There are many things that I have in common with Kristen Stewart – we both sigh a lot, suffer from greasy locks and have been romanced by Robert Pattinson. OK, so the last fact isn’t exactly true (well it is for Kristen, just not for me which I’m totally fine with by the way!) but what is true, other than the sighing similarities, are our constant struggles to prevent greasy hair and which is why dry shampoo has become my new best friend. Dry shampoos are ideal for keeping grease at bay as they’re quick, easy and just about small enough to fit in your handbag, but with a whole range on the market at the moment it can be quite frustrating knowing which brand to trust in – so here are three tried and tested dry shampoos to aid you in those greasy battles!
- Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush – Floral and Flirty (£2.99 for 200ml or £4.99 for 400ml from Boots)
Batiste has been doing dry shampoos for as long as I can remember – they have a range of different scents as well as dry shampoos for specific hair colours. Having tried a few of the Batiste dry shampoos, the Blush dry shampoo is my favourite as I don’t find the scent as overpowering as other dry shampoos and it’s nice and summery with it’s sweet, floral fragrance. The main issue I’ve always had with Batiste is that it’s not something that you can just quickly spray on your hair and go if you’re in a rush. It NEEDS to be combed/brushed out properly otherwise you’ll be left with a white residue in your hair and depending on how much you’ve sprayed, it can take a little time to brush out. My other issue is that if I run my fingers through my hair after using Batiste’s dry shampoo, I can feel the powdery residue on my hands which isn’t ideal. Despite those flaws though, I can’t fault this in terms of fighting the grease as it does eliminate it effectively and with it being available in a smaller bottle I can fit it in my bag with no trouble should I need to use if I go out. 6/10
Toni & Guy Cleanse Dry Shampoo (£7.19 for 250ml from Boots)
I was first introduced to this dry shampoo when I borrowed it from a friend on the obligatory girly holiday and fell in love with it. Unlike the Batiste dry shampoo, it doesn’t leave any white powdery residue in your hair making it perfect to use if you’re in a mad dash for work and don’t have time to carefully style your tresses. What I love about this dry shampoo is that it’s multipurpose in that not only does it fight the oil in your hair but it also gives your hair volume so you hair goes from greasy and flat to healthy and voluminous within moments. The only downside to this dry shampoo is that I find its scent a little too overpowering but that might just be me, I know some of my friends love its fragrance so don’t let that put you off! This is more expensive than the Batiste dry shampoo and it’s only available in the 250ml bottle which is a little annoying but there’s no denying that it’s a rather fab dry shampoo! 9/10
- Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo (£6.75 for 115g from Lush)
I have recently become obsessed with all things Lush, I love the handmade quality of the products and you really can’t beat a Lush bath bomb followed by one of their luxurious facemasks after a long day at work. So being the Lush aficionado that I am, it only made sense for me to give their dry shampoo a try. This dry shampoo differs to the likes of Batiste and Toni & Guy in that it’s not a spray, it’s a powder. You simply sprinkle it onto your hair and massage it into your scalp and throughout your hair and then brush it out. The downside of this dry shampoo is similar to that of Batiste in that if you don’t do it carefully, you can risk the powder being noticeable in your hair which is obviously not what you want. It does a reasonably good job at targeting grease but I find that it doesn’t keep the grease away for as long as the Batiste and Toni & Guy dry shampoos. However, the smell of this dry shampoo is amazing with lime, lemon and grapefruit being used to create a refreshing citrusy fragrance. 7/10
Overall, I feel that Toni & Guy is the best dry shampoo out of the three despite it being the most expensive and having the least attractive fragrance as it gives volume, eliminates greasiness and is the quickest and easiest to use. So next time you find yourself in a greasy war, don’t become a Kristen Stewart hair clone, just twi-harder (casual Twilight pun, no big deal) and give Toni & Guy’s Cleanse Dry Shampoo a go!
Have you used any of these dry shampoos before? Let us know what you think!