Colab Hair Review

Colab Hair

It took me way too long to discover dry shampoo, I think I was around 15 or so. It would have saved me many early mornings having to get up to wash my hair for school. Up until a few years ago, I’d say Batiste was the only dry shampoo in the drugstore that really existed. Now we have Aussie, Pantene, Toni and Guy and now Colab Dry Shampoo by Ruth Crilly – A Model Recommends. I’ve been buying Colab dry shampoo since it came out in October 2014 and honestly, I didn’t think I’d think much of it until I tried it. I’ve never bought a different brand of dry shampoo since, only switched from the original one to the Extreme Volume range when it came out.

I find Batiste to be quite chalky and leave my hair feeling fine, dry and talky. I just don’t like it. I don’t have oily hair and I can usually last around a week without NEEDING to wash my hair (although I do wash it every two to three days). I use this dry shampoo straight after washing my hair for unmistakable volume without the damage backcombing gives you and it always lasts a lot longer for me than backcombing too. There’s many different fragrances but honestly, it doesn’t bother me. I chose pink this time as it’s a pretty colour. I don’t know if i’ll ever switch dry shampoos, unless they discontinue this. Which would be such a silly thing to do!

The best thing about this product, besides the volume, is that you have to spray quite a lot of product before it covers your hair in that ghoulish white mask. Even if that does happen, it’s very easy to get rid of. Just brush through your hair or rub it into your scalp and it’s gone. I feel like with others I’ve tried, you can tell I’ve used dry shampoo and it gives my roots a grey tint, so that my roots look a different colour to the rest of my hair. If you wear dry shampoo a lot, you’ll probably know what I mean. To round this little summary up, I’d definitely give this product a 8/10. The only downside is that they don’t do a brunette version!

The Colab Luxe Shine Glossing Hair Fragrance is a new product and I was so excited when I saw it on the shelves! It’s infused with diamond, silk and precious oils and it’s purpose is to leave your hair smelling gorgeous and looking glossy. The smell is very, very subtle but is definitely there. It’s just enough so that if someone nuzzles into you (in a romantic way, not creepy…) they’ll be able to smell it. I have absolutely no idea how to describe the scent as I’m the worlds worst, but it’s pretty and delicate. I wouldn’t say its fruity or sweet though.

The product has little glitter particles in it and when I first sprayed it into the lid I was petrified that my hair was going to look like I was back at my primary school disco spraying glitter hairspray onto my locks, but once I sprayed it evenly throughout the ends of my hair, keeping the can a fair distance away, my hair looked glossy and healthy. I mean to be honest, my hair already looked glossy as the shampoo I use is AMAZING (Chi Argan Oil Plus Moringa Oil shampoo & conditioner from TK Maxx, it’s completely saved my hair) but it added that extra sheen that makes me look like I’ve just stepped out of a hair advert.
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If you want clean, salon shine hair. These two products are a must. I honestly couldn’t fault them and they feel so luxurious, especially the Luxe Shine which looks similar to the Oribe range, without the price tag.

Both are available at Superdrug online and in selected stores, you can find them online here; Extreme Dry Shampoo / Paris Luxe Shine Glossing Hair Fragrance

Thank you for reading, let me know what you think of them if you’ve used them before.




  1. January 28, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    I will definitely have to pick these up, I keep thinking about buying them but never bite the bullet x

  2. January 28, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    Volume is the one thing that I think dry shampoo sometimes misses so this is a massive plus. x

  3. January 29, 2016 / 1:10 am

    I’ve tried out the first release of Colab but it didnt work for me as my hair is so greasy xxx

  4. January 29, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Is it terrible to admit that I’m nearly 40 and I’ve never heard of dry shampoo? I have a teenage son who might like this!!

  5. January 29, 2016 / 9:41 am

    I love the Colab range however I haven’t tried these 2 products yet!

  6. January 29, 2016 / 10:36 am

    I’ve wanted to try this shampoo for a while now. Currently using and aussie one and it’s just not that great to be honest!

  7. January 29, 2016 / 10:59 am

    I will have to find these in my nearest supermarket I think! The one I have gives that grey look to my roots too!

  8. January 29, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Ohh I’ll have to give this a try – I have to admit I do love a good dry shampoo – they have saved my hair many times.

  9. January 29, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    These products looks great! I’ve never heard of this brand before!

  10. January 29, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I love dry shampoo, I’ve not tried this brand, I’ll have to give it a try 🙂

  11. January 29, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    ooh this looks like a good product. I love dry shampoo especially for days when im too unwell to get out of bed and so it freshens up my hair without burning me out.

  12. January 29, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I’m a Batiste girl through and through but after reading this I’m not too afraid to try something new! I tried the Aussie one and it was awful! I’ll pick this up if I see it on an offer!

  13. January 29, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    YES YES YES the teen girls borrowed me some one morning for work and have loved it every since

  14. January 29, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Do you know I have never used dry shampoo before?! What have I been missing out on! I like the look of these and the packaging is pretty xxx

  15. January 30, 2016 / 1:06 am

    I agree with Batiste being chalky too and that’s probably why I wasn’t keen on the whole dry shampoo idea before as well. Colab sounds like it’s worth a try. Have you checked out Livingproof? I love their dry shampoo

  16. January 30, 2016 / 2:17 am

    Ooh I’ve been thinking about trying this! Thanks for the review!

  17. January 30, 2016 / 11:51 am

    This is my currently favourite brand for dry shampoo, I love how light it is but it manages to do such an amazing job x

  18. January 30, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    I’m a big fan of dry shampoo but I’ve never used hair fragrance before; bet it makes your hair smell lovely 🙂

  19. January 30, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Great review! I have never used dry shampoo before but read a few reviews of others who like you rate them. I will have to get some soon and see how I get on. I am kind of worried because I have really thick hair naturally and I don’t want to use anything that gives it more volume. I’ll have to try and see how I get on.

  20. January 31, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    I’d never heard of dry shampoo. It sounds good. The hair fragrance also sounds great.

  21. January 31, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    This review has definitely come at the right time for me, I’ve always used Batiste as it was one of the first and it’s so easy to just work with what you know. But even the brunette Batiste leaves chalkiness behind and leaves my hair feeling awful. I’ll definitely give this one a go next time as it sounds as if it’s one of the better ones out there. xx

  22. January 31, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    I have only used some that my friend had. Need to get some of my own.

  23. January 31, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    These look great! Dry shampoo can be a massive help on the odd days, but it sometimes lacks volume so this sounds good.

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