I've waxed lyrical countless times about the Colab Dry Shampoo collection, never dedicating a full post to to easily one of the best dry shampoo formulas out there. No time like the present and after trying perhaps every variant that Colab offer, I couldn't feel more equipped to share my views.
As you may know Colab is the brain child of fellow beauty blogger Ruth Crilly, A Model Recommends. I put off purchasing anything from the line up because at the time I was more than happy with my Dove Dry Shampoo (I still recommend this F.Y.I), and to be entirely truthful the hype surrounding the line seemed a little too good to be true. As a group we all want to see fellow bloggers do well and I worried that perhaps some were viewing the shampoo through rose tinted glasses. I couldn't be more wrong, Colab Dry Shampoo is deserving of every single rave review and more.
Thanks to brands like Colab gone are the days in which using dry shampoo results in a white, itchy scalp and more residue than you care for. For me the perfect dry shampoo has to be lightweight, quickly absorbed yet have the ability to soak up excess oil with ease, smell beautiful, all the while being invisible - if it can add a little extra volume to lank roots too then it is forever a repurchase. Unsurprisingly Colab dry shampoo ticks every box and gets extra brownie points for being both affordable and easily sourced within UK highstreet. I also like that it brushes out with ease and comes in two sizes: 50ml and 200ml - travel and bathroom options.
The Colab Dry Shampoo range comes in two variants: Sheer Invisible and Extra Volume. I prefer the Sheer Invisible range as it is just that - no white traces, super fine in texture so it doesn't irritate my scalp and offers enough root lift for my fairly naturally voluminous hair. I also tend to mist dry shampoo into my hair at night before sleep (which as we all know creates bed head and volume galore), so that there is no trace in the morning, just freshly scented and grease free locks. That's not to say the Colab Extra Volume line up is any way inferior - far from it but it is better suited to those with a finer hair and/or those seeking out additional volume and lift. If you do have a preferred formulation pay close attention in store (or ordering online for that matter), as all six scent options are available in both styling options (the bottle designs do differ slightly).
Touching on the topic of fragrances, without exaggeration I can truly say that Colab have one of if not the best scent options - no heavy talc like notes just super fresh fragrances inspired by iconic cities. My personal favourites are the more fruity options such as Rio, New York and Monaco but I'd be lying if I didn't say the Paris is just as wonderful in its own right. As a matter of a fact there is not a scent option that I don't like and that is saying something!
If you have yet to try the Colab Dry Shampoo range the next time you are in Superdrug, grab a mini can and take it home, I'm willing to bet you return for the full size!
Colab Dry Shampoo £2.49 - £4.49 via Superdrug - link.
This post contains both press samples and items I have purchased.