TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo Review

Happy Saturday! A few weeks ago I posted a review of the drugstore dry shampoo Batiste (read that review HERE). That review did really well views wise, so I thought I would share my thoughts on another dry shampoo that I just used up. As I mentioned in my Batiste review, I am currently on the hunt for the best dry shampoo from the drugstore. I found the TRESemmé Fresh Start on sale at Rite Aid for $4.99 a couple months back, so I decided to put it to the test. Let me share my thoughts on this product with you!

TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo ReviewThe TRESemmé Fresh Start is a very interesting dry shampoo. Usually I find that a dry shampoo either zaps oil or adds texture, but the Fresh Start did a little bit of both. While my oil did disappear quite a bit, this product left behind a lot of residue and left my hair feeling really gunky. My hair looked clean, but I felt gross. It was a weird dichotomy, and I couldn’t decide if I liked the product or not!

TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo ReviewThe more I used Fresh Start, the more I disliked it. I found the product difficult to wash out in the shower, and it tended to flake as well. If you have thick hair, this product would probably work better for you, but my thin hair felt weighed down. Despite the great price point, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing this dry shampoo again.

Alas, my hunt for the perfect drugstore dry shampoo continues! While TRESemmé Fresh Start was okay, it just didn’t measure up to my beloved Klorane dry shampoo. I’m not giving up, though! I will find a fabulous and affordable dry shampoo that I love at some point!

What dry shampoo is your favorite? Do you splurge on it?


  1. Jennifer N says:

    I have thick hair and it felt nasty on my head too! So far my faves (that I can afford)are Batiste and Psssst!

    • Adventures in Polishland says:

      Good to know! Batiste is the best I’ve tried from the drugstore, with Psssst! being a close second!

  2. thejediwife says:

    I’m so glad to see these reviews! With a new baby here any day now, I’m definitely going to be needing to pick up some dry shampoo! It’s disappointing to see the Tresemme dry shampoo didn’t work as well as you hoped. I’m definitely looking for affordable as well!

  3. Dana says:

    I usually use Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak or Got2B Rockin’ It dry shampoo that I pick up at Walmart or Beyond the Zone Rock On for dark hair from Sally Beauty (what is with the crazy long names??) I tried this TreSemme in a sample size and *hated* it. I don’t splurge on the really good ones because I know me and I’d never go back to the inexpensive version, hang the consequences! 🙂

  4. Casey @Fearless Creative says:

    Add me to the list of people who hated TreSemme! I have Not Your Mother’s right now, but it’s not blowing me away. Honestly the drugstore brand I’ve liked the best has been from Suave, but you do really have to work it in to avoid a residue. I’ve got fine hair too, and I’ve actually started using the dry shampoo before bed – that seems to help more than using it in the morning for some reason.

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