Product Type: Batiste hair care products
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Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo
Member Name: Kitchenbunny
Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo
Advantages: Convenient, quick and useful
Disadvantages: Slight powderiness
Dry Shampoo. A hair wash in a can. What a concept! Yet I found myself ignoring it on the haircare shelf for quite a while as I didn't think it would work. I think it was a festival that made me change my mind and buy a test can of this, and it worked so well I bought a full sized version of it. So let's get down to details.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Blush comes in a 150ml aerosol can. The directions state to hold the can about 30cm away from hair and spray lightly, leave for a moment and then brush it out. My experience? When I took off my crash helmet, I naturally had helmet hair (flat in the middle and a bit greasy, the rest a bit flyaway). Day 1, I brushed it back into place. As I normally wash my hair every day as it gets greasy quickly, the second day I tried the Batiste Dry Shampoo. I followed the directions, and was pleased with the results. It does leave a little bit of a powdery residue which you can feel on your fingertips but other than that I was impressed. I didn't need to use a lot of product as I only get greasy roots, but as the atomiser sprays in a fine mist that covered the majority of my head anyway the rest of it got a refresh too. It sells at around the £2-£2.50 mark, but careful shopping around could find an offer or two, and for those that really want a quick handbag refresh then there is a travel sized version for sale at around £1.50. Great!
To sum that bit up, it wasn't as good as washing it, but I was certainly less conscious that I hadn't washed my hair. The best part was that my hair didn't feel anywhere near as greasy on Day 3 (going home).
The product comes in an attractive pink can with a green lid and writing that brands it. It also has outlined pink Hawaiian style flowers down the front. On the reverse side of the can the instructions are given, and also repeated in French and Spanish.
Blush is a sweet floral scent that matches its name very well. It also has an undertone of vanilla or some other sweet but spicy (to my nose) fragrance that stops it from being too cloyingly sweet. It is a girly scent though. Very nice, and as there are other different fragrances, there should be something in the range for everyone.
Overall, I would definitely buy this product again - it's great for camping or festivals/rallies, and is really good for helmet hair. I wouldn't use it as a substitute for washing hair long term, but I'll definitely keep a can of this on the dressing table (and a small one in my camping bag) for days when time seems to run away.
Summary: A very useful product indeed