My take on: Dry Shampoo

Hello Beauties!

In our modern fast world we often are on the go, busy running to the next meeting or a spontaneous night out. So we always tend to look for products that makes our life’s easier. One of those items that seem to have established itself on the market is the dry shampoo.

Dry shampoos as we all know is mostly a powdered substance that is used to get your hair in better shape, when it is not possible or really practical to use water (camping, on a long flight, lack of time?!) and the good old traditional shampoos.

The concept behind the dry shampoo is simple: removing excess oil from the roots through some type of powder that every homemade or commercial product contains. It can be applied wherever needed and simply removed with a brush or a towel afterwards. That process should allow your hair to look quite taken care of for several hours.

I have used three different brands lately which i want to talk about today.

  1. Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo original for oily roots (50ml)
  2. Batiste Dry Shampoo Coconut & Exotic Tropical (50ml)
  3. Balea Trocken Shampoo – jedes Haar (200ml)  Balea Dry Shampoo – for every type of hair

Lee Stafford Dry Shampoo claims: 

We’ve all been there, our hair needs washing and there just isn’t the time… Or your hair looks great but it’s let down by horrible oily roots. Well my Original Dry Shampoo gives you more days from your blow-dry and between washes.

This little spray gives your hair a boost precisely when you need it.
It refreshes, it revitalises, it’s clean hair again Baby!

Lee Stafford was the very first dry shampoo that I have used. Just by looking at the spray I had the impression of a professional and good quality brand.  The metallic look and the way the title & logo are put together reminds me of some other popular hair product labels.

I have to admit I was not impressed with this product at all. First of all the smell is like one of those feet refresher that you might like using during summer time. So definitely nothing I want to smell on my hair all day.
The spraying power is relatively strong which makes it difficult to get less product on your roots one spray at the time. But even by getting a lot of the dry shampoo on my hair, I hardly felt like it was doing anything about my oily roots at all. The hair just didn’t look cleaner than before, nor had i any volume. Besides it was quite hard to get the white powder out of my dark hair. The only maybe good thing was that it gave me a light shiny effect in the end. I don’t think I will be purchasing this product again soon.

The second dry shampoo was Batiste Dry Shampoo Coconut & Exotic Tropical. It claims:

Batiste Dry Shampoo Coconut & Exotic Tropical banishes oily roots, giving dull, lifeless hare the makeover it needs without any water. A quick burst revitalises hair, adds body and texture and leaves it feeling clean and fresh too. No need to worry about skipping a shampoo.

If only the smell would make the difference, Batiste would be the immediate winner. The light coconut scent was a really nice surprise. The spraying power quite manageable, and the consistency less powdery than the Lee Stafford one.
It was easy to rub into the roots and no white sports were left. The only thing about Batiste i didn’t like, there was almost no volume even though it was claimed. But by hair was quite refreshed afterwards and the design is summerly and suitable for the drugstore buyer. This time i wasn’t bothered by having the scent of the product in my hair for a few hours. 

Last product that I tried was: Balea Trocken Shampoo – jedes Haar (200ml)  Balea Dry Shampoo – for every type of hair. It claims:

Balea Dry Shampoo is the ideal dry wash for in between. Completely without water and blow-dry. The hair style is totally refreshed and get’s the volume back. Up to 24h extra freshness.

The smell of this german product is very fresh indeed and reminds me a little bit of hair spray. Comparing it to the other 2 products, I have to say it felt a little more wet, if you can use this term in case of a dry shampoo. It needed a little longer to get the product out of my hair and it also left some kind of a mattifying effect. The hair was fresh and clean, but definitelly not shiny or had enough volume for my taste.
Would i purchase it again? Maybe. I’m not sure yet.

In my opinion the Batiste Dry Shampoo Coconut & Exotic Tropical had more plus points to it. A really nice product to have in your purse on the go and definitelly the winner for me. 
I think it’s needless to say that a dry shampoo should be used from time to time only rather than on every day basis.


Have you used any of these products or do you prefer creating your own dry shampoo with what you find in your own kitchen, like baking soda or baby powder?
Share your special sectrets with me.