In my world anything that makes life easier is worth having around. Dry Shampoo is a simple concept that can transform how your day begins. A bad one will be sticky, make hair look greasier or even make you age 20 years turning your hair grey. A good one saves your ass when you woke up late, fixes that second day grease & makes you feel like your hair is clean again. Facing the day with signs of unwashed or simply oily hair even at work makes me cringe. Adding body back into lifeless second day hair means you can keep it loose and not automatically resort to it up in a bun. I’ve gone through more dry shampoo than any other product that I’m sure of. These are the five I’ve tried out most recently.
Dry Shampoo – A Good Or Bad Hair Day?
Batiste – Dark & Deep Brown
Now I’ve gone through multiple cans of Batiste but only recently tried the tinted version. Batiste for me is purely to get rid of the grease. I make sure to apply it when I first get up then usually leave it until the last-minute to rub it in. That way you get greatest effect. The tint works pretty well & suits very dark browns more than mousey shades. It hides roots well and helps blend them in. I try to disturb too much of the product right at the root to keep the coverage. My only niggle with this one is once rubbed in you end up with brown powder under your finger nails which looks odd especially on natural nails
Trevor Sorbie – Salon X-clusive
This was gifted to me from my mum because she didn’t like it. I think this is because it’s more of a texture creator than anything else. When you need to get your bounce back spray into the roots or up through layers of hair. Rub fingers into scalp to add extra volume. Now I’m pretty sure that she didn’t pay full price for it as at £9.95 this is expensive for a product I’d run out of often. It feels like this one is almost empty & I don;t think I’ve used it that many times.
Urban Fudge – Crisp Pear & Vanilla
This and Batiste Tropical are easily the best smelling from all the dry shampoo I’ve used. However the Urban Fudge is more like Batiste older sister, a much more fresh adult scent. I’d count this in my top three dry shampoos of all time, I’m nearly out and know I’ll be wanting to get another. This has a very fine mist & creates much less white powder in the hair. It blends in much faster & I feel like this lasts longest throughout the day.
Blow Pro – Faux Dry
Blow pro is a pretty unknown range in the UK and I’m hoping it stays around. A more expensive line than most hair care ranges that Superdrug stocks. This is a well designed products that comes in a fine powder. Rather than a spray can you squeeze the bottle & depending on pressure you apply you can control how much comes out. If Bumble & Bumble had come up with this design than it would make me buy the Pret a powder. I’ve got a full post on the Faux Dry shampoo with photos of it in use. This does both grease & volume but I prefer this for volume. It’s works really well on clean hair as well to create texture . This is £6.99 but I feel like this will take forever to run out as 50 grams is way more than the 150 – 200 ml because of how fine the powder is.
Girlz Only – Party Nights
This is one of those super budget brands which only appear in supermarkets. That’s not to say it doesn’t work but it likely gets’ you to buy the more expensive one because it looks tacky. This suits most for the oily fix but make sure to spray this from a distance. The scent is strong & perfume like but is a little overpowering on first use. Get too close and it’s more likely to make your hair look worse than better. Like Batiste give it chance to settle and really rub this in & check in a mirror as it’s very white on your hair. Maybe suit blonde better as you may get away it if you miss a bit.
Future Dry Shampoo To Try
As you can tell my favourites tend to not be the cheapest always but I do love going back to Batiste on nostalgia alone. I really want to get hold of the Colab dry shampoo by the blogger Ruth Crilly at A Model Recommends as it’s said to be invisible to the eye. It also has a much more adult range of scents with 5 to choose from.
Which would you recommend I Try?