Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo

Happy Hump Day everyone!

Only a few more days until a romantic weekend is upon us………unless you’re me and M and you’re off to a Harry Potter party in place of doing anything romantic for Valentine’s Day. We’re too cool!

I don’t know about you but dry shampoo is a big part of my life, I use it a few times a week to save me from washing my hair all the time. That way I save time and effort as well as keeping my hair looking bouncy and smelling sweet. I’m a big Batiste fan – the original is usually the best…..but after my mum bought me these Herbal Essences one for Christmas could they be replacing it?


My mum picked up the Uplifting Volume which has a Citrus fragrance and also an original Dry Shampoo with a Natural Tapioca scent.
Both me and my mum have a bit of a thing for scents – we love citrus scents and plain scents. Anything unnatural and strong is totally out of the question and I can’t be going near it!



The packaging promises a 1st Day Clean feel by utilising a formula containing natural tapioca.

It works exactly as any other dry shampoo, you spray it in and work it into your roots. I like to leave it on as long as possible and if you want my number one tip…..spray it on before bed and wake up with fully revitalised hair, It works a treat and requires no brushing or the dreaded ‘grey halo’ effect where no amount of brushing can save you. Now that my hair is back to its natural brown/black colour this is something I am permanently scared of!



The citrus fragrance for this is perfect, it’s light and not overpowering at all and I really like it. 

The natural tapioca is also a really light scent and to be honest, I find both of these better than Batiste.

These are both really great and based on this alone I would repurchase as having my hair smell like these would be awesome!

It’s also great that there are no parabens or colourants – any products with less chemicals in is a winner in my books though i wonder if something else has replaced them.



The texture of this is a little weird. I feel like it does absorb a lot of oil from my hair, and therefore works well as a dry shampoo – performing the task it was designed to do. However unlike Batiste this feels like a hairspray with absorbent particles in it and so sometimes I feel like it coats my hair in unnecessary extra product and weighs it down rather than giving it ‘uplifting volume’.


Overall I’m seriously impressed that Herbal Essences have created absolutely great smelling dry shampoos and I would buy them again for this alone. However when it comes to performing the task it was designed to do I feel like the extra product can end up weighing the hair down and making it look worse than it did already.

It’s really a 50/50 on this one and I’d probably suggest using these if you’re a gym goer like myself and can’t be washing your hair every day – this product is perfect for you with a stronger scent to mask any sweat and it does absorb oil.

However for other days I would stick with Batiste where I just need the crown of my hair to look a bit less greasy to get me through another day.

Both have their place but for different reasons.

Have you tried the Herbal Essences Dry Shampoos? Which scent do you recommend?

In future when I’ve used these up I’m going to try out the Aussie and the CoLab dry shampoos and compare them also – dry shampoo is such a vital thing in my life for looking good that its way more than an essential now!
Are you hooked on dry shampoo for its’ time saving abilities?? Do you have any other brands that you would suggest?

L xxx

1 Comment

  1. Beauty Bird
    February 12, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    I've read quite a lot of bad comments about the Herbal Essences dry shampoo and it's really put me off :s I'm loving the COLAB one at the mo! xxRamblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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