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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Three Dry Shampoos That Are Better Than Batiste

As an oily-scalped girl, dry shampoo is something of a staple for me; without it, I'd have to wash my hair daily, which frankly is more effort than I am interested in. With dry shampoo I can stretch it out to washing every other day - I know some people wash their hair once a week or even less and you have no idea of the kind of envy this inspires in me. That said, anything that helps my hair last a little longer between washes is my cup of tea.

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!!
Three dry shampoos that are better than Batiste
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.
Three dry shampoos that are better than batiste tresemme colab loreal
Batiste is still a winner when it comes to being accessible; I've even picked it up in Aldi on occasion! However, both the L'Oreal Elvive and the Tresemmé came from Asda, so I can't really complain. None of them can compete with the huge 400ml cans Batiste offers, with the largest of these  being the Tresemmé at 250ml, and the L'Oreal Elvive only offering 150ml. I won't be letting that bother me, though, and I do see myself buying all three of these again in the future in favour of Batiste. What's your favourite dry shampoo? Have you tried any of these products?



  1. I have never tried anything other than Batiste, so I think I need to try something new out, especially one that is invisible on your hair

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

  2. Try Superdrug's own brand! Its amazing!! x.x.x.

  3. L'Oreal one is my favorite :)


  4. Haha wow I wish I had seen this 1 day earlier...I literally just picked up a dry shampoo for the first time yesterday and it wasn't any of these ��

  5. I never really use dry shampoo but I just love the smell of them haha! These sound great, I love the sound Colab and Tresemme products are my favourite :D xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (doing follow for follow on bloglovin or instagram)

  6. Yes thank you so much for sharing this! I use Batiste and you're right, it has gone up in price from when I first started using it! Definitely going to try a few of the ones you've mentioned xx

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

  7. I love the L'Oreal one - the clay range is fab! After reading this I really want to try the Co-Lab one! I have the tresemme one on my shelf ready to use when my others run out! xx

    Rachel | www.rachelxblog.com

  8. I love both the Tresemme and Colab dry shampoos already, so I'll have to try the new Loreal one next!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  9. I haven't tried any of these, but I have been looking the L'Oreal one. Might give it a go x

    Pink Frenzy

  10. i need to try these ones. i found the aussie one is better too

  11. Ooooh I LOVE a dry shampoo for adding not just an extra day to my hair between washes but also for adding volume and texture and these sound great. I've tried Sexy Hair's H2NO and it's great and smells awesome 👍

    Thanks for sharing,

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x

  12. I have tried Percy and Reed which was really good, but, in general, dry shampoos do nothing for me.

  13. I always went for Batiste but now I've read your post I might try something new as I've only just ran out of my dry shampoo! I might try the Tresemme one. I like that brand :)

    Cat | What Cat Says

  14. The only other ones I've tried are TreSemme and Aussie and both didn't work at all for me! I think I will be a Batiste devotee till the day I die haha! Have very much enjoyed reading some of your posts this evening and have followed on Bloglovin', please feel free to check out my blog and follow me back if you like so we can keep up with each others' posts :)

    Ruby Xx

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  15. Thanks for posting this, very useful to know that other companies sell dry shampoo too. I use Batiste and like the new fragrances they have brought out

  16. Oh I absolutely will check these out - I use Batiste all the time because my hair is so long I can't be doing with washing it all the time! H x


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