Product Type: Batiste hair care products
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A convenient alternative to washing
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
Member Name: UK1981_female
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
Disadvantages: Not as good as washing
I had read so many positive things about Batiste dry shampoo here on DooYoo but it has taken me forever to actually try it out for myself! I think the invention of dry shampoo is simply ingenious - my hair doesn't look that clean after the day I have washed it, especially if I have been out and busy. This can get quite annoying, as I don't want to have to wash and style my hair everyday. Not only is it time consuming to do so, but it's not good for my hair and can dry it out. The bits of my hair that become greasy quickest are those at the front, closest to my face because of things like cosmetics, face creams (and perspiration on a hot day!).
Batiste dry shampoo is just that - it is a shampoo, but it is dry. This means that you do not have to 'wash' your hair in the sense that you need to wet, lather then dry it. Instead, you spray Batiste onto your hair from a distance of approximately 15 cm, leave it for a moment or two, and then comb through. After doing so, your hair is 'washed', or 'shampooed' without ever having to get wet!
Batiste comes in a variety of fragrances, but the one I purchased was the original. The original smells of a general clean scent. It's not particularly feminine, but smells more like you might expect a general soap bar to smell. All in all it's not a bad smell but it's nothing special either. The first time that I used it was on quite greasy hair. I hadn't washed it for 2 days because I had been at home. As I needed to go out, I thought I'd give Batiste a go rather than washing it, and I was only visiting the supermarket anyway. The front of my hair was the greasiest, so I followed the instructions on the Batiste can. Upon spraying, my hair turned a very powdery white, which did alarm me, but I think this is normal and doesn't last anyway. I left it a few seconds and then brushed it out. It definitely made a difference as my hair appeared less greasy. However what I did notice was that my hair seemed to go quite static where I sprayed it and started flying away and sticking up - not an attractive look! Admittedly, this does sometimes happen straight after normal washing and drying, and so I wondered if maybe I sprayed a bit too much on. Thankfully the powdery white patch definitely disappeared.
Since the first time I used Batiste dry shampoo, I have tweaked my technique somewhat. I now don't use that much on my hair and concentrate on getting on the greasiest parts sprayed. I also don't try and use it when my hair is extremely greasy, as there is nothing like washing your hair properly when it needs it! On the occasions when I do use it, say after a day of no washing, I like the effect it has, as my hair does look clean and without excess, sticky, unattractive grease! It just makes life a lot more convenient.
I bought my can of Batiste (150 ml) for £1.99. I am not sure whether it comes in different quantities as this was the only size on sale where I bought it from. I think this is great value for money as I only use it maybe once or twice a week and it has thus far lasted me nearly 4 weeks!
You can buy Batiste dry shampoo from most supermarkets (I got it from Wilkinson's).
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Summary: Very convenient