As any of my fellow greasy haired peers will know, when it comes to our hair we don't like to experiment.
I avoid shampoos for "dry/damaged hair" like Taylor swerving Kanye. I have to resist shouting "NO" in the hairdressers when they use more than one styling product during my blow dry and I have never, ever had just a 'body shower', or a bath for that matter... if I'm in water my hair must be washed.
So when I find a good shampoo I stick to it, which is why pre-Covid I rotated between the same grease friendly formulas: Aussie Mega, Lush Big, Bumble & Bumble Surf and Maui Moisture Lightweight Hydration.
Then, come March, when I found myself ordering puzzles and tie dye kits from Amazon, I suddenly had this overwhelming urge to add a little spice to my groundhog day shower routine.
I spotted the Dizziak Hydration Wash in the shower after I moved back in with my parents. I think I must have given it to my mum after hearing the rest of team Cosmo rave about it and deciding that it would be far too rich for my Nicolas Cage circa Con Air strands.
With the "f*ck it" mentality that only a pandemic could give, I did the unthinkable and washed my hair with it.
And let me tell you dear reader, that was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
My hair, let me tell you about my hair.
So, naturally I made this earth-shattering decision and completely forgot about it. I left my hair to air-dry because I also have a theory that using a hairdryer makes it get greasy quicker (I'm paranoid like that) and thought nothing more of it until I looked in the mirror that afternoon.
"My hair looks good" today, the cerebrum part of my brain told me. It had movement, it had body, it kind of looked like I'd had a blow dry, except I obviously hadn't.
Still not putting two and two together, I didn't credit it to the shampoo, until I used it again a week later.
I figured my hair hadn't turned into Peter Andre circa 1995, so I'd be fine to use it again. Then the same thing happened... a bloody exceptional hair day.
"It's the shampoo", I suddenly realised.
As well as the appearance, it felt sensational, smooth, but lightweight, with enough bounce to turn Kate Middleton green.
I grabbed the bottle out the shower and read the back to see what kind of Diagon Alley approved ingredients were in there to produce such sorcery.
Turns out it's a blend of naturally derived PH-balanced elements, formulated without sulphates, or silicones.
Clearly it wasn't just me who noticed, as I started to get comments on my Instagram videos complimenting my hair, saying how thick and shiny it was and could I share what I used.
Obsessed with my new find, I messaged Keeks, our contributing beauty writer who knows more about hair than Sonia Fowler knows about trumpets. I wanted to know why the bottle advised to use it once a week, as I now wanted to use it every god damn day.
"It's because you only wash Black hair once or twice a week, so it's in line with every wash day for us," she explained. Which makes total sense seeing as Dizziak is a Black owned brand founded by Loretta De Feo.
However, as I have now learnt, Dizziak is suitable for ALL hair types, including my chip pan barnet.
I am now such a convert I have already repurchased another bottle of the Hydration Wash and can honestly say that it's the best shampoo I have ever tried.
I still only use it once a week because I live in fear of its great hair day magic running out (the grease paranoia still hasn't left me just yet), but I genuinely count down the days in-between.
If you're looking for a great hair day this is all you need right here.
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