Since I’ve discovered dry shampoos, I’ve never been without them. I have extremely oily scalp, some days my hair is greasy the same day I’ve washed it. It’s a real problem, which only gets worse in the warmer months. I’ve always relied on Batiste to sort me out.
I wanted to try some other dry shampoos out for comparison purposes. Today I bring you my verdict. First up, Dove Hair Therapy Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo, £4.59, I was really keen to try this out as I like Dove’s hair care products. The product smells nice and fresh and isn’t overpowering. It does leave a white powder residue but it’s not extreme. You can massage it into your hair so you can’t see it as much. However it didn’t perform as well as I had hoped. You need a lot of product to do the job and even then it doesn’t absorb the oil as well. And because you’ve used so much product, it weighs your hair down. You definitely don’t want that when you have greasy roots to begin with! Overall I was disappointed with this product, definitely not what I’m looking for in a dry shampoo.
I then tried the Paul Mitchell ExpressDry Dry Wash Waterless Shampoo, £18.95. This again has a nice subtle scent, and has the least amount of white powder residue. I could hardly see any. I think this’d be great if you don’t have much of a greasy root problem but just want to refresh your second day hair. For me, it didn’t absorb a lot of grease from my roots, but I could see that it does work. However it’s just not as effective as I need it to be. It’s quite a ‘mild’ product in my opinion. For it to work on my full head, I’d have to go through the half a can each time. So although a decent product, but not as hard working as I need my dry shampoo to be.
Last but not least, the newest offering from my favourite dry shampoo brand, Batiste Heavenly Volume Dry Shampoo, £3.99. I was attracted to this for two reasons, a) I knew other Batiste dry shampoos work on me b) greasy hair wants nothing more than some liftin’ at the roots! It smells quite strong like all Batiste dry shampoos; I tend to hold my breath and runaway from the spot where I sprayed! It’s a nice scent but can feel too much when you’ve sprayed quite a bit all over your hair. It settles within 10 seconds and leaves your hair feeling really nice. I give it a couple of minutes after spraying to get working on my greasy roots, and then go in with my finger tips and work the product into the roots. I found that you don’t need anywhere near as much product as the others. It really helps to absorb all the oil from my roots and even my third day hair (greasy and flat as hell!) looks fresh! It does have quite a bit of white powder residue so you have to spend a little longer to work the product in, after that it looks great. This particular version gives a lot of boost to my roots to really make my hair look fresh. I love this as it’s thorough worker. It does what it says on the tin and does it well. You don’t have to use much product, and you won’t be breaking the bank!
What’s your favourite dry shampoo? Have you tried any that I’ve tested? Share in the comments below or tweet me @aspiring_london!
Some of these items have been sent to me for review purposes.