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I remember when I was a teen and dry shampoo first came into fashion. It was horrible! Had a terrible smell and didn't do what it said on the tin!
When Batiste released it's new range of dry shampoos I was brave and decided to give it another go!.
I was going on holiday and though this would be very useful for warm days beside the pool and great for freshening up in the humid weather.
As I was going on holiday abroad, I decided to go for the tropical scent, very fitting!
The canister is bright yellow with green tropical flower patterns and a white opaque lid on top. I don't like to spray aerosols in shops so the scent was going to be a mystery until I got home.
As soon as I got in I had a go with it, and it smelled brilliant! very fruity with hints of coconuts, the smell was definitely a "holiday" smell and I was so glad I had picked it.
The best way to use a dry shampoo is to lift sections of your hair up and spray underneath at the roots, give it all a quick rub in like you would with shampoo, and then brush through! , your hair will feel much dryer, less humid or greasy, and have a lovely fresh smell.
Make sure you don't spray it too close to your hair of directly at your hair and not the roots or it will fade the colour of your hair with a chalky look!
This stuff is so great I always keep a bottle not, of the same scent, even in the winter, because I love the smell so much.
My best friend did me a hamper for Christmas and she included this dry shampoo for me to try. I am no stranger to dry shampoo but I was yet to try this fragrance. I am not sure where she bought it from but I would imagine it would be for sale in Boots, Superdrug, Tesco etc. for around £2. The "shampoo" comes in a spray can and the packaging is really vibrant and colourful. It clearly states that this is the tropical fragrance but if tropical fragrances aren't for you then you can just purchase the original version instead.
Using the shampoo is easy. You basically just spray it onto your hair and leave it for a few seconds to soak in. Then either massage it into your hair or brush it through. It instantly soaks up grease leaving your hair looking (and smelling!) great. It refreshes my hair in seconds and it lets me get away without washing my hair for another day or two. I tend not to wash my hair too often as I colour it and I don't want to wash the dye out. This dry shampoo is perfect for tiding me over until my next wash, just a quick blast of this and I am ready to go!
A word of warning, be sure to massage the shampoo in well otherwise it leaves a grey mark on your hair which doesn't look very attractive! I ALWAYS make sure I blend it in well before leaving the house in the morning!
The smell is very tropical, quite fresh smelling and very summery. The lovely scent lingers on your hair for hours after use. In fact I can still smell it on my hair the day after using it!
After using this shampoo my hair is fresh, bouncy and full of life again. The shampoo doesn't fade my coloured hair and it has never irritated or damaged my hair or scalp. It's safe to use but you're not supposed to use it on already irritated skin, so be careful and be sure to read the back of the can if you're not sure.
I would recommend this dry shampoo. It would be great for travelling, for holidays, for festivals etc.
The lazy way of "washing" your hair!
I have previously used Batiste Blush but I recently bought this Batiste Tropcial which I thought sounded really nice. I have been needing a product like this to keep my scalp and hair fresh during the hot summer weather when I'm not able to wash my hair properly.
The product comes in a 200ml sized aerosol can. It's a tall canister so not really something you'd want to carry around in a handbag but I like the fact that you get a lot of product. It has a spray button top which releases a very fast jet of mist. The can is printed with a gaudy yellow and green tropical leave pattern which is a good representation of the product. Information is printed on the can too. The brand state this dry shampoo can remove "excess grease" and is "perfect to use between washes". They also state it can give "added body and texture".
Directions for use say to shake the can "vigorously" before use. Then you need to hold around 30cm away from hair and spray directly at your roots. You then should brush your hair. I find the spray easy to direct and I can control how much product goes onto my scalp as I'm spraying.
The product has an instant cooling effect which is perfect and a real relief when it's hot outside. It also makes my scalp feel fresh and clean again. It instantly plumps up my hair at the roots so that it looks like it has just been washed and is airy and light. It transforms lank, slightly greasy hair near the roots into shiny, bouncier hair.
The fragrance of the product is gorgeous. It smells like a tropical cocktail. I can smell hints of fresh coconut and melon. It's a fragrance that reminds me of being on holiday. It's an uplifting scent.
I will definitely be buying this product again as it is really helpful at making my hair look and feel a lot better between washes. Using the product gives me a lot of confidence. I would recommend this to any guy or gal who needs a freshen up between washing, to people who get sweaty a lot or who are outdoors in the sun. This dry shampoo works wonders and it makes you feel a lot better about yourself.
This review is also on Ciao!
If you're anything like me getting out of bed in the morning is a difficult task as it is, made even more dreaded when I know I need to wash, dry and style my hair before I leave the house. Having very thick, long hair this has become a chore for me and often takes around 45 - 60 minutes to do, so it's quite understandable to see why I am quite reluctant to do it. The first time I bought batiste dry shampoo was around four years ago when I was due to attend my first festival. This meant days of not being able to shower or wash my hair - not one of the perks of festivals I must say. I decided I would try this dry shampoo to attempt to solve the problem of the inevitable greasy and dirty hair I would have to put up with. I was absolutely chuffed with how well it worked, it was a definite saviour to my hair and I haven't been without a can since!
To apply you just give the can a shake and simply spray onto dry hair at the roots (not too close). A light dusting of a white powder like substance will appear. It's like talcum powder but a lighter consistency. You then simply rub it into the roots till the white disappears and voila! You are left with refreshed, clean looking hair and you are ready to go. Like magic!
It's absolutely perfect for those days when you're late, want some extra time in bed, when your hair is starting to become greasy or when you simply cannot be bothered! I think it's particularly useful if you are somebody who has naturally greasy hair as it means you don't have to keep washing it, as washing your hair too often can be damaging. As well as doing a great job, it has a nice scent to it which is nice touch. I've tried a few which include cherry and the original one but chose to review the tropical one as it's my favourite. I'd describe it as a subtle, pleasant coconut scent. I'd also like to add that it can give a little extra plump and body to the roots of your hair which is always a bonus. In a similar way to how the volumising powders work, just not as intense. I'm pretty sure there is one that is classed as 'xxl volume' if that is something you're after.
I would not recommend using this daily as too much use would probably leave an unpleasant residue on your hair and apart from this I can't imagine it being necessary to use this once you have just washed your hair anyway as it is supposed to be used to just refresh your hair.
I buy mine from boots where a 200ml can is £2.99. They are also available in 400ml cans for £4.99 and sometimes you can pick up travel sized cans which can be very handy. As well as boots I've also seen them available in Superdrug and Bodycare so check them out if you want to compare prices. I would 100% recommend this product, particularly to the ladies! It is an absolute staple hair product for me and I couldn't be without it. Worth every penny.
I first started buying dry shampoo about a year ago when I became sick of washing, drying and straightening my hair each and every day taking me an hour and a half each time! I have rather long, thick and frizzy hair so this became rather frustrating....
However after purchasing Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo I can still have fresh looking hair and be ready in 20 minutes flat! What's not to love about that?!
I now wash my hair on average once a week and use Batiste every other morning. Despite only washing my hair once in a 7 day period this product keeps my hair looking and feeling good.
To use the dry shampoo I put my head forward and let me hair hang over my face then spray the product into my roots, I then massage it in with my hands and when I lift my head I have lovely fresh looking hair with a bit of volume in it to boot! I sometimes spray a little bit extra on the top of my head. I would suggest spraying this product at arms length from your hair beacuse if you spray it too close to your roots/scalp you will end up looking like you have got grey roots coming through! If this happens dont worry just run a brush through it and massage with your hands until all the product has been worked in and there is no colour left on your hair.
Now there are LOTS of different dry shampoo's on the market and Batiste also have a range to choose from.. but I must say the 'Tropical' is my favourite due to the fact I love the smell of coconut, I would say the fragrance isn't overly powerful and disappears as the day wears on unless you keep re-applying.
I have tried cheaper versions of dry shampoo but I would suggest for the small saving you make it isnt really worth it. Other brands I have tried include Boots and Superdrug own value range and they left me with product build up, were not scented and left my hair feeling powdery to touch. I buy Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo from Superdrug for £1.99 although it is on offer from time to time. Even though I use this almost every day a regular can of 200ml keeps me going for 2 weeks.
I would recommend this product to everyone who has hair!!
Its great for those like me who do not wish to spend 2 hours washing/drying/styling everyday but also a great little product to keep in your gym/work bag for a little re fresh when you need it!
I first tried dry shampoo as a teenager when I had greasy hair but soon gave up on it. I remember it as having a nasty smell and being quite difficult to brush out. However some (deep intake of breath) 30+ years later I thought I might try it again. Why? Because I was going on a camping holiday and wasn't sure how easy it would be to wash my hair and secondly because I'd seen some good review, particularly about the Batiste range.
I bought a small travel size can (50ml) of the tropical dry shampoo and although I took it on holiday, I didn't actually need it so it has been languishing at the back of a bathroom cabinet. Yesterday morning however I was in a rush and couldn't decide whether or not to shampoo and condition my hair. I normally do so every other day but I'd overslept and my hair didn't look too bad. I remembered the little can of Batiste and decided to give it a go.
What a revelation - so much better than the batiste of my youth! The tropical variety means 'coconut'. There was a slight hint of coconut fragrance but nothing overpowering and overall the smell was pleasant; a vast improvement on what I remember. The Boots website tells you that 'To make the most of using Batiste, lift your hair into sections and spray all of the root area'. So I applied three quick bursts, gave my hair a quick rub and then brushed out. My hair is light coloured - due mainly to excessive highlighting over the years - so there was no evidence of residue and it certainly looked fresher after application.
Boots also suggest that 'if you have fine hair or just want your hair to have extra body then don't brush Batiste out, just spray in and massage through'. I'm not sure about this advice - I do have very fine hair but I wouldn't want to leave the shampoo in. As it was, my hair did feel thicker even though I brushed vigorously BUT it I have to admit that it lost whatever gloss it may have had.
Superdrug currently have it on offer £3 for 3 cans - single price is £1.50.
Overall, it's a good emergency standby when you don't have time to wash and blow dry your hair or if you are travelling. Because it left my hair looking dull I'm knocking off a star.
Having read and heard great things about Batiste dry shampoo, I was keen to try it. My daughters also praised this substitute shampoo, with my eldest stating it was a necessity to take to festivals and my youngest using it at home inbetween washes or to give her hair a quick boost when she hadn't time to wash it.
However, even though I had seen and heard good things about Batiste, I remained somewhat sceptical, thinking there could be no substitute for the look and feel of freshly washed hair.
My own experience with dry shampoo prior to trying Batiste was many years ago when I went on a school holiday and being told we wouldn't be able to wash our hair whilst there. As I was worried about my hair becoming greasy my mum bought me some dry shampoo, which I recall looked like a tin of talc and whilst it did help a little, I hated the feel of it on my hair. My hair felt dry, looked dull and also it was really hard to remove the whiteish grey residue from my hair after using it too. Indeed some of my friends at the time were actually using talc on their hair and it was near enough the same results as the dry shampoo!
Therefore, I have steered clear ever since of any dry shampoo products, always thinking back to that school trip and how awful my hair felt after using it.
I realise that hair care products overall may have improved since then and the market these days does seem flooded with a lot more hair care products than there was back in the early 80's when I went on my school trip, but I still never thought about trying a dry shampoo ever again.
I think it was my youngest daughter saying how good she found Batiste dry shampoo which made me decide to try it. I regularly do sleep-in shifts at work and thought it may come in handy to freshen up my hair the next morning before coming home from work and so I decided maybe I should borrow my daughter's Batiste and give it a try.
Before I could do this however, I was shopping in town and noticed various cans of Batiste dry shampoo on offer at a branch of Bodycare, which specialises in toiletries and perfumes etc at competitive prices. A standard 150ml can was priced at just £1.35 which was quite a saving when compared to the £3 price I had seen for the same size can at other shops. Therefore instead of borrowing my daughter's Batiste, I decided at that low price I would just buy a can and if I didn't like it I would give it to my daughter.
There were a few different cans of Batiste dry shampoo available. I had never realised this came in different fragrances and after a couple of minute's deliberation, I decided upon this Coconut and Exotic 'Tropical' Batiste Dry Shampoo.
Using Batiste dry shampoo is an easy process. You simply hold the spray 30cm from your hair and spray. I lifted my long hair up at the back and sides to apply to the roots and parted my hair with my fingers to reach the roots on top of my head and sprayed. The spray turned my hair light grey, which immediately reminded me of that dry shampoo experience of mine many years back. However, a quick massage into my hair with my fingers and brushing it through with my hairbrush soon got rid of that.
After one minute your oily roots are meant to have been banished and dull lifeless hair been given the makeover it needs.
Well I can safely say that Batiste does indeed banish the oily roots, however I would say my hair looked and felt dry and dull after using Batiste and I could still feel a powdery residue on my hair. Whilst my oily roots had gone, my hair still felt dirty and also felt dry. I wasn't really impressed at all.
I also did not like the very strong coconut fragrance, which I thought was sickly sweet and overpowering. I don't mind the smell of coconut, or I would not have bought this particular fragrance, but this was so strong it made me feel quite sick.
I experimented a few times with my Tropical Batiste, using less product and was still left with dry and dull hair. The only good thing is that it does get rid of my oily roots, but then my hair is left feeling dry and looking dull, whilst lacking any shine at all. I really can't bear the feel of it on my hair and can't wait to wash it out after using it.
I really won't be buying this again as it simply doesn't work for me. The advantages of it ridding my hair of oily roots is simply replaced by dryness and dullness which is equally annoying as having oily roots. Plus the fragrance of this one in particular is too overpowering and sickly in my opinion.
I am really unsure how to rate Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo as I know some people love this product and so it obviously works better for some folk, but I am sorry to say I don't like it at all. I am left with the same thoughts I had about dry shampoo when I first tried it all those years ago.
As it does banish oily roots I will rate it as 2 out of 5, but unfortunately, as I really don't like the fragrance and my hair is left dry and dull, I personally cannot rate it any higher.
I would say if you are thinking of trying Batiste, then go ahead. It may work for you, as I know there are many happy users of this dry shampoo. Indeed folk like me who don't really like it, seem to be in the minority, but maybe go for a fragrance which doesn't smell so strongly as this one.
I have long brown hair and find that it I don't wash it every day then the roots tend to become a bit greasy. With Batiste Dry Shampoo Tropical I can now forget to wash my hair for a day or so. Simply hold the can about 12 inches from your head and spray onto the roots, massage the spray into your hair, then comb or brush and style as nornal. You maybe a little alarmed when you first look in the mirror once you've sprayed the Batiste onto your hair, as your hair will appear to be white and you'll think it will never go away. But once you've massaged it in and then combed or brushed it through, it soon disappears leaving your hair feeling clean and refreshed.
The smell is prodominantly coconut and it stays in your hair all day. I bought a 400ml for about £2.99, I think it was on promotion at the time and I've had it about 2 months so it was a good investment. There are various sized cans, some are ideal if you're going on a short break, or for camping and festivals where hair washing facilities are hard to come by.
A good time saving product that smells great.
If you're like me and have alot of hair then washing and drying it can often seem like a chore, especially when you work shifts making the idea of either getting up early enough to wash and dry it before work would mean getting up at some ungodly time in order to be at work by 0630 so I was pleased a few week ago to see on facebook that Batiste had a 'TRY ME FREE' offer available as I had just finished my last can of dry shampoo. I taking up the offer I treated myself to a large can of Tropical scented shampoo.
The can itself has a different design to the one pictured here but still has the same yellow and green colour scheme, with a white diagonal design stating the brand name. The can states that the dry shampoo will 'Banish Oil & Boost Body' and smells of coconut and exotic fragrances.
So does it work.
Thankfully yes, I have quite dark blonde hair so find that in common with brunettes a light coloured spray can make my hair look dusty - happily this shampoo though when first sprayed on does leave this effect when worked through either by finger combing or with a hair brush soon vanishes, as does the grease on my roots which I'm trying to cover up. My sister who has the same natural hair colour however finds that as she dyes her hair almost black she can't use it as it is too light in colour to be disguised on her hair.
As with my previous experience of using dry shampoo if I try to use the product for more than a day though my hair looks ok I end up feeling the weight of the grease on my scalp which just makes me feel grubby, and though the spray claims to give body my hair just look lank and dull though not greasy. In general I don't notice that my hair does have extra body after using this but then quite honestly given the amount of hair I have more body after not blow drying it fairly straight would make it look the size of an afro without the frizz!
The scent of the shampoo is to my nose predominatly coconutty, the scent is not strong, though at the end of the day I could still smell it on my hair when I gave it a sniff.
Overall I would say that as long as you don't have very dark hair then this would be a good option to help reduce the amount of time spent washing and drying hair. I paid £4.99 for a 400ml can, smaller cans are available including travel sized versions.
I like to think that in general life I do actually wash my hair frequently enough not to need dry shampoo, however I do like my festivals, and that's where Batiste Dry Shampoo comes in.
When I'm at a festival it normally means not washing my hair for about 5 days, and by the 2nd/3rd day I'm starting to wish I could wash by hair, so that when I crack open the dry shampoo.
The shampoo comes in a spray can, which you shake well, before spraying in the hair, mainly on the roots. It comes out white in colour, and when I first used it I thought I would end up looking like I had great hair, but you kind of rub it in (as if you were washing your hair with normal shampoo) and it is no longer visible. You can then brush it out and you're done! I've used it before without brushing it out and it was fine as it was all rubbed in.
The product is like a powder, and it seems to soak up grease, whilst also smelling nice, and generally making you feel a bit more refreshed and a bit less dirty. The tropical one is the one I always go for as it has a nice, kind of coconut-y smell which I find really appealing, but Batiste do make this product in other scents, including cherry.
I find Batiste tropical dry shampoo a real life saver when it comes to not being able to wash hair properly. It really helps with the appearance (making it look a lot less greasy) and makes it smell really nice too. Most importantly, it always just makes me feel better, and slightly cleaner and refreshed!
A can normally costs about £2 - £3 depending where it's from. I normally get it from the discount shops such as Home Bargains, but I have seen it in Boots and main supermarkets too. I'd say it's quite good value as a can normally lasts about ten decent uses for me.
The only bad thing I could say is that it sometimes doesn't really last all day and need reapplying a couple of times just to refresh it again.
I will certainly be buying some for my upcoming trip to Glastonbury Festival in a couple of weeks - don't know what I'd do without it!
I discovered Batiste dry shampoo during a particularly nasty bout of depression, in which I found myself without the motivation to prise myself from bed of a morning, let alone haul myself into the vicinity of a shower. Squalor begets squalor, and I was overcome by the seemingly monumental task of sorting out the seething mess I had allowed to grow up in every area of my life.
Thankfully for those around me who were fated to suffer with my pungent coiffure, a fellow inmate at my hospital introduced me to Batiste dry shampoo. I'd heard of dry shampoo before, but associated it with the elderly, the paralysed, the demented, and giving up. After all, what would be a more complete confession of the fact that I was unable to muster up the self-care to wash my hair? So, at first, I shuddered at the idea... but it didn't take me long to come to the conclusion that anything was better than developing a microbiological world in my unfortunate barnet.
To use this "shampoo", one sprays it onto the roots of one's hair, holding the can around 30cm away from the head, then works it through with the hands or a brush - the packet recommends the hands, but I find that it works better using a brush to distribute the product. It appears as a fine white soapy fluff atop the hair, but soon becomes invisible. It gives off a lovely warm, fresh smell, reminiscent of mango.
Within seconds of spraying, my matted, greasy hair had become softer. The effect started at the roots, then spread down through the hair, gradually working away the general accumulation of yuck. My hair became drier and smoother, and gained significant volume. I found myself standing in front of the mirror, spraying and brushing away, my face split by an increasingly manic smirk. I had found the secret to banishing squalor in my lazy, uncaring life!
However, after around twelve hours, the rot returned with a vengeance. Although the scent hung around, my hair began to feel heavier and heavier, and the old grease set in. I prised myself from my bed the next day and dragged myself to the fellow inmate's door, and, like a junkie begging for a free extra hit, requested anther shot of the dry shampoo. This became something of a daily ritual, until I am sure I must have been frying the poor girl's patience.
As a quick fix to an unfortunate hair day, Batiste tropical dry shampoo cannot be faulted. However, I would sternly warn against becoming reliant on it for an appearance of cleanliness. Perhaps it should come with a warning, like deodorant cans, that it's not intended as a substitute for good hygiene practice!
The main fault to this product is its short in-hair half-life. Within twelve hours or so, the hair reverts to its previous state. However, this may be a blessing in disguise, as this motivates one to wash one's hair properly...
I give this product a solid three out of five, for its magical smoke-and-mirrors cleanliness - deducting two stars for the short working life and risk of dependency.
When our boiler packed up last month we were left with no hot water and the thought of having a cold shower in the middle of winter wasn't one that appealed to me.
I've been using dry shampoo for a while now - I usually just use it to freshen up my hair in between washes as the luxury of having a long hot bath isnt one that i get often with a 13 month old running around the place.
I used this twice in the 3 days that we had no hot water and I wasn't really very impressed. The smell did help me feel like my hair was a tiny bit cleaner because it smelt fresher but it didn't actually physically feel or look much cleaner.
With each spray quite a lot of the product came out so it was really important to make sure that I kept it moving so that it didn't all come out in a big blob on one patch of my hair. As long as I kept it moving there wouldn't be any white residue on my hair but if I didn't it'd look like I had dandruff.
The smell is nice, I can definitely smell the coconut and its quite a sweet, girly smell. It would be nicer if it wasn't so overpowering and artificial smelling but it does linger on my hair for a good couple of days which helps make it smell like it has been freshly washed.
Once I sprayed it on my hair I'd always massage it through my hair and rub it in to make sure I wasn't left with any greasy patches. Although it made my hair feel fresher, as I said before it didn't feel truly clean and I couldn't wait to wash it properly. It did help my parting look a bit less greasy, but not completely.
All in all this is a good product for freshening up hair in between washes but I wouldn't use it in place of a proper shower or bath because it doesn't leave my hair feeling truly clean.
I like to try and wash my hair every other day, as washing it too much can take away your hairs natural oils and actually be bad for it. Sometimes between washes however I find that my hair could do with a little bit of a freshen up, especially when I have been using a lot of different hair products and styling my hair a lot. To freshen it up I like to buy the Batiste dry shampoo range. Usually I like to use the brown one, however on a recent trip to Superdrug, there was none of the brown one left, so I was forced to buy the Tropical scented one, which was actually quite a happy mistake, as it smells amazing and does just as good as a job as the coloured one in my opinion.
To apply this dry shampoo, you simply spray a little into your hair, around the root area, and then give it a brush through, if a white powdery residue is left behind, simply rub it in a little with your finger tips and it should disappear quite easily.
I have to admit, I was rather worried about using this dry shampoo as I am so used to using the brown one, I was worried the white powder would be really noticeable in my hair, but I have found that as long as I do not over do it, it blends nicely into my hair.
The tropical scent in this dry shampoo is lovely, it has a coconut scent to it that reminds me of my summer holidays. I love it. I found that the scent lingers in my hair until the next wash and that my hair looks much fresher when I use this. It is a really quick and easy way to get nice fresh looking hair.
Of course these dry shampoos are not replacements for actually washing your hair, however they do help delay the time it takes until it needs washed and keeps hair fresh and clean looking and smelling in between times.
I have found that this product is extremely helpful when I am staying with friends for a night and do not want to use their showers, or after a night out if I have work the next day and no time to give my hair a wash. It just helps out with that 'between wash' stage when your hair isn't ready for a wash, but is starting to get a little greasy.
One thing I really love about this spray is how much volume it gives my hair, after spraying it, it gives my hair real 'ompf' and makes it look really big and volumised.
Price and Availability
You can buy this dry shampoo in Boots or Superdrug for around £3 for a 200ml bottle, this lasts around 10 uses, depending on how much you use at a time. I see this however on sale half price in Superdrug regularly and bought my bottle for £1.49 a month ago, so it is good to keep an eye out for this one on offer.
Batiste dry shampoo is one of the more expensive dry shampoo's on the market, however I find that it definitely leaves better results and lasts much longer than the cheaper brands. I love the scent of this dry shampoo and think that it is a great way to keep my hair looking fresh between washes. Overall I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars.
*also on ciao under lorrainek90
I'd never heard of the Batiste range of dry shampoos until I joined Dooyoo and discovered that everybody seemed to rave about the products. I subsequently went out and bought a can of the original Batiste dry shampoo but I wasn't overly impressed by the fragrance which seemed a little musty and reminded me of an old lady's perfume. Fortunately, Batiste seem to have an ever-increasing range of different fragrances within their selection of dry shampoos, amongst them this Tropical variety which I purchased recently.
For anybody that has failed to miss the Batiste phenomenon, this product is an 'emergency' hair care product, designed to instantly refresh hair, particularly when it really needs a good old wash but you really don't have the time. The dry shampoo works by absorbing some of the excess oil that builds up on unwashed hair. It also freshens stale hair by adding a layer of fragrance which lingers for quite a while on hair after use, making it important to select the right scent for your tastes. This variety also claims to 'boost body', although that isn't really something that I look for in a dry shampoo. It may well be an advantage for anybody whose hair tends to look a little flat and lank between washes.
The instructions on the aerosol can are pretty straightforward and self-explanatory, even including a series of simple diagrams although I'm not sure these are strictly necessary. The dry shampoo needs to be shaken vigorously and then applied to the roots of the hair from a distance of around 30cm, as evenly as possible. It then needs to be massaged through the hair with fingertips and then left for around a minute, as it absorbs excess grease. The key thing is to brush thoroughly afterwards as the spray does leave a white residue behind which can be visible if it is not brushed through properly.
My hair is long, thick and very coarse and I have to be careful to be vigilant about rubbing thoroughly and brushing properly to ensure that I don't have any odd white patches that escape my notice. Fortunately, due to my naturally dry hair type, I don't tend to have particularly greasy hair, even after several days without washing but I do feel that my hair is even more difficult to manage if it does not feel clean and it can affect my confidence (particularly as my hair is the bane of my life at the best of times anyway!)
Once the spray has been left and brushed through, I do feel that my hair is slightly more presentable than it would otherwise be. This is by no means a long term alternative to a good hair wash but it is an acceptable emergency measure. I wouldn't particularly going out on a night out with Batiste in my hair but it is fine for the school run, particularly as I never seem to have the opportunity to wash my hair as frequently as I would like to. Even after using this spray, I always prefer to keep my long hair tied out of the way and out of sight but the fresh fragrance, particularly with this variety, do help to make me feel less conscious of my unwashed hair and happier to be seen out in public. The effects of the spray, regardless of the fragrance, can be quite short-lived and this is no real substitute for a good hair washing but it certainly makes my hair feel and smell fresher than it would do otherwise.
The scent is really the main reason why I choose to use Batiste on occasion and this Tropical variety is one of the nicest versions that I've tried so far. The can does state that this is 'coconut and exotic tropical' and it is the Coconut that is the most obvious scent here, evident from the very first spray and clearly apparent even by the end of a very long day. I personally love the smell of coconut and find it reminiscent of suntan lotion, long refreshing glasses of Malibu and holidays abroads. It is a really evocative fragrance and I find myself sniffing at my own hair throughout the day and I don't even care that I'm only using it because my hair is slightly grubby. Clearly, if you're not a fan of coconut, this one will not appeal at all. I could imagine that this scent could also be quite cloying for some people as it is very sweet, almost to the point of being sickly but it appeals to my sense of smell perfectly.
The Batiste range is currently on offer at Superdrug at less than half price, with a large 200ml can costing just £1.45 rather than £2.99. I think that is excellent value, especially as cans that large last me for absolutely ages as I only use this sporadically when necessary. I'm certainly tempted to stock up on this and a few other varieties whilst this promotion is on as that is really excellent value for money.
Having tried quite a few different fragrances within the Batiste range, this Tropical variety is one of my favourites and one I'm happy to recommend to anybody who loves the scent of coconut. Whilst I'd obviously prefer freshly washed and shiny hair, this is an acceptable standby for days when life just gets in the way. This scent helps to remind me of sunny days and former holidays abroad, which is always a nice little bit of escapism, especially during dark and dismal Winter days.
Product: Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo
I've been a fan of the Batiste Dry Shampoo for a few years now and can honestly say that it's one of my favourite hair care products and for me the most essential hair care product after my regular shampoo and conditioner.
You can buy the batiste dry shampoo in a variety of different scents but the tropical scent is as yet by far my favourite.
I use Batiste to freshen my hair up in between washes and to give it that clean hair refreshed feeling.
To use you first shake the can and then spray the product directly onto your roots (try to spray the product a few cms away from the roots as spraying it too close you can spray too much which produces a build up of product which is then more difficult to brush out) and then brush the product out from root to tip, it's simple and very quickly to do and only takes a few minutes or so.
I don't think Batiste gives the same effect as it would do when you wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner but for me it does come a close second and is perfect for that quick fix. The spray soaks up any excess grease and leaves my hair feeling and looking more clean and fresh whilst also giving it that little bit of body. The tropical scent is as just as it describes, tropical fruits and coconut, delicious.
You can buy Batiste in various sizes and can get buy it from most drug stores and supermarkets. I buy the 200ml size from Boots, this size lasts me at least 2-3 months.
A worthy 10/10 rating for me and a product which i will continue to buy time and time again.
an 'essential' beauty life saver product that will leave your hair smelling fragrant and looking fabulous in seconds / Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo is simple to use and is perfect for in between washes and girls on the go / Containing a unique formula to clean and refresh hair, this handy product in a can will leave your mane feeling fragrant, full of life and gleaming with tropical shine with that 'just washed look' /