Dry Shampoo Review & Comparison

Hey everyone! Lately I’ve been really into dry shampoos and with so many options out there I figured I would pick a few of the most popular, try them out and give a break down of each product. Usually I can’t go a day without washing my hair, and having thick medium-long hair takes forever to wash, brush, blow dry and style. I know it’s not all that healthy for your hair to wash it everyday, so when I heard all the hype about dry shampoos I just had to give them a try. I’ve used 5 different dry shampoos within the past couple of months, and have given each one a fair trial. Each bottle was pretty in-expensive, around $4-$8 which is part of the reason why I’ve tried so many!

If you’re not familiar with Dry Shampoos they are basically a product used for days when you don’t want to wash your hair and you need a refresher. They help absorb oils and give life to limp, weighed down hair. They are also good to use on clean freshly washed hair for adding texture and a bit of volume, or even to use if you’re curling or styling your hair! I applied all of them the same way, by parting my hair in different sections, holding the bottle about 8 inches away and doing a quick spray. I would spray all over, parting my hair in different spots about 5 or 6 times and then I would use my finger tips and massage it into my scalp, just like you would when you wash your hair in the shower. I used each product on 1 day old hair and also on clean hair, just to see how long it would hold up before looking a total mess.

The first product I tried was the TRESemmé Fresh Start, let’s just say that this product almost made me hate dry shampoos from the get go. It was absolutely horrible and only made my hair look worse, almost wet…ew not cute! The spray itself was clear and the smell wasn’t horrible, but it did nothing to help absorb oils and make my hair look/feel cleaner.

The next two I tried were by Batiste. This is probably one of the most talked about dry shampoos on YouTube & by other beauty bloggers. At first I was obsessed and now that I’ve tried others, it’s not my favorite. I will say that this product did a great job at absorbing oils and making my hair feel more refreshed, although the smell is very strong and over powered my perfumes and body sprays. The Original has almost like a deodorant smell to it or like baby powder, and the Blonde bottle smells kind of like vanilla which wasn’t horrible, but still not a fan. They both left a very noticeable color on my scalp, the Original bottle leaves a white/chalky residue and the Blonde bottle left my scalp looking yellow. It was so bad, I would have to use a wash cloth and rub it in spots on my scalp to take away some of the color left behind. This was the most expensive out of all the products listed above, but I did not feel was worth it.

Finally we’re getting somewhere! I’ve always been a fan of Dove and Pantene’s styling products so when I saw these two I had to get both! Let’s start with Dove. This one smells really good and did a great job at making my hair look cleaner, and gave me a ton of volume to my hair which I loved and was not expecting. It does leave a slight white/chalky look to your hair, but not near as much as the Batiste Original. This product gives a mattefying feel to the hair, and if you spray too much it can leave your hair very dry and hard to brush. This was defintely one of my favorites, but because of the mattefier I felt as though I couldn’t go as long before feeling the need to wash my hair.

And lastly my new favorite the Pantene Pro V. This smells so amazing! If you’re a fan of the scent of their hairsprays then you’ll love this one! It’s very light and weightless as it claims on the bottle. This one is colorless so it won’t leave any nasty residue behind, but be careful not to over spray it’s easy to get carried away! This one made my hair look and feel so much cleaner and didn’t feel like I had a ton of product in my hair, like the Dove dry shampoo did but I still find myself going back and forth between the two.

I hope this post helped you in some way! Please leave a comment if you’ve tried any of these or have used any Dry Shampoos that you love that I haven’t mentioned. I always like hearing other bloggers favorites and suggestions 🙂

Batiste OriginalBatiste Hint of Color for Blondes, Pantene Pro V Root Reboost Dove Refresh & CareTRESemmé Frresh Start,

 

33 Comments

  1. August 2, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Hello Morgan,

    Thanks for following my blog! Your’s looks pretty awesome so I’ll be sure to follow you back! 😉

    I don’t use dry shampoo much but when I do I use the Herbal Essence brand. It’s pretty awesome but if you use too much your hair gets all dry. 🙁

    Anyway thanks again,

    Kris

    • August 3, 2014 / 12:03 am

      Hey thanks!! 🙂 I haven’t tried the Herbal Essence one, but i absolutely love the way all their products smell. And I think a lot of dry shampoos have that dry effect, I’ve noticed that in a few of them. Thanks for commenting and following back!

  2. August 3, 2014 / 12:02 am

    I have been a Batiste fan for about a year now, but I am about to change dry shampoos! I heard about it from Youtube too. I’m with you on the blonde one, I’m tired of yellow residue on my scalp and even my hairline! Also, it really bothers me that when I turned the can over I learned that this dry shampoo contains propane and butane! That cannot be healthy!

    Congrats on getting married, by the way! I saw your countdown, your wedding is the day after my birthday!! 🙂

    • August 3, 2014 / 12:07 am

      Yes exactly, I felt the same about Batiste. And thank you so much I appreciate that, that’s awesome that it’s the day after your b-day!! Thanks for commenting 🙂

  3. August 3, 2014 / 2:23 am

    I’ve hated all the dry shampoos I’ve tried so far. I’m definitely gonna watch out for the Dove and the Pantene one now. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 3, 2014 / 3:03 am

      I felt the same way at first, the Dove & Pantene one are great, just be careful not to spray too much or it makes your hair feel pretty dry. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  4. August 3, 2014 / 2:23 am

    I’ve hated all the dry shampoos I’ve tried so far. I’m definitely gonna watch out for the Dove and the Pantene one now. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 3, 2014 / 3:03 am

      I felt the same way at first, the Dove & Pantene one are great, just be careful not to spray too much or it makes your hair feel pretty dry. 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

  5. August 3, 2014 / 2:56 am

    Yes, I love the Pantene Pro V dry shampoo as well!!!

  6. August 3, 2014 / 2:56 am

    Yes, I love the Pantene Pro V dry shampoo as well!!!

  7. August 3, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Thanks for this post! I’m currently using the Batiste for Blond Hair and agree that it’s not the best. Will pick up the Pantene ProV as soon as I run out per your recommendation!!

    • August 3, 2014 / 2:55 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m so glad it could help you 🙂 Hope you like the Pantene one, just be careful not to spray too much or your hair will feel super dry! Thanks for commenting x

  8. August 3, 2014 / 12:07 pm

    Thanks for this post! I’m currently using the Batiste for Blond Hair and agree that it’s not the best. Will pick up the Pantene ProV as soon as I run out per your recommendation!!

    • August 3, 2014 / 2:55 pm

      You’re welcome, I’m so glad it could help you 🙂 Hope you like the Pantene one, just be careful not to spray too much or your hair will feel super dry! Thanks for commenting x

  9. August 4, 2014 / 12:20 am

    This is a great topic! The Dove shampoo you talked about is my favorite, but I want to try the pro v kind now. fyi- herbal essences dry shampoo is terrible. Never try it!

    • August 4, 2014 / 12:34 am

      Yes the Dove & Pantene and both great! Haha and okay good to know about the Herbal Essences one 🙂

  10. August 4, 2014 / 12:20 am

    This is a great topic! The Dove shampoo you talked about is my favorite, but I want to try the pro v kind now. fyi- herbal essences dry shampoo is terrible. Never try it!

    • August 4, 2014 / 12:34 am

      Yes the Dove & Pantene and both great! Haha and okay good to know about the Herbal Essences one 🙂

  11. September 7, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    The Batiste brand had been the most popular amongst the others. I have tried it (Batiste Original) and I don’t somehow like the smell so I switched back to the wet shampoos. It’s good to know that there are other dry shampoos and will be looking forward to try one of these (preferably the Dove one). I am also a little bit worried about the idea of not washing your hair with water because of the idea of residue buildup, but I guess it all comes down to how you actually use the product? Thanks for this great and informative post.

    • September 7, 2014 / 5:22 pm

      Thanks! If you didn’t like the smell of the Batiste you’ll probably like the Dove & Pantene Pro V much better!! The Original Batiste has a pretty over powering almost baby powder scent to it, and I didn’t like it either! Also I only use dry shampoos on days when I’m too lazy to actually wash & dry my hair, or if I’m running late and just don’t have time! I’ll normally wash & dry my hair, then the next day I’ll spray some dry shampoo in and I’m good for a day or two then i’ll wash it like normal, I just alternate between wet shampoo & dry shampoo that way my hair isn’t disgusting! I have pretty oily skin and hair, so people with normal to dry skin can probably go longer before washing! 🙂 thanks for reading!!

  12. November 9, 2014 / 10:05 pm

    I love this post it has been very helpful so thank you! I have to wash my hair everyday too so I tried out the Batiste dry shampoo and its okay but I don’t like the fact that it leaves a sort of powder feel to your hair so I am definitely going to try Pantene and the Dove ones 🙂 x

    • November 13, 2014 / 3:38 am

      You’re welcome girly! I’m so glad my post was helpful 🙂 Hope they work out for you!

      • August 3, 2014 / 12:03 am

        Hey thanks!! 🙂 I haven’t tried the Herbal Essence one, but i absolutely love the way all their products smell. And I think a lot of dry shampoos have that dry effect, I’ve noticed that in a few of them. Thanks for commenting and following back!

  13. November 9, 2014 / 10:05 pm

    I love this post it has been very helpful so thank you! I have to wash my hair everyday too so I tried out the Batiste dry shampoo and its okay but I don’t like the fact that it leaves a sort of powder feel to your hair so I am definitely going to try Pantene and the Dove ones 🙂 x

    • November 13, 2014 / 3:38 am

      You’re welcome girly! I’m so glad my post was helpful 🙂 Hope they work out for you!

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    • August 3, 2014 / 12:07 am

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