoroughly.
- It’s available at all Beauty Bar stores — dry shampoo is usually not easy to come by.
Downside? Hmmm… I distinctly remember my canister being heavy, definitely more than 3/4 full after one use. When I picked it up the next day, it was less than 1/4 full. I was shocked that the canister was sooo light, it barely contained anything when I shook it. I couldn’t believe that it was a one time use product so I researched a bit online and found people complaining about its faulty spray nozzle. It can leak even when you’re not using it. So now I’m left with almost nothing inside the canister. It’s an excellent product but they really should fix this problem because it costs P745 a piece. I know that if I paid P745 and then discovered I could only use the product once I would be really mad.
The Balm products available at all Beauty Bar stores nationwide. Check out Beauty Bar on Facebook for a complete list of outlets. It’s not available at their online store.
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