Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Not Your Mother's Vs. Batiste Dry Shampoo


Difference in Dry Shampoos
I have been using the Not Your Mother's dry shampoo for a while now, but when Batiste started being carried a few weeks ago, I decided to try it too. There is a huge hype about this brand, and it is pretty cheap compared to some. So I used both in the same week and decided to review them both at the same time.
Not Your Mother's
Pros:
-Big bottle, cheap price. For around $6 it's a huge bottle for dry shampoo and lasts much longer than most brands I have tried.
-Good scent. The scent definitely isn't perfume, but it doesn't smell like powder either.
-Dissolves and combs out well. If you spray too much, it's an easy fix to get the excess out.
 Cons:
-Leaves a small residue. I feel like all dry shampoos do this to some effect. While this brand isn't terrible, it can make your roots a little hard to work with
-Because of the residue, it's hard to use this shampoo for more than one day in a row, because your hair ends up feeling a little stiff.
 Overall Opinion: Great product for the size and price, but works best if you're a every other day hair washer.
Bastiste:
Pros:
-Great scent. This product smells so great, and it comes in two scents to choose from. Doesn't smell like a dry shampoo at all!
-Dissolves really well. If you spray too much, no problem! It works right in with your fingers or a brush.
-Great for multiple day use. This doesn't make your hair stiff at all. It remains extremely workable and soft.
Cons:
-The aerosol is hard core. The first time I used it, I felt like a fire hydrant was blasting my head. Definitely a strong spray, and took me by surprise.
-Smaller bottle. The price for this bottle is still pretty good, but it costs more than Not Your Mothers and the bottle is smaller.
Overall Opinion: I loved this product, and even though it costs more for a smaller bottle, I think this will extend the life of my unwashed hair much longer and allow my hair to grow longer. I can't wait to try out the other scent!
What's your favorite brand of dry shampoo? 


44 comments:

  1. I'm always looking for a good shampoo dry which is not easy to find! After I read your review I will try the second one!
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    1. It's great and is my new favorite!

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  2. i tried using dry shampoo but it never worked for me. so i switched shampoos to an all natural one and now my hair is loving it....i only wash every 3 days or so and my hair is never greasy/oily/smelly between washes :)

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

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    1. I will have to look into that! It sounds interesting!

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  3. Thanks for reviewing these! I really like the OSIS brand of dry shampoo, but it's the smaller bottle imaginable and pretty expensive, my next favorite is L'Oreal! I'll have to try these two out!!

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    1. I have heard great things about L'Oreal, I will have to put that on my list!

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  4. I honestly love that you posted this because I suck at dry shampoo and I really think that it is just the type I get!

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    1. I think the trick is getting a kind that can be "rubbed out" maybe? Which is easy with both of these types!

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  5. Thanks for the review...my problem with dry shampoo having really dark hair is that I don't feel like I comb it out enough to get the white-ish tint gone - whats your trick?

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    1. I have heard this problem with dark haired girls - I am pretty sure there are brands that make a dark tinted powder that work great. Maybe a google search would yield results. But I do know the trick for those kinds is to let the powder settle before shaking the excess out, as it will dye your hands. For the kind I use, I also spray it in, and then let it sit in my hair for 4-5 min before I shake it out :) Hope this helps!

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  6. So good to know! Thanks for sharing!! xx

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  7. I have not tried dry shampoo yet--but now I want too :) I am going to have to give it a go--mainly because I am too lazy to wash my hair as much as I should ha!

    Tori
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    1. Yes, it def cuts down on getting ready time so much!!

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  8. I actually haven't tried a dry shampoo that I absolutely love yet - I think it's because I have black hair so it's very hard to find something that doesn't leave a residue! Thanks for sharing this review, though :)

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    1. I know there are brands that are made for dark hair, that are tinted. The trick to these is to spray in the tinted powder, and let it sit before shaking out the excess. For the type that I use, I let it sit in my hair for 4-5 min before shaking out the excess. A google search may yield some results for a dark tinted dry shampoo :)

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  9. I bought Lush dry shampoo over the weekend and I love it. It is a powder and it smells kind of like grapefruit.

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    1. Ah! I do love that brand, I will have to look into that!

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  10. Have you tried the suave version? I got a sample of that and went ahead and got a big bottle. So cheap. I wonder how it compares to these?

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    1. No but I have heard great things about it! And I love the cheap kinds :)

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  11. so happy to have come across this post today! I've been searching for a good dry shampoo (I use Tresseme, but don't love it). And was going to buy Not your mother's, but now I think it will try the Bastiste...where do you get that?

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    1. I get both from Meijer - how weird right?! But that is where I grocery shop. Meijer just started carrying the Bastiste, but they have both now!

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  12. I've been using the batiste for dark hair. It smells AMAZING. The only downside is you have to let it settle for a couple minutes before doing anything with your hair because the tint will get all over your fingers. Other than that I love it!

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    1. Yes, I even let mine settle for 4-5 min for before rubbing mine out and its the light version. Love!

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  13. I have never heard of Bastise but may need to try it! I have been loving the Redken dry shampoo but it is certainly expensive and the bottle doesn't last me that long....probably because I need to actually wash my hair more often ;-)
    ~Amanda | Meet @ the Barre

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    1. Haha I know, dry shampoo had made me so lazy. I love this brand though and you can get it from Meijer!

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  14. Batiste is my favorite! The blush scent smells sooo good! And I had to laugh about it spraying out like a fire hydrant - true!!

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  15. I am always wondering about dry shampoos. I have never bought one. I just throw my hair up when I have a "no hair wash" day. I know thats bad for my hair in the long run so I might have to try one of these! :) Thanks for the awesome comparison!

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    Elizabeth
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    1. My hair is so fine that it gets so greasy, so I have to use dry shampoo to "recycle" my hair. Yuck, haha!

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  16. I'm glad you compared these! I'm still going through the l'oreal dry shampoo I've had for quite a while, but I think I'll go back to batiste even though it seems like I go through it so quickly!

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    1. I have heard that kind is great - I feel like I go through it all so fast!

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  17. I use not your mothers and I love it! I will def need to check out this new one!!

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    1. That brand is so great because the bottle is huge!

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  18. Ooh great to know! I need new dry shampoo asap!

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  19. I've heard such amazing thing about dry shampoo, I don't know why but I've never used it! If I ever do, I will definitely be looking at these brands!
    -Alex
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    1. It cuts down on my getting ready time so much! I love using it!

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  20. Hahahah "fire hydrant." I've yet to find my holy grail dry shampoo. It's hard because my hair is jet black! :/

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    1. I know that Batiste makes a version for dark hair. I think the trick is to let it settle for a bit before shaking out the excess. I have heard this kind works great for dark hair!

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  21. Ahh I've never found a dry shampoo that doesn't leave residue on my hair. It's so hard for me because I have black hair so I feel like it's harder to find a dry shampoo that will just work for me :/

    That said, I really should just try the Batiste ones - everyone seems to get good results with it.

    Great review!

    xo Deborah
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    1. I have heard that Batiste makes a version for dark hair, you should try that one!

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  22. i've only tried tresemme's dry shampoo which is not bad. i just bought one from Suave but haven't used it yet. the bastiste sounds like a good one. thanks for sharing this :)

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    1. It seems like Suave is a popular brand too!

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