I'm a bit of a dry shampoo addict and as I don't wash my hair everyday Batiste is my best friend when it's looking a bit greasy. I've always found Batiste to be the best dry shampoo (i've been buying it since 2010!) so with quite a few newly launched brands around at the minute I thought i'd write a collective review of the ones i've bought recently.
I'm a big fan of the Aussie hair range and swear by their 3 Minute Miracle so it seemed obvious to give their new dry shampoo a go. This is the best smelling dry shampoo i've ever tried and it would probably make a nice perfume! I found the product to be more of a wet formula rather than powdery like Batiste, which seemed to work quite well initially to banish any greasiness from my hair but i'm not sure that it lasts long without having to re-apply. My main criticism is that i've only been able to use it a couple of times as the spray bit at the top is broken and no matter what I try it no longer sprays! I'm so disappointed as I loved the product but i'm a bit reluctant to buy another incase it happens again as it's such a waste!
CoLab Dry Shampoo in London - £3.49 for 200ml
This product has had a lot of hype but like a lot of blogger and celebrity ranges, I was sceptical about whether people were just buying it because of the name and not because it was actually a good product. I didn't really like the scent of this as it wasn't very 'fresh' and was more like an Impulse body spray. Again I found that it had a more 'wet' formula which resulted (even after shaking it up a lot) in my hair still looking a bit greasy. After a few hours it didn't look much different to what it would have if I hadn't used the product and even after trying it out a few different times and applying it in different ways I just couldn't get it to work for me.
Pantene Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo - £3.99 for 180ml
I bought this after reading Gemma's review and found that it smells really refreshing and a lot like the normal Pantene shampoo range which I really like. Even after an hour I could still smell it on my hair but it was similar to the CoLab dry shampoo in the sense that it was more of a wet product rather than dry. Again I found it just wouldn't work for me and my hair didn't look much better after applying it. The scent is the only good thing about it and for the price it's not something i'll be repurchasing.
After trying all three i've gone back to using Batiste. Yes, I prefer the scent of Aussie and Pantene but none of them actually hid the grease from my hair as well as Batiste. If I was buying them to make my hair smell nice then things would be different but my personal preference is still Batiste simply because for me, it works the best and is the most long lasting. I have quite thick hair so I'm not sure if the others would work better on thinner hair - if anyone has any further recommendations for brands I should try please let me know.