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Monday, July 27, 2015

A Note On Dry Shampoo

A Note On Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo hasn't always been a central part of my beauty routine, up until five years ago I washed my hair every single day - getting up at 6am before heading off to school. Tiring and completely unnecessary, not to mention utterly damaging my already weakened hair in the process. One day while complaining about greasy hair, my friend handed me a can of Batiste Dry Shampoo and the rest I guess is history.

I've long grew tired of Batiste, it leaves a heavy white cast on my hair that results in an itchy scalp and me counting down the minutes until I can go home and wash my hair. Don't get me wrong I will use it if in a pinch but it is far from my favourite. That accolade belongs to Dove Dry Shampoo and of course the Colab Dry Shampoo line; both are reasonably priced, mop up excess oil and smell great, what more could you possible want?

I'm assuming most reading this post will be acquainted with the Dry Shampoo process? If not let me briefly explain; Dry Shampoo is more often than not a spray on powder product that is applied directly to the roots of the hair to absorb excess oil/grease. It doesn't wash the hair as such, rather it refreshes adding both volume and a hit of fragrance, it also eradicates any sign of oiliness temporarily. You don't necessarily have to apply Dry Shampoo to dirty tresses, it can be misted onto freshly washed locks, to add a little texture and volume without weighing down the hair.

A good dry shampoo will not leave any powder residue, white or otherwise, will brush out with ease, add a little volume and not reek of talcum powder. Easier said than done I know but life really is too short to put up with anything less. As a side note (a note within a note, fancy huh?) I can not recommend spraying Dry Shampoo on to your roots (don't rub in) before going to bed, it will have longer to absorb and of course the added bonus of tossing and turning will add natural volume. I find this method to be great for those who really hate the sensation of product in their hair full stop. If you forget I also find that brushing the hair after application also helps too.

Can you live without Dry Shampoo? I know I can't and go through more cans than I care to admit to.
What is your go to brand and if you have an additional tips do let me know, I'm all ears.









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19 comments:

  1. Nice blog about dry shampoo!!
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  2. Cool post! I love the colab range, Ruth Crilly knows her stuff ;)

    http://mebeingmummy.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  3. Cool post! I love the colab range, Ruth Crilly knows her stuff ;)

    http://mebeingmummy.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  4. Cool post! I love the colab range, Ruth Crilly knows her stuff ;)

    http://mebeingmummy.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  5. Living in Sweden - Batist is really the only affordable dry shampoo I can get my hands on, but I'm definately planning on placing an order over at feelunique.com where they stock Colab!

    ELIN BERLIN // http://www.1nightinberlin.blogspot.com

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  6. I love dry shampoo, I even use it on my freshly washed hair for some texture!

    Philippa - ByPhilippa

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  7. Couldn't LIVE without it! I am a loyal Batiste and just assumed whiteness was a part of the dry shampoo world, cant wait to try these newbies!

    www.beaucience.co.uk

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  8. I used to swear by Batiste but I hate the feeling of product in my hair now - I only use it if in essential grease-absorbing circumstances or for a bit of oomph but I definitely need to try Co-Lab

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

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  9. Really like the Vo5 dry shampoo, but want to try out a new one as it has run out. The colab one looks great!

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  10. I love dry shampoo it has become a massive part of my getting ready routine. I have never tried Co-Lab one before but I might give it a go.

    Beth x
    www.hellobeth.co.uk

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  11. Thank you for this post! I can't wait to try Colab when I get to London. I also heard the Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo to be amazing, and its not in an aerosol can!

    Pauline | Catpacking

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  12. I swear by Toni & Guy's dry shampoos, COLAB don't work for me sadly!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  13. I use Batiste but I think it may be time for be to search for a new one, as like you said, it leaves a white cast on my hair which is hard to brush out/rub in. Might try the Colab on!

    Charlotte ~ http://allthingsmakeupbeautyandlife.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. I've been using Batiste for years and then recently I got a mini Colab dry shampoo and I'm never looking back! So so much better than Batiste. XOXO

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  15. I really love Colab, it works so well for me and none of the horrible residue I had to put up with with Batiste!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. I am not loving Batiste at all anymore. I definitely will be trying these two kinds you've mentioned!!

    x0
    miriam
    Lifewithmiriam.blogspot.com

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  17. I still need to try the Colab shampoo! ^_^
    Marieta A. | Head of Roses

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  18. I have to admit the only time I've liked the result of using a dry shampoo was when I applied some before going to bed (although I cant remember why I did it now!). In general I hate using dry shampoo even though I know I really need to embrace it. I just love clean hair though x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  19. I definitely can't live without it, i'm a firm fan! I do love a spritz from the Colab range :)

    lillies and lipbalm
    xx

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