For almost all of our reviewers, Batiste still reigned supreme at the lower end of the market, a true classic that does exactly what it aims to do. It packs a punch, and the telltale white powder takes some rubbing in, but this is one of the few products that will genuinely allow you to prolong a blow-dry for another day or so. The tropical scent got the highest praise, smelling just like a holiday.
Best for: True dry-shampoo addicts! It's affordable, it really does soak up oil and give hair a new lease of life, and it's easy to find at any chemist or supermarket.
Downsides: The residue does mean it's only truly suitable for fair hair, but there's a brunette version with a tint for darker hues.
Buy it: Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical (£5)