I’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.