If your time is scarce, dry shampoo is a great and quick solution to refresh your hair in between washes. Leah Cassady tests the market from top end brands to own brand alternatives.
Everybody knows the value of time, how often have you not got enough time in the morning for breakfast, or forgot to put on your fav lippie.
If you have a fringe that you're forever fiddling with, how often have you noticed that it looks a little greasy even though you only just washed it that morning?
Well, problem solved thanks to dry shampoo! But due to its huge popularity in the last few years, there are so many types and brands to choose from... where do you start?
TRESemme Water Free Foam Shampoo £2.35
The can advises that you massage it in before towel drying or blow drying your hair, not the quickest of methods which for me slightly defeats the point of using dry shampoo. However, I found that it didn't take a lot longer than a spray but I also didn't think it was that effective so I won't be investing in this slightly awkward version.
Superdrug Away With The Fairies £1.99
This dry shampoo is the cheapest of the bunch. It doesn't have much of a smell to it, at least not a fragrance one and it doesn't seem to leave the white marks that some can. But I also found that it didn't refresh my roots as much as I would have liked, leaving my parting still seeming a bit greasy.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Brit £2.99
Batiste are a big brand in dry shampoos with so many cans to pick from, this Brit themed can helps get us celebrate the Olympic Summer whilst doing everything else you expect of it without a chemical smell.
Boot's Expert Dry Shampoo £2.67
It's easy to use and works well, but remember to hold it the advised 20-30 cm from your hair to avoid any white patches. The only downside is that I managed to get it on my black top and although this could be due to the angled nozzle design, it is more likely to be from me rushing to get out of the door in the morning.