Batiste VS Herbal Essences - A Dry Shampoo Off

Dry Shampoo, what did we ever do before this stuff?! Honestly, it is such a game changer in my routine. I am first to admit, washing my hair is a massive chore. I read somewhere ( It could very well be an old wives tale ) that if you wash your hair everyday it can actually be doing more damage than good! It's essentially stripping your hair of the oils that allows it to maintain its healthiness. Since I am trying to grow out the colour in my hair, I have taken this advice into account. With perseverance and a good handful of "Oh my god, my hair is so greasy today" I have now got it into a routine of washing it every 3 to 4 days..but on that 4th day oh laawwd dry shampoo is my best friend!

I have tried and tested a good handful of dry shampoos and until about a month ago, Batiste was the bae. Big time. Until I went to Asda and I saw a Herbal Essences option for cheaper...and now I'm completely undecided. 


When I think of dry shampoo, I think of Batiste. I feel like they were the first to really bring life to the product and to create the popularity for dry shampoo that we know today. The range they offer is unbeatable, from colour specific bottles, a Pixie Lott Colab (which smells amazing I must say ), Volume Boosting just to name a few and of course their range of scents to their dry shampoos are really incredible.  
The product itself is very fast acting, it immediately eliminates excess grease
 on the hair without leaving a heavy almost crunchy feeling on the hair. Additionally they do not stick to the hair, you hop in the shower wash your hair as normal and Poof* its gone. I tried the Tresemme volumising one once, and it would not budge, for a good few washes my hair felt dirty and it didn't really do what it said on the tin so needless to say that one went straight in the bin.  The Batiste range is incredible and it is such a worthwhile purchase!

Herbal Essences Nearly Naked 

Herbal Essences, you think of THOSE adverts and pretty incredible smelling shampoo. So when I noticed a few weeks ago that they had a dry shampoo I was very interested to try it. The smell, oh can I just get a moment for the smell....It is SO good. Its like fruity and just really great tbh. So big thumbs up for that one. I feel like this dry shampoo is good, but in a different way to Batiste. To me this is slower at taking the greasy look away from the hair, so I tend to spray this on my hair and night put my hair in a bun and let it work its magic over night, you wake up with grease free hair - YAY. I mean it can be used as a quick fix but you do really need to work it into the hair to get it to absorb the grease, so for a quick fix Batiste wins one that one. Another difference is the feel, when I use the Batiste my hair doesn't look or feel greasy, whereas with the Herbal Essences I feel that it may not look greasy but it does still feel it. 

Overall, Although I do like the Herbal Essences dry shampoo, but Batiste wins this one!!

Whats your favourite dry shampoo?
Any tips for growing hair?


  1. I did a whole post about drugstore dry shampoos and I tried every single one they have at Kroger! Batiste definitely won but I think Herbal Essences was the runner up!


  2. I've always been such a fan of Batiste (the 'Fresh' fragrance is my favourite) but I've been curious to try some of the other ones that people are bring out now like Colab etc. but I'm not sure I'll ever stray far from my old faithful for long!

    Laura | laurakathren.blogspot.co.uk

    1. I know what you mean, I keeping eyeing up the Colab dry shampoo but I just cant stray away from my Batiste...xx

  3. I didn't understand all the hype around Batiste dry shampoo until about two months ago. Now I'm totally converted, Batiste hands-down has the best scents. The floral one is so my favorite, I literally wish I could have it bottled.
    Sarah | http://sarahluxe.blogspot.com/

    1. 100% I couldn't live without my dry shampoo! xx