CoLab Sheer Invisible Dry Shampoo

29 December 2014

Ever since their launch, I'd been lusting over Ruth Crilly's collection of dry shampoos, and hadn't been able to get my mitts on them until now. I found them half price at Superdrug, at only £1.33 for the 50ml cans, so I thought I'd pick up all five scents, as I wasn't sure which appealed to me the most. If you're not familiar with Ruth Crilly, she's a model turned blogger and YouTube extraordinaire, at A Model Recommends. If you want to know all the backstage beauty secrets, Ruth is your gal.

First, the formula. Made to deliver volume and oil-absorbance without the chalky residue, CoLab offers serious competition to current market leader, Batiste. I've used Batiste for years, but I was bored of the scents, and wondered if there's something better out there. 

I love that you don't get the chalkiness, but I find that you have to use more product to get the effect. I do like the scents but overall I'm not sure that these are better than Batiste. Sometimes I found I needed a quick spritz of batiste on top of the CoLab to sort my roots.

Rio: The Tropical One

When I read the descriptions, Rio was the one I initially thought would be my favourite. On trying it though, I didn't really love it. If I were to match it to a fragrance, I'd choose one of the Escada scents as it is more of a fruity scent than the coconut cocktail I would usually associate with a tropical fragrance.

London: The Classic One

I say this is more floral than Paris. It has strong rose notes, and I'd definitely liken it to the Stella or Chloe perfume. I really like this scent!

Tokyo: The Oriental One

I'd definitely liken this to the Jimmy Choo perfume, which incidentally I don't really like, but this dry shampoo does appeal to me. I'd wear it on a night out as it smells sexy and fun.

Paris: The Floral One

This one is definitely along the same lines as Chanel Coco Mademoiselle with it's spicy floral notes. It is a lot softer than Coco Mademoiselle though, and I did enjoy using it. 

New York: The Fruity One

This is the scent I'm least excited about I think. I'd liken it to the DKNY Be Delicious scents. When I used it however, I enjoyed it's fruity scent. Overall, I'm liking London the best, it's the one I've definitely used most. However you'll have to check out my empties to see what I really thought!


  1. I wasn't a fan unfortunately, the fragrances are nice but like you I had to use so much and it just didn't do the main job of de-greasing my hair :( xx

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    1. I know what you mean, because I only got the tiny ones I'm a bit hesitant to use loads at a time. I think I might be using these as more of a hair perfume and then a bit of Batiste aswell

      Loves! Kirstie @ Kimamely Beauty Xx.

  2. I love the CoLab dry shampoos! I've got the Tokyo one :) I much prefer its scent to batiste and I like how it doesn't leave your hair looking grey. Funnily enough, my friend said she'd use them as perfume because they smell that good so it's funny you compared them to different perfumes :)

    Emma xx

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post Emma :) Out of all of them I'd say Tokyo is my least favourite but I know so many friends who would love it. I actually prefer it to the Jimmy Choo fragrance! Oriental scents really aren't my thing though! I like to match my dry shampoo scent to which ever perfume I plan to wear! :)
      Loves! Kirstie @ Kimamely Beauty Xx.


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