Product Type: Batiste hair care products
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Dry Shampoo?? Try if for yourself!
Batiste Boho Dry Shampoo
Member Name: vickymarks
Batiste Boho Dry Shampoo
Advantages: Helps hair look clean and fresh in-between washes!
Disadvantages: The only disadvantage is that there are too many types to choose from :-)
I had never heard of 'Dry Shampoo' until two summers ago whilst watching 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!' I watched bemused as Heidi Pratt regularly waved a large spray can around her head. I initially presumed that it was some form of insect repellent spray, but later found that it was in-fact Dry Shampoo!
I was intrigued by the concept, and thought it sounded like a brilliant idea for those who may be going on a camping trip somewhere quite deserted, but I didn't feel that the Dry Shampoo would be relevant to me, after-all I live in a house with running hot water, and generally wash my hair every-other day.
I hadn't thought much more about Dry Shampoo, until my friend mentioned 'Batiste' during a conversation. She highly recommended the product, and informed me that it could be bought at our local Superdrug for around £2.00.
Now I was intrigued, and decided that I would like to try this 'Dry Shampoo' for myself.
Browsing the Hair-Care aisle in Superdrug, I was quite stumped by the different types of Batiste available. I had thought there would only be one, but there were about eight different types. They were all 150ml spray cans, priced around the £2.00 mark, and it seemed that the only difference between them was the scent of the spray. I smelt the inside lid of a few and decided to go with 'Batiste BOHO dry shampoo'.
The spray can is bright orange, topped with a green lid. It simply displays the Batiste logo with a simple description of the product 'Refreshes hair between washes'.
The back of the can contains more detail on the product i.e, revitalises greasy hair. It also shows directions of use, and informs that this spray is 'quick and easy to use where ever you are'.
My first experience of using the spray wasn't great! I obviously hadn't read the directions properly and sprayed the can far too close to my hair. This resulted in my hair looking greasier than it had before, and I ended up having to wash my hair anyway, as it now looked terrible.
A few weeks later I decided to give the spray another chance and this time I read the directions properly:
'Hold can approximately 30cm from hair and spray lightly, giving even coverage. Use fingertips to massage through hair and leave for a few moments'.
So, I followed the directions, feeling and looking a little silly, as I am also informed to shake the can vigorously before and in-between sprays.
It is recommended that you brush the product out with a 'natural bristle brush'. I do not personally own one of these, but didn't see any problem with using my normal hairbrush.
This time, I was very pleased with the results! My hair was previously a little greasy and limp on the top, but after use, it looked clean and also had added volume. I was quite impressed as I hadn't really thought it would work.
The can describes the scent as 'Heavenly sweet'. I am personally not too keen on the smell. It isn't too over powering though, and wears off after a while, so I am not too bothered by this. Although I will probably try one of the other 'Batiste' sprays next time.
I have used this product on and off for the past 6 months, and my can has just finished! I have found it has come in very handy for those mornings when I have needed to get ready quickly, and haven't had time to wash my hair.
I will be buying another can, as the Dry Shampoo has 'saved' me on many occasions. I am hoping to start using the dry shampoo more frequently, as I know that washing my hair too often (every-other day) is actually bad for my hair. The whole process of washing, drying and styling also takes up a lots of my time, as my hair is so long. I also feel that the product is well priced, I would expect something like this to cost a lot more.
I am planning to wash my hair every three days, using this dry shampoo on the third day, to help me last through the extra day. This should help save me some time, and will hopefully help my hair become healthier, and keep it looking clean.
I would certainly recommend this product to other people. Even if you only use it rarely on those mornings when you wake up and realise that you really should have washed your hair the night before (ladies you will know what I mean).
I would also recommend that you do not spray too close to you'r hair, as I did, because you'r hair will end up looking worse!
Thankyou for reading.
Summary: An excellent product that will come in handy for you one morning!