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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Why Spend More - Dry Shampoo Edition

Why Spend More - Dry Shampoo Edition

Dry shampoo part nuisance, part time saving.
Tell me how many cans, bottles or sprays of dry shampoo have you bought in your lifetime and just how many would you recommend to a friend? Chances are not many brands would make the cut.
For me there is two dry shampoo's I will recommend to all that will listen but when push comes to shove they aren't all that dissimilar, well unless we are talking price.

First up we have my beloved Bumble Bumble Pret-a-Powder (find it here - link) which I utterly adore. It is lightweight, absorbs excess oil, freshens the hair using a light scent, as well as voluminous the roods and adding a little grip to my hair which is crucial considering my hair spends 99.9% of it's life in milk maid braids. The vast majority of decent dry shampoo's should do all of the above but most leave my scalp itchy or my roots with a white come grey cast that no amount of teasing seems to remove. Bumble Bumble Pret-a-Powder was the first dry shampoo that my scalp didn't react to and you can't argue with results. I particularly like that this is a loose powder in which you can either apply directly to the hair/scalp (like salting chips ha!) or disperse into the hands for ultimate control. However at £21.50 a bottle I did live in hope that one day I'd find something marginally cheaper that could live up to my expectations...

Enter Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo, no really Dove Dry Shampoo is the bee's knee's! It does everything that Bumble Bumble Pret-a-Powder does, minus the adding grip to the entire hair shaft but my guess is most people won't really be looking for that in a dry shampoo? Not only is it so much cheaper (£4.49) a can but in my humble opinion it smells so much better than the Bumble and Bumble version. Think of the typical Dove soap scent we all grew up on but slightly fresher. It easily removes excess oil from the roots, adds volume and doesn't leave my scalp irritated nor does it leave a white cast. I am converted and I kid you not when I say no other dry shampoo quite masks the pollutants of city living like it. You really do have to try this if you struggle with dry shampoo. You can pick it up in Boots for £4.59 a can or two for £5 - link.
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23 comments:

  1. Might have to give the Dove Dry Shampoo a try! Thank you for sharing

    Ioanna | www.hearting.co.uk

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  2. I have never tried dry shampoo because I wash my hair every single day. I know it is really bad but it's one habit that I cannot break.

    Reflection of Sanity

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  3. I've tried Dove normal shampoo before and really didn't like it! Maybe their dry shampoo will be better.

    www.imaniqbal.blogspot.com

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  4. Might have to give this a go, I've always stuck to Batiste but I think it's time for a change.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

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  5. I absolutely love the dry shampoo! It's a real life saver when it comes to oily roots! x

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  6. You should try the KMS makeover spray, it's so light and refreshing.
    Trade Secret in Buchanan Galleries used to stock it or get it here...
    http://www.feelunique.com/p/KMS-California-HairPlay-Makeover-Spray-250ml

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  7. I've just picked up some Dove Dry Shampoo. Heard so much about it so I'm looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the hype!

    Sasha Monday | Beauty Blog x

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  8. Defiantly going to give the dove dry shampoo a try! I didn't even know they did a dry shampoo.

    Great Post, thanks for sharing!

    www.lipstickontshirts.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I hear so many talk about the Dove one and I have yet to try it! I need to get on it!

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  10. I didn't know Dove did dry shampoo, I think I'll try this one when my current one runs out :)

    http://books-and-memories.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I had no idea Dove did a dry shampoo, will definitely be giving it a try!

    http://stacysstylesecrets.blogspot.com/

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  12. I have both of those products and also swear by them! Great review :)

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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  13. I've got such a love hate relationship with dry shampoo!

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  14. I normally just go with Batiste - it's inexpensive and classic! Want to give Pret a Powder a whirl too though!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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  15. I love the Dove version! Aussie have just launched their dry shampoo which is really good, I'd even call it a dupe for the Oribe dry textursing spray! xx

    http://kirstiepickering1.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I have Batiste but I don't really like it so will have to try the Dove one out!
    alicekatex ♥

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  17. I bought this after the last time you recommended it & I'm absolutely loving it. The scent is fresh & clean, & I really like the fact that as well as soaking up excess oil it also adds volume.

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  18. I have the dove one too! It works good, I just wish the scent was not so strong. The good thing about it is that the scent does eventually "tame" down a bit as the day goes on though.
    http://palsywalsyblog.blogspot.ca/

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  19. I've actually just tried a new dry shampoo last night and it was terrible, it's really a minefield as so many are no good. I'm definitely going to pick up the Dove one when I get a chance now :) xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  20. I totally agree! The dove one is amazing :)

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  21. I just got the Dove Dry Shampoo and am excited to try it out, especially after your great review :)
    X Maja
    www.majaestelle.com

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  22. I always try new dry shampoos as none have ever really made me want to re-purchase. I'll give this a go when I next run out :)
    Megan x
    London Callings

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