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Frugal Friday | The Battle of Dry Shampoo’s


Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Frugal Friday, today it is all about Dry Shampoo. I believe that this product is the key for taking good care of long hair. When my hair was short I did not have much problem but now things are different and I have to do everything I can to keep it healthy and shiny. Also, I go to the gym almost every single day and honestly I cannot go and wash my hair constantly because the water where I live is a bit harsh.

So today contenders are:

  1. TRESemme Fresh Start Dry Shampoo 5.7 Oz for $4.49 USD. This was the first dry shampoo I bought when I became aware of these products, honestly at that time, there weren’t many under the budget options and this seemed to be the one who adequate to my necessities without breaking my wallet. This product is designed for Oily/Straight to Normal hair. My thoughts well, scent is not a good one, which I didn’t like but did not linger in my hair, it would get rid of my oiliness but only for a couple of hours and I could only use it under state of emergency because it was a white spray (my hair is dark) so this was not the greatest option for me.

  2. Suave Professionals Dry Shampoo 5 Oz for $3.55 USD.This was the second dry shampoo I was able to try; it was a major change from the TRESemme one, because this one has a nicer scent. I liked it because even though it was a white spray it was easier for me to make it work into my hair. Scent did fade after a couple of minutes and they also sold the conditioner for the same price, the conditioner gives shine to your hair and also has a nice scent. But still although this would last me longer than the TRESemme it did not cut an entire day for me.

  3. Dove Refresh + Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo 5 Oz for $4.89 USD. This product is between the last two in price comparison, and in my opinion works great. I did notice that even though this is a white spray as well, I don’t have to invest a lot of time in making it disappear, it makes my hair last all day and it gives it volume. Now something that needs to be considered is that this product has a STRONG perfume scent and I mean a very overpowering one. I would apply it and believe me the scent will linger on me all day (Suggestion: Don’t wear perfume that day). So if you have troubles with scent I would stay away from this one because it does last. Another thing to consider and this hasn’t happened to me but I read it has to some is that some cans tend to empty really fast, like after two uses. I am not sure if that is a fail in the design or what, but I would be very upset to pay a can, use it twice and have no product left.

  4. Batiste A Hint of Colour Dark & Deep Brown Dry Shampoo 6.73 Oz for $5.99 (At Marshalls). First of all let me clarify that the Batiste Shampoo’s are not that price, they are sold at $8.00 USD and in the States are hard to find, the only place I’ve seen Batiste was in an Ulta near where I live and they are sold at $8.00 a can, so what was my surprise that while walking over a Marshalls the other day I found this product. I don’t know any other brand that for this price will give you a product especially for your hair needs. I mean “dark deep brown” just said my name in the bottle. Did I purchase it? HECK YEAH. I’ve wanted to try this for the longest (and I don’t see myself flying to the UK soon) so it was a surprise to find it here. Anyways, I used it and fell in love, absolutely 0 white spray, it absorbs oil very nice and my hair looked completely normal the next day. I used it again for 3 days straight (for the sake of this post) and my hair amazingly survived. It does have this scent but it was not as overpowering as the Dove Can and it did fade during the day. Just beware, if you use this product you have to be careful when you apply it as it is for dark hair it is a tinted spray, so it can stain your clothes, the instructions say you can clean them with soap and water but I don’t want to risk it so I apply it when I am still in my pajamas.

Overall, if I had to pick one I would certainly go with the Batiste Dry Shampoo, only because it does last longer and it is designed for my hair. If I was under a heavy budget (and could not find it in Marshalls anymore) I would have to go with Dove, but now that I think about their empty can maybe I would not want to risk in paying double which would give me Batiste at full price.

Hope this post was helpful for you,

Have you tried any of these or any other? Please let us know in the comments below.

Until Next Time,



10 thoughts on “Frugal Friday | The Battle of Dry Shampoo’s

  1. Thanks! Been wanting to try dry shampoo, so this is very helpful. Cheers.

  2. Thanks for the reviews! I’ve only tried the TRESemme and I didn’t care for the residue it leaves behind. Made my hair feel filmy. After that, I decided to stick with good old baby powder! It’s cheap, works great after you work it in, and doesn’t feel like anything is weighing it down. I have to wash my hair every day, but for those times when I can’t I just grab the powder. The Batiste one sounds great though!

  3. Remember in a pinch you can use also use corn starch, baby powder or medicated body powder.

  4. I like thorough reviews like this and back when I was really needing a dry shampoo would have desperately needed this! I am enjoying catching up with your blog.

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