Like most beauty bloggers, Batiste was the first dry shampoo I used; there weren't many options on the market at the time, and Batiste was readily available on the shelves in Boots, and not too extortionately expensive. However, over time, I've tried other options, and realised that for me, Batiste falls somewhat short in terms of performance - and the price does seem to have crept upwards over the years, too. There are so many other options available nowadays that there's really no need to compromise. Here are three non-Batiste dry shampoos I've been loving!!
The L'Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Clay range has seen a lot of hype on blogs since its launch a couple of months ago and I was honestly gutted to discover that the shampoo contains SLS, meaning I can't use it. I still picked up the Clay-to-Spray dry shampoo, however, and have been pretty impressed! It's completely transparent, meaning it doesn't give any of that awful, tell-tale chalky white cast in my roots, and it works really well to absorb any signs of oiliness. This smells really fresh and clean, too.
I've mentioned Colab in a few of my Empties posts - I've tried all the scent variants now and there really is something for everyone, but I think the tropical fragrance of Rio is still my favourite! Branded as 'sheer invisible' which I'd agree with, again this leaves no white cast in your hair and works well for me to absorb oiliness. Colab's only real downfall in my opinion is its availability, as I do like to be able to pick up haircare products at the supermarket - that's just my laziness, really, but what did you expect in a post about dry shampoo!?
Finally, the Tresemmé Instant Refresh Volumising Dry Shampoo is another fairly new addition to my routine; it's been a while since I've used any Tresemmé products but I've been happy with this. I do find I need to use a little more product than I have with other dry shampoos, but it works well to hide oily roots and has a nice "haircare"-type scent. This can leave a slight white cast in the roots but it's nowhere near as obvious as Batiste in my opinion, and a lot easier to sort of "ruffle" out with your fingertips. It also gives a good amount of volume which I love, as my hair is long and thick, and often starts to fall a little flat within a day of being washed.