Dry shampoos and I have a pretty short history together as I tried my first dry shampoo through a Canadian beauty subscription back at the end 2014. I believe it was Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk and I thought it was one of the worst things I ever sprayed on my hair.

And so my journey of discovering dry shampoos begun.

My problems with dry shampoos in general are: either too powdery, suffocating scent, major white cast, made my hair too crunchy, sticky, feels like straw or does nothing at all. Colab actually made my hair feel dirtier which I didn’t even think was possible.

By now I have tried Batiste, Klorane again (because I don’t seem to learn my lesson), Amika, Tresemme, Herbal Essence, Colab (I love Ruth Crilly but this was no, just no), Verb and most recently a trio of Dove Dry Shampoos landed on my doorstep. I was kindly sent Fresh & Floral*Unscented* and Volume*. I will only share my experiences with these dry shampoos and not get into the ingredient list because; 1. This review will be 3 pages long and nobody has time for that 2. If you want to know more about what goodies or nasties are in these dry shampoos then head over to Lindsey’s post (here) where she discussed in detail about Dove Unscented Dry Shampoo ingredient list. P1230901

I’m going to get the negative one out of the way, I am not a fan of Fresh & Floral* ($5.99) dry shampoo as I find the scent to be too strong and sweet for my liking. The good is it doesn’t leave any white cast on my hair, actually all three don’t but that’s pretty much the only thing I like about Fresh & Floral*. It doesn’t give my hair any volume nor did it do anything else. My hair was still as limp, didn’t feel fresh or clean and the scent gave me a headache. And if all those were not bad enough, it also made my scalp itch so this was a fail for me. I had much better luck with the Unscented* ($5.99) version as it didn’t leave my hair feeling powdery nor crispy and actually gave me a decent volume. I also appreciate the lack of scent as I have never been a fan of dry shampoo scents. The downside of this version is my hair usually falls flat after 3-4 hours and will start to look greasy again so on me, the effect is only temporary. Now let’s get to the gem of the bunch, the smallest and yet it is the one that packed the biggest punch, Volume* ($3.49). It’s the only one that is available in a 32g size so it’s the perfect size to be thrown into a handbag. I love this and it’s by far the best drugstore dry shampoo that I have tried. It actually made my hair feel clean without leaving any white cast and gives a ‘freshly washed hair’ volume. The only con is the scent which I find it to be a touch overpowering but that’s just my personal taste. P1230898 Overall it has been a hit and miss experience with the new Dove dry shampoos but keep in mind that I am extremely fussy when it comes to my hair. I would rather wash my hair everyday than use dry shampoo so while I wasn’t thoroughly impressed with some of these, you might have a completely different experience. *Products marked with * were received for free but my thoughts and opinions are 100% unbiased, honest and my own.  There is no place for any sort of BS here.

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