Today’s post has been long in coming. I’ve been wanting to do a Battle of the Brands about dry shampoo for such a long time, and I am finally getting to do it. Dry shampoo is awesome for those like me, who don’t want to strip my hair by washing it every day, but need a little help with oil control. I also have very fine, limp hair, so the added texture really helps. Today I am going to talk about Tesemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo, Psssst! The TRUE Original Dry Shampoo, and Batiste Dry Shampoo. If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you probably already know that I love Batiste dry shampoo. I’ve mentioned it in my favorites posts many times, and it’s the only full-sized can pictured hre. But in this post, I’ll talk about some other brands of drugstore dry shampoos, and show you how they stack up against each other. So let’s get started.
The first contender is Tesemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo. Here is what Tresemme has to say: “This Dry Shampoo, with Mineral Clay and Citrus, revives your fine, limp hair by removing excess oil and impurities and helping eliminate odor, leaving hair revitalized. Just a quick spray at the roots and this weightless, fine mist will revitalize and refresh your hair without any visible residue for a look that is full of body and movement.” Nope. Tresemme lies. I loathe this product. I tried Tresemme first, and it completely turned me off of dry shampoo. Tesemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo actually wets your hair. Instead of giving me texture and volume, my locks go limp with the added moisture. When it dries, I can fluff it up a little, but it feels sticky and gross. I adore Tresemme hair spray, but this dry shampoo is a total miss. Don’t even waste your time.
Next up, by Freeman Beauty, is Psssst! The TRUE Original Dry Shampoo. According to the website, “Psssst! is the TRUE original Dry Shampoo to put an end to bad hair days! Passed down from generation to generation, and friend to friend, this 40-year Dry Shampoo legacy now includes a system of essentials, dedicated to extending the life of your hair color and style. Lightweight, talc-free formula soaks up oils, sweat, and product build-up, taking hair from dirty, flat and matte to refreshed and revived. Water not required: just spray, brush and go for hair that feels and smells freshly shampooed! Stash in your gym bag, work bag, or overnight bag.” So, I got this can in an Ipsy bag. I actually do like Psssst, but it isn’t my absolute favorite. In a pinch, if I am out of my go-to dry shampoo, Psssst works well for me. It gives me great texture and, though I wouldn’t say it dries instantly, it doesn’t give me that wet feeling that the Tresemme one does. You do need to let it sit for a minute though. It is lightweight and not sticky, but you can definitely feel that there is product in your hair. It sprays out white, so if you have dark hair like me, you can see a subtle white cast if you aren’t careful. Brushing your hair and shaking it out will get rid of that. Psssst is best on second day hair, but can’t really keep up with anything beyond that.
Last up, and my favorite by far, is Batiste Dry Shampoo. Here is the skinny from Ulta: “Batiste Dry Shampoo is the quick and convenient way to get soft, clean and fresh smelling hair, without water. Batiste offers an instant fix by revitalizing greasy, dull and lifeless hair. Batiste thickens thin fly-away hair and adds texture and body for that easy style solution. Simply spray it on and comb it out.” This particular can is the Hint of Color Dark & Deep Brown, but I have tried a few versions of Batiste and the only real difference between them (besides the color) is the scent. I like Hint of Color Dark & Deep Brown because, in addition to spraying dark so there is no threat of a white cast to my hair, the scent is really mild. Some of the Batiste scents can get a little strong, but the Hint of Color is more subtle. The product itself works wonderfully. It dries instantly and gives me amazing texture right away without having to set first. I have used this product on third day hair (I know, I know) and it has given me great results and oil control. I may try different versions of Batiste in the future, but I have no reason to leave the brand. It has been my favorite for a couple years now, and will probably continue to be.
It’s no shock to any of you I am sure, Batiste is my clear favorite. I do think that Psssst! The TRUE Original Dry Shampoo is a good option. Just be sure to stay away from Tresemme when looking for dry shampoo. I hope that you enjoyed this battle of the brands. What is your favorite brand of dry shampoo? Let me know in the comments below.
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