Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Waterless Shampoo

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Hello!  Since moving counties and switching water types, my hair is getting greasier faster than it used to, which of course my lazy little self hates.  I have been reaching for the Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Waterless Shampoo a lot lately to cheat a lie-in in the morning.

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Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Waterless Shampoo

£15.99 – Hairtrade

They say:

Dry formula instantly leaves hair looking and feeling freshly washed with a clean scent.   Powerful directional spray refreshes and revives lifeless hair while extending the life of your style.  Ultra-fine, colorless formula leaves no residue; ideal for all hair types and colors.

• Helps styles last days longer.
• Absorbs excess oils to add fullness and texture at the roots.
• Allows for less shampooing, which results in longer-lasting hair color without the fade.

I say:

Since discovering dry shampoos just a few years ago I’ve made my way through a few of them; Batiste, VO5, Lee Stafford, Tresemme and THIS ONE.  What do they all have in common?

*Countdown clock ticks down* 

They’re all high street of course!  Did you get that?

The Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Waterless Shampoo is my first high end dry shampoo.  I’ve loved pretty much everything I have tried from Paul Mitchell in the past so my expectations were high to say the least.

From the first use, I could immediately tell the difference.  It’s not like a typical dry shampoo that feels noticeably heavy and powdery from the first spritz; it feels a helluva lot lighter and more refreshing on my hair.  To me, this is the love child of a dry shampoo and a hair refresher.  It isn’t able to tackle the serious week-old hair that could supply grease to McDonalds for a week (I know, I’m a proper greb sometimes!), but it does give my three day old hair a noticeable refresh with some bounce and volume – it stops my hair sticking to my head and giving my grebby game away.

What I love about this offering from Paul Mitchell is that it doesn’t irritate my scalp, it doesn’t leave any telltale white marks and it doesn’t give me my own mini snowstorm like Olaf from Frozen.  I do have to point out that if you simply spray this on the hair and do not massage and brush through, you will be left with white marks – even I’m not that lazy *side eyes*.

At £15.99, it is quite the jump from the high street prices most are used to.  However, this bottle is a giant compared to some of the high street offerings (it’s huge!) and it’s still going strong after about 3 months with weekly usage.   I would definitely buy it again in the future.  Oh Paul Mitchell, what would my hair do without you?

Do you use dry shampoos to cheat extra time in bed?  

Dannie x

Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Waterless Shampoo sent for consideration of review as part of my Hairtrade Partnership.  No further compensation received.

December 6, 2014
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  • Reply Hannah

    How long do you think it’ll last you? That looks soo good!
    I use Batiste a fair amount and it just doesn’t seem that great.

    I definitely use dry shampoo to get an hours extra sleep, still looks greasy though! x

    December 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      I might be able to get another month out of it but it still feels about half full so maybe even more!
      I used to use Batiste but it used to really make my scalp itch and I would spend all day feeling uncomfortable :(

      Hahaha, I think we all need to just wash our hair and save us the pounds ;) x

      December 6, 2014 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply laura

    This sounds great a little pricey but like you said a huge bottle! xx

    Laura | lauraslittleloves

    December 6, 2014 at 10:18 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      A huuuge bottle! :) x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Alanna

    I miss dry shampoo soo much! You can’t get the spray kind here:(.

    December 7, 2014 at 3:42 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Aw noooo! :( you’ll have to stock up if you ever come back to the UK :)

      January 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Gemma Turner

    This is my favourite dry shampoo of all time… it’s just nothing like a dry shampoo, and it doesn’t have that awful fusty Batiste scent which actually makes me gag and think of greasy hair! I love it so much xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

    December 8, 2014 at 10:44 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It is fab :) I don’t think I’ll be using something like Batiste again now! x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm
  • Reply Alice Grace

    I don’t use dry shampoos very often and I haven’t tried many, so I don’t think I’d spend that much on one. I’m loving the COLAB range from Ruth Crilly, though. No heavy, gunky residue, no chalky looking roots, lovely fragrances and surprisingly cheap.


    December 8, 2014 at 8:04 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Ooooh, I keep meaning to try some of that out. Heard great things :) x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Worshipblues

    This sounds amazing! Thanks for the review xx

    December 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You’re welcome <3

      January 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Kloe

    This is my favourite Dry Shampoo ever! I’m definitely a few extra minutes in bed and dry shampoo person :)
    Kloe xx

    December 14, 2014 at 7:57 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Err’body loves Paul! Isn’t everyone? <3

      January 11, 2015 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply Alice Young

    This sounds like it is soooo much better than high street versions. I hate the horrible powdering feeling that they have on the hair. May have to give this a try!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    December 16, 2014 at 5:07 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      You should :D
      I don’t like the heavy feeling either, it makes my scalp itch :(

      January 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Ana Leote

    I have to try this one! I never heard about it before.

    Ana Leote | Meet Me @ 2 am

    December 17, 2014 at 12:15 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      :O you need to try it now! x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Kathryn - Cherries in the Snow

    I’ve been looking for an alternative to Batiste, I find it overly powdery, I think this one sounds like it’s worth splashing the cash for.
    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

    January 9, 2015 at 10:21 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It is, you can’t go wrong with Paul Mitchell :) x

      January 11, 2015 at 4:54 pm

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