This is probably the best drug store dry shampoo in my opinion! I tried Batiste and I wasn't a huge fan so I switched back to this one. I think the trick is not spraying too much in one spot if you have dark hair. I have dark roots and I part my hair on the crown and spray quickly back and forth, then part again and repeat until I feel like the crown of my hair is no longer greasy. I usually wash my hair every 2-3 days and this helps a lot! I also spray this through out the entire length of my hair (sparingly) to give it some grittiness for my mom bun.