Thursday, 31 July 2014





I am a dry shampoo fanatic. I refuse to wash my hair more than twice a week (sorrynotsorry), and as such have quite the love affair with Batiste - tropical scent, preferably. Usually I have a stash of two big 400mL cans on standby, but I failed myself and my mother's tendency for keeping a spare of everything and ran out completely. I tend to pick the cans up when they're inevitably half price somewhere, but in my moment of need - nothing! And even this dry shampoo devotee isn't going to fork out £5 for a single can. But it's okay! Aussie's new 'Aussome Volume Miracle Dry Shampoo' was on offer. Aussie? Decent. Volume? Love it. Dry shampoo? DA BEST. Obviously I had no second thoughts about this purchase. But let's cut to chase here: IT'S GROSS. THE 'DRY SHAMPOO' ASPECT IS NON-EXISTENT. IT FEELS TACKY (AND I HATE IT). IT SMELLS LIKE BATHROOM CLEANER (THE CHEAP KIND). It has the consistency (do sprays have a consistency?!) of several dry texturising sprays, which rarely leave your hair feeling particularly pleasant - think icky, sticky matted mess. It just doesn't feel like a dry shampoo. It doesn't work like a dry shampoo. IT'S NOT A BLOODY DRY SHAMPOO. If they'd tried flogging it as a volumising/texturising spray sans the dry shampoo aspect I might have less issues, but when you wake up for work at 5am and just want to grab the dry shampoo, a hair band and get the heck on with it, THIS IS NOT CONDUCIVE. 

The most offensive part about this big ol' can of odorous shite is that it retails at £4.99 for 180mL! It's currently at an introductory price of £3.33 in Boots, but don't let that sway you because it's STILL HORRENDOUS. On the upside, Batiste (holy overlord of all things dry shampoo) is currently half price in Superdrug, so if you were thinking of giving the Aussie offering a go.. save your pennies, and your angst.


  1. I bought this cos it was on offer to, thinking that it was actually going to be good!!!!!! It's so bad, it makes my hair feel gross!!!!! And look gross! And smell gross!! Totally agree with everything you've written, what a complete waste of money! Love the pic aha

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    1. Lol i'm glad I'm not the only one! I feel like even this post can't quite express just how vile it is. Never again. Batiste forever and always.

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