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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Low Down on Colab Dry Shampoo

Colab Dry Shampoo

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.

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21 comments:

  1. I can't believe that I still haven't tried this out! (:

    Blushhx

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  2. Great! Thanks for sharing :) xo

    www.beautyfrontline.com/

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  3. I'm still sticking with my Dove one. It's the best dry shampoo ever! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  4. Colab Dry Shampoo is the best! It doesn't leave the hair feeling weighed down with product and they smell amazing.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty x

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  5. Colab Dry Shampoo is the best! It doesn't leave the hair feeling weighed down with product and they smell amazing.

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty x

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  6. I haven't tried dove or colab yet, where have I been?!
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk // x

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  7. I've been really liking Batiste lately, but I'll have to give this a try next time!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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  8. ok, I now need to pick one up and try it

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  9. This is on my want to try list, been always wanting to know how well this works ! Dry shampoo battle is a tricky one I find, you have to just try tones before you find one that works for you. Great post will be going to try a can for sure !

    http://ktmcgworld.blogspot.ca

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  10. I've never thought about putting it on before I go to sleep, that's such a good idea! Especially on days I know I'll have to be up super early the next day! Lovely post :)

    Jessica | jessicagracemcguire.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I love Co-Lab dry shampoo too it really does work. You reminded me I need to stock up, I can't believe I don't have any at the moment!

    franklyflawless.com

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  12. I've been using Batiste for ages, but I'll be picking up one of these next time instead!

    Sandra - The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  13. Dry shampoo is not something I usually think about picking up as my mum and I usually share a bottle of batiste but this looks very interesting! xxx

    hollyolivia12.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I used to use COLAB until I tested the Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo - never turning back! And her name's Crilly btw :) x

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  15. My can of this has just run out - definitely need to pick one up! But these comments have me torn... I should try out the Toni & Guy and Dove to see.

    http://reviewsoffacestuff.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Great review! I'm going to Europe in a few weeks and these are on my list to pick up :)

    Betta
    www.blushingbetta.com

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  17. They just started stockin Colab in stores here in Australia! I'm so excited to get my hands on a can :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  18. I'm definitely going to go check this out properly - I've had my locks chopped and need some oomph, my volumising products just don't hold the poof long enough!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  19. I love these, they don't leave your hair feeling flat or like it's got any product in it and every single one smells incredible! Great post xx

    http://holabelleza.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. I really like the scents but I do find myself using about half a can to get it to do the job xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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