Sunday, 31 July 2011

Batiste Dry Shampoo

I've never given 'dry shampoo' a go, so I was really excited when I got one to be able to try it out.

Going through high school my mum used to have this trick where she would chuck a bit of powder onto our hair if we had been to lazy to wash our hair the night before or didn't have enough time that morning to shower. The powder would soak up the oil in our hair and we would no longer have an excuse to complain and moan about how our hair just would not style because it was just too oily to manage that morning.

Even though it worked, that trick also had it's downside - we had nice non-oily, manageable hair but we also had an unattractive white coating of powder that we just couldn't get rid of...

So now those powder days are over and we introduce Dry Shampoo.

Dry shampoo is a waterless formulation which absorbs dirt, oils and other products that are found on the hair between washes.

 I really love the Batiste Dry Shampoo. I was always a little worried about ho a dry shampoo would smell, but this product destroyed all those worries.

I have the product in 'Fresh', which is exactly how I would describe the scent. It smells clean but smells really pretty at the same time - it's 'proper' scent description is a fruity twist of Pear and Citrus accents with lively florals and a base of woody Musk and Sandalwood. Yummy!

I applied this onto my hair whilst going through the 'in between' stages of washing. It's really easy to use - just spray lightly onto the whole hair area and massage though with your fingers. Leave it to settle for a little bit and then give it a brush.

My hair felt like it had been freshly washed!

I also have a little travel sized one that I keep in my handbag for when I need it. I've used it after the gym a couple of times, which I found to be really handy!

If you're interested, the smaller one is in 'Diva' which is a radiant blend of florals; cyclamen, violet, lily and Jasmine - combined with sweet vanilla and soft musk. And yes, it does smell as good as that sounds!

I find the 'fresh' scent to be quite unisex - so it's perfect to spray onto your partners wild, unruly, greasy hair while he's not looking. Problem fixed!

Batiste have a massive range of Dry Shampoo products in all kinds of pretty scents. For example:

Boho: Lemon, orange and passion fruit with spiced jasmine, lily and heliotrope.
Blush: Red hibiscus, orange, freesia, green leaf, tuberose, peony, lily, spice musk, vetiver and Amber Wood.

And they all have gorgeous, fun packaging.

You can get these from Big W, Coles, Chemist Warehouse, David Jones, My Chemist, Priceline, Target, Terry White Chemist and Woolworths. Check out the website at

If you haven't given dry shampoo a go, I highly recommended it.

Even though dry shampoo is an amazing product for in between washes or whenever you need that 'just washed' look and feeling, it shouldn't be used as a substitute for actually washing your hair. Washing your hair with a good shampoo and conditioner is important.

1 comment:

  1. I just bought the Batiste dry shampoo yesterday, excited to give it a try. I've been using the Tresemme dry shampoo and really like it- will be interesting to compare the two.