Battle of the Dry Shampoo

Battle of the Dry Shampoo

I love the feeling of having clean hair, but in my job my hair is tied up every day so it seems a waste to wash it too regularly. That’s where dry shampoo comes in. What a magical can! I always have at least a couple of bottles knocking about at home and I’ve been getting through the brands trying to find my ultimate dry shampoo.

When I was first introduced to the world of dry shampoo, I’m pretty sure that the only brand available was Batiste. At least it was the only affordable dry shampoo brand about. Whilst there was always a slight white cast on my hair, it never bothered me too much as I have fairly light hair and it just meant that I could go that extra day without washing it. My local Body Care used to sell decent sized cans of this for £1.50 and it was my holy grail in first year of uni. I’d still recommend it if you’re on a budget but want something more than a shop’s own brand version, but this was a favourite no more when I tried Colab.

When Ruth launched Colab I thought it was a little pricey for a dry shampoo (I was paying £1 less per can of Batiste so economically it made sense), but when it was on offer I snapped a can up. I couldn’t believe that I’d waited as long as I had to try it because this because my ride or die. It didn’t leave a white cast, my hair looked refreshed and all the scents I’ve tried are nicer than the scents that Batiste had on offer.

Battle Of The Dry Shampoo | Essential Twenty

But my main dry shampoo bae comes from Toni & Guy. Full disclaimer, they did originally send this to me in the ‘volume’ style and I loved it, but that’s not what I’m looking for in a dry shampoo. I’m now on my third can of their Cleanse Dry Shampoo. You’ve got to believe me when I say that this dry shampoo has changed my life! It makes your hair look fairly clean (it’s dry shampoo, it’s not going to work wonders) and it doesn’t itch, leave a white cast and it’s not outrageously expensive. Okay, it’s more expensive than Batiste and Colab, but it’s always on offer and I’m quite happy to pay that little bit more for a dry shampoo I love!

Hit me up with your dry shampoo recommendations! I’ve heard great things about the Paul Mitchell one…but I’m not made of money!

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  • I don’t think I could get through the working week without dry shampoo, but I’ve been on the hunt for a Batiste alternative for a while now! I’m definitely going to have to try the two you’ve mentioned, especially the Toni and Guy dry shampoo! I never even knew it existed and the cleansing element sounds perfect.

    So happy I’ve found your blog! I’ve just stumbled across it 🙂

    Becki |

    • Ah thank you so much!

      I honestly couldn’t recommend the Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo enough; it’s quite often an offer for 2 for £7 which is more than I’d usually pay for a dry shampoo but it’s so worth it x

  • I’ve been using the Lee Stafford CoCo LoCo dry shampoo which is alright but nothing spectacular. I’ll definitely check out the Colab and Toni & Guy ones when I’ve run out xx

    Rhi |

    • I’ve not tried anything from the Coco Loco range but if you’re not fussed I’ll stick to my faves x

  • I love the batiste shampoos. They all smell really great, and they don’t leave any sort of residue in my hair. Plus, the range is so huge. I keep smaller ones in my luggage for travel as well.

    Ashlee Liz

    • The one perk of the Batiste shampoos is that they come in smaller cans, but so do the Colab ones! x

  • I’l have to give the Toni and Guy one a chance because I’m seriously struggling to not wash my hair so much! The dry shampoos I’ve been trying have given me such a dry and itchy scalp, it’s awful!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

    • The Toni & Guy Shampoo doesn’t make my head itch too much – it’s definitely a winner! x