Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Batiste Dry Shampoo - Product Review

Batiste Dry Shampoo - if you own it, you know what I'm about to say. If you don't own it or you have never heard about it before, you better read this and get with the program. Trust me, it will change your life just as it did mine.

What is it? Well, to me, it is time in a can. Let me explain. It is a pressurized spray can with a cool powdery magic mixture in it. It is meant to "refresh hair between shampoos" and, boy, does it ever! Basically, you are supposed to spray on your roots, muss it around with your fingertips a bit, and your hair will look like it was just washed.

This product totally changed my beauty routine. I have oily skin so, ever since my teenage years, my hair starts to look limp, separated, and greasy less than 24 hours after shampooing. This drove me nuts (especially since I have always had bangs which are notorious for getting oily, fast!). I had to wash and shampoo every single morning and, sometimes, by the end of the school or work day, my hair would already look dirty. This not only added time to my daily routine but it is also not good for hair to wash and dry it every day! Using Batiste in the mornings saved me so much time. I no longer had to shampoo every day and my hair looked great.
How do I use it? It's. So. Simple. The day after a shampoo, my hair starts to look pretty rough. Here's how I use Batiste: I shake the can and spray at the roots of my bangs, along my part, and on the crown of my head (the top of my head near the back). Then, I use a round brush and a blow dryer to quickly blow out those sections. If you don't have a blowdryer around or don't feel comfortable using one, no worries! Just brush it through with the bristle-iest brush you have. The more bristles, the better - this way, the powder will be distributed most evenly in your hair. If you have curly hair and don't want to brush out your curls - no problem! Just use your fingers to rub in the powder and distribute it evenly throughout your hair.

Here are some before and after photos - be warned, you are about to see some messy, greasy hair.

Bangs before:

Bangs after:

Top of head before:

Top of head after:

See how the hair looks clean, bouncy, and fluffy in the after photos? Also, can you see how my roots actually look lighter? How amazing is that!? For those of us with highlights, this is a serious life saver for in between hair appointments  If you have darker hair and are worried about the lightness of the powder - don't fret! Batiste also comes in darker colours for brunettes! You just have to try out the different types to see what works best for you. Added bonus: the "original scent", clean and classic (pictured above), has a lovely light citrus-y powder scent which adds to the fresh look and feel of your hair.

In addition to different shades, Batiste also comes in different scents. "Wild" (pictured above) is one of my favourites! It has a yummy musky-vanilla scent that I just love.

Batiste has become an essential part of my beauty routine. I actually use it every day now! On those days that I do wash my hair (it happens, ha!), I actually use Batiste once my hair is dry on clean hair. I have a lot of hair, but it's rather fine, and I found that Batiste gives me just the right amount of extra volume. That's right, Batiste isn't just for dirty hair anymore! I'm addicted. A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to New York City and realized, in a panic, that I forgot my Batiste  I immediately went out on a frantic mission to several different pharmacies and could not find it. I settled for another brand but it did not cut it. That's why I make sure to stock up when I can.

You can buy Batiste online at so make sure to replenish your reserves. Plus, NailPolishCanada is actually holding a contest right now - you can win free 4 free Batiste cans of your choice! Just go here, click on the contest link and fill in your first name and E-mail. You don't wanna miss out!

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  1. Amazing. I've never heard of this before. I will absolutely have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I've heard good things about this batiste product! Going on my wish ♥ list now.