As somebody who usually washes their hair every day in the morning with shampoo and conditioner, going to a festival did give me cause for concern. I spent 5 days camping at Download Festival in June with my boyfriend - he has very groomed hair for a man - he straightens it every day and is very OCD about the condition of it and I think the shampoo situation was actually more of a worry for him than it was for me!
We decided to go halves on a bottle of Batiste for the festival - we bought in Boots for £2.99 for 200ml . They have quite a few flavours and varieties for Batiste dry Shampoo and my boyfriend let me choose and obviously I went for 'Wild' - I didn't even smell it before we bought it - I just bought it because I love leopard print and that's what's all over the bottle.
The dry shampoo works by spraying it onto your hair at the roots and rubbing it in - making the hair appear less greasy and as if it's been washed.
The one problem I have found with this is that it is very white. The powder is similar to talcum powder and when you spray it, it gets all over your clothes (so do it with something protecting your shoulders or before you get dressed). It can also make your hair look grey if you don't rub it in enough so use a little bit and add more if you need to avoid a Halloween-style makeover.
The smell is described as an 'oriental fragrance' - I can't really identify anything very oriental, but I don't have a very keen nose. It does smell nice - it doesn't smell fruity like lots of shampoos. The smell did linger on my hair for most of the day and it's very distinctive so everyone will know you've been using dry shampoo!
Now when I came back after 5 days without a shower I certainly didn't feel like my hair had been washed with shampoo, but it really didn't feel greasy. I don't think the product is designed to be a substitute for that length of time, but I was really surprised at how well it worked. Obviously there had been no conditioning or anything so it wasn't the best I have ever looked, but it was definitely better than not using anything! We used just under half between us for the 5 days - my boyfriend was using it very generously and I think most people could get a bit more out of it.
Overall I'll give it a 4/5 - it does its job for a couple of days, but it's not an alternative for washing.
I don't have the time to wash my hair every day because it takes so long to dry and straighten it. I try to do it every other day which makes my hair looking a bit flat on the middle day and not completely clean. I am a fan of the Batiste products and I have used a few of thier dry shampoos. They are now becoming almost collectable with the cute cans and interesting varieties. I snapped up Batiste Dry Shampoo 'Wild'.
What does the product do?
Just like the others in the collection, this product is a dry shampoo. It is for those who don't have the time to wash their hair every day. This dry shampoo comes with the promise that it will transform lifeless hair and leave it looking revitalised by banishing oily roots. In addition, it will give your hair body and texture by adding volume and movement. The main selling point of this particular one and the reason for its name 'Wild' is because of its feisty Oriental aroma.
How do you use the product?
The dry shampoo is to be applied to dry hair on the days that you don't have time to wash it. You need to section off the hair and spray the product into the roots in a layer at a time by holding the can 30cm away. You then need to use your fingers to massage the product into the roots. Once you're done, you can brush the product through and you're good to go.
Packaging and Price
The product comes contained within a very snazzy and eyen catching leopard print bottle that will certainly be the talking point of your bathroom. It has a ribbon displaying Batiste across it and a cloudy coloured lid. There is some more information about the product on the back and there are some diagrams showing you how to use the product. The product will cost you about £3 for 200ml. It can be bought from Boots and Superdrug, large supermarkets and from a variety of online websites.
Application and Performance
As with the others in the collection, you need to be careful if you have brown hair as the powder is white. If you spray too closely, you will end up looking like an old lady with grey hair. If you use the product correctly, there will be no problems. The can resembles a can of hairspray and the mist sprays constantly until you stop pressing the bottle. You only need to use short bursts of the product in order to get the desired results. The fragrance is strong and sassy. It does linger on the hair for a long time and it is very evident so you need to make sure that you like the aroma. It has the delicious sweetness of chocolate and vanilla but with a heady musk to give the aroma some body and depth.
It is strong enough for people to notice and comment on so you need to make sure you like it before you buy it because it will be following you around. The product does make my hair look instantly cleaner. The powdery mist removes greasiness from the hair and therefore gives it back its volume and movement. It looks fresh and clean again, and makes you feel presentable. It is quick and easy to use so you can reapply on the go. You shouldn't use it too often though as its not a proper substitute for washing your hair. It's more of a quick fix. It hasn't caused me any irritations or discomforts and it feels completely comfortable on the hair.
All in all, this is just as good as the others in the dry shampoo collection and it's great for those days when you don't have the time or energy to wash your hair. It makes the hair look fresh and clean, and it gives the hair movement and body. The product smells really delicious but it won't be to everyones liking so make sure you try before you buy.
Dry shampoo is something I have to have in my home. I always worry my hair is greasy and love giving it a little lift with a quick spritz of dry shampoo. I have previously tried other brands (which I will mention in other reviews) and find that Batiste are by far one of the best. They are also one of the better known.
This particular dry shampoo from Batiste is covered in leopard print (which is what attracted it to me over the other ones) and says on the front that it is new, 'sassy, daring and wild'. It also has Batiste's claim on the top: Instant hair refresh. Banish oil and boost body. On the back of the can is all your information about the product, how to use it, ingredients and what to do if you accidentally get some in your eye etc. The writing is all green and black on a white background so it is fairly easy to read.
The can I brought is 200ml and costs £2 roughly in Superdrug and Boots - although price varies between the two. You can also buy a larger can at double the price which I avoided as I didn't have much cash at the time.
Now, my main issue when using dry shampoo is the fact it comes out as a white powder (why we don't all just spend less on talcum powder I don't know!). If the can isn't shaken enough, sprayed for too long or too close to the head - you've got a nice grey hair line for the rest of the day. I find that you have to be really careful to avoid this as it happens quite easily, which obviously can't be helped but it drives me a little crazy when I'm tired and forgetful.
I love the fruity fragrance (similar to herbal essences in my opinion) and it makes the dry shampoo more appealing - I hate when it smells like TCP or just powdery like grandma's. In honesty, it still does have a little powder to the scent too - but that is to be expected.
The dry shampoo isn't supposed to be an alternative to hair washing, just for a little pick me up if its looking dull, lifeless and greasy. Fortunately this works on my hair but I find that if I apply it at 8/9am, by about 3pm it is getting a little greasy again.
In honesty, I'd recommend this product because I always have a can and love it! Its easy to use and helps if you don't have time to wash hair before heading out.
Up until recently I haven't ever really dabbled with dry shampoo, that is simply cos I always believed nothing would or could come close to giving my hair a good old fashioned wash and I did it daily.
However life changes and gone are the days when I want to go through the washing, drying and styling of my hair and suffering with M.E and Hypothyroidism (both of which are conditions that exhaust me most days) I am forever on the look out to simplify things without feeling that I've compromised things either!
This I bought in my local Sainsbury's store and I spotted this for £1.99 for a large can of it and I bought it because of already getting reasonably good results from the Batiste Blush one I had bought a couple of weeks prior to this one and I bought it not cause I had ran out of the blush one but because I knew it was very well priced at that price and usually costs more and so thought I would stock up a bit!
This comes in a leopard printed can and on the front of it we are told that it is Batiste Dry Shampoo Wild and that it is 'Instant Hair Refresh, Banish Oil & Boost Body' and the size is stated (which in this case is a 200ml size). On the back of the can other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and we are told and shown via basic diagrams how to use it, cautions, warnings and ingredients are listed and contact details for the manufacturer are given. This is a nice enough looking and rather funky actually which is why I chose to it be honest in the first place lol.
The Product Itself:
Well like all Batiste dry shampoos this is no different at all in way of using of it. It isn't meant to replace hair washing in the long term but is meant for occasional use to refresh and pep up hair that could do with a wash, so me I use it every other day and wash my mop on alternate days now and you can also use this to style with if you want to...I know people that do!
Using this is really ever so simple, it must be if I can do it lol. I use it at arms length or it sprays out like a talcum powder all over my barnet and is hard to get rid of so I spray it quite a distance from my hair and its fine though it does come out fast which is why I use it a fair distance away from my hair. This has a rather unusual fragrance to it which I can only think of as a cocoa buttery sort of scent which I like well enough and I simply massage it into my roots on dry hair and into my greasy roots and with my fingers and spray a little through the length as well just to banish any grease from there and of course to make it smell nice therefore giving it a just washed smell.
I do find that this sops up grease ever so well and makes my hair smell really fresh for a good few hours too. I don't find this to add shine to my hair or give bounce to it really but it really does cover up nasty odours though I don't like the feeling this gives to my hair which is a really artificially soft one but to be fair that isn't just this Batiste dry shampoo that does it, the Blush one I own does too. Some people may like the feel it gives to the hair but for me it feels too silky soft and I can't put my hair say into a ponytail as it falls out of the band!
However I have learnt to ignore the above and just wear my hair down and I have to say I really do like this range of products, well the ones I have tried so far at least. My hair does feel fresher for using them in general.
I particulary like this for my greasy roots, its works a treat there though although I like the fragrance of this I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this one again and definetely will be trying other ones out in the future!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc in a variety of sizes and fragrances too.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Reason I bought it: Tried a free sample and found the print alluring on this can!
Would I buy it again: Yes, definitely
Does it work: Yes!
How Long have I used it: 6 Months.
I became aware of batiste dry shampoo because they were giving away small free samples at a local station that I pass frequently. A little sceptical and after a joke or two about using it and having all my hair fall out, I was surprised that the free sample I had been provided was actually really helpful and handy! Being hooked I started looking into their other similar products to find this one.
I am not going to lie. When I see things that are very alluring and attractive like this can I tend to buy it just because of its appearance! Although if it ends up not working I stay clear of it in future purchases. Having tried the other dry shampoo cans, I saw this one with its attractive print on the can and chose to buy it.
Dry Shampoo: For those not familiar with dry shampoo it is a spray product designed for "Instant Hair Refresh." Essentially this means that it banishes oil and boosts the body of your hair. I think it is important to use banish lightly. While the product does rid the appearance of oil in your hair and it does state that it gives you a clean and fresh feeling, it does not CLEAN your hair and therefore is not an adequate substitute for shampoo in my opinion!
Product Review: The product description states that it "banishes oily roots and gives dull, lifeless hair the makeover it needs without water." Accurate? Yes! Simply hold the can 30cm from your roots, spray it in, and either brush or massage it in. I have extremely long hair that goes down past the middle of my back and feel this products works well on even my thick hair! I find it useful because my hair often gets oily even after a recent shampoo. As it's not healthy for your hair to wash it everyday this product is great to give you a fresh clean appearance without damaging your hair either from the product or excessive shampooing! As for providing volume I feel it also does a wonderful job. My hair at the roots can often become flat. As this specific product states it gives a more sassy and daring look by lifting your hair up to a nice volume which you can then style. The product states that it has a " sassy & daring fragrance." I'm not exactly sure what they mean by this, but to me it smells sweet and is not a bad smell at all.
Warnings: Make sure you spray from a distance and massage the product into the hair. Otherwise you will have white marks in your hair which is not attractive or giving you a clean fresh appearance!! Again please wash your hair regularly as this is not a permanent substitute for shampoo!
Recommendation: I greatly recommend this product. Although it can be a little costly 2.99 per 200ml, I find it is well worth it for healthy hair! I often get compliments on my hair and I will not lie it is often hard to style being so long and thick that I tend not to do much to do it! This product helps me to create a flattery look with volume and rid any oil that occurs. It is also quick and only takes a couple of minutes to use! As the product describes I am left with a clean fresh look!
Most of you will agree, that every person hates something about his or her appearance. While for some people it is spots, weight, wrinkles or whatever, the thing that bothered me the most about how I looked was my hair. I used to love the way it was cut (a bit past shoulder length, with choppy layers and a feathered shorter bit at the front), but it would only take a couple of hours after washing it before my hair would start to show signs of going greasy again. This was mainly a problem at the front of my hair, where it was shorter, and due to being next to my face, it would get greasy from my skin much more quickly. Whereas this wouldn't bother many people, it really annoyed me, as it not only made me look less attractive, I could constantly see it myself and couldn't forget about it. Short of washing my hair constantly, there was nothing I could really do to avoid it, so I let my hair grow to all the same length and kept it away from my face when possible, and while it stopped going greasy as much I didn't like the general appearance of my hair.
That is, of course, until I discovered Batiste. I decided to risk it, and got my hair cut back to how I liked it, and after hearing great things about Batiste's dry shampoo, hoped that my greasiness problems would be over. I hoped that with this spray I could clean just the affected part of my hair quickly, without having to have a shower and restyle my hair all the time. Even now that I have longer hair (haven't had it cut in a couple of years now, so it's about boob length) and have fewer problems with my hair going greasy quickly, I still find dry shampoo indispensable on days where I have no time to wash my hair or when it's starting to show signs of grease.
Batiste Dry Shampoo
Batiste dry shampoo is a spray of a white and powdery substance, which, once sprayed onto the hair, removes most traces of grease from the hair, leaving hair looking shiny and clean once it has been brushed out. I found it easy to spray it directly onto the area that I wanted to de-grease, and as long as I brushed it thoroughly, no traces of the white powder were left behind in my hair (though I would always recommend checking to make sure before you leave the house!). I mainly used to use this on the front portion of my hair, so I had to close my eyes while spraying it to avoid getting it into my eyes, but it was easy to do, and the spray caused no reactions on any part of my head, thankfully. Now I don't really have a side fringe and so only use it on my roots and the results have been similar. These dry shampoos really work and although they are not an alternative to washing your hair traditionally in the long run, they are great if you don't have time or can't be bothered to wash your hair for a day or two longer than normal.
Batiste dry shampoo comes in several different varieties, with new ones being brought out every now and then. I've probably tried all of them at some point, apart from the ones with a hint of colour, as they don't make one for my hair colour. While I tend to keep going back to my original favourite, the coconutty Tropical variety, I also like to try out the newer scents as I often do like them as well, and it's nice to have a change. This 'Wild' variety as well as a cherry flavoured one were released recently, and after trying and really liking the latter, I decided to give this one a go.
Unlike some of the other scents, such as the two I've mentioned, 'Wild' isn't particularly sweet. Nor is it floral, like 'Blush'. It definitely does have a fragrance, unlike the 'Original' variety, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is. After trying it for about the fifth time, it occurs to me that it's akin to the smell that The Body Shop's cocoa butter products have, but that's not exactly it either. Whatever it is, it's pleasant and I definitely like it, but it's also not as fresh or delicious smelling as Blush, Tropical or Cherry. Based on the smell, I would happily buy it again if my favourites weren't available, but I wouldn't prioritise it.
Smell aside, this dry shampoo works just as well as any of the others I've tried (except for the XXL one, which was awful, but that's another story). After spraying it on and brushing it out, my hair looked nicer and brighter and less greasy, which is all that you can really ask for as that's all it's meant to and needs to do.
Batiste Wild is another great dry shampoo and a nice addition to the collection. If any of you know what it's meant to smell like or if you have worked it out yourself, please let me know, but it is nice, whatever it is. At £2.99 for a 200ml canister (Boots), it's the same price as the other varieties, and I'd say that this is reasonable for what is such a handy beauty item to have. Unlike Original, Tropical and Blush, it isn't available in a 400ml canister, which works out a bit cheaper per ml at £4.99, but perhaps if it becomes particularly popular it will be. Either way, this is highly recommended for anyone who ever gets greasy looking hair and would like to have a quick fix when a proper wash is an inconvenient option.