Not All Dry Shampoos Are Created Equal

IMG_2504I’m a huge fan of Batiste dry shampoo, Tropical is my scent of choice and I was I not a blogger I’d never have looked to try anything new. I’m happy with it, it does what I need, it’s affordable.. etc etc.

I bought the two you see here purely for review purposes and much as I’ve read reviews to the contrary they just don’t compare for me. If you have darker hair and the powdery residue of Batiste bothers you then these might be right up your street but I miss it. 1. white powder counteracts dark roots for us blondes and 2. the powder ABSORBS OIL! I just don’t understand how anything without that residue actually works. When I had darker hair I used to apply Batiste at night so by the morning any powder was gone but my hair looked refreshed – just a tip for those of you who can’t get on board with alternatives either.

Of these two I definitely prefer the Tresemme, it’s a little sticky but if you work it in it does refresh.. I just couldn’t use it on consecutive days. This one is better for those days when you want to extend your time between washes but maybe put your hair up.. it adds some hold but knocks the oil out of your roots. The Aussie Miracle Dry I just cannot get on board with at all. it’s no more than hairspray and that’s the last thing you want to blast your roots with at a time when you have NO time to wash it out. Luckily I tried this randomly during a day at home so I DID have time but had I tested it on a work morning I would have been mighty pissed off. I’ve heard mixed reviews, some love it but many have experienced similar results to me, it’s disappointing as for the most part Aussie haircare is excellent, this just lets it down. I can only assume that they (along with the rest of the beauty world) tried so hard to avoid the residue most people complain about that they went the other way but for me it’s just pointless.

What I would say about both of these products is that they’re more like the Backcomb in a Bottle from Umberto Giannini. They give roost volume of you rub them in to clean hair and if you look at them that way they’re half decent products worth trying but for the purpose? No thanks.

Tresemme Dry Shampoo – link / Aussie Miracle Dry Shampoo – link

Miss BB



  1. 9 September, 2014 / 6:08 pm

    I really wanted to see what you thought about the Aussie one, Batistes Tropical is my absolute favourite aswell but when I saw the Aussie I was tempted, glad I left it on the shelf! x

  2. 9 September, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Batiste tropical is my favourite too! In fact I bought 3 giant cans of it in Boots today because it was on 3 for 2 and it’s something I always use. I did look at the Aussie one but I decided to stick with what I know. Glad I did! I did try the Tresemme once and I found it did absolutely nothing for greasy hair-which is my main purpose for using it since I have such oily hair. Without dry shampoo, I’d have to wash it every day x

  3. Maxine
    9 September, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    I don’t mind the Aussie one. I didn’t have any problem with it but there are other ones I prefer. I bought the Pantene one at the same time and that one is lovely. Worth trying…

  4. Charlotte
    9 September, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Comletely agree the powder is needed! I used to use talc powder before the wonderful Batiste was invented. Steer clear of the Dove offering too, I bought it on Essiebutton’s reccommendation but it’s rubbish!

    • missbudgetbeauty
      9 September, 2014 / 8:37 pm

      dya know.. I actually quite like the Dove one lol.. I’d forgotten about it

  5. 9 September, 2014 / 8:52 pm

    I totally agree with the Aussie dry shampoo, it feels so sticky in my hair! Not that much of a fan…

  6. 9 September, 2014 / 9:22 pm

    I work with all these new dry shampoos coming out all the time, and I’ve been tempted to sway from my batiste loyalty but I’m glad I haven’t wasted my money. Any opinions on/ intents of trying the herbal essences one?

  7. Alice
    9 September, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    I want to try the Dove dry shampoo too! So many on the market 🙂
    alicekatex ♥

  8. 9 September, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    I’ve never tried Batiste! I got a new dry shampoo in my ipsy bag last month that I don’t enjoy. It’s made by Klorane. I put it in my hair at night and really work it in, and even though I normally toss and turn at night, I still wake up with white residue-y hair in the morning! I’ll try out Batiste, though, it’s been a struggle to find a decent dry shampoo!

  9. 10 September, 2014 / 4:01 am

    i’ve been looking for a dry shampoo to try for such a long time and i thought about the aussie one but i think the most positive reviews have been for batiste so thank you for being my deciding factor!!

  10. Hannah
    10 September, 2014 / 5:28 am

    The first ever dry shampoo I tried years ago was the Toni & Guy which I remember being on the high price end. Did the job and smelt quite nice but the excess powder was crazy and it made my hair feel so stiff, especially when I came to wash it! The dove one smells lovely but batiste is my fav simply because it’s the cheapest. (although it’s like $10 for a small can in aus!!)

  11. Victoria
    10 September, 2014 / 8:39 am

    With you all the way with the Aussie one. Using it I wondered if I had a dud can because of the way it sprayed on my hair, back to Batiste.

  12. 10 September, 2014 / 8:56 am

    I totally agree with you about the Aussie. I am so disappointed with it, it makes my hair look way MORE greasy than before the dry shampoo. I really wanted to love it but it just doesn’t work for me.

  13. 10 September, 2014 / 10:06 am

    I have tried both of these and as not impressed for a dry shampoo. My favourite dry shampoo has to be the one by Dove, it smells so fresh and leaves your hair fluffy and clean like it’s just been washed. For more of a splurge dry shampoo I love the Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo, it smells amazing and it leaves your hair with a little texture while also leaving ti with that clean freshly washed feeling.

  14. 10 September, 2014 / 11:44 am

    I have tried so many dry shampoos with epic failure. The only one that seemed to work for me was Pssst!

  15. Jane
    10 September, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    I’m glad you tested these as I’d seen the Aussie one and had been tempted to get it to try but I won’t be now! Have you tried the Herbal Essences Dry Shampoos?

  16. EmmaM
    10 September, 2014 / 8:05 pm

    I tried the new herbal essences dry shampoo that have popped up in Asda. I tried the volume version and it was absolutely terrible. My hair became a big, dry, straw like birds nest which was impossible to put a brush through. The fragrance was fruity as expected but I had a huge coughing fit through choking on the fumes. Never again!

  17. Jen
    13 September, 2014 / 10:54 am

    I use the Aussie dry shampoo aimed at coloured hair and I love it. I sometimes feel with batiste that although my hair looks fresher it feels dirtier.

  18. Charlotte
    14 September, 2014 / 5:26 pm

    I recently bought the herbal essences dry shampoo and I was really excited to try it! The smell is Devine, however the formula and overall “finish” is horrendous! It sprays wet then after a few seconds turns white and has the texture if a VO5 hair recruiting powder I have! My hair was so tangled and looked worse than it did when I started! Think Batiste will always be a winner in my eyes! X

  19. Laura
    15 September, 2014 / 8:45 am

    Batiste all the way! Tried Herbal Essence one (the pink one) and it was just a vile sticky mess!

  20. 19 September, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    I tried one of the Aussie ones and the second time I used it it wouldn’t spray properly. Liquid was just squirting out like out of a spray bottle.

    I have just got one of the new Herbal Essences dry shampoos to try.

  21. Lisa
    8 March, 2015 / 1:28 pm

    I love the tresseme one. Batiste works but leaves a texture on my hair that actually makes me grate my teeth, like fingernails on a blank board even I run my fingers through it!

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