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Sunday, 20 May 2012

Review | Klorane Dry Shampoo

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to win a can of Klorane Dry Shampoo in a giveaway on the lovely Emma's blog, and a few of you said you'd be interested in seeing a review. I'm going to try my best not to compare it to Batiste because, although it's popular, not everyone has tried it and I don't find it very helpful comparing one product to another if you haven't tried either!

I received a 150ml can of the 'Nettle' variety, which is designed for Oil Control for oily hair, to allow less frequent shampooing. Here is what the can has to say:
"Thanks to its original and patented formula, a unique blend of nettle extract with proven oil control properties combined to micronized powders with intense absorbing properties, this dry shampoo absorbs excess sebum and enables the spacing out of liquid shampoos. In just a few minutes, hair is lighter and displays renewed volume. Formulated without paraben, sulfate or colourant."
Apparently, the five "exclusive" benefits of Klorane dry shampoo are as follows:
  • Express dry shampooing saves time
  • Less frequent shampoos
  • Practical for any occasion
  • Adds volume
  • Provides longer style hold
Now I don't know about you, but I'd expect those benefits from any dry shampoo so I'm not convinced about the "exclusive" part. However, the blurb does read as though it's been directly translated from the French, so maybe I'll let them off and assume it's just a poor choice of phrasing on the part of a French company.
I liked the packaging, which is sleek and minimal, with an illustration of a nettle on. The fact that they give the Latin name of the nettle makes it look nice and science-y (note the tongue-in-cheek nature of this comment).
I do, unfortunately, suffer from very oily hair which needs washing daily, so this product sounded ideal for me. I've been trying to wash my hair a bit less often lately, because it just takes so bloody long, and I'm trying to reduce the amount of heat I use as well. So, what did I think? (Cue lots of MySpace-style photos of the top of my head).

(I swear I washed my hair yesterday morning!) I followed the instructions carefully, shaking the can thoroughly before spraying a small quantity over my whole head from a distance of 30cm. I then waited for two minutes before brushing through. Good look for me, hey!?

(Um, excuse my MESSY floor in the background up there!) This smells nice and clean, although it has no particular fragrance I can identify - just nice and fresh. I did notice that quite a lot of product ends up floating around in the air, making the room seem a bit hazy, which seems a waste and also is a problem for people like me who are asthmatic. Once brushed through, my hair looked a little better, but not as clean as I would have liked. I wouldn't want to wear my hair loose after using this, I'd need to wash it properly for that. My hair did seem less flat and had more volume, though, so the dry shampoo did do some of its job well.

Overall, I want to like this product, but it doesn't really work for me. Klorane Dry Shampoo is available from Amazon priced at £8.35 for 150ml, or from Escentual priced at £6.45. Will you be giving it a go? What's your favourite dry shampoo?
Tomorrow morning, I have my last exam of my degree, then I'm free for the summer!! Wish me luck because I'm not at all confident about this. Good luck to any of you guys who are currently doing exams at any level!!



  1. Great review! I may give this a go but I wonder if it will beat my favourite dry shampoo - Batiste!

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    1. I still prefer my Batiste - and it's way cheaper too! xo

  2. I've never had much luck with dry shampoos - they just don't seem to really do anything with my hair!

    1. I have this problem, they only seem to work for a couple of hours :( xo

  3. I like the Fresh and Cherry ones from Batiste, though right now I just use baby powder (so much cheaper!). I've tried the Scandalous by James Brown one, that one is really nice if you like the bluebell scent.

    1. I've not tried the Cherry one, I think that'll have to be next on my list!! xo


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