Review: Dry Shampoo Tin

I am one of those people who found their style pretty early, meaning I’ve had my current hair style for 10 years and it ain’t broke so I won’t fix it. The colour is a bright pink and it’s finished off with my signature short fringe. It’s me, any attempt to change it has felt alien but, man it isn’t without its pains. The colour has to be maintained every 4 weeks as each wash drains the pink and the fringe has a habit of showing off the first signs of grease with a couple of days of washing. So you will be unsurprised to know I am a firm fan of dry shampoo.

I know, I know, it’s not too good for the colour and condition but, my my as it means I don’t have to wash my hair every few days, (I can go from 5 to 10 days depending on the weather) I don’t think I’ll ever be able to give it up.

However as I become more intune with the waste I am producing and trying to slim down my bin, I can’t help but feel a little incomfortable about all of these aerosol tubes I’m unable to recycle and I’m also conscious of the gas in the cylinders and the amount of carbon it must take to make a tube the the hair saviour.

So when, hunting on a local plastic free website (Home Front Solution #5), I found powdered dry shampoo in a little tin, it was in my basket faster than you can say grease monkey.

The company is called Mersea Mudd Shack and pride themselves on using as many local ingredients as they can in their products which is major tick for me.

The dry shampoo comes in two shades blonde and brunette (I went for the blonde for my pink strands) and is applied by using a make up brush. You dip in and then, using the lid to shake off any excess, apply to the roots of your hair, working it in as you go.


  • It smells yummy which is certainly a plus as no one wants a weird smelling fringe.
  • It’s only £2.50.
  • The tin holds a fair whack so will last a while (I’ll update with how long it lasts me).
  • Being plastic free means no waste as I can reuse the pots for my soap and shampoo bars on the move.
  • It’s made in the UK so not too many air miles.
  • I’m not getting the tell-tale white blobs I got with the can.


  • It’s a tiny bit fiddly, dabbing the brush, shaking it off, working it into the hair is a little more tedious than the spray.
  • Though it does the job for me, it doesn’t work as well as the spray. I would say the coverage isn’t quite as good.

So a couple of cons but all in all, for me, the pros easily outweigh them so I’m going to give it an 8/10 and would definitely recommend.

Here is the link for you guys to try it for yourself, give me a comment below with your thoughts on it 🙂

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Hatty Harley View All →

I am a pink haired, list lover with a silver lining outlook on life and a passion for reviving history.

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