Monday, 15 September 2014

The Battle of the Dry Shampoos - Review

Dry shampoo is one of those things that I never really want to buy, however it’s something that I would never be without. I really hate washing my hair every day, so I usually wash it every other day, however the second day my hair always needs a little freshen up. I have quite fine hair and it gets oily very quickly so dry shampoo is an essential in my drawer.  I really loathe spending my money on dry shampoo as they’re not cheap and I’m never really very impressed with the results. For a long time the only dry shampoo that was really available was Batiste, however recently lots of other brands have been getting in on the action. In this post I compare three that I have tried; Batiste, Dove and Tresemme.


1. Batiste – Dry Shampoo
This is the original dry shampoo and I have been buying this for years, it has also been steadily increasing in price. Nonetheless I still think that this is one of the cheapest out there and you can often find it on offer and stock up. You can get Batiste in a variety of scents, which is nice as you can very quickly start to dislike the smell. I usually go for a fresh or floral one, which helps to imitate that just washed smell. Batiste does a very good job of freshening up your hair and will absorb any oil, however it’s quite heavy duty and requires a bit of brushing through to make sure you don’t end up with white streaks in your hair. This is available from boots for £2.99.

 2. Dove – Refresh + Care Dry shampoo
This is probably my favourite of the three, it is slightly more expensive than Batiste but I think is a better all-round product. It has a much lighter feel than Batiste, however still does a fairly good job of getting rid of the oil. It has a nice scent and gives your hair a bit of life, especially if you’re just trying to give a fringe a bit of bounce. It isn’t as heavy duty as the Batiste so if your hair gets very oily this might not be the one for you but it does leave your hair feeling more soft and silky than Batiste. This is available at Boots for £4.59

3. Tresemme – Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo
This is my least favourite, it is a bit too light for my liking and I don’t think it actually does much to absorb any oil. I also hate the smell, it’s very chemically and it reminds me of hairspray. Maybe this would be better for someone whose hair doesn’t get as oily as mine does.  Considering this is the most expensive of the bunch I was very disappointed with this product. It is available from Boots for £5.25.


Overall nothing really gives you the great just washed feeling you only get after washing your hair, however dry shampoo does a good job of turning a bad hair day into a good one.

I’ve noticed that there are a few new dry shampoos hitting the shelves in Boots, I imagine I’ll be buying one soon to test out.

What dry shampoo is your favourite?


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