Product Type: Batiste hair care products
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Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
Member Name: aveen11s
Batiste Original Dry Shampoo
Advantages: works exactly as it should!!!
Disadvantages: overpowering scent, the can doesn't really last long!
~~~Why did I buy batiste dry shampoo?~~~
I tend to have quite fine hair which gets greasy quite quickly and since I colour it and style it often I don't want to damage it any more by washing it every day, apart from that I really dont have the time to wash it everyday!
The bottle is nothing special but I was still attracted to buy it so I guess it's not that bad! Its basically a steel type can with a plastic lid. To dispense the shampoo you simple press the top which works similar to a hairspray can.
I think I pay in around £3 for this spray which is pretty reasonable when you compare it to other brands available such as tresemme. The only cheaper one I have found is the Superdrug own brand which costs a pound but do not waste your money on this!! ( a review is on its way!)
The dry shampoo comes out as a powdery spray, be careful not to hold it too close to your head and dont concentrate on one area, this product can leave quite visible white substance which is hard to disguise, particularly on dark hair. The brand have dealt with this problem by bringing out dry shampoo for coloured hair, my hair was copper for a while and Ive just recently dyed it a darkish warm brown and I buy the black dry shampoo which doesn't come out black as such, its perfect for darker hair such as my own, it doesn't leave any white marks, its perfect!!
Spray the product onto your hair evenly, once you've applied enough simple massage in and then brush through to remove excess. The powder works by absorbing the oils and leaving your hair looking refreshed, and it is a miracle worker!! I have heard of people applying some baby powder as it works it the same way, I've given this a go and it does work however it leaves your hair visibly white and I stopped doing this immediately when I started getting dandruff!! I've never had dandruff before and it is very embarrassing, so its back to dry shampoo for me, it doesn't dry out your scalp and has never give me dandruff. I use my dry shampoo all the time, even when I've just washed my hair as it gives my hair much needed volume, when its clean it doesn't take much to add texture and volume, just a quick spray!
~~~what don't I like about the product?~~~
There is only two disadvantages about this product, the first is the smell. It is so strong and overpowering, particularly with the original product. They have brought out different scents, all of which are not pleasant but some are more bearable than others. I guess you'll just have to try each and discover your own favourite.
The second disadvantage is how long the product lasts, I find it doesn't really go a long way, one can will only last me about two weeks although I do have quite long hair and use it regularly, the advantages definitely outweigh the disadvantages and it hasn't put me off buying the product yet!
Summary: A great product which works exactly as it should!!!