I tried this Boots own brand dry shampoo a while back as I usually use Batiste and its a bit on the pricey side! This seemed a bit more reasonable so worth a try. Well, you get what you pay for! The can looks like it belongs to a poor quality ''value'' brand, with its plain white packaging, and that turned out to be about right. The spray feels really weak and ineffective as you put it on, and when you try to rub it in to distribute the dry shampoo through your hair it has a very unpleasant great and sticky feel to it. Even leaving the shampoo on for a bit to ''settle'' or absorb moisture from the hair didn''t really seem to help. I was very glad I hadn''t put this on in order to go straight out as my hair looked worse after the dry shampoo than it had before! It made it more greasy and more lank and flat looking, whereas you want a dry shampoo to give your hair a boost in between washes, to dry out and soak up a bit of the grease/oils and inject a bit of volume and body. This dry shampoo basically did the exact opposite of what it was intended to! I never actually used it a second time, the can was hanging around in my bathroom for months half empty before I finally threw it away. It really didn''t have anything going for it. It did nothing for the appearance of my hair, nothing for the condition of my hair, and it didn''t have a nice scent to it either. It smelled pretty neutral and unfragranced with just a hint of that generic ''aerosol'' scent that gets to the back of your throat! Stick with Batiste, sometimes a familiar name and a slightly higher price tag are a good indicator of the quality you''re getting!
I usually buy Batiste dry shampoo because I know and like it but I have tried this Boot''s version because it was cheaper and I hoped it would be just as good. It costs 2.29 but like most Boot''s products it is often discounted and I bought it for 1.50 instead of 2.29. This is a good product to use to just give your hair a little bit of a refresh when you haven''t got time to wash and blow dry it. It will never replace a proper wash and blow dry but it is a lifesaver for those times hair is looking a bit greasy and lank and in need of a little bit of reviving but time is short. You use the dry shampoo by spraying it in to the roots and then massaging it throughout the hair to soak up the grease and then brushing and styling your hair as normal. This does a good job of reviving my hair and taking away the majority of the grease from it which is always what makes my hair look lank and lifeless. I had to make sure and brush my hair properly to remove all the dry shampoo that was left in it as there was still quite a bit which was noticeable even after I had massaged it but after brushing my hair it looked a lot better and had more life to it. The greasiness was gone and my hair had a bit more body and life to it and didn''t just hang lifeless and lank anymore. I liked the smell of this as it was fragrant but subtle so it made my hair smell fresh rather than just smelling perfumed. It also didn''t make my hair look completely matt so it still had some shine to it after using it. This is a perfectly good dry shampoo that is almost as good as Batiste but a lot less expensive. It works well to remove grease and add some body and life to hair that needs a wash. It is ideal to keep around for those times when you don''t have a lot of time but your hair needs some extra help and it just gave me a bit more confidence in myself that my hair wasn''t looking lank and greasy.
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Rating from BrookieFan99 (10/08/2012)
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Boots Expert Dry Shampoo
Greasy hair is one thing I've suffered with for a long time but even though I wash my hair every two days, on the second day things get a little 'Dirty' shall we put it. It's because of the hot weather, the bed & the fact my head just keeps pumping out oil no matter what I do! I change the bedding every week, but still only have a shower & wash my hair every two days because if you wash your hair every day it will wash out the grease, but also the natural oils your hair needs, then making it go grey earlier, & you don't want to have to end up dying your hair every two weeks at twenty six, do you? So, whats the cure for the hair that looks like we can fry a full english breakfast on it?
Dry Shampoo? I thought it was supposed to be wet! I read about what you can do to prevent hair getting greasy witihn one day. It said, wash it with vinegar. Didnt work, it made my head smell like a Chip Shop! Dont use a hairdryer. Didnt work, my hair just went crazy & just ended up re-washing it so it wouldnt look like morning hair! Finally we came to 'Use Dry Shampoo'. I thought, this should work, so, I was immediatley out on the street & in Boots before you knew it! Scouring the shelves I found Dry Shampoo, with Batiste taking up most of the room! After wading through the hundreds of cans of Batiste, which was at least £2.50+(!) I found this, sitting on the 2nd shelf from the floor. Boots Expert Dry Shampoo, a 200ml can with the dinky little price tag of £1.79! I immediately picked that up & made my way to the till, hoping it would work!
What does it look like?
Boots Expert Dry Shampoo comes in a plain white can, with a clear lid. The name of the product is on the front & a model is on the front of the can. The back has an introduction, directions, warnings & ingredients, plus contacts for Boots. I say keep it simple, saves us money!
Twas the second day & my hair was looking rather unsavoury, so I went into the bathroom & tried this, hoping to revitalise my dull hair! I brushed it, shook this, took the top off & sprayed. I was nearly blown away! The power of the spray is really strong! I had a nice smell wafting around me as I sprayed my fringe, roots & back of my head. I then left it for 30 seconds & massaged it in, as you would normal shampoo. Then I brushed my hair into normal style. What can I say? My hair isnt in full condition e.g. dosent feel like a full clean, but it feels, looks & smells a heck of a lot better than before! I have used this numerous times & have always been pleased with the results, but now I massage it in & use a hairdryer to help it, & that method leaves mty hair even nicer!
For this low price I am happy to buy this product regularly when It's finished! The can just goes on & on & on & I am always pleased with the results I get. It smells nice & leaves my hair feeling lovely, if not a little chalky feeling! But thats resolved with the hairdryer! Thanks for reading & I hope to see you soon! Copyright BrookieFan99 2012
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Before my dear other half had brought this home, I had never heard of such a thing as a dry shampoo. She explained to me how it worked and I must admit to being a bit intrigued by the whole idea. I wash my hair every night in the shower but she explained to me that you can use this between washes to freshen up your hair. Well, I just had to give it a go, to see how it works for me. They don't do a 'man version' of this shampoo, apparently, so I suppose this is designed for either men or women to use, though judging by the picture on the front of the can, I am guessing it is mostly women who use it. Maybe blokes just don't like to admit to it!
The can is 200ml in size and cost £2.69. I used it a few times over a few weeks and I think it works quite well. I can only describe it as freshening my hair up. I haven't tried it on my beard but as my hair can get greasy at the roots, that is where I concentrated. I shook the can vigorously, as recommended on the instructions, held my breath, shut my mouth tight and sprayed at a distance of about ten inches from my scalp.
The can gave out a sharp, sudden blast of cold white powder. I was a bit surprised. There was a film of what looked like a slight layer of talc or flour over my ginger bonce. I waited a bit (thinking it was wet, but it wasn't) and then brushed it through.
The result was not only less greasy roots, but I also think it gave my hair a bit of added volume to boot. As I am going a bit flat now on top of my head, I was pleased with this little added bonus. Once I had brushed the flour like substance through my hair, the white colour sort of disappeared and you couldn't see it any more.
My wife has since gone on to buy other Dry Shampoo products, such as Batiste, but I haven't tried those ones as yet, but may be tempted to if only to see how they compare to this Boots variety.
Overall, I think I'll be tempted to keep on using this dry shampoo. This concept is new to me, but I suppose it's a bit like dry cleaning - no water is necessary! It smells great and freshens me up and makes my hair look bigger and better, so I cannot really complain.
I normally use Batiste dry shampoo to help my hair between washes but recently decided to try the Boots expert dry shampoo. I find sometimes that with Batiste I am not able to get to the end of the can before it stops working and doesn't come out with the white powder anymore. This is a bit annoying even though the product works really well up until then so I decided to try the Boots version which costs £2.67 for a 200ml can. This is equivalent or even a little bit more than the Batiste version so I was interested to see how well it would work.
Dry shampoo is basically a white powder that you spray out of a can onto your roots in the hope that it will take away some of your greasy hair. Why don't you just wash you hair I hear you ask? Well, every time I was my hair I have to dry it and then straighten it as if I don't my hair just looks really bad. All that maintenance takes a lot of time, time that I don't really have so I only wash my hair every three days or so. So, in between I need to use a product that will help to keep my hair looking nice and this product does it for me.
The Boots dry shampoo is very easy to use. You basically hold the can about 10 inches away from your roots and then spray. I find it's very helpful to give the can a really big shake before you first use it, for some reason this makes the product come out better for me. I would recommend spraying this in quite an open area as, like hairspray, the particles can get into your lungs and make you cough. Also, as this comes out as a white powder I would recommend not doing it near dark surfaces as it will leave a layer of dust once sprayed.
The product comes out as white on my hair. I like to leave it for a couple of minutes so it really has time to suck out the grease. Then I simply brush it out and work my hands through my fingers to make sure I get all of the powder out. This works well in my opinion and does take the grease out for an extra day or two. The smell is a bit chemically but nothing too bad and one that does not last throughout the whole of the day. You can wear perfume or body lotion and this will not effect the smell of that. I like this fact in comparison to some of the Batiste varieties which have a really strong smell and really make your hair smell for the whole day.
So far I've used about two cans of this Boots dry shampoo and I am pleased with the results I get and would purchase again in the future.
I first discovered dry shampoo in Boots and used Batiste to start off with. Not only did I love the effect that the dry shampoo had but also the scent of the dry shampoo. Since my great discovery I have experimented with other dry shampoos including this one from Boots.
It comes in a spray cannister which is primarily white with blue and green text. All of the important information is contained on the back of the cannister. The can is very easy to use and store which is a bonus. It comes with a plastic removable lid which stops any product coming out accidentally.
I tend to spray the product around 10-15cm away from my head and start with the roots and spray all the way down to the roots but I pay particular attention to the roots as these tend to be the greasiest. The shampoo comes out almost like talc especially if you have dark hair your hair will temporarily turn white or grey! This can be quite alarming but with a quick shake or ruffle of the hair the white look disappears and I am always left with non-greasy looking hair. The only bad point is that my hair looks very dull and any shine I had disappears completely which is disappointing.
To get the shampoo out of the hair I always have to wash it out as oppossed to brushing it out like I can with Batiste which can be a disadvantage if I am in a rush etc but it does come out quickly and efficiently with just one wash.
The smell is also not as pleasant as the Batiste dry shampoos but then again it isn't entirely unpleasant and the smell does not linger in the hair anyway. The cost of this was just £2.97 from Boots which is good as you do get 200ml of product which seems to last for ages! I would recommend this product but if you are looking for a product with a pleasant scent then go for Batiste!
I dye my hair extremely bright and vivid colours, and even with colour protect shampoo I find this fades within a few days, so I use a lot of dry shampoo which means I don't need to wash it as often I normally would.
I find that this product is really reasonable, it smells nice and costs a considerable amount less than leading brands of dry shampoo, and still works as effectively!
Just have a quick spray of the powder, ruffle it through your hair and you are ready to go! The powder does come out white, so you will need to rub it in properly to make sure you aren't left with talc hair! This is a really quick and much better alternative to the old method of rubbing baby powder in to your greasy hair - and smells a lot better too. With it being in an aerosol can, you also get volume to your hair.
Ok girlies, let me give you the low down on Boots Expert Dry Shampoo.
What is it?
Note that it is not a shampoo. It is essentially a white powder which absorbs grease.
You know when you don't have time to wash your hair? (You know what I'm talkin' bout, don't play like you don't know). You can use 'dry shampoo' in between washes to get rid of that greasy scalp feeling. It's great if you have dry hair but a greasy scalp.
Some people use baby powder instead but dry shampoo is much easier to apply in a spray can! So if you are sensible you will avoid baby powder which can get all over your clothes and make you look like Cruella DeVil if you are not careful! And we just don't have that kind of time in the morning anyway.
Boots says you should:
o Brush your hair first, then hold the can about 10 inches away from the roots and mist evenly
o Wait 30 seconds, massage in as you would a regular shampoo, then brush out to increase volume and oomph.
o Style as usual, ending with a little hairspray to combat static.
o Repeat no more than a couple of days on the trot before washing out, because a build up can cause an itchy scalp.
I would add I generally don't feel any need for massaging it in but I think it helps to spread the powder.
I have never gotten itchy scalp using this. I think it is unlikely unless you have a dry scalp or if you have used too much product.
When I found out dry shampoos exsisted a few years ago, I couldn't believe it. I have dark hair and find it gets greasy very very quickly. I used to use talcum powder to rid this problem, but it wasn't quite something that could just be kept to hand.
The first brand I tried was Batiste, and although I fully recommend this one too, I would always choose the Boots one. My reasons for this are:
Price--> It is very reasonably priced, around £2, and if you have an advantage card you can obviously earn points back. Most others are far more expensive than this, and I get through about a bottle a month so the cheaper the better yet.
Keeping fresh--> I do use this dry shampoo every day, and find it does work very very well. It will also last a few hours, so I feel confident when I go out once I have used it. I did not like to wash my hair every day, because I have heard it strips oils in the hair, so a product like this is perfect for using in between washes. It also helped during festivals and concerts, times when you can't wash your hair just like that.
Size--> This one is 200ml, which is bigger than most others, making it even better. The only slight problem is that I like to take mine on a night out, and this one is too big and bulky to carry around, so I prefer to buy one of the holiday minis e.g batiste is great for this. I hope that boots bring out half the size, so it is more accessible to carry out in your handbag.
Anything else--> Men and women can both use it, my friends of both sexes do and the smell isn't really biased towards a gender. The smell it gives off is nowhere near as nice as the other brands around, but if you can get over this then go for it. Just remember to rub it in, so you don't leave white marks behind.
I do recommend this product for both men and women, as I think it's fantastic time saver.
I have always scoffed at the prospect of dry shampoo and have never used it. However, I recently got a fringe cut in and realised I couldn't wash my hair each day so I tried this product! I LOVE IT!!!!
To use it your simply need to shake the can and spray on your hair. Direct the can at you roots rather than librally coating all of your hair. Once you have finished that you need to massage the dry shampoo into your roots. It will feel a bit wet but this is normal as it drys. Then brush your hair focusing on your roots rather than the length. This should remove all trases of greasy,
I found this product to be very good. I was able to confidently go two days without washing my hair and on the third day I sprayed to just pop to the shop and I thought this was acceptable though I wouldn't have worn my hair down on this occasion. It was just enough to make my hair passable. The product didn't make my hair feel powdery as other versions of this (which I have used since) have done. I found best results happened if I turned my head upside down. This meant that I had better access to my roots.
Overall, considering the price is approximately £2 and I get Advantage points on this I am happy to recommend this. There is (as usual) no reason to spend absolutely loads of money on something else. However, I would have liked to have gotten a little more from the can as it didn't last a massivly long time (approximately 20-25 applications though I have very thick hair). This did the job and I would very definitely buy it again!
Boots Dry Shampoo, 200ml
£1.99 (will earn you 4 Advantage card points, worth 4p)
I just happened to buy this one day as I'd previously heard good things about dry shampoo, and the price looked pretty reasonable as well so I wouldn't be too much out of pocket if it didn't work.
Dry shampoo is basically a white powdery spray that you spray over your hair (or just the greasy areas), you then rub it in, and brush out. I think the idea is that the particles 'soak up' any grease and generally freshens up your hair a little, letting you put off washing for a little while.
You should spray it on like hairspray, from a distance to be sure that you evenly cover the hair - simple.
You then rub it in a little - this felt really strange to do as there doesn't really seem to be anything there; this makes it difficult to judge how well you have rubbed it in. I don't find that this really matters though and the results are pretty consistent.
You then brush it out - I found this a little difficult as well. It takes quite a while to get it all out; obviously this depends on what state your hair was in at the time of use, and how much you use.
I use a lot of hairspray and find that when I have used a certain amount that it is useless using boots dry shampoo as the hairspray goes flaky, the flakes are then made bigger by the particles in the shampoo - not a good look!
Due to this, I don't tend to use it too much; I do however use it on my son a bit more regularly. He is prone to ear problems and whenever he has an infection or something I am told not to let his ears get wet.
Now anyone with kids who don't like having their hair washed knows that this is a near on impossible challenge!
Obviously this cannot be used through the entire infection, although it does help limit the amount of water that comes into contact with his ear. I find that as my son doesn't use any products in his hair it works really well and is really effective for him.
Overall, it's a good product; not quite as suitable for me as it is for some, although still handy to have around. At this price (£1.99) it is definitely worth a try - recommended!
I purchased this after suffering from hair that looked a little greasy after straightening, I chose this product since it was on buy one get one free at the time and also cheaper than the other dry shampoo products anyway.
First impressions on the packaging were not great really, it looks very plain in comparison to the other items that were around it, I actually really like the Boots expert range (in general) but their packaging is quite boring and just doesn't stand out at all and whilst it doesn't affect the performance of the product, it does affect sales by how you're drawn to an item.
The price of the product was very reasonable however at less than £2, and at buy one get one free it was even better, so I thought I would give it a try.
The push-spray was a little stiff to push for the first few uses, but this could have been a safety measure I guess, and it did loosen after a while. Once pressed the spray was really strong however, even the tiniest push resulted in a large blast of the dry shampoo, so it was a little tricky to not use too much!
The smell of the dry shampoo was fine enough, not a strong smell so it didn't overpower too much, it has a very subtle fresh smelling perfumed smell to it.
It did leave quite a lot of annoying white speckles on the hair which stood out quite clearly on my dark hair, but I think that's a problem that's often found with dry shampoo products anyway.
I'm really not sure if it actually made the hair look less greasy though, and my hair was not particularly bad to start with, all it seemed to do was make it smell a little more fresh and add some white dust!
I have since tried other brands and found this to be the least effective on my own hair, I wouldn't say it's an awful product, but it's certainly not for me.
Dry shampoo is a bathroom essential, it's a godsend on those mornings when you haven't time for a full wash and blowdry, when your style just needs a little refresh, or if nighttime plans are sprung on you and your hair looks a little lank. Boots Expert Dry Shampoo is a great product, it gets rid of grease, and adds a little oomph to your roots.
I'm not a fan of the packaging of the Boots Expert range, it looks a little too boring, and cheap to me. It is a medium sized can, with a picture of a woman on the front, and the words Expert Dry Shampoo accros the top, with the boots logo.
When applying this product, you shake it, then spray it towards your roots from about 25cms away. Shake between sprays. Masage it into your roots for about 30 seconds, then brush well.
I find that this product works very well to get rid of greasy hair, and unlike some others, it doesn't make your hair look dull either. It also adds volume to your roots, so revives lank hair. It smells lovely as well, a light, clean, subtle fragrance.
This product is slightly cheaper than the main brand name dry shampoo (Batiste), and in my opinion, it's better. It doesn't dull your hair, and smells a lot better, in my opinion, than Batiste, which always smells too overperfumed and heavy for me.
I would highly recommend this product, as it does what it should, and does it very well! A very good time saving product.