Five: Handbag Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo – the staple of many a lazy day and also the tool that helped me go from an every-day hair washer to every other day. I have a collection now that is probably a tad excessive as it does seem to be the thing that I always pick up on impulse from Boots/Superdrug when out and about…I don’t know what it is, but I just like the security of having dry shampoo to hand in case my hair goes flat?! Serious problems… I know. So with that in mind I thought I’d share a little round up of five of my favourite handbag dry shampoo products.
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Starting with the two products from the lovely Ruth Crilly of A Model Recommends’ brand Co Lab. I picked both of these up as I just couldn’t decide between London and New York…  one being Sheer Invisible and the other Extreme Volume. Both smell great, lovely sizes for toting around in a bag. For me, the New York Extreme Volume has to be the best for out and about as it’s more often lack of volume than greasy hair that I need to sort on the go. When it just a simple refresh I need though I love the fragrance of the London version – and it really is very light and doesn’t leave that dusty effect on hair either. Having just had a peek at the Co Lab bit of Superdrug and looks like there’s a new fragrance (well, one I haven’t spotted before) called Monaco that sounds dreamy (neroli, amber with a hint of lemon… sounds like a nice perfume not just dry shampoo!).

Then we have the Percy & Reed Dry Shampoo* – I love the illustrations and packaging for Percy & Reed products (available from asos). The font pleases me. This is another product that won be over based on how good it smells. It’s got a sort of vanilla/powdery/minty scent to it. I’m a sucker for anything minty scented.This is another good one if you want to add volume to your hair and refresh at same time.
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For pure hair refreshing then Philip Kingsley One More Day* is my go to for dry shampoo (available from Look Fantastic) – this is one I have in the larger size too and it just does a great job of freshening up hair. I love how it makes my hair and scalp actually feel clean, rather than like I’ve just sprayed talc on there as some dry shampoos can do. It is described as a ‘scalp refreshing soothing dry shampoo’. Which must be why I love it so much, as I do have a thing for scalp products and Philip Kingsley is one of my go-to brands for scalp things.

Finally we have the minty fresh offering from Herbal Essences. This is from the Naked Herbal Essences range (0% parabens etc) which I first discovered when in NYC last year and picked up the detox shampoo. Now comes the dry shampoo* (available from Boots)- both with the mint scent I’ve mentioned that is an instant love for me. On first use I went a bit too heavy on this and wasn’t sure, but a use or two later and it was very happy days. Just spray from a bit of a distance rather than intense into the roots. Smells good and leaves hair and scalp feeling cleaner.

There we go – hopefully a little bit of a (hair) refreshing post for you all… !

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4 Comments

  1. June 1, 2015 / 8:52 am

    I often find dry shampoos can make my hair feel even dirtier than before using them, which has always put me off trying many. But, I do love the sheer range from Colab, as it’s so light and invisible. Philip Kingsley’s version sounds impressive, though, so I’ll have to check that out!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

    x

    • Jen
      June 1, 2015 / 8:55 am

      I totally agree – I’m quite fussy and find it makes my hair/scalp feel worst even if it makes the hair look a little fresher. Would def recommend the Philip Kingsley in that case as think it’s the one that feels the freshest of the bunch!

  2. June 1, 2015 / 12:11 pm

    I’ve been meaning to try the Colab stuff for ages, people are raving about it all over the place. But volume is definitely not something I need haha so I think I’d get the regular stuff. Unless you know of an un-volumising spray? 😛

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