Hello everyone! I have for you today reviews on two R+Co products that I have been testing out. I purchased the Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner from the Birchbox store and the Death Valley Dry Shampoo came as a sample in my August Birchbox. For reference, I have curly, color treated hair and I tried both of these with my natural hair and then also when I straightened it.
R+Co comprises “some of the most forward-thinking, rule-bending hairstylists in the business.” Their products are free of parabens, sulfates (SLS or SLES), mineral oil, petrolatum and gluten. They are also vegetarian, cruelty-free, color-safe and most of the retail packaging can be recycled. Also notable from this brand is their androgynous fragrances and the colorful images that mark the containers they come in.
Let’s get started.
Death Valley Dry Shampoo
Described as “the quickest way to get volume and body into your hair.
Adds volume to hair
Nice, clean scent
Good product to refresh hair
No white residue left behind
Available in travel-size
Does not absorb oil
Can feel a little bit sticky at times
A bit pricey- $29 for 6.3 oz/$17 for 1.6 oz
Overall: This dry shampoo didn’t absorb any oil and I felt that when it mixed with the oil in my hair, it made it feel a bit sticky and heavy. It smells very similar to the Dry Bar Detox Dry Shampoo but leans more towards a woodsy scent-I love it! This is best used on straight hair that isn’t too oily and adds good volume. I doubt I would purchase this as both the Dry Bar Detox Shampoo and Bumble and bumble Pret-a-Powder work better at absorbing oil and I do prefer the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray for adding volume/texture over this one.
Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner
Described as “the only step you need to weightlessly soften and condition, no matter what kind of hair you’ve got.”
Cleans pretty well for a product that doesn’t really foam up
Light, airy mousse-like texture
Doesn’t make hair feel stripped which is great for curly and color-treated hair
The scent is not overpowering
You’ll still need to condition your hair despite the claims
Pricey- $29 for 6 fl oz
You do need to use quite a bit of product
Hard to tell how much product is left
Overall: I’ve tried several shampoos, including DevaCurl, that are designed to clean hair without foaming and while they were nice at first, my hair just looked greasy by the end of the day or over time. This cleansing conditioner though is one of the best formulations I have tried thus far. The product looks similar to mousse but a bit creamier and it really removes oil without making your scalp feel dry. I had to use about 3-4 pumps to cover my head and I did need to use conditioner on the end afterwards but my hair looked soft and significantly less frizzy. My only problem with this is that you can’t tell how much is left in the can and you do need to use more than is indicated in the instructions. It is pricey but well-worth the price and I will definitely be repurchasing this.
Have a great day and let me know in the comments below what your favorite or least favorite hair products are!