Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Review: COLAB Dry Shampoo


A few months ago I was excited to get the chance to try two mini COLAB Dry Shampoos via the You Beauty Discovery Box and have since bought a full size bottle. This is the dry shampoo that was created and launched in conjunction with Ruth Crilly from A Model Recommends and is available from Superdrug and Feel Unique. The bottles are available in 50ml and 200ml sizes and in a range of scents. I have London - described as having a "classic" scent made up of bergamot, musk and magnolia, Rio - a tropical scent thanks to papaya, pineapple and cassis and New York - a fruity scent of apple, melon and amber.

There's a couple of things that makes COLAB stand out for me compared to other dry shampoos; first of all, the formula is very lightweight and absorbs quickly. I usually have to brush my hair after working dry shampoo through with my hands, but with the COLAB Dry Shampoo the latter is enough. I also find that it gives my hair quite a bit of volume as well as refreshing any oily areas and the scents have a lot more depth and sophistication to them than others I've tried. My favourite scent of the three is Rio, but this comes as no surprise as I generally tend to gravitate towards citrus and tropical scents.

The one downside is that the price is higher than your average high street dry shampoo, such as Batiste or Girlz Only. A 200ml bottle costs £3.50 and a 50ml bottle costs £2.00, but then I do think that the quality of COLAB is higher. It's much better value per ml buying a big bottle, but the smaller ones are handy for travelling and keeping in your handbag!

Have you tried any of the COLAB range? What is your favourite dry shampoo?

Beauty Bird xx

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  1. I keep meaning to buy a bottle of this - I have heard such positive reviews & I am still on the hunt for that perfect dry shampoo. I like that you can get mini ones & will make sure I get one next time im in Superdrug.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. There's a comment below saying they're currently 1/3 off so hopefully you can take advantage :-) xx

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  2. Okay, I'm going to buy Rio tomorrow! I'd like to find a better dry shampoo!

    Tara x

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  3. Definitely need to try these! I've heard so many bloggers rave about it!
    Rachel Coco

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    1. I thought initially they might be a bit hyped up and not actually that good, so I'm glad I was proved wrong! xx

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  4. I've heard so many reviews on these - I just need to try them out! x

    gillmclaughlin.com

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    1. One for your shopping list! :-) xx

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  5. Colab is my current favourite dry shampoo too, as is the Rio scent! :D I had no idea it also came in a mini size- yay for travelling :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

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    1. Yay! Ah now you can pick up a mini for travelling :-) xx

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  6. Ah, I love this stuff! Just stay away from the Extreme Volume one as it's nowhere near as good. I stocked up in Superdrug the other day as it's currently a third off :) x

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    1. I read your review of the EV version and definitely staying away, thank you! Ooh bargain! xx

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  7. I've been meaning to buy a bottle of this for so long!!x

    http://vanilladrxps.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Currently a third off in Superdrug apparently :-) xx

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  8. I need to try COLAB Sasha but should maybe wait while I finish some of my stash (if you see yesterday's blog post you'll see why!) I need help! xx

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    1. Haha will go and have a look! xx

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  9. I've been wanting to try this for ages after hearing so many good reviews but i never seem to be able to find it! Batiste is my favourite but I'd still love to try it out :) L xx

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    1. Aw no! You should be able to find it in Superdrug, my local ones which are quite small seem to have the range. Good luck! xx

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  10. I keep umming and ahhing about this dry shampoo as I wasn't sure, but after this review I think I'll bite the bullet and give a bottle a go :) tokyo fragrance obviously ;)

    Dannie x
    www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. Obviously :-) let me know how you get on! I haven't tried that fragrance yet xx

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  11. This has been on my 'to buy' list forever, I just keep forgetting to pick it up! It sounds brilliant :) xx

    lillies and lipbalm

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    1. I always think of things I want and then I get to Boots or Superdrug and my mind goes blank haha xx

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