Dry shampoo makes my hair happy. Without it, my fine locks start the day presentable but quickly descend on a slippery slope to greasiness by the end of the day. Especially my fringe. Second day hair is a complete no-no for me and, if I was going out that night, I’d wash my hair twice to have it looking decent. So the discovery of dry shampoo has been a revelation for me. I love my hair when it’s clean and this beautiful little invention keeps my hair fresh, bouncy and competely grease free throughout the day. And into the next day and beyond if I so choose!
So I thought I’d give a little breakdown of my absolute favourite product, let the dry shampoo battle commence!
Batiste have been my go-to for quite a while now and really know their stuff. As you can see, I often have quite a few on the go at once!
Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoo in Medium and Dark Brown
These are great for darker hair to stop the dreaded white patches that often occur with dry shampoos and give good results. However, at over €5 a bottle, they’re expensive considering how fast I get through it!
Batiste Big and Bouncy XXL Volume
This seems to create more whiteness than any of the other Batiste varieties I’ve tried but definitely has a more volumising effect, although the compromise is that your hair feels a bit heavier and clumpy as a result. If you’re looking for hold and volume from your dry shampoo, this is a good option but if it’s to eliminate grease, this wouldn’t be the one I turn to first.
Batiste Coconut & Exotic Tropical
I really like this one because the scent is such a nice change from the normal smell of dry shampoo. I think this is actually my favourite from the range as it didn’t make my hair too white or sticky and eliminated grease well, all with a nice fresh coconut smell!
Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo
I love Lush so was entrigued to try out a very different type of dry shampoo that’s also Vegan friendly!
This generous bottle contains a shed-load of citrus infused white dust which, when applied to hair, soaks up grease and leaves a fresh scent to boot!
However, do not use this sitting down wearing the clothes you plan to go out in, this needs to be done over a sink or somewhere you don’t mind getting messy as it’s really easy to get everywhere! This loses points for being such a pain in the bum and making hair a little clumpy and sticky underneath, but if you’re looking for volume as well this will actually work better for you.
Girlz Only Dry Shampoo
This has been a total game changer for me. I’d been hearing whisperings online of how good this was but was very dubious when I half-heartedly decided to throw it in my Penny basket last week. I’m so glad I was proven wrong.
This amazing dry shampoo hardly ever sprays white, meaning you apply it much more generously to your hair. It also really revives it, making my hair look fresh, soft and bouncy. I use dry shampoo every day once my newly washed hair is dry (especially underneath my fringe) to stop any grease rearing it’s head and this did the job brilliantly.
It also works wonders on 2 and 3 day old hair and I’m now a total convert. Also the fact this is less than half the price of Batiste and is a superior product is just amazing! I can’t wait to try out the other varieties from the range!
So there you have it! What’s your favourite dry shampoo and which are the best and worst you’ve discovered? Let me know!