Battle of the Dry Shampoo V2: CoLab Sheer Invisible 'New York' vs Batiste 'Tropical'Thursday, 18 February 2016 12:00
A while ago I pitted two of my favourite Dry Shampoos against each other- V05 'Plump Me Up' vs Batiste 'Tropical' (click here to read the post). Today I'm going to review and compare a newer contender in the market, CoLab Sheer Invisible 'New York', with my old favourite, Batiste 'Tropical'.
Colab is endorsed by the fabulous Ruth Crilly from 'A Model Recommends' and was released over a year ago now so I am quite late to the party. Batiste is a trusty old favourite that has been used for generations- but how do the two compare?
To start off with, I wanted to mention the packaging. CoLab has a more modern style to that of Batiste. There are different scents available, all of which are named after infamous cities and each scent has its own colour theme for the packaging. The scent I picked up is 'New York' and I was drawn to it as orange is my favourite colour! Batiste has a different pattern printed on the bottle for each different scent, all of which look gorgeous on your dressing table. Both Batiste and CoLab are similar in size and both the bottles I picked up are 200ml. Neither are too cumbersome and so would fit in your handbag (although perhaps not a clutch!).
CoLab Dry Shampoo costs £3.49 for 200ml from Superdrug, although it was on a half price offer when I bought mine. Batiste is marginally cheaper at £3.29 for 200ml, although you can often find it on offer somewhere as unlike CoLab, you can buy it from almost any supermarket or Health and Beauty retailer.
Moving on to the scents! CoLab 'New York' has the most gorgeous fruity fresh scent, which is what I tend to look for in a hair product. Batiste 'Tropical' has a beautiful coconut scent that instantly transports me to holidays in sunnier climes! Both are gorgeous, just in different ways.
When it comes to ridding hair of grease, I do think Batiste has the edge, ever so slightly. CoLab did do the job for a little while, but Batiste seemed to perform a bit more of a deep clean. However, Batiste does leave a lot of white residue, whereas I found CoLab left no residue at all- as its name suggests, it was completely invisible!
I also found that CoLab was better at injecting some 'oomph' into my lank hair. This is definitely a bonus as I really struggle with flat, limp hair.
All in all, I love both of these Dry Shampoos and would reach for either of them on a daily basis. However, if you are looking for added volume and no residue, I'd say CoLab is your best bet. If you are more interested in ridding your hair of the dreaded grease, try the Batiste.
What do you think to these Dry Shampoos? Have you tried any other brands you would recommend?