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I have long hair so washing it does take time, as does drying it. That said I hate uppn hate to have greasy hair. It is quite greasy by nature unfortunately. My hair is also naturally very light in weight and thin. Dry shampoo ought to appeal to me a lot then. As well as letting you extend the time you leave between hair washes it is also used as a volumising product on both fresh and not so fresh hair.
I chose to try Batiste because it is the most well known out of all the similar products. I hoped a well established brand would show me how good theis type of product could be.
I have to say that in a lot of ways this product disappointed me. The cap kept coming off in my bag. I strongly disliked the smell of it. It is not as bad as most hair sprays or gels both of which I dislike but it got up my nose all the same. At odd times during the day I would catch a whiff of it too. It wasn't just upon application.
After spraying on your hair you leave it for a few minutes then brush out. You must use a soft bristle brush for this I found or you won't get enough out for it not to look noticeable. I have light gingery brown hair and the unbrushed product made me look like I fell into a sack of flour. If I used less there was not enough grease killing action on not freshly washed hair. And instead of volume I found my hair was weighed down close to my head.
Where it did work was on clean fresh hair as a volumiser. It didn't work for more than the morning and still was a pain to brush out but it was pretty good in that respect. It is for this use only that I can personally recommend this product. I won't buy again myself though.
I have used this brand of dry shampoo for a number of years and I would highly recommend it. I have long, fairly thick dark hair which takes a long time to wash and dry so I tend to use this product on days where I don't wash my hair just to freshen it up. It is also great for people who, like me, enjoy activities like camping. This product is easy to pack and is the best option available if I can't actually shower.
The brand produce a number of different versions of this dry shampoo with different fragrances abd after sampling a few others I have decided this original product is my favourite. I don't like the strong smell of the others - I prefer this subtle smell so it isn't advertised to the world that you have dry shampoo'd!
I tend to buy the 200ml bottle although there are smaller travel sized versions also available for sale. The product typically retails at £2.99 but there are occasional offers on at supermarkets where you can get a good deal.
To get the best result from this spray I make sure to shake the can very thoroughly. I spray the product on to my hair (holding the can about 20cm away from my head) and then massage the product in using my hands. After about 30 seconds, I brush the product out. Do not panic when you first spray it on - it will look white against dark hair but this will brush out.
I find the product to be really effective - it's a great product to have around the house.
I had never even heard of dry shampoos until I joined review writing sites, and I didn't have much of a need for it, as I tend to just wash my hair every other day.
However, I was in Superdrug before having my baby and decided on impulse to buy a bottle just in case, and I put it in my hospital bag. It's a big 200ml bottle, and was on special offer costing just £1, rather than the usual £1.99 - bargain! It is a brightly coloured bottle with green stripes on it. It is suitable for all hair types.
I didn't need to use it in hospital, but have used it on quite a few occasions since having the baby. I was so blessed during pregnancy as my hair only needed to be washed every thired day, but after childbirth it was back to being every other day. Sometimes there just isn't time, especially if my boyfriend is sleeping after a night shift and I don't want to disturb him with the hairdryer, but I still need to get out to go to a baby group.
Today is one of these days. I also really need to dye my hair, so don't see the point in washing it now if I'm going to have to do it later. Therefore since it's a hair washing day, my roots and fringe in particular were a bit greasy. I got the bottle, shook it vigorously, and sprayed quite liberally on my hair, especially on the roots and fringe. I then massaged it through with my fingers, brushed and tied up as usual.
To look at it has made a big difference, and I feel ok to go out looking like this. My roots no longer look greasy at all. Probably I will have to reapply in a few hours as I have another appointment. But it really is amazing for a short term fix.
I am pleasantly surprised by the smell (I have the original one) which is quite mild, slightly floral, but nothing offensive.
I definitely recommend this, especially to other mums - this really is a brilliant product, and although I only use occasionally, it's great having it on standby. 5 out of 5 stars from me!
~ Batiste Dry Shampoo - Original ~
I don't tend to use Batiste dry shampoo for greasy hair as I wash my hair everyday to every other day so it never really gets a chance to get greasy but I do use it when I use too much oil sprays in my hair and it works brilliant for that.
I also use it for adding boost and volume to my hair when it is looking flat and lifeless.
The Batiste Original is probably one of the best as it just has a nice clean fresh scent with no added fanciness to take anything away from it, it's just good old fashioned dry shampoo.
It comes in an aerosol type can that gives a good blast when sprayed so it is best directed at the hair from a slight distance, I hold the can about 30cm away and just spray into the roots, I let it rest for a few seconds and then rub it through with my fingers before brushing through and styling how I want it.
If I have used to much oil spray or even Argan oil after curling or straightening, and my hair is looking a little lank and greasy I will give it a quick blast with Batiste and run my fingers through, this soaks up some of the oil, and whilst my hair still shines it stops it looking greasy. It also adds a nice bit of volume.
It's great when you want to do an updo on fine hair too as this adds volume and makes it easier to pin up and style.
This is one I would highly recommend.
Thanks for reading x
As a regular summer music festival goer and the owner of wild hair, it seemed inevitable that I would eventually try this product.
Dry shampoo is an alternative to washing your hair. It claims to banish oily roots and to give dull hair a quick make over, leaving it feeling clean and fresh. Instructions for use are really easy; you simply spray over your hair as you would a hairspray, paying particular attention to the roots, then massage through with your fingers.
On first try, I was genuinely surprised how well this worked. My hair is quite oily and if I don’t wash it every day, it can look quite greasy, particularly near my ears. However, the result did leave my hair looking a lot better and fresher. Not as good as if I had washed it with water and shampoo, but well enough to pass! Application was easy; you do just spray it over and rub it in. The only downside for me is that I have dark hair, so it did take a very thorough rubbing in, so as to not look like I had grey streaks. I imagine if you have blonde hair, this would not be a problem at all. This part of the process can also be a bit messy, so I would recommend that it is not done whist wearing a black top, or you can end up with little white specks on it.
I have used this regularly at festivals and when away camping, but I have also used it before work if I am running late or just can’t be bothered to wash my hair. As a quick, time saving remedy it is ideal! I have also noticed that blasting my hair with a hair dryer after use can make the overall look, appear a bit better and can get rid of any remaining white powder.
Costs approx. £3 for a 200ml can – but as I don’t use it regularly (maybe once, twice a week max) it will last me well over a month
I absolutely love Batiste hair spray. I have really, really greasy hair and wash it every other day and swear by this stuff. On the second day, when it starts to get greasy, I spray this amazing, miracle working, stuff on my hair and WHAM BAM grease is gone and HELLO SHINE!!!!
I really recommend that you get this product, especially if you suffer from greasy hair quite often. Just a quick spray and your ready to go!
The handy can makes it easier to carry around than most other brands out there.
The spray is also quite dry so if you spray it too close to your head/scalp/hairline then you get these little white bits that make you look like you have grey hair :D
To conclude, the Batiste Original hair spray is a fantastic product that rejuvenates your hair just when you need it- leaving it full of gloss and shine with a lovely, fresh, clean smell. I thoroughly recommend this product!
I started using Batiste dry shampoo a few years ago when I decided I wanted to go longer between washes. At first, I only used it when I felt my hair looked a little bit greasy but now I use the spray on a daily basis and would find it difficult to go without it now. I use it so vigorously because it gives my hair more life and more bounce making it easier to style! It also smells divine! The only bad things I could say about the product is that it is slightly overpriced, doesn't last as long as I expected and can colour hair grey. The colouring can be difficult to see so after you have applied the product into the hair, it is advisable to find a spot or room with "flattering light" as it is most visable there. Also, the product has to be rubbed in quite alot so remember not to style the hair before thoroughly rubbing in the dry shampoo to avoid the "grey-look".
My hair gets greasy very quickly because I am always doing hot oil treatments on it. I am trying to get it in much better condition, so I am reluctant to keep washing it, and then have to blow dry and straighten it.
This product is great for using every once in a while but I wouldn't recommend it too often. I spray it on my hair in the evening, a thick coating, literally leaving my hair grey, I leave it on overnight and then brush it out in the morning. If you do this, you will need to use a comb and brush for a good 5-10 minutes to remove it all. This buys me another day before I have to wash my hair. It is nowhere near as good as being freshly washed, but it is still effective and you can easily style your hair after use. In fact, people who likes curling their hair, will like using this as I find that the curls tend to stay in longer.
Anyone who likes volume in their hair will be disappointed with this product, as it does leave it rather flat at the roots.
If you suffer from fine hair, this will also make it more prone to static.
This is just like the old fashioned technique of using talc on your hair, except its not just workable for people with blonde hair; there is now batiste dry shampoo for brunettes and people with black hair.
Although it also comes with different fragrances, I still feel like they all have an old fashioned musky / talcy scent.
It fits my purpose and is a brilliant price.
I use Batiste Dry Shampoo frequently and I absolutely love it, I have very greasy hair and use this product most days. I have short hair and I spray this on in the morning after combing my hair. I don't comb it in, I ruffle my hair with my fingers and leave it at that! My hair is very thin and I find using the dry shampoo will boost the volume of my hair, whilst hiding my greasy roots and it also has a nice, fresh smell.
Basically, you shake the spray can like mad and then keep spraying it at your roots, all the way round. I lift up sections of my hair so that the spray is even all round (your head/hair). This stuff has been about for many years (I can remember using it in my teens), but seemed to have disappeared until a few years ago, when it came back into fashion again.
I paid £1.99 for mine, it's 200 ml from Boots. There are smaller sizes you can buy, so that you would be able to take it on holiday if you wished. There are also other scents from Batiste, but I prefer this one. I do have blonde hair, so I don't know what it would look like on darker hair, I'm not sure if it would work because it does leave a kind of greying effect due to the powder. A large tin lasts for weeks and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who has fine hair and/or greasy hair.
Definitely not a fan!
I decided to purchase this shampoo when I started my 6am pre work gym sessions thinking it would make the whole process a lot handier.. (it was difficult enough to squeeze in a morning gym session add in a shower and then having to dry my hair and it was truly a stressful couple of hours and I often rolled up to work late and looking a little fuzzy!).
However I found the dry shampoo left a powdery slightly irritating residue on my hair/scalp. I hated the smell and had to leave the changing rooms swiftly after giving my hair a spritz of it... It felt suffocating!
It didn't make me feel like I had washed my hair at all, instead it looked dull, slightly lighter in colour and had a strange heavy texture.
I followed the instructions and brushed the shampoo through my hair waiting for the promised refreshed appearance... but was disappointed, my hair looked flat and lacklustre.
I bought this product from boots recently for £2 when it was reduced as my best friend always had this in her hand bag and she was always talking about this to me so I thought I'd try it out.
The product is mainly aimed at women (I'm guessing) who need that extra boost in between washes or if they are in a place where a bath/shower isn't accessible. I tried this product out last year when I was doing late shifts at work so I was getting back at ridiculous times and by that time It wasn't ideal to go in the shower as everyone in the house was asleep. My hair was a bit greasy as I hadn't washed it for a few days ewv and this dry shampoo is supposed to instantly refresh your hair.
I followed the steps on the bottle and held the spray can away from my hair and sprayed into the roots of my hair and straight away I noticed flakes appearing and white on my roots. I continued with the instructions and scrunched my hair but it just got worse! I usually have long brown healthy hair since I do monthly treatments with coconut oil but this ruined my hair. After I tried this I just went back to using talcum powder as a backup as its a similar thing but it works.
I definitely wouldn't recommend this to a friend as I think its useless I'd only use it if I didn't have any talcum powder and this was the only option but even then I think I'd just tie up my hair. I know this is only £2 or £1 sometimes but it really isn't worth the hassle I wouldn't recommend it.
I was really excited about this product because i unfortunately suffer from quite oily hair which requires washing every day. Partly because i am constantly playing with my hair. I bought this as soon as i heard about it and it wasn't too expensive which was good. I bought it in super drug. I used it on my hair and i was NOT impressed really at all. The spray is extremely powdery and this really is very hard to get out of your hair to make it look "fresh". This product does not make my hair look fresh at all and i hate to say it but it certainly looks the same in other people's hair that i know use it.
The powder sticks and clings to the greasy parts of the hair, and then this separates from each other in clumps and looks horrible, unless you tie your hair up slick in a pony tail it is pretty obvious that you have used this. The white powder is very visible which i HATE. It also makes my hair feel horrible. This is NOT the best dry hair shampoo on the market. I have tried loads and i have come across 2 that i really like and think are worth buying. The first is expensive "tony and guy dry hair shampoo". You wouldn't even know you had this in your hair and it smells lovely and it is brilliant and NO white powder effect at all!!! It is a brilliant product. The second is Super drugs own brand, which comes in a varied number of scents and even for darker hair. This again doesn't have the white powder effect which i love!! And it is 99p and if you are lucky you will get it in a brilliant offer of buy 1 get 2 free!! Definitely go for the super drug one over this rubbish any day.
I have been using batiste dry shampoo for a good few years now and I could not live with out it! It is a complete saviour for the mornings when you need an extra few mins in bed and can't be bothered to wash your hair! I have tried lots of other brand both more expensive and cheaper and this wins hands down. You just can't beat it! I even use this on clean hair and spray through my layers for a thickening effect. I love the fact that there are now so many different smells to choose from and handy handbag sized cans for when you are on the go!
My only disadvantage is that sometimes this irritates my scalp- however I do have a pretty sensitive one so this does not worry me too much! Defiantly not enough to stop using! I highly recommend this brand and is most defiantly one of my daily hair routine staples!
I use this dry shampoo every other day to save washing every day. I find it works great once you work out the right amount too little and it won't work too much and you look grey. Spraying From about hand width away onto your roots works best then rub in with your fingers. It takes any oily / greasy look from your hair and leaves a matt finish making it look a lot fresher and letting you away with those in between days or when you simply don't have the time to re wash and style. It's also good at creating volume by spraying to the underneath sections of hair at the roots and again working in with your fingers. It also smells lovely the full range does. I have never picked up one that I do not like the smell of. Price is also fantastic as I have seen this in certain shops for under £1.
The only criticism I have is that I found when my hair was darker it did not work so well.
Batiste Dry Shampoo Original refreshes hair between washes / If you haven't got time for a full on wash with water and lathering and all that time consuming energy draining activity then you can now use Batiste Dry Shampoo for clean hair without the hassle / get an extra twenty minutes in bed on these cold windy mornings by washing hair the convenient way on the inbetween days /