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.