I went there in Summer for work and while most of my two weeks on American soil were spent in the not-so-glamourous New Jersey suburbs, I had the chance to pay a brief visit to New York city, one of my uber-favourites cities in the world (but who doesn’t love NYC??), where I filled my eyes and heart with the buzzing beauty of this amazing metropolis and drained my credit card completely.
What I didn’t know is that I would come back to Europe with an amazing beauty discovery, my new favourite hair product, the best dry shampoo ever conceived: the R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo.
Ok ok I know, it’s a bit pricey. But believe me, once you try it you’ll understand why.
The main reasons are three:
1) even if it was JUST a dry shampoo, it’s by far the best. Reason? It doesn’t leave a white powdery stain on your hair. Really, I know you don’t believe me, but it doesn’t. And it doesn’t make your hair sticky and heavy at all. The mist that comes out of the spray can is so thin and diffused that it looks like you’re not putting anything on your hair if it wasn’t for the…
2) … scent. The scent is simply AMAZING. Ok, I love the coconut et similia kind of smells and tastes, but I think anyone would love this. It smells like a tropical beach… you’re lying on the white sand, drinking from a coconut (with the paper umbrella and the pink flamingo straw and everything), listening to some stoned Kurt Vile tunes and everything is bright, relaxed and tastes like holidays.
That kind of smell.
And this is pretty impressive when you consider that most of the dry shampoos on the market smell like a mixture of plastic, organic solvents and antibiotic syrup (at least the ones I’ve tried).
3) It’s not just a dry shampoo. I actually also use it on my clean hair because it makes it better. Really.
Your usual dry shampoo is: “crap I just got up and I am already late I can’t wash my hair, no way, so how am I gonna fix this mess? Oh right, let’s put some dry shampoo on and hide this disaster in a top knot”.
This is: “Oh look I just dried my hair but I need some extra volume, let’s spray some R+Co” and “this hairdo looks amazing but I need some extra fluffiness, let’s add a spray of R+Co” and “I have a date and I need to smell like a heavenly goddess from head to toe, let’s take care of the head with the R+Co” and “sh*t, the day-3-hair. Let’s turn back time with the R+Co and make it a day 2”.
Stuff like that.
AND the best thing is that I don’t need to fly to New York to have it (I seriously came back from my trip with the suitcase full of R+Co bottles. R+Co bottles are to Al as the packs of spaghetti are to Italian migrants moving abroad) because apparently they’re starting to distribute in Europe.
I’m checking the progress on their Instagram praying that they come to Belgium soon, but they are already selling in Italy and you can be sure that I’m going to find some hair goodies to bring back from my Christmas family visit in Florence (there we go with another full suitcase).
Go and have a look at their products (I also have the Outer Space hairspray, which is also pretty amazing, in the travel size) and if you try any let me know what you think!
I seriously can’t wait to try also other products of their line (for example the shampoos) and you can be sure that if I am as amazed as I am now with this one I’ll come back for another review. Yeah.