However, as I queued up in Superdrug recently I spotted this travel sized mini and thought I'd live life on the edge and give it a whirl. The COLAB range comes in a variety of scents all with cosmopolitan city names. I picked up Tokyo but Rio, New York, Paris and London are also available.
Ruth's premise behind this range was that she wanted to create a dry shampoo that didn't leave that chalky, white residue in the hair. Having used Batiste for years, I've grown accustomed to having to massage the product into my roots and brush it out again to get rid of the residue and although I'm rigorous with it, it's always been a bit of a pain. The range is made with a Sheer Invisible formula - which means it's super fine and whilst it doesn't completely eradicate white residue it's leaves significantly less than with other dry shampoo products I've tried. The reason I like it the most (other than the smell) is that it doesn't leave behind any stickiness in the hair - it feels revitalised and shiny. I generally just use dry shampoo between washes when my hair needs a pick-me-up to stop it looking greasy, but this can also be used to add more volume and texture to the hair - just remember to shake the can well before use!
This travel sized can costs £2 and the full sized versions are £3.50 which is a little more expensive than Batiste so not necessarily something I'd commit to full time, but I'll definitely be picking up a full size in one of the other scents (probably London) to see how I get on.
Are you a dry shampoo fan? What's your favourite brand?