Schwarzkopf Osis Refresh Dust Bodifying Dry Shampoo Spray Review

WHY I BOUGHT IT:

In the past 3 months, two things happened that changed my life. First, I got bangs!

… and I hate them. To be clear, I like them right after a trim when they’re the perfect length, but my hair grows stupidly fast and I’m usually really, really low maintenance about my hair and can’t be bothered to go see my hairdresser regularly. Thus, the bangs are on their way out, which is a really long and tedious process. The other night, I had a dream that there were spiders crawling all over my face then woke up and realized yup! that’s just my hair. The worst part though, is that while the rest of my hair tends to be dry and can easily go 3-4 days without a wash, my bangs require daily shampooing.

The other thing that happened is a friend insisted I try her dry shampoo at the gym. I’ve heard of dry shampoo before, and how they supposedly freshen your hair and even add volume, but have stayed away because I assumed it wouldn’t work for my hair. I’ve got black, thick, and bone straight hair that scoffs at any product that purports to add volume or texture. I also have heard of dry shampoos leaving visible residue on black hair and as someone who previously has suffered from terrible dandruff, didn’t want a repeat of that trauma. However, I was peer pressured into giving it a try, and it works! It’s perfect for freshening up after a workout, and even more perfect for spraying all over my stupid bangs when I don’t want to wash my hair! I’ve since gone through two bottles and have converted two other girls I workout with into dry shampoo converts!

WHERE I BOUGHT IT

Apparently, Osis is a salon-only brand and is rather difficult to find in stores. The (ridiculously fancy Korean) salon I go to has Osis products, but I get this stuff from Amazon with Prime shipping!

osis+ dry shampoo

PACKAGING AND APPEARANCE

Comes in a small, very red aluminum can. There’s a larger size, but I like how the small size fits in my hand and my gym bag.

To use, you have to first give the can a few shakes then hold it about a foot away from the area you’re hoping to spray. Shaking the can is a must because it does tend to get clogged when I don’t.

Here’s a gif of the spray in motion. It’s pretty powerful and I usually hit and release the trigger a few times instead of holding it down repeatedly. This way, I’ve never had issues with visible residue.

osis dry shampoo

PERFORMANCE

To be clear, dry shampoo cannot replace a proper washing. It is very good, however, at removing any hint of greasiness from my hair. It even does make my hair look a bit more voluminous immediately after usage, but the volume doesn’t keep. I even like the scent, which is a very faint, slightly floral, summery clean scent.

The ingredients are as follows, in case anyone is looking to avoid certain things. To be honest, I know next to nil about haircare science or ingredients.

Isobutane, Alcohol Denat, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Butane, Propane, Fragrance, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, BCC12-Base.

osis dry shampoo

After using this dry shampoo, I have sometimes noticed a bit of buildup when I run my fingers through my hair. I think it is likely the starch absorbing up any greasiness but can’t be sure. It washes right out though so it doesn’t bother me.

The TL;DR:

Don’t get bangs. Also, this product has made me a dry shampoo convert.

Pros: Effectively eliminates any greasiness, no visible residue, pleasant scent

Cons: Can clogs if you use without shaking, a bit of product buildup in hair

Effectiveness 4/5
Fragrance 4/5
Price 3/5
Repurchase? Yes
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3 thoughts on “Schwarzkopf Osis Refresh Dust Bodifying Dry Shampoo Spray Review

  1. Moi Sanom says:

    I am in the same boat! Got bangs because I thought the look would be more interesting if I dont want to do my hair. Instead they are a huge pain and tickle me like crazy whilst only looking decent for about 1 week after the cut. I also required thin bangs so the growing out process would be less annoying yet the hairdresser did what she wanted and my bangs are freaking thick. Now I hate them and most of the time they are sticking straight up since I can’t be bothered to fix them and I got crazy hair and lots of volume. So yeah I love bangs but I hate them even more!

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    • Vanity Rex says:

      What is it with hairdressers and bangs?? The girl I go to cut my bangs and was like, they look better this way than the way you wanted. They did look great at first, but did not grow out well at all!

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  2. angelanrenee says:

    Hehe, every time I think of getting bangs, I remind myself how much I hated them when I got them the first time. And the second time. Really, let’s just all get clip-on bangs instead. –Angela

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