OK, OK, it’s not a battle – but it sure sounds interesting, doesn’t it? I did a Battle of the blenders a while ago comparing Real Techniques and Beautyblender sponges (*click*) so I thought I’d stick to the tradition.
Today, I wanted to do a quick comparison of two popular dry shampoos – Batiste Original and Aussie Festival Fresh dry shampoo.
Price and availability
Batiste dry shampoos can be bought at Licila.si for 4,90 € per bottle (200 ml), while you can get Aussie dry shampoo at Muller drugstore (probably also DM, but I’m not sure about that) for about 4 € per bottle (180 ml).
Packaging and spraying distribution
Well, although Aussie is trying hard to be hip, I still love the retro look of Batiste dry shampoos with the swirls, cherries and flowers they put on their bottles. The distribution of the product is approximately similar with both, but the softer cap on Aussie shampoo makes it a bit easier to control how much product you want to get out.
Color, scent and application
Aussie is the clear winner here – because it’s clear. You spray it on, rub it in a little bit and you’re done! Batiste has a very dry formula and looks like white talcum powder which needs to be massaged into the roots quite vigorously to disappear entirely, at least on my brown hair with blonde highlights. I could go for the Dark & Deep brown Batiste shampoo, but I suspect it would be too dark.
|One spray of Batiste dry shampoo|
The smell of Aussie dry shampoo reminds me of cherries, while Batiste smells slightly of lemons. I prefer the smell of Batiste, since it smells more fresh which is what I associate with clean hair. If you prefer other scents, you can get Batiste Tropical, Sweetie or Cherry.
Delivering on the promise
Both dry shampoos do their job well – I can vouch for that as a new mum who sometimes doesn’t have the luxury of washing her hair every other day. I will say that I need to leave Batiste in a moment or two longer, but I usually spray it, wash my face and brush my teeth and then do the massage bit, so it doesn’t really bother me.
I am not disappointed with either of these dry shampoos. In some ways, I prefer Batiste, but since I visit Muller almost at a weekly basis, it’s a bit easier to get my hands on it. For me, that is the deciding factor, but it may be something completely else for you.
Until next time, stay beautiful!