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A Drugstore Version of Dirt

I've already waxed poetic about the magical, sweet-smelling hair styling paste that is Dirt by Jonathan Product. As Jonathan (from the reality show Blowout) explains on the label: “There’s something amazing about the way hair looks and behaves the day after — washing, that is." Seeing as how I'm obsessed with Dirt, I couldn't help but notice a suspiciously similar product while browsing the aisles the other day at Walgreens. Called FX Special Effects Texture Dirt Texturizing Paste, this styling paste proclaims: "Texture Dirt has been created to easily give you the amazing way your hair looks and behaves the day after washing."

Sound familiar? Since the FX brand has obviously been paying attention to Dirt's copy-writing, I bought a jar to see if it had replicated the styling effect, too. Plus, the Texture Dirt, available here costs just $5.99, versus $26 for the Jonathan product. However, after trying the FX brand, I think I'm going to stay loyal to Jonathan. The drugstore stuff wasn't terrible for a budget buy, but it had a more glue-like texture that made it hard to disperse though my hair. Although it gave my hair similar piece-y results, it didn't leave my locks looking or feeling nearly as smooth and silky as the Dirt by Jonathan does. I guess you get what you pay for.

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KimmiAnn KimmiAnn 9 years
What the heck! Dirt for you hair! Interesting!! What the heck is it for? Believe in Magic!
yayita yayita 9 years
never heard of it
rkdub rkdub 9 years
So it's not too oily of a product? I love hair care stuff, and always love finding new stuff for me hair.... I'm signing off now though, so if anyone has any helpful tips about this stuff, PM me please!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
If I don't wash my hair it gets greasy, but if you wash it and then use this it gives it the texture of it being dirty. Dirty hair is easier to work with.
teddybear teddybear 9 years
If I wanted my hair to look dirty I just wouldn't wash it and roll around in the dirt for free. I can put perfume on it for that extra flavor. I could also just spend alot of money on some gook to make me look dirty.
Jinx Jinx 9 years
I don't have a need to make my hair seem dirty.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
Never heard of this stuff or the show!
crazylady crazylady 9 years
Guess this one was "dirt cheap" Sorry - I had to.
LaylaCams LaylaCams 9 years
I loved that show! I haven't tried any of his products, but I don't use a lot of products anyways.
Padraigin Padraigin 9 years
I tried this, too, and noticed it was stiffer and left a bad residue on my hair, not the conditioning feel of the real Dirt. I, too, will stick with Dirt.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
hmm, I'll have to try this. I've tried other FX products and I like them so far. Yours Truly, DesignRchic
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 9 years
I haven't heard about this. Don't think I will be trying it.
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