Monday, July 6, 2015

Battle of the dry shampoos | Volume 1

If you're anything like me, and you like to skip washing your hair a few days out of the week, dry shampoo is probably one of your very best friends. I use it every day I don't wash my hair, and it saves me from looking greasy and oily, while providing added volume to my roots (assuming the dry shampoo is any good) .

I've tried many a dry shampoo, and I thought I'd share my oil-busting exploits with you so you don't have to spend a zillion dollars trying to find the best dirty hair remedy. This won't be the final post on this subject, so check back in the near future for volume 2.

First up is the Eva NYC Freshen Up Dry Shampoo. This can be purchased at Ulta for $11.99 (5.3 oz). Of the three shampoos shown above, I'd put this one in last place. It smells fabulous, like a fancy perfume, but it just doesn't do what it's supposed to. When I used it in the morning, spraying it in my roots and rubbing it in, it looked pretty good. But come lunch time, I needed to reapply. It did have a whitecast when first sprayed, but as long as you rub it in, it won't stick around. Overall, I wasn't a fan of this dry shampoo. Not only is it the most expensive option out of the three, but it just doesn't keep me looking fresh all day long.

The Dove Refresh + Care Volume Dry Shampoo is one of the first dry shampoos I've ever tried. You can find it at most any drugstore for around $5 (5 oz). This is one of the best drugstore options I've found. I don't have to reapply throughout the day and it adds volume to my fine hair. For darker haired girls, it will give a whitecast to your hair upon application, but again -- if you rub it in to your roots, it'll blend in. It has a fresh scent that I know many people love, but it does tend to get sickening to me with repeated use. On the up side, that's the only negative I have for the Dove dry shampoo.

By far, the Batiste Dry Shampoo is my favorite of these three. It can be purchased at Ulta for $7.99 (6.73 oz). This hits all the marks for what a good dry shampoo should have: it has long lasting oil-busting power (one application has lasted me two days!), it smells lovely (Wild is my favorite scent -- it has a fancy perfume smell), and it gives my hair volume. I've gone through probably 6 or 7 bottles of this stuff, in a variety of scents, and it has never disappointed. I highly recommend it.

So tell me - what's your favorite dry shampoo? And are there any others you'd like me to review? Let me know!


  1. Yay, so happy to see this! Thanks, lady!

    I'm a fan of the Tresemme: it seems to last the longest but probably leaves a white cast to those who aren't as uber blond as I am (and often goes on sale for buy one get one 50% off at Ulta). I'm excited to try the Batiste and compare!

    I wanted to like Suave's version, but it was too candy-sweet smelling for me and the can only lasted a few uses.

    1. Yes, Tresemme dry shampoos have treated me well! I will have to get another bottle of that for volume 2 or 3! The smell of the Suave dry shampoo also didn't sit well with me either, and it just wasn't as good as the others. Overall, Batiste is my all-time favorite dry shampoo on the market. I have yet to find anything that rivals it.


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