• Madie Nixon

R+Co | Testing New Hair Products

Updated: Nov 30, 2019

I have been given a great opportunity to test out a new {to me} brand, R+Co. After hearing so many great things about this brand online, I was in awe when I was asked to be part of their #RandCoLove Collective campaign! Of course, I said yes to receiving free product in return for my honest feedback.


For this campaign, I was able to choose two full-sized items to test and review for you all. I picked up a dry shampoo, an anti-humidity spray and a free sample of a leave-in cream. I have been testing all three of these products for a few months now to make sure I was giving you the best feedback possible. I feel like I have a good handle on these products now so let's jump into the reviews!


BadLands Dry Shampoo Paste $29


I have seen this dry shampoo all over Instagram. I was so intrigued by the idea of a putty-like dry shampoo but I thought this would be a tough product to work with; I was so wrong!


This product goes from a putty to a powder-like dry shampoo as you warm it up with your hands. It's the strangest feeling but I am sort of obsessed with it! I was not sure how to use it so I turned to my handy dandy friend, the internet. The R&Co website instructed me to put just a small dollop in my hands and massage the product into my scalp. I added a hair flip (aka I did this upside down) and wah-lah; my hair was voluminous!


No, really - my hair was so voluminous I was in shock. My hair is incredibly thick so I can never get it to really fluff at the root. This product changed that for me. BadLands is suggested to be used for adding amazing second-day texture and absorbing oil. Its matte finish and reworkable hold mean no build up, just serious style. I found this to be incredibly true! I do get texture, it does {somewhat} absorb my oils and it's a matte finish!


Yes, this is a super cool and effective product but I wish it did a bit of a better job controlling my oils. I love to pair this with another dry shampoo - this one for volume and something else for oil-control. Regardless, I still love this product and use it weekly!


Madie's Rating: 4/5 - If it were to have a bit more success with controlling oil, this would be a 5/5 for sure!


Moon Landing Anti-Humidity Spray $32


This product really intrigued me as it has been H-O-T-T hot here in Chicago! If you've never experienced a Chicago summer, it is warm and humid and sticky and sweaty; but, beautiful and I wouldn't change it! So, when I saw this anti-humidity spray I immediately thought, oh yeah, I need that.


With that said, I am pretty indifferent about this product. I don't feel that it does too much to combat humidity hair - aka frizzy and fluffy locks. The website says that this is supposed to tame flyaways but I thought it just made them a little stickier.


While I am not a huge fan of this for what it's advertised as, I do think it added great texture to my hair. I think it will be interesting to see how this works when it's less hot and humid out - maybe it was just too humid here...?


Madie's Rating: 2/5 - I don't feel like it lived up to its name but is good as a texturizing spray.


High Dive Moisture + Shine Cream $29 (full-size)


Holy cow, I think I am in love! Because I thought I had a million leave-in conditioners just like this one (ah, so naive), I opted for the travel-size of this product. I know now, that was a mistake; because I am so dang obsessed with it!


I have been using this in my hair right after my night-time shower. I take just a quarter-sized amount in my hand and run it through the ends of my hair first then flip my head and shake in what's left all over. When I wake up the next morning...it's a literal miracle how beautiful my hair looks. My bed-head has never looked so good!


I'll let the description speak for itself because it's so dang accurate:


Plunge into deep hydration and reflective shine with HIGH DIVE. Formulated to smooth and seal the hair, it moisturizes, softens and drowns out frizz.


Good for: Styles that favor moisture over hold; smooth-textured looks.


Fragrance: SERIOUS GAZE - A bright oriental composition. Juniper Berries, Blood Orange, Rhubarb, Leather Accord, Violet, Dark Woods


Check, check and check! This product gives me hydration, shine, anti-frizz and softness over night! My hair feels healthy and soft all day long - even days long! And the scent, wow, it's delicious!


Madie's Rating: 5/5 - I have had no bad hair days with this product! I really wish I purchased the full-size because I'm going through the sample so quickly. Guess I'll be adding this to my next beauty haul!


I am so happy to have been able to try out these goodies for you! I am even happier that two out of the three worked so well for me.


If I were to suggest one product to you, it would be the High Dive Moisture + Shine Cream - duh. I cannot get enough and am so excited to pick up a full-size bottle.


Have you tried R+Co before? If not, you should head over to their site and pick up a few goodies for yourself! Which R+Co products should I try next? Let me know in the comments here or on Instagram!

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