Colab vs Batiste Dry Shampoo – The Verdict


If you were to ask me my one beauty essential, I should probably say moisturiser or something like that, but in all honesty it’s dry shampoo. I constantly have a bottle on standby and I go through more of these than I’d like to admit. For years I’ve used Batiste dry shampoo, but when the Colab version came on to the market I had to give it a try. They’re two products that claim to do the same thing, but for me they’re very different. Here’s the verdict:


  • Leaves a white powder in your hair (fine for blondes, but not so much for brunettes)
  • A little goes a long way
  • Absorbs grease (lovely) quickly
  • Gives good volume and texture to the hair…
  • …but also leaves a powdery residue that’ll end up on black jeans if you rub your hair throughout the day
  • No lingering scent throughout the day
  • Hair feels refreshed and texturised after use


  • No noticeable colour/powder upon application
  • Nearly twice as much is needed to absorb grease
  • Great for an instant hair refresh, not so much for pro-longing washing your hair
  • Gives good volume and texture to the hair
  • No powdery residue after application
  • Really nice scent (I use Tokyo) that you can smell all day long

The verdict: 

If you’re looking for something to hide the fact that you should have washed your hair, Batiste is the way to go. If you want to refresh your hair, give it a bit of volume and texture, but not so much absorb grease, Colab is your answer. If it’s simply a texturising spray you’re looking for, not a dry shampoo, V05 Give Me Texture is my favourite.

Have you tried either of these products? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below! x