I think it would be agreed that dry shampoo is a staple for most these days... I mean it's a pretty genius product, right?
Which is why it got me thinking about how many of us just re-purchase the same dry shampoo over and over again without trying anything else. I know I was one of those people for a long time, only trying Batiste even though it gave me an itchy scalp from the over powdery residue!
So I've done the leg work for you here and tried out a good mix of dry shampoos that can be found online and on the high street to find the best ones!
Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam
£7.99/180ml - Amazon here
First up not your average dry shampoo and one that you could argue isn't really a dry shampoo as it's a towel off foam shampoo. The mousse is simply distributed through dry hair and massaged into the roots like an other dry shampoo but as this is a mousse it makes the hair slightly damp and requires towelling off. For me this took forever and at one point I thought it would have been quicker to just have a shower and wash my hair! However the next time I decided to blow dry it dry instead of using a towel and within 5 minutes I had super clean looking hair that smelt of apples! This does take longer than using a dry shampoo however my hair genuinely felt clean and there was no powdery residue, plus a bottle of this will last much longer than any aerosol dry shampoo. Rating - 3/5
Charles Worthington Style Setter Dry Shampoo
£5.99/150ml - Boots here
With the least appealing packaging amongst all the other dry shampoos in Boots I decided to give this a chance a few weeks ago. I was instantly impressed with the sweet violet scent (I love anything violet scented) that amazingly lasts pretty much all day in my hair. I also found the spray to add shine to the hair that didn't make it look at all greasy! However this dry shampoo does leave a slight chalky residue if you over apply but no itch to the scalp at least. Overall this did absorb oil really well and the added shine and scent are nice extras. Rating - 4/5
Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo
£4.48/232ml Reduced - ASOS here
*Sadly this is now out of stock on ASOS however if you live in the US then you will be able to find this online!* This was a totally new brand to me but with such lovely packaging I decided to throw it into an ASOS order to give it a whirl. This is a lovely light and airy spray with no powdery residue or itch... in fact it worked as good as more expensive dry shampoos I've tried in the past. The perfumed scent was a little nondescript but pleasant enough. If this ever comes back in stock on ASOS I will be stocking up on it! Rating - 5/5
Tresemme Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo
£2.99/100ml mini - Boots here or £4.99 full size
In the past I've found most of Tresemme's products to be laden with chemicals and not at all good for my scalp, so I was a little apprehensive to try this but decided to give it a try as it's a dry shampoo that's easily available. This was initially light feeling on the hair with a light fruity scent with no residue, though an itch to my scalp did develop by the end of the day which made me want to wash my hair. Unfortunately this wasn't one for me (better than Batiste mind) however if you don't have a dry or sensitive scalp then this works really well at soaking up excess oil and keeping the hair looking fresh! Rating - 3.5/5
Colab Rio Dry Shampoo
Lastly I had to include my most used dry shampoo that I've been repurchasing for the last year now. This specific Rio scent is tropical and the most natural scent of all the dry shampoos I've tried. I find this almost refreshing on the scalp and light and airy on the hair. It also doesn't have a powdery residue and holds off washing for 2 days for me. This is probably the biggest rival of Batiste dry shampoo however for me there is just no comparison, in fact I wish I had tried Colab sooner as it's so much nicer to use than any of the Batiste Dry Shampoos. Rating - 5/5
What dry shampoo do you use?