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Batiste Fresh Dry Shampoo
Having read so many reviews for the Batiste range on Dooyoo I thought it sounded like a product that I would use. Having tried a couple of different 'flavours' of the product I have to admit that the 'Fresh' version is one of my favorites.
I first found the travel size in Poundland - but now regularly buy the 150 ml bottle for £1.49. The product is in a pressurized container, and when it is used it sprays a white talc like substance. I tend to use the spray from a distance of about 10cm, and spray it lightly over the roots of my hair, and on areas that look a little 'worn'. It's particularly useful for the sections of hair that I have run my fingers through, and may have tucked behind my ears.
The scent of this particular 'flavour' is nice and fresh, rather than floral, and although the fragrance is apparent when it is first sprayed but it doesn't linger long. This product isn't a miracle worker so don't think you can avoid washing your hair all week, and this will fix it. It's more for the days when you wouldn't mind slobbing round the house, and popping to the local shops, and you realize you have to go to the supermarket.
Personally I may use it once a week - especially on days when I don't have time to wash in the morning and it's freezing outside. I do feel that even though it makes my hair look better it doesn't make me feel sexy, and leaves my scalp feeling a little itchy, and as such I only ever feel it's a stop gap until I can wash the mop a top.
It gets 5 *'s from me as it really does give me an extra day when I'm in a hurry.
Batiste dry shampoo is amazing in an emergency.
So many mornings I have been guilty of hitting the snooze button one too many times, but luckily this dry shampoo gives my hair a much needed boost!
My hair tends to be greasy after just 24 hours without a wash, so dry shampoo is an important part of my toiletries arsenal. I have tried many different brands of dry shampoo (both cheaper, and more expensive) but Batiste is the only brand that I truly trust. The price is affordable, and the product lasts me a long time. Cheaper brands just can't compete.
There are inherent problems with using dry shampoo. I have (dyed) red hair, and the shampoo can leave a little chalky residue if you do not brush it through well enough (this was not a problem when I was blonde however!) I also find that it can make my hair a little static.
However, the benefits far outweigh these issues. The product is very useful to freshen up between a long day of work and an evening out, and I always pack it in my overnight bag when I stay with friends. It not only eliminates grease, it also boosts my roots and improves volume. The effects are not usually enough to last all day without a little top-up, but the handbag sized versions come in handy for this.
The 'fresh' scent is pleasant - not too overpowering and not overly 'girly' - so my boyfriend is equally happy to use it (helped by the more masculine packaging of this version).
Obviously, no dry shampoo is no substitute for a proper shampoo and condition, but the Batiste brand is great in a pinch and always reliable!
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I'm sure many of you will have heard of Batiste before and many of you probably will have tried their product but for those of you who have never used or heard of the product I will explain a little about the brand and their products. Batiste does a range of dry shampoo products suitable for different types and colours of hair. Their range of dry shampoo helps to instantly refresh hair between washes, leaving it feeling clean and fresh with added body and texture. The dry shampoo works by absorbing any oil that is in the hair which can leave it looking greasy and dirty. The product is really simple and easy to use and comes in a range of different scents. Batiste products have won many different awards dating back to 2010 when it won its first award at the Pure Beauty awards. Since then Batiste have won many other awards, which can be found on their website. Although this product is great for woman with long hair it's not aimed at woman and can also be used my men as well. There are currently over 10 different dry shampoo products available from Batiste and some of these include Cherry, XXL Volume, Tropical, Original and also dry shampoos for coloured hair which add slight colour as well as refreshing your hair. This product is the UK's favourite dry shampoo brand.
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The dry shampoo I am reviewing is the Fresh Scent which I have never used before. I have used the Cherry scent and the XXL Volume dry shampoo but I wanted to try a different one to see if it was as good as my previous one which was the Cherry one. This dry shampoo has a cool, crisp scent making it the perfect unisex product and suitable for men as well as woman. This product is the ideal way to clean and freshen up your hair between washes, whilst making your hair feel thicker. The dry shampoo comes in a metal can which is very brightly coloured is a light blue colour. It then has a white, blue and green pattern over the can which makes the product stand out on the shelf, along with Batiste's other products. The can has a white plastic lid which covers the nozzle which releases the dry shampoo. On the back of the can it gives you some information and tells you how to use the product. It also gives you some warning information and a list of ingredients that is used in the product. I always have some dry shampoo at home and at my boyfriend's in case I need to refresh my hair between washes, which isn't that often but it's good to have a can handy just in case. I tend to use the product if my hair needs washing but I haven't had time to wash it. I have been impressed with the other products in this range so had high hopes of this product and was looking forwards to smelling the clean, fresh scent that the product apparently had.
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I purchased the dry shampoo from my local Boots store where they had at least 6 of the different dry shampoo products available to purchase in a range of different sizes. I purchased a 200ml of the product for £2.00 which I thought was reasonable.
Using the Product
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Although my hair wasn't greasy all over, my roots were looking slightly greasy so I decided to use the dry shampoo in order to refresh my hair and to soak up any oil that was giving the greasy look to my hair. Shake the can well before use and holding the can approximately 30cm away; spray the product onto the roots. I found that the product comes out very easily when pressing on the nozzle so you don't need to press the nozzle to hard in order to get the product out. You should be able to see the dry shampoo on your hair which will be white in colour. The smell to the product was very clean and fresh and reminded me a little of deodorant. This would be a great scent for the guys if they need dry shampoo for their hair. The product wasn't too strong but was pleasant and smelt really clean. I massaged my hair concentrating on the roots with my fingers and then left it for a minute or two. After this I then brushed my hair and styled as normal. As you massage your hair with your fingers most of the dry shampoo will be rubbed into the roots, soaking up the oil which is how the product refreshes your hair. After brushing and styling my hair I was impressed at how fresh and clean my hair looked. The slightly greasy looking roots had now gone and my hair looked clean. The smell of the product didn't really last very long, how-ever that didn't really bother me anyway. I checked my hair later on that day and it still looked fresh and clean. The dry shampoo had done a fantastic job of making my hair look clean and fresh and soaking up any oil or grease that was in my hair causing it to look like it needed washing. After applying the product I did have some slight volume to my hair, how-ever this didn't last very long and was gone within an hour or so.
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Although I have tried many other Batiste products this is one of my favourite scents as I think it smells lovely and isn't too overpowering. This product did a fantastic job of refreshing my hair and making it feel and look clean and fresh. I use this product 1-2 times a week and I find that the can lasts me a good month if not slightly longer. In terms of value I think the product is really good value as it does what it says on the can and lives up to it's claims of refreshing hair. I haven't used any other dry shampoo brands before as I find this brand really reliable and trustworthy and after using some of their products I ca understand why they have won many Beauty awards. I will definitely continue to purchase this product and would highly recommend it to others to use.
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* PRODUCT INFO - WHY DID I BUY? *
I suffer from mobility problems as a result of having several chronic health conditions. The mobility problems that I face fluctuate from time to time but generally I am rather weak and feel extremely fatigued almost every day. These feelings result in me struggling a little when it comes to carrying out some everyday tasks, one of which is coping with washing my shoulder length hair.
I'm sure most people would agree that having dirty hair feels unpleasant and well, for me, it just makes me feel quite unclean, even if I have bathed or showered. That said however, shampooing and then conditioning my hair can be surprisingly exhausting and there are many, many times that I need to forfeit this preferred method of maintaining my locks and reach for the Batiste instead.
For those consumers who are unfamiliar with this product, Batiste is a brand of Dry Shampoo. There are several varieties of 'fragrance' available, and this review outlines my experiences of using my most recent purchase from the brand, namely the "Fresh" variety.
I paid around £2 for the 150ml canister of Batiste Fresh Dry Shampoo. It is available to buy from a whole host of retailers, including:
Superdrug: £1.45 for 150ml (special offer price)
Tesco: £2.99 for 200ml
Boots: £2.99 for 200ml
*(All info correct as @ March 2013)*
I tend to stock up on my purchases from the Batiste range, taking advantage of promotional offers that run frequently in most drugstores and supermarkets. The price of the products in the Batiste range fluctuates greatly, so I would recommend shopping around a little to secure the best deals.
All Batiste Dry Shampoos are packaged in a metal canister, similar to an anti-perspirant deodorant product and there are a couple of different sizes of canister available to buy. I generally purchase the larger-sized canisters for my own use, but will purchase smaller canisters when they are on a promotional offer.
The packaging for the Batiste Fresh is on a par with most other offerings from the range that I have tried before in that there is a slightly 'retro' image to be found from the designs and colours used within the range. The Fresh canister has a 'swirled' design over its metal surface that is detailed in colours of blue, yellow and white. This offers an eye-catching appearance that has a distinctive look. There is a plastic cap made of robust plastic on top of the canister which covers the aerosol spray underneath and I have never really experienced any trouble with removing or replacing this, even though I have mobility issues.
* HOW DOES IT WORK? *
The idea behind the product is fairly simple; all you need to do is hold the canister a short distance away from your head and press on the nozzle, which will dispense a fine mist of product from within the canister. This mist is of course the shampoo and it rests neatly on the lengths of hair when sprayed.
I find it very easy to apply the shampoo via the spray can but I admit that using a Dry Shampoo product did take a little getting used to at first. I have now been using Batiste Shampoos for the past five years and the whole process of 'cleaning' my hair with the product now takes less than five minutes, so it is worth persevering with, until you become more acquainted to using such a product.
The idea is that the 'mist' of Dry Shampoo will cling to the shafts of hair, and as the spray has a very 'powder-like' quality to it, this acts as an absorbent layer which will - apparently - absorb the hair's natural oils and any 'dirty' residue that it meets in its path. I find that best results can often be achieved if the Batiste product is dispersed evenly throughout the hair's roots where most oily residual matter tends to accumulate. This process can be helped with the aid of a spare hand, moving the hair between partings to reveal more of the root area whilst spraying the canister. This may sound complicated but in actual fact this whole process takes a mere moment, similar perhaps to the application of a hairspray product applied to hold a preferred hairstyle in place.
I find too that the product works even better if it is allowed to 'settle' slightly on the hair before it is removed. I find that doing this really goes a long way, as it allows the product to really 'settle' into my thick hair. So, I have adopted something of a small routine when applying the Batiste, with it being given a few minutes to 'sit' on the hair after application, during which time I will turn my attention to something else for a moment or two - perhaps brushing my teeth or applying my moisturiser. After these few minutes are complete, I begin the task of removing the Batiste from my hair.
This is done effortlessly - and very quickly too, so ideal really for me and my ever-decreasing stamina. All I need to do is retrieve a comb or brush (I actually find a brush is best as it grips the hair better) and, starting at the hair's roots, I simply brush the product from my hair. I find that placing the bristles of the brush close to my scalp and then dragging the brush through the relevant section of hair removes the product very easily from my hair. I then just repeat this process another couple of times at the back of my head before continuing onto each of the sides of my head and finally doing perhaps two 'brushes' on either side of my temple and forehead. After I have finished, it feels - and looks! - like the product has been removed from MOST of my hair.
**(It may be worth noting at this point that the method I have described here is my PREFERRED method of removing the product from my hair. That is not to say that this method is the one that is carried out each and every time the Batiste is removed. There are many times when I am perhaps ill in bed or am feeling so unwell that really all I can be bothered to do is brush my hair through once or twice, with illness taking over from vanity for the time being. I do think its worth mentioning that I still notice a marked improvement to the look - and feel! - of my hair even when the product is 'rushed' during the application process and again during the time it is being removed from my hair, so I do feel that the time taken for these jobs is probably down to preferred choice and your own circumstances. Certainly, the Batiste product has been used by me in times when time (or energy!!) is in short supply and I don't recall ever encountering any sort of problem.)**
I say it has been removed from MOST of my hair because I always feel a sort of 'residue' is left behind by the product that no amount of brushing or combing will remove. This is not particularly off-putting, nether does it feel 'heavy' or really overly unpleasant, but I am aware of it nevertheless. The residue has a very powdery quality to it, and although there is nothing whatsoever to see, I can feel it on the shafts of my hair. This is an observation rather than a criticism however, as I am immediately pleased with the results of the Batiste's powers, which are evident even during the 'Brushing Out' process that I mentioned before.
* THE VERDICT *
Where there was lank, dull-looking hair ends and shafts, there are now much more healthier-looking locks. It is true to say there is no real noticeable 'shine' or healthy-looking glow evident on the lengths of my hair, but the product is not any sort of conditioning treatment or anything and I do feel its purpose is purely to absorb dirt/oil/residue from the hair and remove it to reveal cleaner and better-looking hair underneath. In this respect, it performs beautifully, and I have no complaints.
In terms of the top part of my hair, around the root area, I feel the Batiste performs slightly differently, although it is true to say that I am as pleased with the results. At these sections of my hair, I feel the Batiste becomes MUCH more porous or something, which I can only assume is down to the condition of my hair. Perhaps other consumers have experienced slightly different results from myself, but in my experience, the Batiste really CLINGS to these sections of my hair, which is presumably down to a combination of my hair's natural oils being more noticeable here, perhaps, or possibly down to the fact that I regularly dye and colour my 'root' area to cover any stray greys. Either way, it just feels like a little more product is required around these areas to achieve the desired effect and it also feels like the product performs slightly differently as I said, with it really clinging to the roots with ease... to the extent of turning them white with powder on more than one occasion! I have to be honest here however and say that the end result is really excellent and I have no complaints at all, with any noticeable oils or residues being completely absorbed - and removed altogether - with the use of the Batiste product.
There is always a noticeable aroma present during the time the Batiste product is being applied, and in this case the aroma is "Fresh" as described on the front of the packaging. I find the scent is quite difficult to describe, but it feels similar to a sort of scented 'Body Spray' type of scent, although I find it feels slightly more 'retro' than this, if that makes sense. I definitely feel that the product's aroma takes me back to my youth in the 1980's, but I can't be more specific than that I'm afraid. As with all the other products in the Batiste range that I have tried before, there is a vague 'talcum-like' aroma present within the scent too, although I find this dies down significantly after the product has been distributed through my hair.
In terms of the fragrance lasting on the hair, I find that after the brushing process, this is barely noticeable at all, so I think when the product is removed it takes most of its aroma with it. There is a faint whiff of the product detectable on occasion throughout the day that the Batiste is present on the hair, but this is so faint that it becomes lost easily and fades altogether by the evening. This is fine by me as I'm not particularly fond of strong-smelling products being present on my hair, so I don't have any complaints when considering this result.
I feel that the Batiste 'Fresh' is a good addition to the collection overall, and I certainly wouldn't hesitate to purchase it again in the future. It performs as well as other products from the range that I have tried out before and I have no quibbles with the scent of this version. For the reasons outlined in this review, I do feel that full marks are deserving in the product rating score, on this occasion.
What can I say, Batiste (or "John the Baptist" as it's known in my circle of friends..) is a girl's best friend. I have almost waist-length blonde hair. It takes HOURS to dry & frankly, I just don't care enough to buy a hairdryer.
I guess I should state that I'm writing about the standard one, which is currently in a very 60s looking green can. There are many fruity or exotic-sounding flavours available such as cheery or tropical, but having tried these, I found them less effective & also that they smelled very 'fake', putting me in mind of children's bubblegum.
To use the product, simply spray oit onto your hair & the greasy parts, aka the roots. You can either rub it in with your fingers or brush through, I generally find that using my fingers is enough. The spray is very white though (reminding me of an early Halloween when I dressed up as a Mad Professor but dumping a ton of talc on my hair!) & is therefore pretty awkward for non-blondes. To be honest, I wouldn't recommend Batiste dry shampoo to people with dark hair, for that reason.
In terms of the smell, the product has a light musky smell in my opinion. It does remind me of talcum powder. But it certainly isn't strong enough to be noticeable once it's been used.
The can is 200 or 400ml. I find that 200ml lasts me about 10 uses but I probably use more than the average person due to the thickness of my hair. There are travel size ones too, but I never tried that as it seems like it would only last one use! The 200ml retails for around £3 but is often on 2 for £4 in Superdrug/Boots/other usual suspects.
I have tried other 'own-brand' products & I do think that I prefer to pay a little more for Batiste. That is quite simply, down to the smell. The others simply smelled synthetic to me, like cheap Impulse deodorant. Not how I want my hair to smell!
As a final point, I should add that this is not a substitute for actually washing your hair! It will soak up greasy roots but won't revitalise your hair the way a wash would. It is definitely not for use on a daily basis! But once in a while, as a touch up, it really is a Girl's Best Friend :)
I've been tempted to try a dry shampoo for a while, and after reading in a magazine that dry shampoos could help add volume, I decided to give it a go. Faced with an unexpectedly wide range of dry shampoos to choose from, I decided to try Batiste, as this was a brand I had heard of. I chose the Fresh fragrance as I thought this would smell clean and.... well, fresh.
Batiste dry shampoo comes in a pretty generous looking 200ml can, although it also available in smaller sizes for travelling (which could be really convenient). Instructions for use are on the back of the can, and are really straightforward; spray into roots, massage through hair, brush and style. The can itself sports a blue and yellow swirly design that wouldn't have looked out of place on a Boots shelf in 1984, although this does mean that if you stumble into your bathroom, bleary-eyed, first thing in the morning you're unlikely to mistake this product for your deodorant.
I gave the Batiste spray its first test a little later that week- I was going out that evening and didn't have time to wash my hair first. I followed the instructions on the can, spraying the Batiste onto my roots, massaging through the hair and then brushing. The first thing you notice is the smell- Fresh is a good name for it, as it really does smell very pleasant and clean. The second thing you notice, if you happen to catch sight of yourself in the mirror, is that your hair, covered in Batiste, looks grey. Not a natural grey- more like the kind of grey hair you would see on a TV show where someone has been made up to look old. Maybe that's how they do it.
The Batiste brushed out really easily, restoring my hair to its original colour and looking (and smelling) fresh and clean.
I felt that, although the Batiste was good and worked exactly how it said on the tin, this is no substitute for a hair wash. It is, however, brilliant for those situations where you just want to look a little fresher but don't have time to wash your hair. I didn't notice that my hair had any more body after using it, but it certainly looked and smelled fresh. In addition, you really don't need to use a lot (since you're just spraying it onto the roots then working through) so this can will probably last me for quite a while, making it good value for £1.79.
Overall, a very useful product, and one that would be great for use when traveling.
==Batiste Dry Shampoo - Fresh==
If you have read my Wilko dry shampoo review, then you will notice that I use Dry Shampoo nearly everyday so that my hair doesn't look like l never wash it! Batiste is one that you see on the shelves in all Supermarkets, Chemists, Pharmacies and even in Corner Shops sometimes. For me the Original Batiste has a nice smell as well as working good on revitalising hair but it sadly does come at a price! I mean, l would rather carry on buying Wilko dry shampoo, but when Batiste is on offer, or is priced really cheaply then l do buy Batiste instead! Boots did have Batiste on offer some time ago now, and l was going to buy a 400ml can of Batiste Original, but I didn't have enough money, so then I picked up the 'Fresh' variety, which was on offer for £1.99, £1 off the original price. Batiste Fresh is the same price as the Original normally.
On the Batiste website, they describe the Fresh variety as a unisex dry shampoo, apparently for blokes and babes alike. They also say that this dry shampoo refreshes hair whilst making it feel thicker too, but just remember to share nicely. The can is easy to spot on the shelf. Like the multi coloured twisted lines like the original, Fresh has a light blue background, covered with white, light blue, dark blue and light green squiggly lines. The 'less is more' technique comes in for the design of this can, it's simple but is easy to see and spot on the shelf. The can only comes in a 200ml size and is currently on offer in Tesco at £1.99 for a 200ml can, whilst Superdrug have a 200ml can on offer for £1.45.
I will say that this Dry Shampoo has a really nice fragrance to it, not one that's sickly or sweet, it's just nice and suits men and women alike. The fragrance smells a bit like Glade Clean Linen air freshener, just not as powerful, which is a nice smell. Plus the fragrance lasts all day too. You can smell it throughout the day and whilst I'm writing this review, having used it this morning, I can still smell that fresh bedding smell now! The smell is nicer than the Original, which to be fair smells like Nivea Creme, which isn't unpleasant in any way, just that's what the smell reminds me of! This however is one that I like, the smel that is.
For the performance or revitalising hair, this product does a fairly good job, but like Wilko one only lasts a few hours before I need to reapply. Application is really easy, all you need to do is spray onto you roots, massage and style, that's all there is to it. I normally have a spare hairbrush for when I use dry shampoo, as this one makes my hairbrush smell funny. I usually brush my hair first, just to make sure there's no tangles before I start spraying. I then shake the can, then spray on my roots all around my head. I then follow by rubbing my hair and then just brushing into my usual style. Dry shampoo works as an excellent base for hair mousse as you can apply this then follow with mousse and a blow dry from your hair dryer. Doing this actually revitalises your hair a lot, and dry shampoo works excellent with all sorts of styling products, including gel spray.
Probably the best thing about this dry shampoo is the smell. It's a nice, clean and crisp smell that is suitable for men and women alike. The revitalising power is ok, not great but when used with other styling products and / or a blow dryer, it works well. The price, unless on offer, one I would avoid, but for £1.99, Batiste Fresh was worth a try!
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Dry shampoo isn't designed to be a substitute for washing your hair. If your hair really is that disgusting, just wash it.. seriously. Dry shampoo is perfect for inbetween washes, when your hair isn't completely disgusting but could just do with a little freshen up. From what I make of it, it's basically a fine powder with a fresh scent with you can spray into your hair. Many people put talcum powder in their hair to soak up any oil in their hair and Batiste dry shampoo works on the same premise.
There are many different variations of Batiste. You can buy it for brown hair, blonde hair, tropical scented and cherry scented but I think the Fresh variation is the best. Really the only way to describe the smell is Fresh - pathetic, I know. But it really is a nice fragrance which isn't overpowering or underwhelming. You can tell it's there without stinking of it!
I think the product actually works really well for freshening up hair and as soon as you use it you can notice a difference. My hair smells better and looks a lot cleaner as well. Again, it's no substitute for washing your hair, but it's perfect for when it's looking a bit tired and lifeless. you just have to remember to not spray it too close to your hair otherwise you get really awful patches where the powder is really concentrated! You must also remember to brush it through your hair otherwise it can end up looking a little grey and well, powdery. As long as you do these things, you can't even tell you've got it in your hair.
The price is really good and they come in different sized bottles as well. I normally go for the largest bottles/cans because it usually stays at home but you can also buy the smaller more portable sized ones. Superdrug usually have them on offer which makes them even more of a better buy as well! I've found that I need to use less of the Batiste products compared to Superdrug's own-brand version so it seems to last much longer as well.
I think the Batiste is definitely the best dry shampoo on the market and with all the other fragrances besides 'Fresh' you're bound to find one you love.
I dye my hair a fairly bright red which tends to get washed away down the drain everytime I wash my hair, after a certain amount of time it just becomes unbearable to watch this happen. Eventually I started washing my hair less and less because I didnt want the colour to fade so quickly. Unfortunately this keep causing even more problems like greasy hair and an itchy scalp, I needed to find a solution to this and preferably fast. That's when I came across this Batiste dry shampoo.
WHAT IS IT?
I'd never really thought about dry shampoo until I saw it on the boot's shelf that day, I'd heard of it before in casual conversations but never really gave it a second thought. Dry Shampoo is pretty self explanatory, its a dry version of shampoo which you can use without getting your hair wet and you can use it anywhere at anytime in the day, how great! I chose to buy the Bastiste brand because it was in the middle priced section, not too expensive but not too cheap that you have doubt whether it will even work. I bought two bottles because they were on offer for 2 for £5 in boots, I decided to buy the fresh one and a beach babe one to see if they also differ depending on the style you get.
HOW DO I USE IT?
You spray the shampoo roughly 30cm away from dry hair onto all of the roots above and underneath your hair. Once you've sprayed it all over your hair you need to work the dry shampoo all over your hair by using your fingers to rub it all in. To no surprise it doesn't foam up but it does gain a powdery feeling to let you know roughly where you have applied it. When you think you have applied the product all over your hair you simply brush through your hair and see the difference.
DOES IT WORK?
I could definatlty see that there was an improvement to my hair, the greasy look was dulled down with a hint of shine and there was a small amount of volume boost, but a not hugely noticeable amount. There is a subtle sent with this fresh version that's quite breezy and reminds me a bit of baby products, however the scent wears off within the hour so I wouldn't really worry about it if you have reservations about the scent.
The product seems to work for around 4-6 hours until the grease starts to show through again, but if you re-apply the product it will work again. I wouldn't recommend using this product too much or it will leave your hair looking very dry and lifeless, however it's a good product to use in between washes to minimize the amount of hair dye you lose or if you don't have time to wash your hair on the morning of an important meeting!
My overall experience had been a good one, its fairly easy to take out and about and does the job when I need it to, but I wouldn't say it does any more than it says on the bottle, so don't expect amazing things, just a slightly refreshed look.
My hair tends to be greasy 24 hours after washing and for me, dry shampoo is a lifesaver in the mornings. I usually wash my hair 3-4 days a week and use dry shampoo the other days.
I first tried Batiste a number of years ago and to date it is my preferred brand of dry shampoo.
In general this product works really well. You simply hold the can 30cm from your hair and spray onto the desired sections. You then massage it into hair, leave for a minute or two and brush it out. The results are instant, hair looks just washed and any tell-tale grease has disappeared.
It is really important to shake the shampoo well before spraying, and do not spray to much, otherwise your hair will be left with a greyish tinge.
The Batiste 'fresh' which I am reviewing is my preferred dry shampoo in the Batiste range. In my opinion this is the one with the nicest smell. It smells fresh and clean without being too overpowering like some of the others in the range. There is a range of other scents so there is something to suit all.
Batiste also now has dry shampoos for dark hair and red hair. I'm a blonde so I have not tried these.
Batiste retails anywhere from £1.50-£3.00 for a 150ml bottle. I personally shop or around and stock up when it is on special offer.
Recently I had been seeing so many reviews for batiste dry shampoo but had never purchased it.
I decided to buy a can and try it out on my recent shopping visit.
I bought my can from Superdrug for £1.79. When coming across the product I did not realise how many different types there were!.. I found a whole shelf stocked of the batiste brand canned shampoo's and after having a glance at them decided upon purchasing this one.
The can is a bit different from the picture above, it now comes in a light white and blue packaging. It states on the can that it is a instant hair refresh that banishes oil and boosts body. It has a cool and crisp fragrance and is a 200ml can.
The back of the can states that this shampoo banishes oily roots, giving dull, lifeless hair the makeover it needs without any water and that it revitalises hair and adds body and texture, leaving it clean and fresh too.
It also shows 3 little diagrams of how to use the shampoo as well as having the written instructions below.
I decided to use the can of shampoo the next day after I showered as my hair was beginning to look quite dull. The canned product was easy and simple to use and just required shaking the can before use, keeping the can about an arms length from your hair and spraying it in at the roots. Once done I just rubbed it in my hair and ran my fingers through it. I sprayed wherever I felt it could use the shampoo and made sure it was not too close and had gotten rubbed in properly. You should have a look at your hair when spraying it in to make sure it is rubbed in properly so not to leave any white bits from the shampoo that may be able to be seen.
In terms of the scent of the dry shampoo, I did feel it was cool and fresh and not too strong. I was happy with the purchase and would buy it again as I felt it worked well. Using the product did refresh my hair and it didn't seem as dull as it was before use. Obviously using the product would not be able to replace washing your hair properly or giving it a good clean, but it was a nice product that I will repurchase again. I will probably try the other types next time too.
Price wise at £1.79 it is a good buy, I later got an email from Superdrug a few days after purchasing it that it was now on buy 1 get 2 free. Typical that I end up missing the offer lol but it is one to watch out for.
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(this review may also be posted on ciao at some point).
I have been using Dry Shampoo for a couple of years now. I don't tend to use it all that much to be fair but it is a handy product to have in the house and since my Hair does need washed every 2nd day as I have Greasy hair. So this is good to help me through my 2nd day and make my Hair look that bit fresher. A tin of this lasts a good enough lenght of time for me.
I picked this scent up in my local Sainsbury's. The 150ml tin cost me £1.80 so not a bad price in my view. I never knew about this scent. A while ago there only seemed to be a couple of different scents in this range but now there is more than a handful. I liked the idea of the Fresh scent as that is the kind of scent I go for with candles and Fabric Softener.
So how do you use this? it's easy enough. Just shake the tin up and spray this onto the area that you want to treat. I guess you could spray this all over your Hair but I just do the Roots and just a little bit down from the Roots. This will come out white and powdery so I tend to put a towel around me when I use this after my 1st time using this kind of product I got white powder all over my black top and I was already in a bit of a hurry trying to get to work! Before I apply this I have brushed my Hair and got it into the parting that I am going to wear it, then once you have brushed it you are recommended to comb this slightly through your hair and leave how it is for a few minutes. You don't want to keep combing this through your Hair as I guess it may not mop the grease up all that much. I tend to leave it how it is for about 5 minutes and then brush this through.
I would say that I notice the difference in my Hair after using this. My Oily scalp appeared to be Matt and my Hair just looks so much fresher and cleaner. The scent from this is nice. It is a nice scent and it is just the kind of Fresh airy scent that you get which is a like a breezy cool day. The scent seem to last as well and I can smell this when I swish my hair about.
A good product that does what it is meant to do and a lovely scent as well.
price & packaging
Batiste dry shampoo comes in a range of sizes to suit varying needs; a 50ml can which is perfect for slipping in the handbag, a 150ml can and a 200ml can for more heavy, frequent usage. This particular product is sold in a blue/green packaging with the labelling 'FRESH' on the side. The standard 150ml currently retails at Boots/Superdrug for £2.99 but anyone with a home bargains nearby can grab it for a bargain £1.35!
scent & quality
What places this dry shampoo at the top of the range of other Batiste dry shampoos is simply the pleasant non-overbearing scent. I would compare it to the neutrality of freshly washed cotton sheets. I use it every other day in between hair washes as my hair like many others, gets very greasy around the roots. Spraying it from a distance ensures my hair looks and feels oil free for the rest of the day, as well as smelling nice. One important point to remember is to ensure the product is evenly rubbed into your hair as it has a tendency to leave white marks, so double check!
I have tried a range of dry shampoos (Toni & Guy, Boots own, Tresemme) and Batiste is the most effective in quality and value in my opinion. It is rated the UKs best dry shampoo brand, so if you suffer from oily roots or simply want a day off from the tiresome hair-washing routine, give it a try!
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I have been a fan of Batiste dry shampoo for years and this is no exception! It is perfect for if you don't have time to wash your hair, or if you are just having a lazy day!
- The Product -
You can buy Batiste in most leading chemists and beauty shops. It retails at around £1.50-£1.99
The dry shampoo itself is a fine powder, like talcum powder, that is sprayed out of a pressurised container. It comes out as white and will be white on your hair so you have to rub it in.
The idea is that the powder soaks up the grease in your hair. Once you have rubbed the powder in, your hair is soft and clean looking. With this product you have to be careful you do not spay too much in otherwise you may get too much build up in your hair. This dry shampoo is also good for creating a bit of volume, so if your hair is feeling a bit limp this is just the thing!
The shampoo also has a lovely fresh scent, so your hair will smell nice as well as being clean!
- The Packaging -
This particular variety of Batiste is called fresh, so they have made the packaging reflect the name! It is in a light blue coloured container with darker blue and yellow stripes swirling down the middle and the side. It looks nice on a dressing table or in a bathroom and is not too garish.
- Summary -
Overall, Batiste is the leader in the dry shampoo market and you can see why. It is a cheap, time saving solution that works.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
I'd heard lots of great things about this product from magazines, as well as one of my best friends who swears by it, so at such a snip(£1.49 for 50ml from Superdrug) i thought it was worth a try.
Batiste is a dry shampoo that you spray on to your hair, leave to dry for a sec, then brush out. It works by absorbing some of the grease (ew!) from your hair, making it look like it has just been washed!
My experience using it
I thought this product might be useful for weekends away camping, so I gave it a go while on my hols in Cornwall, and I have to say I was pretty disappointed.
The first thing I wasn't keen on was the smell, my hair went from smelling very inoffensive to having this weird musty lemon smell. Quite hard to describe, imagine the smell of going off lemons in a retirement home, suffice to say I am not a fan, and smell wise, I'd much rather have not washed my hair at all!
I did as the instructions said, holding the can at arm's length and being economical with the spray, but I struggled to brush it out of my hair as instructed. Even though I could get most of it out, there still remained this greyish colouring to my hair, so although it did not look greasy, it did look like I had dandruff or prematurely greying hair! I resorted to turning my head upside down and trying to shake it out, though this did not work, but left my hair looking like some bad eighties flashback (perhaps this is how one's hair becomes 'full of body' as the can advertises!). I have very dark brown hair, my friend who swears by it is a blonde, so perhaps it is simply not suited to people with darker colour hair?
I don't think I'll be trying this product again, as it did not do as I'd hoped. Sure it was a bargain, and made my hair look recently washed, but at the expense of a weird smell and premature grey hair!!
I'd say maybe give it a go if you have lighter coloured hair, but perhaps one of the others in the range, I used the original, but perhaps the others have a nicer fragrance!