As anyone with fine hair will tell you, dry shampoo is quite simply a lifesaver. Not only is my hair limp and flat without a little extra help from styling products, it's prone to greasiness too. Dry shampoo is the perfect solution - it soaks up any excess moisture, mattifies the hair and acts as a bit of a root booster, too. I was sold on the concept of dry shampoo before I was even aware of it's existence - from the age of about eleven, on my mum's advice, I would shake talcum powder onto my roots between washes to keep greasiness at bay. A few years later when I realised that this thing had a name and came in spray form in handy cans, I quickly became a Batiste convert. It's cheap, cheerful, and does the job. So what made me shift to Lush's old school, talcum powder-esque bottle of dry shampoo and eschew the Batiste? Well, there are three main reasons...
Value for money. I bought the small, 50g bottle of No Drought a couple of weeks ago, setting me back just £3.75. Since then, I've used it every few days and you honestly cannot tell I've opened it. In fact, the girl who served me in Lush told me she'd had her 115g bottle for almost a year and it was still going strong! Aerosol cans of dry shampoo are, as with all aerosols, packed with air, meaning they run out pretty quickly. No Drought is pure, concentrated powder, so you only need a tiny amount rubbed between the hands and then worked into the roots of your hair. It's much more environmentally friendly than an aerosol, too!
Effectivity. No Drought does a fantastic job of getting rid of greasiness, and doesn't leave my hair feeling at all heavy or sticky like sprays have a tendancy to. It's also a great thickener - it gives my hair that extra bit of oomph that it needs sometimes, and is perfect for days when I need a bit more grip in my hair in order to style it.
Scent. I love the smell of Batiste dry shampoos, but this stuff is just so much better. Containing grapefruit and lime oils, it's citrusy and seriously fresh. Mmm.
The one downside - it's messy. The first time I used this I applied it straight from the bottle and managed to get white powder all over my shoulders and chest - not the best look for someone who likes to wear a lot of black! Since then, I've taken to applying it with my hands and using a tiny amount at a time. It takes a little adjusting to when you're used to the ease of applying from a spray can, but I think it's definitely worth making the change. In conclusion - amazing value for money, gorgeous scented, 100% natural alternative to the usual high street offerings. Definitely recommended.