My Star Haircare Buy – now at Boots!

colab dry shampoo at boots

I’m very excited to announce that my Colab Dry Shampoo is now available at Boots, both in-store and online! If you’re not already a “Colab Convert” then it’s now far easier to get hold of a can and give it a try – loved all over the world for its clean, residue-free finish, it’s an amazing hair fix that absorbs grease when you’re in between washes and adds a bit of texture and oomph at the roots.

I find that it’s particular good on my fine hair, which starts to look limp and lank about thirty seconds after I’ve washed it, but my friend Sarah is sitting next to me as I write this (shouting “TELL THEM HOW BLOODY BRILLIANT IT IS!”) and she uses it daily on her thick, dark hair. “I love the invisible finish,” she says (we’ve had wine, and I seem to have slipped into reporter mode for some reason), “most dry shampoos leave me looking like an old lady with a load of white dust on the top of my head.” She also loves the root-reviving powers of Colab – “I lift sections of my hair and spray the dry shampoo underneath, rather than having to backcomb.”

Cheers Sarah, I’ll pay you later. Hahaha.

colab dry shampoo at boots

In even more brilliant news, Colab have introduced three new scents and they are exclusive to Boots. The first is called Unicorn (they slipped that past my unicorn/cupcake filter!) and it has a sweet, floral smell with a musky, powdery base. I’m going to come back to this one in a separate post, because it actually does all sorts of nostalgic things to me when I smell it – it’s clean and comforting but has a candied edge. Baby powder crossed with sugar violets!

colab dry shampoo at boots

The next is a collaboration with Hype clothing – it’s called Galactic and is utterly delicious. There’s a hint of a cologne smell in there, with gorgeous neroli and jasmin top notes but then muskier, spicier, warmer middle and base notes. I love it. It also has a space cat and space dog on the can, so.

Finally, Good Vibes is a cheery old soul – fresh and fruity with apple, raspberry, mango, grapefruit, orange, mandarin. There’s a whole bloody fruit salad in there, with some patchouli and sandalwood in the base to stop things getting too sticky. If you like Fruity then this is basically the supercharged version.

You can pick up a can of Colab for £3.49 at Boots here – they also carry the original scent as well as Paradise, Active, Fruity and Tropical. (Fruity used to be “New York”, for those long-term loyal users, and Tropical used to be “Rio”.) A star buy for less than a fiver – if you haven’t tried it before then let me know if Colab becomes one of your must-have essentials!

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(I am a founder of the Colab dry shampoo brand.)


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  1. sarah
    November 2, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    YES!!! one of my fav hair products. I’m going to have to try the Unicorn fragrance now.

  2. Lara
    November 3, 2017 / 1:31 am

    Omg yay!!! It was always such a faff having to hunt down the nearest Superdrug. Guess who’s going to boots tomorrow now?!

  3. November 3, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I wondered why the unicorn, but now that you mentioned it slipped through your unicorn/cupcake filter I am relieved it still exists.

  4. Jenna
    November 3, 2017 / 10:56 am

    My all time must have hair product, so much so that I always buy 10 when it’s on offer in Superdrug!
    Can’t wait to try the new scents.
    Jenna xo

  5. LilyM
    November 3, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Ooh! How exciting! I’m a longtime user of the London one, but will have to make an exception for galactic… because cats.

  6. Sally
    November 3, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    What has happened to my favourite Fresh?

  7. November 3, 2017 / 3:11 pm

    Yaaas this is great news – loving the sound of these x

    • November 16, 2017 / 9:11 pm

      I have the unicorn. xx

  8. Gisela Spencer
    November 3, 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I am still waiting to get these in the US. I think there is one online shop.
    Wish we had boots feel like my life is incomplete.
    I guess its the aerosol that makes it hard to get shipped to USA.
    Might have to make a trip to the UK and take a suitcase full of all the flavors.
    weeps quietly…..

  9. Rachel
    November 3, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I love fruity and fresh so will give good vibes a go. Love the can in galactic, I think my cat obsessed daughter needs it. At 10 he’s already a colab fan

  10. Katie R
    November 4, 2017 / 9:34 am

    Is London now renamed as Original, Ruth? x

  11. Stéphanie
    November 4, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I love this dry shampoo Ruth and I use to be able to find it in Canada but not anymore since the new cans came out: will they become available again here in Montreal? Thks

  12. Anlbe
    November 5, 2017 / 5:16 am

    Is there an unscented version? I all in my head but scented hair products make me itch!

  13. Caroline Jackson
    November 9, 2017 / 1:23 pm

    Congratulations! – but watch Boots – they can be absolute bastards to small suppliers :-(


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