Beauty: The Best & the Rest of Dry Shampoo

March 19, 2015
When I looked at my bathroom counter, I realized I may have a few too many bottles of dry shampoo. Whether it’s adding a bit of volume or refreshing my locks, I can’t actually live without dry shampoo. I’ve tried and tested a few different brands and I thought I would review and compare them all for you.

Umberto Giannini Morning After Dry Shampoo*

What the bottle claims? “Revives and refresh lank, lifeless hair and gives that second day feeling that keeps hair perky and poised all day!”

What do I think? This dry shampoo gives great volume and really refreshes the hair. I use this to combat greasiness and it really helps as well as it been in lovely packaging. This would be the perfect product if it was invisible but even so the product is very blend-able.

Rating out of 10 – 8

COLAB New York Dry Shampoo

What the bottle claims? “Clean hair for longer and a veil of fabulous fragrance. For all types that need an instant boost” Also claims to have a  sheer invisible formula.

What do I think? There was a lot of hype around this product as it was made by Beauty blogger/vlogger Ruth Crilly. I was really excited to try this out as invisible formulas were quite rare and with an extensive fragrance range I thought it would be a must-have. It’s a good product but it doesn’t live up to my expectations and I do prefer other brands. Volume can be built but I find you really need to blend a lot in with your fingers. I have the New York one which is a fruity fragrance and it does smell really nice but I’d like it to refresh my hair more and mask greasiness. 

Rating out of 106

Batiste Dry Shampoo for Dark and Deep Brown Hair

What the bottle claims? “A quick burst refreshes and revitalises hair and removes any excess oil. The hint of colour compliments darker shades and helps blend in root re-growth on coloured hair”

What do I think? This is a good dry shampoo for reviving hair when it’s a little greasy. As this particular product is aimed at dark hair there is added colourant which I find can be very messy with the colour coming away on my fingers or tangle teezer. This product would be amazing if I didn’t find it so frustratingly messy.

Rating out of 10 – 7

Garnier Ultimate Blends 7-in-1 Dry Shampoo

What the bottle claims? It’s 7 actions:

– Instantly Cleanses

– Absorbs Grease at the roots

– Lightweight feel

– Hair feels supple to the touch

– Hair easy to detangle

– Invigorating fragrance

– Leaves no visable residue

What do I think? I didn’t love or hate this product, I felt quite undecided about this. The fragrance had lemon and green tea extracts which i instantly didn’t like, It wasn’t my cup of tea. 

Rating out of 105

Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo

Pink Bottle: Limited Edition Lily Fragrance Party Re-Fresh

Orange Bottle: Citrus Fragrance Uplifting Volume

What the bottle claims? Party Re-Refresh – “Instant hair refresh for a party life style”

Uplifting Volume – “Lightweight and a perfect pick-you-up”

What do I think? Both of these products are very similar despite claiming different attributes. Both offering amazing volume to the hair and instant refresh. This is my favourite dry shampoo I have used, a great range of amazing scents and even though the formula isn’t invisible it’s really blend-able. The only downside to this product as if you use too much product it can make your hair slightly dry.

Rating out of 109.5

Herbal Essences Clearly Naked 0% Dry Shampoo

What the bottle claims? The Clearly Naked Experience: “Refresh your looks and experience a lightweight clean”

What do I think? Even though I really loved the other Herbal Essences product, the Clearly Naked 0% Dry Shampoo seemed to the complete opposite. Although the product was invisible, It was very wet on application and just seemed to do nothing.

Rating out of 10 – 4

Do you use Dry Shampoo? What’s your favourite brands?


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6 comments so far.

6 responses to “Beauty: The Best & the Rest of Dry Shampoo”

  1. Kathryn says:

    I've only ever used Batiste and find it works well! I rarely use it but it's nice every now and then. I'll have to check out the Herbal Essences line though.

    x Kathryn

  2. I need to try the Herbal Essences ones! They sounds really nice, I've only ever tried Batiste, I think!

    Tara x

  3. Diana Cloudlet says:

    It’s a really great post! Can’t wait to see the next one!)
    And I like your blog very much!)

    Diana Cloudlet

  4. Hollie B says:

    Great post. I'm not sure about the whole dry shampoo thing. My red hair goes white! x

  5. I've been using Batiste for years now and have been curious about other brands. There are just so many to choose from! This is really helpful. I'll be trying out Herbal Essences volume spray for sure.

  6. Adele Miner says:

    I usually just use baltise, must give a few of the others a go though! X

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