The Dry Shampoo Battle

dry shampoo

Longstanding readers of my blog know my admiration for dry shampoo. Yes, it has a tenancy to reduce my locks to a slightly dry and wiry mess, but I’d take that any day over being a grease ball. A handful of you may also be privy to the fact that for the past two years I’ve been dedicated to one can and one can only, Batiste Lace. I dread to think how many bottles I managed to get through as even when the brand discontinued the Lace style, I remained undeterred and bulk bought cans from French Pharmacy sites (no joke). Sadly however the time has come and all my loyal stockists display the heartbreaking out of stock sign. Batiste Lace is no more so it’s time to find a new BFF to save my locks come those greasy haired days.

COLAB with Ruth Crilly

Hot off the press another one of our homegrown YouTube favourites has branched out and bought to the market a bevy of beauty goodies. Ruth Crilly aka A Model Recommends has recently launched a collection of dry shampoos with COLAB. Comprising of five fragrances, each promises to refresh your tresses without leaving those tell tale white marks behind. I tried out Rio which is an uplifting fruity combination, it didn’t leave any suspicious dry shampoo marks behind however I felt that my hair didn’t feel overly clean afterwards. Maybe I’m just too used to ones that pack some serious punch ;)

Garnier Ultimate Blends The Silky 7-in-1 Dry Shampoo

Bought on a whim this Garnier offering claims to give no visible residue whilst absorbing any excess oils within the hair. Initial inspection showed that the can is smaller compared to the usual Batiste offerings, taking into consideration how much dry shampoo I go through on a weekly basis (sorry ozone) the cost effective price doesn’t seem so appealing on this one. It does a decent job of cleansing the hair but nothing to write home about and not something I will plan on repurchasing.

Batiste Floral Essences

Ah Batiste – of course I was going to give a new scented can a try ;) Just couldn’t resist it! Batiste are known for leaving your hair grey which is why undetectable Lace was such a hit in my books. Floral is a sweet smelling fragrance that isn’t too overpowering and after a good shake of the can a quick spritz on my hand left minimal marks behind. Maybe the secret is all in the shaking and most dry shampoos come sans marks once mixed together, or maybe it’s just Floral’s formula is a winner. Just to be on the safe side I will be sticking with new can and stocking up incase it ever disappears off the shelves in the future!

  • thisgirlloveschic

    batise has been one of my faves! never tried any of the other two! great review

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  • I only every use the Batiste for Blondes – I love that it covers my roots too!

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  • lucy abigail

    This is a lovely post idea! I’ve only tried batiste but I’ll have to try the other now haha!

    • The Philip Kingsley one is gorgeous too but a bit pricey for how quickly I get through a can ;) xx

  • I think the floral scent would smell so nice! x

    BerrieBlogs {beauty blog}

  • Beautiiboots

    I love the Bastiste floral scent!

    Your blog posts are so helpful! :)

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    • So glad you liked the post :) Love your blog too!xx

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  • I was wondering about COLAB, it’ll be really interesting to try it.

    Reflection of Sanity

    • It’s great that they do travel sizes too – am going to pick some up to keep them in my desk at work!xx

  • I wish Colab was available in the US, I like that there are different scents to pick from! My favorite dry shampoo (although not a budget buy) is Bed Head Dirty Secret. Have you tried it?

    • Fingers crossed it will be – it is available on Feel Unique which I believe is Worldwide delivery? I haven’t tried the Bed Head one – might have to give it a whirl!xx

  • Kerm

    Batiste is my absolute favourite. I usually go for Batiste Tropical, it smells so gorgeous x

  • Esha Rajesh

    I’ll have to try the new COLAB dry shampoos. They sound really good!! <3 x

  • Robyn

    Batiste is a good one, although I will always be an Aussie girl!

    • No waaay ahah I personally couldn’t stand the Aussie dry shampoo! Batiste is the winner in my eyes :) xx

  • Jade

    I have always been a Batiste girl however the CoLab is one I will be trying as there is so much hype about it. xoxo

  • MD.

    When I started using dry shampoo, my first pick was Batiste. I had heard great things about it from Tati (GlamLifeGuru) but it actually really disappointed me! Way too white and powdery for my taste! Now, after testing a few brands, I can say that TRESemmé and Aveeno are my top favs! xo

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    • That’s a shame about Batiste I find that some can be very hit and miss but shaking the can up makes a bit difference and helps to ensure that no white marks are left behind :) xx

  • I really love batiste dry shampoo. Now I’m trying the schwarzkopf one

  • I have my first Batiste Dry Shampoo, a travel size of the Blush one and I don’t notice any residue on my hair after applying it, I really enjoy using it :) Great to know how other brands works xx

    Mary Bloomy

    • I find as well with Batiste the more you shake the can the less residue you see :) xx

      • I always shake it before applying and don’t spray it too close from the roots, it works wonders :) xx