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You know that feeling: you're lying in bed, so comfy and just don't want to get up. Okay so you have work, meeting with friends, shopping spree to go on, but you'll have time. No sweat. Wrong. All of a sudden you're rushing around realising you don't have time to do everything before you have to be out the door. Time for a shower and wash your hair? No chance. Well now, also no sweat. That extra 10 minutes in bed can be enjoyed thanks to batiste dry shampoo.
Simply spray onto the area of hair that seems greasy at the roots, rub in well (make sure it's very well unless you want tell tale white dust in your hair) and brush out. As if by magic the hair looks much fresher and less greasy. And it actually works! The only issue would be that if your hair is greasy beyond the roots area, this will not cover you, and a shower may be the only option.
I am a huge fan of this product, and often take it on holiday or to sports matches (my hairs never its best after a game of hockey). So all the better is that this can be bought in a smaller size too which makes it handy for taking out and about. The larger cans last well though, I've had mine for a good 6 months and it still seems to be going. This makes them very good value for money as they are not overly expensive to begin with!
Another plus is the smell. Batiste do their dry shampoos in a number of scents but the blush one is my favourite. Just subtle enough and not overpowering at all, it just adds to that fresh hair feeling.
The can itself is a pretty pink colour with a lovely floral pattern to it so it's not an eyesore on my dressing table. Overall I would highly recommend this product, especially if you are one of those 'just another minute and I'll get up' people!
I have the misfortune of having oily hair, which means for me to feel I look presentable I have to wash my hair every day. However that's not always highly practical. Especially as I have long hair. Some days I am out very early in the morning and back very late at night and so in all honesty I'm usually too exhausted on those days to care, it's not until the next morning when I look at my hair I want to cry.
This dry Shampoo has totally changed that, and it also means I don't have to work if by evening my hair is liking distinctively 'yuk'.
Ok so what is this miracle? Basically it is a can of spray - much like hair spray. You spray it into your hair, rub it in and brush it out leaving your hair looking much fresher. One thing you need to watch though is that if you spray it too close your hair will end up white. The first time I used this, I did this at and got a shock when I looked in the mirror to see that I'd aged by about 40 years years.
The cans come in different smells too, but I like the 'blush' one best. The cans also come in different sizes, the large retailing for around £3 at tesco. I sometimes buy the mini ones which are not wholly cost effective but somewhat easier to carry round.
I would completely recommend this dry shampoo, once you've mastered the art of spraying it really is amazing stuff. It has stopped me feeling completely self conscious about my hair because I know I can freshen it up if it starts to look greasy.
I've had a can of this for ages and I use it frequently, but never got round to reviewing it....until now.
Batiste blush is a variety of the batiste dry shampoo, which is an aerosol spray used to disguise and absorb grease on your hair and add a bit of volume to make it look fresher. It is ideal for using on the days inbetween washes to make your hair look a bit better.
The fragrance is quite floral and strong, so this is something to be aware of, but I don't mind it.
My hair is dyed bright blue, and is generally very dry, but I can occasionally get oily roots. I picked a medium sized can of this up in Tesco for around £3, but it is available in huge cans and little travel sized ones. The can is pink and flowery in design, and has the emerald green BATISTE logo, with a little purple circle reading 'BLUSH- Floral and Flirty!'. It says it is for all hair types.
To use this, you spray it on your scalp about 30cm away from your hair then massage it in to get rid of any of the white powdery traces. If you spray it too closely or too much, you can get a lot of white powder on your head that looks like terrible dandruff! lol. But go easy and you will be fine.
I sprayed it on my scalp, then rubbed it in. I don't know if it's because my hair is so bright, but it really did take some working into the scalp to get rid of the white-ness. But it worked eventually and gave my roots and bangs a nice bit of volume. After I did this I just styled as normal.
Overall, I would recommend this, especially to those who get oily scalps inbetween washes!
I bought my first can of Batiste dry shampoo about 6 months ago and I still have some left.
I was going to try the tropical one, but taking off the cap and sniffing them, I preferred the floral scent so I bought this can.
~ Packaging ~
The dry shampoo comes in a metal aersol can with a pink floral pattern on it in different shades of pink.
The can is quite tall and is about the same size as your average can of hair spray.
A white banner across the front of the can has the words, 'Batiste Dry Shampoo' in green lettering so hopefully this will stop people from trying to use it as hairspray.
~ Price and availability ~
My 200ml can cost £2.99 in Superdrug, but there is a larger 400ml can available for £4.99 or a smaller 50ml can for £1.50.
It is also available from Boots.
~ In use ~
The back of the can advises to shake vigorously before use and then spray into your roots holding the can about 30cm from your hair then massage through your hair with your fingertips and you're ready to go.
This dry shampoo is ideal for when you haven't got time to wash your hair, but you think it needs a burst of freshness. It is handy for taking with you to festivals and situations where you don't have access to facilities to wash your hair.
I occasionally use it in between washes to refresh my hair. The can claims that this will banish oil and boost body.
It is fairly easy to use. It appears white on your hair and the closer you hold the can to your hair the more concentrated the white is. You then massage it through your hair to spread the product. It is obviously more difficult to spread if you have held the can very close to your hair and there is an intense patch of white.
My hair is blonde so the product does not show up too easily on my hair, but if I had dark brown hair and I had sprayed white spray onto it I would feel concerned that I wouldn't be able to massage it in well enough to make my hair look normal.
You can buy Batiste especially for brown hair and also especially for blonde hair and I believe the spray comes out brown or blonde coloured so that it is easier to massage in without making your hair look white.
This Batiste is called Blush, which is floral and flirty according to the can. It has a light floral scent, which is alright. I can never smell it in my hair, which I am pleased about. The scent is quite subtle.
The spray feels powdery and dry on my hair although my hair doesn't feel too dry because of this product. Any oily or greasy appearance is dulled down instantly. The dry powder seems to absorb any oil and my hair looks fresh and clean.
It is fairly easy to massage through your hair although I don't use it to add body and texture to my hair.
I think this dry shampoo is handy and I have used it now and then to refresh my hair, but it is by no means ideal and I don't enjoy using it. Even when I have washed my hair the day before, using this dry shampoo makes me feel as though my hair is dirty and that is why I am having to use dry shampoo. I feel a lot cleaner and fresher when I have washed my hair properly with a real shampoo.
I would buy another can of Batiste when my can runs out, but I'd probably like to try the blonde version next. It is especially handy for festivals or camping when there is limited access to somewhere to wash your hair. I wouldn't recommend it for regular use.
~ Conclusion ~
This dry shampoo is effective and it banishes oil from my hair as it claims to on the can. It refreshes the look and feel of my hair, although I don't feel great when I use this dry shampoo and I feel a proper shampoo makes me feel happier and cleaner than when I use this.
It is handy for when your hair needs a boost in between washes or when you are at festivals or you are camping and have limited access to facilities to wash your hair.
I would buy another can of Batiste, but I'd prefer to try the blonde version next time rather than another can of this.
The scent of this one is alright, but it is quite subtle so I don't find I can smell it on my hair throughout the day, but I am happy with this.
I have always had greasy hair so was used to having to wash it every other day. Now I am a Mum who also has to run a household, do shift work 4 times a week, be a wife and the million other jobs I am expected to do, I no longer have time to wash it as often. I am lucky if I get a proper shower every other day, I most definitely do not have the luxury of washing my hair! I usually squeeze in 5 minutes to wash it on a Sunday morning and Wednesday night, using this Batiste Dry Shampoo on a Tuesday and a Saturday to refresh it.
It comes in an aerosol can which is pink in design, with a green push on lid. The packaging does look quite cheap, but it is a cheap product. It cost's around £1.99 in Wilkinsons where I purchase it.
To use the product, I spray it into the roots of my hair from about 15cm away. It only requires a 5 seconds blast to cover all my roots. It is quite cold when it hits your scalp so beware! I am unsure of the word to describe what I do next... I 'jujj' my hair up to rub the batiste in a bit and make sure its evenly distributed throughout my hair and then brush it through.
Afterwards, my hair looks grease free. It doesn't look as good as if I had just washed it but it looks good enough for me to go to work. It also gives a little bit of volume too which is nice. I always purchase the bottle with the 'blush' fragrance. It smells quite light and floral, it isn't overpowering and I think this is the nicest smelling one. Unless I'm on holiday and then I prefer the 'tropical' scent as it smells like coconutty suncream.
My hair is naturally quite greasy, but I don't like to shampoo it every day, so on the days inbetween, I use dry shampoo. I have tried a few types, but Batiste is my favourite, and I usually buy it when I see it on offer, so it costs me about £1.49 for a tin that lasts me about 2 months.
The shampoo that I am currently using is the Batiste Blush, which I bought as an 'emergency' when I was heading out straight from work and I thought my hair could do with a bit of a boost. This cost me £2.99 in the Co-Op for a 200ml can, but I normally buy it in B + M or Superdrug for £1.49 for the smaller can.
When I first heard about dry shampoo, I thought it was a fantastic idea, clean hair without the hassle of washing it all the time! Admittedly, dry shampoo probably the wrong way to describe this product - hair refresher would be more descriptive of what it does. Dry shampoo can also add volume and texture, and it is quite often recommended for use on fine, flyaway hair to add volume and texture. As I have thick hair, I've never done this.
The Batiste Blush dry shampoo is very eyecatching, the can is various shades of pink flowers, and the flirty and floral fragrance on the front of the can, with batiste in green on a white band.
The Batiste blush is described as a flirty and floral scent, and it does have a slightly floral scent. It isn't particularly strong though, and I can't say I notice any hints of the fragrance throughout the day.
To use the shampoo is simple - you just shake the can and spray it onto the areas you want refreshed (I just apply it to my roots around my parting), leave it for a few seconds then comb through and style as normal.
Dry shampoo in general isn't as good as washing your hair, but it does seem to leave my hair looking and feeling less greasy, and it also boosts my colour slightly. Dry shampoo is also suitable to use if you have extensions or a weave to perk hair up in between washes.
I do recommend this product, as it does what it says on the tin for me, but it doesn't replace washing your hair, but if you're in a rush or just wan a boost, it's perfect, and it's not expensive either.
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A lot of my friends were using this around five years ago when I was in my final year of school. I was always washing my hair every two days and they would say they only washed theirs once. I personally, found this disgusting. I am a knack for hygiene and I would never use this product as a substitute. However, last week I finally got around to buying this product and I found it quite pleasant. I have used it once when I got lazy in washing my hair and on the third day I found my roots greasy so I instantly used to product before taking a trip around the corner to the shop. Within moments I found the effect of this product astounding. At first I didn't like the feel of this product on my fingertips as I massaged it in. It felt too powdery, but after following the instructions on the back of the tin and styling my hair I found my hair feeling nice and thick as if I had just washed it. The scent is nice and fresh and if you never told anyone they would never know.
The product comes in two size tins a miniature one that stores like Poundland sell and a large one that stores like Wilkinson and Superdrug sell. The product has a dull green lid that matches the colour around the branding logo on the front of the tin. The tin itself is pink and has a cute floral pattern on. The back of the tin contains directions on how to use this product efficiently and the ingredients it contains. I am not a stick for ingredients so I haven't found anything wrong with this product.
COST & RECOMMEND
I brought a small tin of this to sample for a £1.00 in Pound land, of course. I have only used it once so I cannot state how long it actually lasts. However, I imagine that the large tin lasts a lot longer as it is almost triple its size. The large tin sells at £2.00 a product in Wilkinson and a lot more expensive in other stores. That is another reason I have turned my nose up at this product. I would recommend this product to anyone to use on the rare occasion when you find yourself in a tight situation, but not as a substitute for being lazy and not washing your hair.
I ended up using the original batiste after being told by my daughter and a couple of friends how good it was. I bought this the other day because batiste had an offer on, buy a can, send them your reciept, can lid and a small form and they send you a cheque with your money back so it was basically free. The original shampoo was nice but I wanted to use the opportunity to try something different for free so if I didn't like it I hadn't wasted my money.
The batiste range was quite small not so long ago and only offered one or two varieties of dry shampoo but when I went to buy the most recent can there was about four or five different ones with different scents and for different hair colours. I opted for this one as it looks nice and girly in the pink can and the scent sounds nice and floral and fresh. There's information on the back of the can which shows you how to use it. I actually found this useful when I bought the first can of Batiste as I wasn't sure how to use it.
I've found lately that my hair is getting greasy really quickly despite using good shampoo and making sure its washed out properly. Within a day of washing my hair it starts to look a bit dull and on day two it's starting to look greasy at the roots. I can't stand greasy hair but also don't have time to wash my hair everyday. I've used this on days where my hair is a little greasy and also on days where it's really greasy and I'm just being a little lazy!
You hold the can about 30cm from your hair and spray a little. It comes out like a deodorant spray which evenly distributes it into your hair. I only use a bit at a time as the first time I used it, I presesd it down for too long and ended up with very white hair!! I spray a bit onto my roots until there's no sign of the powder then brush my hair. Sometimes, you can still see grease so you have to use a little more, other times, the powder is visible so it needs a good rub. I don't use this on the lengths of my hair as it doesn't really get greasy but I spray it on my parting and around my roots.
After using this, my hair feels more dry and less greasy. It gives it a little bit more body and stops it from being really flat. It does have a vague floral scent which is really nice and lingers on your hair all day. I don't find it too overpowering or bold but can smell it as I move my head. It just smells like my hair is freshly washed.
I've found that you need to be quite careful when spraying the dry shampoo as it gets white powder on clothes and surrounding furniture if you spray a little wide. It comes off but it's a pain, paticularly if you're in a rush.
You can get this dry shampoo from Boots, Superdrug, ASDA etc. A smaller can (200ml) will cost around £3 and £5 for a 400ml larger can. There's quite a few varieties available for different hair colours and types. I'd definitely recommend this. It's great for new mums or people that struggle to wash their hair due to lack of ability or time. It is a quick refreshment for your hair that leaves your looking cleaner in seconds.
=Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo=
I had spotted Dry Shampoo around the shops, and to me it was a product that I would try eventually. I was beaten to I need a dry shampoo.
Unfortunately last year my mum fell and cut her ear and down into her ear drum, result they lost count at 40 stitches, but as a result of this she couldn't wash her hair till the stitches were out.
I then remembered I had seen a 50ml bottle of the "Blush" Shampoo in Poundland, so brought a trial size to see how we got on, as it would be me trying to clean her hair up.
The spray came in a aluminium can and this had a plastic sprat nozzle which you depress for the spray. The front of the bottle had the name and a picture of flowers.
On the back of the can, there is the information including the ingredients and instructions on how to use the spray.
=1st time User=
You need to first shake the can, before use, and then keep the nozzle about 30 cm from the hair, and you spray into the roots. From here you massage through the hair, then brush and style as normal.
=Followed the instructions=
My mother has grey hair, so I was not so alarmed when I had sprayed the dry shampoo her roots suddenly appeared white. I massaged gently as I could, trying to avoid her ear area, but clean through the hair once I started the massage action the white disappeared, and the hair did look fresher, and it was not at all sticky, she even had some volume there.
Her hair was still looking ok, there was still some blood stains, but that is not the fault of the spray, but the rest of her hair did come up ok,
There was a once floral fragrance with the shampoo and this could be smelled in the hair for the next day as well.
=Needed some more=
I had to buy another can, so I went to Boots and got a full size can, as this was the only method that we could use to keep her hair clean. For about a week I used this on her hair every other day.
=Was it noticeable=
To me it was noticeable that she hadn't washed her hair properly, as it was starting to look a bit greasy, but whether that was the build up of the spray I don't know.
I tried the product myself, and was impressed with it, as it was quick to use, gave my hair some volume, a nice fragrance, and was certainly a quick pick me up in-between shampoos.
=Use At Home=
We now keep a tin of the dry shampoo at home, as there are occasions when I just don't get time to wash, and dry my daughters hair so a quick freshen up with this dry spray certainly buys me time, and her hair looks good.
=My Overall thoughts=
I will be honest and say I thought it was another novelty / must have product that would end up being used once then never again, but from what started as an emergency mission as now resulted on keeping a tin in hand, I think this is a good product.
I would recommend this dry shampoo, and if anyone was going to a festival, camping or the running late this is the ideal product that does a perfect job.
This is available from all retailers, and prices do vary, so shop around,
I spotted a 50ml bottle of Batiste "blush" dry shampoo in poundland, remembering I had read some really lovely Dooyoo reviews on the product, I ended up popping it in my basket so I could give it a try myself.
The packaging must have been slightly updated as it is a little different from Dooyoo's picture. Batiste blush dry shampoo comes in a aluminium can with a plastic spray nozzle on top. The front of the bottle gives the brand and product name on a background of pink flowers. The product promises to provide a "instant hair refresh". The back of the bottle gives general information including ingredients and warnings. Instructions for use are also given:
Shake vigorously before use. Keeping nozzle about 30cm from hair, spray into roots. Massage through, brush and style.
Having never used a dry shampoo before I was initially a little apprehensive and perhaps a tad sceptical too, however I followed the instructions on the bottle and was pleased with the results. Once sprayed on my roots appeared to be white but this disappeared once I massage and brushed it in. I do wash my hair everyday, on the rare occasion I don't my hair feels a little dull and flat although I never really get greasy hair. Batiste gave my hair a little added volume and well added oomph, it also brightened up the blonde a little and gave it a really fresh look. There was no unwanted sticky residue left on the hair, infact my hair felt quite soft after use. I had no problems washing it out either.
The fragrance was nice, floral and fruity as promised, it could be smelled on the hair for quite sometime and was pleasant enough.
This isn't a product I would use on a regular basis and obviously nothing can really substitute washing the hair, however I think this is an excellent stand by product and brilliant in an emergency. It is certainly handy to have in case an accidental sleep in means you have no time to wash and dry your hair, or for taking away on holiday. I also think its idea for just popping in a handbag or leaving in the car to freshen up the hair as and when needed.
Overall I have been happy with Batiste Blush dry shampoo and will certainly be trying other fragrances in the range.
=== An Impulse Bargain Buy ===
As a consumer I suppose I'm the kind that usually has some kind of list, even if it's in my rather unreliable memory. I'm fairly disciplined about buying what I need and avoiding too many impulse buys, with the possible exception of two areas: books and shampoos. I was doing a quick shop in Lidl's a few weeks ago when I spotted two of these Batiste Dry Shampoos for the price of £1.49 each, which seemed very reasonable. I'd been curious about these for a while, largely through reading reviews on sites like this one. I felt I had nothing much to lose by giving one a try, so I bought the Blush version mainly because I thought the scent might be floral.
===Keeping Up To Date ===
As a youngster I remember there were a few dry shampoo products available, but if my memory serves me well they were nothing to write home about; in fact, they were pretty dreadful! I also shudder to recall that we occasionally used talcum powder in our hair to pep it up for a short term fix. That must have been in desperation! My hair was more prone to greasiness then than it is now. I've read other reviews that suggested that the modern versions were most helpful to people with greasy hair, so I had reservations about how much use I would get from this canister.
=== Is It For Me? ===
My lifestyle has changed quite dramatically in the last two years; I no longer work full-time and I can be around the house and garden for several days at a time without needing to venture out far. I like to be outdoors as much as possible. Unfortunately I have the kind of hair that reacts badly to any hint of moisture, drizzle - and most other weather conditions too I suppose! Sometimes I have quite a lot of evening meetings to attend, and you know how it is - I get busy in the garden and cut it fine in terms of being ready to go out. I could foresee situations where this dry shampoo could be useful in getting me through some of these situations. Also I prefer my hair straightened and try to avoid washing it too often as then it needs straightening more frequently, none of which is helpful to dry hair. So I felt this dry shampoo might be useful from that angle.
===Floral and Flirty ===
This dry shampoo comes in a slender pink aerosol canister decorated with images of pink flowers. It's not the same as in the DooYoo photograph. With a name like 'Batiste' I thought it might be French-made, but I am mistaken: it's made in the UK by a company I haven't heard of before, namely Church and Dwight UK Ltd, who are based in Folkestone, Kent. All of the information given is in English, French and Spanish. It contains 150ml of what is described as a 'floral and flirty fragrance'. Does this mean the fragrance, or is it meant to have that effect? It is a delicate if perhaps slightly artificial fragrance. From the list of very chemical-sounding ingredients, 'parfum (fragrance)' is the only one that I can pick out as responsible for the smell so I can't really classify it further. I do find it quite pleasant, though.
===Using It Safely - Don't Misuse===
The instructions for use are largely conveyed graphically - you spray from a distance of 30 cm, massage it into your hair roots, leave for 1 minute and hey presto! Your 'dull, lifeless hair' has been given 'the makeover it needs, without any water!' and you are transformed, as if by magic!
The safety issues around use of aerosols are clearly addressed through the 'solvent abuse ca kill instantly' and 'extremely flammable' signs. Much more detail is given in the paragraph beneath the 'how to use' pictures; I found the instruction that it's not to be used for intimate hygiene purposes a bit cringe-worthy! Has someone actually tried that?!
=== My Experience ===
Leaving aside my personal difficulties with judging space I find it easy to use. I'm not a great fan of aerosols generally. I try to find alternatives wherever possible - and it isn't. I was sceptical about how well the dry shampoo would perform. I'm actually quite pleased with it. I certainly don't get the sensation of newly-washed hair that I really enjoy, but then it isn't newly washed hair and Batiste don't claim that it does that. They make comments like 'banishes oily roots' and 'instant hair refresh'. Well I can't evaluate the first one, as my roots aren't really oily, but I do feel it does well on the second score, with the added bonus that it makes my hair smell as though it's freshly washed, at least for a while. I've also read that most people find they really do need to wash their hair properly next day. Generally I would agree with this, although I did just about manage to get away with 48 hours recently in a situation where I knew I was wearing my hair up for all of the second day and it was likely to need washing after that.
===Rating and Recommending===
I'm not finding it easy to rate this. I can't find any disadvantages to it, being fair, but neither is it an everyday essential product or something with a real 'wow' factor. You could manage without this and just wash your hair more frequently in the normal way! However I think it's a useful item to have, albeit more workmanlike than luxury. I think maybe a three star rating is fairest. I would buy it again, but I won't be using this one up for a while. Maybe I will try a different scent next time, just for experimentation. I would say it's worth a try, especially if the price is right.
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©Verbena March 2013
I have quite thick, usually long hair (it's a bit shorter at the moment after I had a drastic hair cut that I promptly regretted). My hair does tend to be quite greasy, probably because I faff about with it a lot. Ideally I try to wash it every other day but I HATE washing my hair, I HATE drying it and I'm not mad keen on straightening it. So over the years I've been trying to find ways to extend the gap between washes.
Batiste is a starch based dry shampoo manufactured by Church & Dwight Co. Inc. and is made in the UK (yay for that). They now have 14 different kinds of dry shampoo, different scents and for different hair colours and types.
I first used Batiste dry shampoo years ago and I really wasn't keen on the smell but since they've brought out all these new "flavours" I can cope with it more. I'm still not a massive fan of the smell as I find it quite powdery, if that makes sense. I'm going to try the Cherry flavour next as I think I might prefer that to this which is very flowery.
I've got the Blush one at the moment; it's a 400ml can which cost around £5 I believe from Boots. The can is pink with darker pink flowers on and the batiste logo across in green and white with "floral & flirty Blush" on in a dark pink circle. The lid is plain white. The back of the can has information about what it's for, how to use it, a warning about how to store the can and the ingredients.
I use this product maybe once a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. Holding the nozzle approx. 30cm from your head, you spray in on to the roots, rub in gently with your fingertips and then brush and style your hair as normal. There's sort of a cut-off point with my hair, if it has gone past this point, this dry shampoo will have very little effect and I'll just have to stop being lazy and wash it properly. If I use it before that point, it really is quite effective. It stops my roots looking so oily and flat and makes my hair smell much fresher. It can make my hair feel quite fly away and frizzy though but I would prefer that to oily and flat.
This comes out as like a mist but once it's on your hair, you can feel it's really a powder and it does leave your hands feeling a bit yucky afterwards but a quick wash and that's gone so that's not a major issue to me. Another downside is if you spray too much, the smell can be a bit overwhelming so I only use it now in a well ventilated room and it short bursts.
I would recommend this to anybody who wants to give their hair a bit of life in between washes.
Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo
Having read so many reviews for this product on here - I felt it was high time to try some.
I chose the 'Floral and fruity' scent of the blush variety for my first use, as I thought the smell would be nice, and tone well with my shampoo/shower gel, and perfumes. I bought the 50ml can of the product at first just to see of I would love or hate it. This was just £1 from Poundland - I have since bought the larger 150ml size for £1.49. (I have longish thick hair, and the small 50ml can lasted about 5 uses)...
So the product itself is in an aerosol that sprays out looking just a little white on your hair (think kind of talc like - but not clogged or too gunky). Personally I would recommend using this on a 'day off' for the first time - as it may take a couple of attempts to find out how to use it on your hair (I personally use it on the front of my hair and down my parting - before I get in the bath, as the heat - or the steam helps to make it 'blend in' on my hair - I have blonde hair as this may make a difference).
I tend to brush the product through, and then kind of rub it in a bit with my finger tips. This will then see me through the day. This is great as a time saver for those days that you oversleep, or don't want to wash your hair when it's freezing. It will only work on lightly soiled hair - so if you haven't washed it in a week you may be out of luck - but as a light refresh on maybe day two or three (depending how often you would wash your hair) It will act as a 'pick me up'...
I personally feel it works really well - and would recommend it. However it does feel me leaving a bit 'slept in' so for those days you need extra confidence or to be super alert at work I'd recommend getting up on time, and making sure you wash to mop a top.
I don't like to wash my hair every day but find that on the second day after washing it is slightly greasy at the roots. For this reason I like to have a can of dry shampoo at the ready so that I can freshen my hair up a bit and put it in a ponytail for work.
The Batiste range is a range of dry shampoos in different scents. The particular product I am reviewing is Batiste "blush" dry shampoo which has a "flirty and floral" scent. The packaging of the dry shampoo is slightly different to that shown in the photo above as Batiste have recently updated their packaging. This product comes in a can with a pink floral pattern on it and a white lid. The front of the can has the product logo and name on the front and the back has the ingredients, instructions for use etc.
To use this product you simply give the can a shake and spray it onto your hair. You then need to massage it into your hair a little bit and then give it a good brush. Your hair can then be styled as normal. After applying this to my hair I find that any grease that is there disappears instantly and as a result my hair looks cleaner. The smell of this dry shampoo is pleasant and gives my hair a nice scent which again gives more of a clean feeling. There is no sticky residue left behind with Batiste which I have found some other dry shampoos do leave, so this is an advantage for me.
I do on occasion find that this dry shampoo is visible in my hair giving it a white tinge, however I have found that this is only when I haven't brushed my hair well enough after applying. To minimise the white marks I make sure I shake the can well before spraying and only spray a small amount at a time. The Batiste range now includes some coloured dry shampoos e.g. for brown/red hair which might be useful as I imagine the white would show up even more on darker hair (mine is blonde).
The can size is 200mls which lasts me around 3 months, with an average use of about 2-3 times a week. The price of Batiste varies depending on where you buy it, as it is readily available in many shops including chemists and supermarkets. I purchased mine for £1.99 and on a 3 for 2 offer in Tesco.
All in all I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Batiste and it is definitely the best out of any dry shampoos I have tried. The "blush" fragrance is lovely. I give this product 5*. Thanks for reading/rating and I hope you found my review useful.
As a nurse, sometimes running round leaves my hair sweaty and greasy, and when you've got another double shift ahead of you washing your hair is the last thing you want to do. In my local superdrug I spotted Batiste dry shampoo for £1 so I snatched it up!
Packaging: I absolutely love this packaging, and I love all the other bottles with the leopard print and cherry patterns really creating a funky, girly image. The product comes in an aerosol can form with an easy spray for quick application.
Application: I didn't find using this product as easy as the advert makes out. I've got dark red hair so the white powdery substance soaking up the grease in my hair was really prevalent and left noticeable white patches on my scalp, making my roots look like they were ageing already! After brushing my hair for what felt like an age my hair looked back to normal but felt unbearably dry, like I'd spent 6 months in the desert with no conditioner! The product did provide the promised results of degreasing my hair and the smell is absolutely lovely, but I can't stand that powdery dry feeling and my hair felt bone dry and looked quite weird with the dark red colour mid length and a peach colour at the roots!