Product Type: Batiste hair care products
Newest Review: ... 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... more
A blast of flowery fresh air
Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo
Member Name: minimunchkin
Batiste Blush Dry Shampoo
Advantages: Gives my hair a bit of life
Disadvantages: Smell overpowering & a bit sickly
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.
Summary: It's good for reviving oily flat hair in between washes.